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Viswanathan Anand vs Anatoly Karpov
Interpolis 15th (1991), Tilburg NED, rd 6, Oct-24
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Variation (B12)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: What's wrong with 44...b6?
Mar-08-05  Cyphelium: <Honza Cervenka> 44.- b6 seems to lose on the spot to 45. ♕c1!. Black cannot cover h6 and the fork on g5 at the same time. For example 45.- ♗f8 46. ♘g5+ etc. or 45.- ♖f4 46. ♖h4. Karpov's 44.- ♖e7 was probably meant to avoid the fork.
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  Honza Cervenka: <Cyphelium> After 45.Qc1 Rf4 46.Rh4 black can play simply 46...Qxh4 47.Nxh4 Rxh4 and I don't think that white has any real winning chances there. Also 45...Qxh3!? 46.gxh3 Rxf3 looks playable and even better.
Mar-09-05  Cyphelium: <Honza Cervenka> Try 45. ♖h4 and only then 46. ♕c1. White wins, right? =)
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  Honza Cervenka: <Cyphelium> Yes, it is an improvement. After 45.Rh4 Qf5 46.Qc1 h5 or 46...Kg8 white has an undisputable advantage.
Mar-09-05  Open Defence: <Cyphelium>, <Honza> would 44..♕b4 work ? or is being a double exchange down too much even with the passed Q side pawns ?
Mar-09-05  Karpova: <Open defence>
44....Qb4 45.Ng5+
Mar-09-05  Open Defence: <<Karpova> is being a double exchange down too much even with the passed Q side pawns ? >
Mar-09-05  Karpova: <open defence>
just look at the position. after exchanging queens the white rooks become very active. black's position is hopeless without the queen.
the white king comes into play quickly while black's pieces have to cover the pawns.

though 44...re7 lead to a rapid declinee the position arising after 44...qb4 is just a matter of technique

Mar-10-05  Open Defence: hmmmm it looks hopeless, just wondering if he had any chances hehehe, there are an awful lot of Q-side pawns though, maybe chances of a swindle ?
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  beatgiant: <Open Defence>
It may be even stronger for White to keep the queens on and continue attacking, as in 44...Qb4 45. Ng5+ Kg7 46. Rb3! picking up the b-pawn as well (46...Q moves 47. Nxf7 Kxf7 48. Rxb7). That gives White two exchanges plus a continuing attack for only one pawn.
Dec-02-06  M.D. Wilson: nice underpromotion
Jul-05-09  kap54: The underpromotion is insignificant. If you make it a queen, black replies as in the text.
Nov-15-17  sensex: Excelling at Chess - Aagaard....Last Chapter Exercise 3
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