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Viswanathan Anand vs Anatoly Karpov
Corus (2003), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 5, Jan-16
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation. Van der Wiel Attack (B12)  ·  1-0


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Oct-27-03  TheAussiePatzer: Madcap game.
Oct-27-03  skakmiv: Karpov stood really good in this game...
Perhaps he should play the Caro-Kann.
I don't know if you have seen some of his games in the cap dagde tournament? Karpov has made many blunders in that torunament.
Oct-27-03  tud: Karpov should take a Botvinnik break. And start thinking about his 2003 year carefully. What are those results ???
Feb-08-06  Everett: Anyone has a strong computer program (preferably Shredder) that can analyze this game after 14...hxg6?
May-11-06  ckmneon: 14...hxg6
I'd have to think this was Karpov hoping for a blunder by Anand. (That in the thick of the midgame he'd miss a rook sac) Any move other than 15. O-O and Anand is done after [15...Rxh2 16. Rxh2 or Rf2 16...Qxg3]
Apr-23-08  simonepierini: An interesting opening analysis can be found on the book of John Watson cap. 3 on the italian version.
Feb-12-09  freeman8201: Anand himself has came up with a way for black to comeout with a attack after the sea clams. In other games white plays h4 though and Blacks Bishop is on e4 which allows him to play g5! Attacking the Knight on g4! I wonder why Karpov never tried this line. by the way Karpov has a bad record dealing with this attack.

(Veselin Topalov v Viswanathan Anand 1999)

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Apr-18-14  tranquilsimplicity: <freeman8201> Indeed. Kasparov also destroyed Karpov with this variation. My feeling is that this is evidence of Karpov's discomfort and perhaps dislike of sharp, creative, complicated, combinatorial games. But if one were to lead the game towards quieter waters of the positional-strategic style, then Karpov is El Maestro! #
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