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Ivan Morovic Fernandez vs Anatoly Karpov
Dos Hermanas (1994), Dos Hermanas ESP, rd 2, Apr-??
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Korchnoi Line (A28)  ·  0-1

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Sep-27-04  ConLaMismaMano: 36...Rxg2+!, strong move! 38...Bh3 and no matter what white moves to avoid mate he will lose a piece.

39.Qd2/e2 loses to Qxb1+.

39.Rb2 loses to Bxd4.

Sep-05-11  Everett: Karpov playing the KID vs the English. His baseline-style chess is evident in this one.

As is typical in the fianchetto KID, c4 becomes a problem for White in the middlegame.

25..Bf8 Karpov is willing to drop his e-pawn to reek havoc on the Q-side. By move 33, he is oozing down the board...

Sep-05-11
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  perfidious: <Everett> Seeing 4.a3 brings back memories; in 1985, while already an experienced master, instead of Karpov's 4....g6, I played the obvious (and dubious) 4....d5, which was promptly met by 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 with advantage.
Sep-05-11  Everett: <perfidious> thanks for that. Yours was a game where the Sicilian-reversed proved beneficial for White. I hope you were able to recover well... How did the rest of the game go?
Sep-05-11
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  perfidious: <Everett> If I could find the game score, I might well submit that one to CG, though my recollection is that it was pretty lame; my ~2450 opponent shortly threw away his edge and I got a won position, but in my typical time trouble, threw it away.

It wasn't till late in my career, after reading Dvoretsky's outstanding series of books, that I largely overcame the Zeitnot Monster.

As you note, that was the problem; White got a Najdorf with an extra tempo the way I played it. Today, 4....g6 it would be.

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