Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Anatoly Karpov vs Ulf Andersson
Madrid (1973), Madrid ESP, rd 3, Nov-28
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. General (E15)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 45 more Karpov/Andersson games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Help with kibitzing features can be found on our Kibtizing Help Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-24-05  AdrianP: 20. Ba6! ... 21 Qb3! ... 22 Qa5! ... 23 Qb5!

Kotov highlights this characteristic Karpov plan in TLGM. Karpov fixes Black's queenside to the extent that Black can hardly resist the creation of a White passed pawn due to White queenside majority. Karpov's judgment that Black's counterplay against White's king is nugatory proves spot on.

Dec-05-13  DWINS: This is a fine demonstration of Karpov’s effective positional style.

Andersson’s 7…c5, committing himself to parting with bishop for knight after 8.a3, is inferior to 7…d5, which maintains a strongpoint in the center against which the white knight would be less effectively placed at d2 than at c3.

Karpov’s 17.Qd3! threatened to win a piece with 18.Ng5 which is why Andersson parted with his bishop. He couldn’t have freed himself with 17...d5? because he would lose a pawn after 18.Ng5 g6 19.e4 Ne8 20.exd5 exd5 21.Bxd5 Bxd5 22.Qxd5 Qxd5 23.Rxd5.

Karpov’s maneuver 19.Bb7! and 20.Ba6!, used successfully by Reshevsky against Kaufman in the 1972 US Championship Reshevsky vs Kaufman, 1972, prevented Andersson from playing 20…d6 because this allows 21.Bb5! and the fall of the d-pawn. Andersson finally achieved 24…d5 but at the expense of allowing Karpov a powerful passed pawn with 25.c5.

Since Andersson would have been helpless against the passed a-pawn after 29...bxa5 30.Qxb8 Rxb8 31.bxa5, he tried to scare up an attack against the white king with 29…Qe5. However, he could not have carried through with 33...e4, because his position would have been helpless after 34.fxe4 Nxe4 35.Qc7 f6 36.Qc6.

Andersson resigned because 38…fxg6 39.a8=Q Rxa8 40.Qb7+ is decisive.

Oct-17-14  lioric: @Adrian P

I don't think

Bb7-Ba6 and Qb3-a5-b5 is a characteristic plan at all.

It is highly original and typical of Karpov's original play.

Oct-17-14  SpiritedReposte: I think that's what he meant.
Oct-17-14  DWINS: <lioric: @Adrian P
I don't think

Bb7-Ba6 and Qb3-a5-b5 is a characteristic plan at all.

It is highly original and typical of Karpov's original play.>

It's not "highly original" as I point out in my above post, since the top players in the world would have surely seen the games from the 1972 US Championship. However, that in no way diminishes this fine performance by Karpov.

May-02-15  Scuvy: I would echo <DWINS> here that this is a fine performance by Karpov. I had not seen the previous Reshevsky game when I first saw this one, so I was not aware of the similarity in the plans for the light-squared Bishops. However, I was very impressed at the time by Karpov's idea of Qd3-b3-a4-b5 to help put a bind on Black's Queenside. I studied this game when I was young, and had the opportunity to use the idea about a year later to win a game. I'll circle back and post the game when I have a chance.
Nov-17-17  Dave12: He just got chocked by a giant anakonda.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Anatoly Karpov's Best Games
by KingG
Strategic Advantages
from Positional Chess Handbook II by monopole2313
Learn to play the endgame
by castillov
Madrid 1973
by suenteus po 147
Karpov Tournament Champion - I
by amadeus
Understanding Pawn Play in Chess by D. Marovic
by hms123
WiseWizard's favorite games
by WiseWizard
by timu222
How Karpov Wins 2nd Edition
by BntLarsen
Basic Instinct
by Imohthep
a Karpov collection
by obrit
Simple tactics and subtle strategy
from beautiful games by rilkefan
Understanding Pawn Play in Chess by D. Marovic
from yFredthebear's Pawn Trimmers and Mowers by fredthebear
Karpov's Strategic Wins, volume 1
by ssp
Positional Themes
by KingG
Karimov passed pawn
from SpaceRunner's favorite games by SpaceRunner
Strategic Advantages
from Positional Chess Handbook II by PassedPawnDuo
QID Fianchetto. General (E15) 1-0 A fine performance by Karpov
from Qside Fianchettos; Zukertort, QID & Tartakower by fredthebear
Queen's Indian as White
by Danoboston
Anatoly Karpov's Best Games
plus 33 more collections (not shown)

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC