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|Mar-22-05|| ||hintza: K+Q vs K+R! |
|Mar-22-05|| ||aw1988: Naturally this is done for publicity sake, but it is nevertheless instructive for beginners. I only wish Karpov had more time. |
|Mar-22-05|| ||hintza: 15 minutes with a 30 second increment isn't too bad. |
|Mar-22-05|| ||hintza: And Karpov resigns, here is the game:
White: Andrei Istratescu
Black: Anatoly Karpov
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Bf4
Nd7 8. Qd2 Nc5 9. O-O-O O-O 10. Be3 Re8 11. Bc4 Be6 12. Bxe6 Nxe6 13. h4 Qd7
14. Kb1 Qb5 15. Rh3 Rad8 16. Ng5 Bf8 17. a4 Qxa4 18. Qd3 Nxg5 19. hxg5 Qe4
20. Qe2 Qxg2 21. Rdh1 Qe4 22. Rh4 Qf5 23. Qc4 Re7 24. Rh5 Rde8 25. Qh4 Re4
26. Qh2 f6 27. gxf6 Qxf6 28. Rxh7 R8e5 29. Qg2 d5 30. R1h6 Qf5 31. Bc5 Re7
32. Bxe7 Rxe7 33. Rh3 Qxh7 34. Qxd5+ Kh8 35. Rxh7+ Kxh7 36. Qxb7 c5 37. Qd5
g6 38. Ka2 Rc7 39. c4 Rg7 40. f4 Kh8 41. Kb3 Rh7 42. Ka4 Kg7 43. Qe5+ Kf7
44. f5 gxf5 45. Qxf5+ Kg8 46. Qd5+ Rf7 47. c3 Kg7 48. b4 cxb4 49. cxb4 Kf6
50. c5 Bh6 51. Kb5 Bf4 52. Ka6 Re7 53. b5 Be3 54. Qf3+ Kg6 55. Qg4+ Kf6 56.
Qh4+ Kf7 57. Qc4+ Kf6 58. Qd5 Kg6 59. b6 axb6 60. cxb6 Bf4 61. b7 Rf7 62.
Qe4+ Kg7 63. Qxf4 Rxf4 64. b8=Q Rf5 65. Kb6 Kg6 66. Kc6 Rf6+ 67. Kd5 Rf5+
68. Ke4 Rf7 69. Qd8 Rf6 70. Qg8+ Kh6 71. Ke5 Ra6 72. Qd8 Ra1 73. Qd3 Kg5 74.
Qc3 Ra4 1-0
|Mar-22-05|| ||aw1988: True enough, enough for Karpov. |
|Mar-24-05|| ||acirce: A similar endgame today, but only almost. Thanks to Black's h-pawn (the one on h4 can be quickly won back) it should be drawn: K+Q vs K+R+h-pawn on the 6th rank is a theoretical draw.|
In fact, http://www.lokasoft.nl/uk/tbweb.htm confirms that the current position is a tablebase draw without Black's h4-pawn. Maybe not easy to hold in practical play. Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual gives a tricky position analysed by Guretsky-Cornitz 1864 where Black must play precisely.
|Mar-24-05|| ||hintza: Karpov has won! :-) Here is the game:
White: Anatoly Karpov
Black: Andrei Istratescu
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb7 6. Bg2 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 a5 8.
O-O O-O 9. Nc3 d6 10. Qc2 Nbd7 11. Rfd1 Bxc3 12. Bxc3 Be4 13. Qc1 a4 14. Bh3
Qe7 15. Nd2 Bb7 16. Qc2 axb3 17. axb3 c5 18. Qb2 h6 19. b4 cxd4 20. Bxd4
Rfc8 21. Rxa8 Rxa8 22. Nf1 d5 23. cxd5 Bxd5 24. Ne3 Bb7 25. b5 Qa3 26. Qxa3
Rxa3 27. Bxf6 Nxf6 28. Rd6 Nd5 29. Nxd5 Bxd5 30. Rxb6 Ra1+ 31. Bf1 Rb1 32.
