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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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Aug-09-04  Whitehat1963: Karpov gives Anand an old-fashioned butt kicking in the opening of the day.
Aug-09-04  notyetagm: Nice game by Karpov.
Aug-09-04  themindset: i think karpov used it in order to avoid any preparation anand may have had in other lines. apparently karpov doesn't study theory anymore.
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  offramp: 39...a4 might have been better.
Jan-11-07  MJW 72: Kaspy said (in OMGP) that Anand blew an easy win (39...a4). He had 15 minnutes on the clock and Karpov only had two. Time Control came after the game was over.
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  whiteshark: And where was the last point for Anand to save this game? 53...Ra8 maybe?
Oct-06-08  Woody Wood Pusher: Karpov plays like Fischer in this game.
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  whiteshark: Where's your Dutch avatar, <WWP>?
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  whiteshark: ... and how do you know all of that Fisher-Karpow thingy?
Oct-06-08  Woody Wood Pusher: <.. and how do you know all of that Fisher-Karpow thingy?>

excuse me? what do you mean?

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  whiteshark: <Woody Wood Pusher: Karpov plays like Fischer in this game.> This comparison sounds as if you have realised a pattern or a stylistic similarity.
Oct-07-08  Woody Wood Pusher: I just meant the kings indian attack and the way Karpov moved his pieces, less manoeuvring close together like usual and more reaching out directly to certain squares. Fiscer seemed to move his pices more in this way, dont you think?
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  whiteshark: <Woody Wood Pusher>

First Karpov chosed an opening (KIA) he never used before nor afterwards. {Fischer used it only 4 times out of 544 - i.e. rarely - <your point>.

In the middlegame Karpov played some weaker moves allowing Anand to accumulate it to a winning position - no exactly Fischer's play. [If you'd shown me the game I would haave opted for Fischer or Karpov as Black for this part of the game] <no point>.

When Anand blundered Karpov took the opportunity and managed in good/great technique to win the endgame. [Show me a World Champion who is weak in endgames...I wouldn't call it typical for a player here] - <share of the points>.

Oct-07-08  AnalyzeThis: I think that Fischer used the King's Indian attack in a multitude of games in the mid 1950's, as an amateur, that we don't have records for today.

Certainly it wouldn't be a problem for the leading King's Indian Defense player in the world to play the same set up with white, with an extra move thrown in for good measure.

Oct-08-08  Woody Wood Pusher: Fischer certainly used the Kings Indian Attack or similar set-ups a lot more than 4 times!
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  whiteshark: <or similar set-ups> True, but you don't get an extra point for that. :D
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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