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Loek van Wely vs Anatoly Karpov
7th Corsica Open (2003) (rapid), Bastia FRA, rd 1, Nov-01
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Variation Nimzowitsch Attack (E15)  ·  0-1


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Jul-31-04  Helloween: A beautiful piece of calculation finishes the game, starting with 49...Kd4 to 54...Qb3+, including the whole point of the combo, 51...a4! If 52.Kxa4, then 52...Kc4!(not 52...Kc5? 53.Kb3, drawing)53.b7 d2 54.b8=Q d1=Q+ 55.Ka5 Qa1+ 56.Kb6 Qb1+ 57.Kc7 Qxb8+ 58.Kxb8 Kd4 and 59...Ke4, winning.
Jan-13-16  ToTheDeath: Beautiful endgame by Karpov.
Jan-13-16  morfishine: Lets see, 2 kbitzes and both use the adjective 'beautiful' lol

The fact of the matter is there's nothing beautiful about a cold-blooded Karpov calculation

and in this case, the theme is elementary


Jan-13-16  ndg2: I think Karpiv played hete a beautiful and cold-blooded calculation
Jan-13-16  ToTheDeath: Well <morfishcake>, beauty is subjective and personal. Thanks for that entirely negative and worthless contribution though, it really added to the discussion.
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  OhioChessFan: Beautiful game by Karpov.
Jan-13-16  ToTheDeath: No, No, No OhioChessFan, it was cold blooded and heartless, not beautiful! Our resident Grandmaster of Chess Aesthetics morefishine will be along shortly to correct you further.
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  moronovich: Beautiful game by Karpov.
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  OhioChessFan: Thank you for correcting me <TTD> Maybe we can compromise and say it was a beautiful example of cold blooded play.
Jan-14-16  ToTheDeath: That's a beautiful way of putting it.
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