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Anatoly Karpov vs Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Donostia Chess Festival (2009), Donostia ESP, rd 8, Jul-15
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation (D47)  ·  0-1
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Jul-15-09  percyblakeney: Kasim seems to shuffle the pieces back and forth a bit, waiting for a mistake, and it came with 31. g3. If Karpov takes the bishop Rxd4 will follow anyway, and then exd4 is mate in three with Qxd4+.
Jul-15-09  Marmot PFL: Karpov is playing like a 2150 level.
Jul-16-09  Whitehat1963: So, what's the finish? Seriously.
Jul-16-09
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  Gilmoy: Well, White's R must move, it can't defend d3, and f4 is untouchable because of the fork. So Black is queening, e.g. 63.Ra8 e3+ 64.Ke1 Nd3+ 65.K(c1,f1) e2+, or 64.Kf1 e2+ 65.K(e1,f2) Nd3+, or 64.Kg1 e2 65.Ra1 Nd3 66.<any> f2.
Jul-16-09  AnalyzeThis: Fischer's games from 1992 look pretty good compared to efforts like this from Karpov.
Jul-16-09  kurtrichards: What happened to Karpov? He has only +0-7=2 to show. Is he tired or something?
Jul-16-09  akapovsky: It's only a matter of time before karpov starts playing like Bent Larsen(2008)apperently.
Jul-17-09  Whitehat1963: Gilmoy, thanks. My blindness prevented me from seeing that 63. Rxf4?? gives away the rook! I HATE defending against knight forks!
Jul-17-09  kurtrichards: +0-6=3 rather.
Jul-20-09
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  Richard Taylor: Karpov is old, and as one ages ability such as chess declines. He used to be a very good rapid player also. He could retire and write books - but I imagine he still loves chess. It must be hard to decide. Maybe he doesn't mind losing games. It is sad as he was surely one of the greatest players ever.
Jul-20-09
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  Honza Cervenka: <Fischer's games from 1992 look pretty good compared to efforts like this from Karpov.> Well, everybody can have a bad tournament. In 1992 Fischer was definitely more focused on his match with Spassky, probably with long and intense preparation for it, than Karpov for this event.
Jul-21-09  Astardis: < AnalyzeThis: Fischer's games from 1992 look pretty good compared to efforts like this from Karpov. > And let's face it, he was playing Spassky. A guy who didn't get tournament invitations anymore because he was a notorious draw seeker. Not exactly someone to be compared with the likes of Kasimdzhanov et. al.
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