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Anatoly Karpov vs Viswanathan Anand
Candidates Match (1991), Brussels BEL, rd 4, Aug-15
Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45)  ·  1-0

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Mar-28-03
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  GlassCow: Another masterpiece from Karpov. With nerves of steel, he allows Anand to keep pushing his 2 very dangerous passed pawns. After all of the material is consolidated, Anatoli is up 2 pawns, more than enough for his amazing endgame technique.
Feb-15-04  Benjamin Lau: It looks like Anand forgot Karpov could play 31. Re1.
Apr-15-04  woodenbishop: This is Karpov reminding us why he is the strongest postional player in history... he holds the game in his grasp from the first move and clenches down on Anad in the end game.
Apr-15-04  Lawrence: <woodenbishop>, welcome to the club. Some very interesting kibitzers here and unlike me some of them actually know how to play chess.

Karpov says that Anand's 14...c4 was "a serious imprecision", should have played 14...Rb8, but Junior 8 reckons that 14...c4 was just dandy. My silicon friend says that the real problem came with 28...Qd7, where Vishy should have played 28...Ne6. (Tolya however makes no mention of move 28.) After 28...Qd7 the eval suddenly jumps from +0.71 to +1.99. Another slip by Anand was 32...Qd5, better would have been 32...Ne6 (again, Junior not Tolya).

Oct-02-05  mr. nice guy: It really took some cojones for Karpov to play 23.Nxe5 in view of 23..c2. Did he have everything icely calculated? This is a great game (from both sides).
Jan-17-06  hayton3: Many seem to forget that playing positionally in the style of Karpov requires tremendous tactical ability. However, in Karpov's case he is analysing the tactics of his opponent in order to prevent them, while forwarding the positional gains of his own army towards a fruitful endgame. This is a classic mini induction course into Karpov's pleasingly insiduous method.
Jan-12-08  notyetagm: <hayton3: Many seem to forget that playing positionally in the style of Karpov requires tremendous tactical ability. However, in Karpov's case he is analysing the tactics of his opponent in order to prevent them, while forwarding the positional gains of his own army towards a fruitful endgame. This is a classic mini induction course into Karpov's pleasingly insiduous method.>

Very nice Karpov summary.

Oct-19-17  Howard: Seirawan remarked in a preview of the match in Inside Chess that the first four games, of the eight-game match--would be crucial. He predicted (in italics, no less!) that if after four games, the match was tied or if Anand was leading, then Anand would go on to win.

But, if Karpov was leading (still using italics), then Karpov would win.

Seirawan's reasoning was that Anand's level of confidence would be a crucial factor--hence, the first-four-games prediction.

The first three games were drawn, so the fourth game would have been critical--at least, according to Seirawan.

Dec-18-17  emilibus: Amazing to allow the c2 push with tempo and to wrap it with class afterwards
Dec-18-17  ChessHigherCat: 34. Ra5! attacking the black knight while simultaneously threatening to promote the white pawn and providing double protection against black's pawn promotion (and all that tax-free!)
Nov-13-18  Howard: Where did Karpov annotate this game, besides the Informant?
Apr-13-19  SpiritedReposte: Karpov had the knight corralled no matter where it jumped.

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