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Anatoly Karpov vs Viswanathan Anand
Karpov - Anand FIDE World Championship Match (1998) (rapid), Lausanne SUI, rd 7, Jan-09
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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Oct-09-08  Woody Wood Pusher: Really? Well who ever said you were the one who decides on the points? Personally, I am going to award myself 10 points just for style and a further 15 because it is a Thursday today.


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  whiteshark: He always wants the last word. :D:D
Oct-10-08  Woody Wood Pusher: maybe
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  whiteshark: I wish I had a maybe, too.
Oct-10-08  Woody Wood Pusher: I bet you do.
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  whiteshark: It may be too late.
Oct-11-08  Woody Wood Pusher: It is for you.
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  whiteshark: Perhaps.
Oct-11-08  Woody Wood Pusher: I'm glad you agree.
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  whiteshark: LOL
"Use your mutant powers, just talk people to death."
Oct-12-08  Woody Wood Pusher: You just don't know when to quit.
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  whiteshark: Could you be my teacher in doing so?
Oct-13-08  Woody Wood Pusher: This is ridiculous, don't you have anything better to do?
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  whiteshark: Well, now that you mention it, of course NO!
Oct-22-08  Udit Narayan: i think anand thought he was playing in yahoo chess.
Oct-22-08  Woody Wood Pusher: I'm making a stand for sanity and walking away.
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  whiteshark: That'll be only a Short trip, me thinks.
May-13-09  WhiteRook48: Anand thought he was playing in yahoo chess? That explains what happened here!
Jul-25-10  David2009: <whiteshark: [snip] When Anand blundered Karpov took the opportunity and managed in good/great technique to win the endgame.> Exactly.

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Karpov-Anand WC 1998 G7 White to play 55?

Crafty End Game Trainer link to position: After 55 Rf7+ Black draws comfortably after 55...Kg8! e.g. 56.g6 Ra8 57.Re7 Nf6 58.Rxe5 Ng4 59.Rh5 Nxh6 60.Rxh6 Kg7 61.Rh7+ Kxg6 62.Rb7 Ra2 draw

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However if you continue to play this out against Crafty EGT you will get a surprise: Crafty proceeds to throw away the draw after 63.Kg3 Kf5 (not yet a mistake, but preparing a blunder: there was no need to advance the King) 64.Rb5+ Ke4?? 65.f3+ Kd4 66.Kg4 Rg2+ 67.Kf5 Rd2 68.f4 Ke3 69.Ke5 Kf3 70.f5 Re2+ 71.Kf6 Kg4 72.Kg6 Kf4 73.f6 Re6 74.Kf7 Re2 75.Kf8 Kg4 76.f7 Kh4 77.Kg7 Rg2+ 78.Kf6 Rf2+ 79.Rf5 1-0

Sep-15-11  abstract: When the story came to AnAnd (possible pun??)
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  Check It Out: Looks like you won the battle there, <whiteshark>. I'd like to say "well done" but can't bring myself to do it.
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  whiteshark: <Check It Out> I am with you. ;D
Aug-25-14  Ke2: Congratulations on winning the war of attrition, <whiteshark>
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  4tmac: pretty draw - 55.. Kg8 56. g6 Ra8 57. h7+!? Kh8 58. g7+ Kxh7 59. Rf8 Kxg7 60. Rxa8 Kf7
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  Domdaniel: The ending -- if it was an ending - required very precise play.
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