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Viswanathan Anand vs Anatoly Karpov
Candidates Match (1991), Brussels BEL, rd 7, Aug-20
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Variation (B12)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Dec-16-20  offramp: I'm afraid Anand had a bit of a mare in this match. The first three games were drawn, but he could have won all three of them. Then he missed a draw in game 4 and LOST LOL.
In game 5 he again missed a win as late as move 73. In game 6 he finally won a game, to level the scores.

Here is game 7 he again misses a win! <Sauve qui peut!>

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Here the Great Indian chessplayer (a name I have invented to denote Anand) played 30. Qxd8.
He could have played
<30. Qh3!>
The idea is Kg2, Rh1, and then ♙b4-b5 with the idea of shutting off the black king's escape route with Bb4(+). If Black prevents that with ...♙a6-a5, White can go the other way with Bx♘f5 and Bh6.

Here is a sample line:
30. Qh3 Nxd4
31. Kg2 Nf5
32. Rh1 Bg7

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33. Qh7+ Kf8
34. b5.

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35. g4 Ne7
36. Bh6.

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It's a fairly long line. Can Black improve? Nah.

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