Rb8+ Kh7 33. b6 g5 34. f3 f5 35. Kf2 Rb4 36. e4 fxe4 37. fxe4 Bxe4 38. Ba6
Ra4 39. b7 Rxa6 40. Rh8+ Kxh8 41. b8=Q+ Kh7 42. Qc7+ Kg6 43. Qc4 Bb7 44. Qb3
Be4 45. Ke3 Bf5 46. g4 Ra5 47. gxf5+ Rxf5 48. Qxe6+ Rf6 49. Qe8+ Kg7 50. h4
gxh4 51. Qe7+ Kg6 52. Ke4 h3 53. Qe8+ Kg7 54. Qd7+ Kh8 55. Qxh3 Rg6 56. Kf5
Kh7 57. Qd3 Rg5+ 58. Kf6+ Kh8 59. Qe4 Kg8 60. Qe6+ Kh7 61. Kf7 Rg8 62. Qf5+
Kh8 63. Qe5+ Kh7 64. Qe6 1-0
|Mar-24-05|| ||PekpekAdik: what's the current score now in their match? thanks. |
|Mar-24-05|| ||Karpova: 2,5-1,5 for karpov |
|Mar-24-05|| ||PekpekAdik: alright!!! i'm rooting for the old & out of shape! thanks, karpova. |
|Mar-25-05|| ||TheHappyPrince: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... |
|Mar-25-05|| ||azaris: Not a terribly convincing effort from Istratescu today against Karpov, he was shedding pawns like no there's no tomorrow. Maybe it's better that Tolia gets to win this match, let's not forget last time when he played a match against Sadvakasov. |
|Mar-25-05|| ||iron maiden: Are the four games at normal time controls going to be rated? |
|Mar-25-05|| ||Knezh: Istratescu died after that one won game. In rapid games, Karpov so far has been totally dominating. On that note, it seems that Karpov's style has lately been more in tune with match play rather than tournament play. |
|Mar-25-05|| ||iron maiden: Difficult to draw any real conclusions on that matter since lately he hasn't played anything BUT matches. |
|Mar-25-05|| ||Knezh: Disagree. During last 4 years Kaprov performed in several tournaments, but he was most of the time middle-low end of score tables. HOwever, the matches have worked out well for him - notably his mini-match vs. Kasparov in 2001(?) |
|Mar-26-05|| ||iron maiden: But that was rapid, and Karpov's recent match against Sadvakasov suggests that he's much better when playing at quicker time controls. |
|Mar-26-05|| ||Paul123: Big Karpov fan here… “ahhhh the good old days when chess was chess and we actually had a candidates cycle” sorry just reminiscing.|
In my opinion…I think, as you get older your chess stamina goes, your ability to summon the energy to focus for long periods for weeks on end dissipates. ( e.g. as required for the top tournaments which last weeks.) I think older fellows like Spassky, Korchnoi and even Karpov could/can probably play top caliber chess in short match and tournament play if they are practicing and up to speed on theory etc… Look at Korchnoi he has been playing competitively in short tournaments in Europe for the last decade.
Andrei Istratescu isn’t a slouch and Karpov is manhandling him pretty bad. I would expect this is short tournament or match play
|Nov-29-05|| ||lopium: Seems a Rumanian player, anyone has his biography?|
|Dec-13-05|| ||atripodi: According to FIDE, he was born in 1972, current rating is 2622, making him 2nd in Romania and 91st in the world.|
|Jun-12-06|| ||virginmind: yes, he is a very good romanian player, second after nisipeanu.|
|Dec-22-07|| ||BIDMONFA: Andrei Istratescu|
|Aug-21-11|| ||ketchuplover: Tied for first in the French Championship (through 7 rounds)|
|Jan-07-12|| ||ketchuplover: Apparently he's involved with
|Apr-10-13|| ||Caissanist: I have added a paragraph to Istratescu's bio, summarizing his role in exposing the questionable provenance of Alexandru Crisan's results.|
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