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Anatoly Karpov vs Eugenio Torre
"E.T. Phone Home" (game of the day Jul-23-2018)
Manila (1976), Manila PHI, rd 2, Jul-14
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation (B67)  ·  0-1



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Jun-19-12  Klopstix: Torre... boring opening, great player.
Jun-19-12  kevin86: Nice game for Torre! You mess with the bull and you get the horns!
Jun-19-12  PierreMontz: I agree with Travis, I guess what Bobby was really afraid of was his name, as Karpov himself said in the interview when he became World champion after the forfeit. Bobby could have beaten Karpov if not for his ego.
Jun-19-12  WhiteRook48: What happens if White plays 48 Qf3+?
Jun-20-12  bubuli55: 48...Kg5 runs out of check. the threat is Bxb2+

let's go save some lives

Nov-22-12  Cemoblanca: Torrero! ;)
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  Eggman: Nice game, but too bad that Torre missed 41...Bxb2+ 42.Kxb2 Qf2+ 43.Kc3 Qd4#!
Jan-12-13  instantlimosv1: Philippine Pride defeats a great world chess champion. this game is now defined in the Philippine History.
Aug-14-13  torrefan: This belongs here:

Aug-01-14  SpiritedReposte: 25. ...g4! The pawn is definitely worth the tempo.
Aug-01-14  WDenayer: I wish it would be possible to see a Karpov loss without invoking 'Bobby.' Fischer has nothing to do with this. It's just idle speculation. Concentrate on what we do know: it took a circus like never before for Fischer to play in 1972 and he never played again. Why? I don't know. You don't know. Personally, I think that he was a lunatic with no life whatsoever outside chess and the idea of losing paralysed him so much that he became even more crazy than he already was. That's my opinion. It can't prove it and you can't disprove it. That's why it's called idle speculation. It's not that interesting either. This is a game between Karpov and Torre.
Aug-01-14  andrewjsacks: <WDenayer> You are a voice of reason.
Nov-11-14  kamagong24: Torre de Force indeed!!! and against the Great Karpov!!! Mabuhay GM Torre!!!
Dec-15-14  kamagong24: just have to see this game again...
Jun-19-18  Joshka: <eggman> Just goes to show you how even 3 move mates aren't even analyzed ay the top level. Think Fischer was never mated, and it's not cause he was so special to never allow himself to be mated, it's just that his opponents never saw them when they were available. Karpov the same. But I do think Korchnoi mated Karpov once in the 1978 match, but not positive on that? Any help appreciated!!
Jun-19-18  Howard: No, Korchnoi never "mated Karpov" in their 1978 WC match, but Karpov DID have a forced mate in two against Karpov in Game 17 of the match.

Korchnoi, naturally, resigned before Karpov could do the honors.

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  offramp: <Howard: No, Korchnoi never "mated Karpov" in their 1978 WC match, but Karpov DID have a forced mate in two against Karpov in Game 17 of the match.>

I think this was the closest VK got to checkmating AK in 1978: Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978.
Korchnoi had a #7.

Jul-23-18  thegoodanarchist: The pun "Manilla Envelopment" was rejected, based on the fact that "manila envelopes" are not very interesting.

Here is some information about them:

<Why are They Called Manila Envelopes

The main element that makes up this durable style of envelope is the Manila hemp. The Manila hemp is derived from a species of banana originally from the Philippines, whose fibers are tough. The hemp is then used during the paper making process, similar to how Kraft paper uses wood pulp. So the mystery is solved, the manila envelope gets its name from the hemp in which it is made from.>

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  AylerKupp: The things you learn when you visit <>!
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  offramp: Here’s a better factoid:

<The Chess-playing Duc de Fénantes.>

He was born in Nantes gaol in 1692 while his parents were imprisoned for debt. He was taught chess by a jailer and took part in the Nantes prison chess tournament of 1699. He thus became Nantes prison chess champion at the age of 7!

His mother and father both died in 1720, and the Duc was apprenticed to the prison carpenter. That carpenter died in 1755 but his business left many debts with local timber-merchants! As owner of the business the Duc was sentenced to work off that debt.

Despite failing eyesight he played in every Nantes prison championship. He won his last one in 1802.

He died in the cell he was born in at the age of 111, having spent the entirety of his life, over three separate centuries, in gaol!

He had been Nantes Prison Chess Champion for 103 consecutive years.

<Believe it or not>!

Jul-23-18  The Kings Domain: One of the peaks of Torre's career.
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  AylerKupp: <<offramp> Here's a better factoid:>

Not surprisingly, I didn't know that either. I think that to broaden my knowledge I must visit this site even more often than I do now, just refrain from posting. I think that many at this site will greatly appreciate that, don't you? :-)

Jul-25-18  thegoodanarchist: < AylerKupp: <<offramp> Here's a better factoid:>

Not surprisingly, I didn't know that either. I think that to broaden my knowledge I must visit this site even more often than I do now, just refrain from posting. I think that many at this site will greatly appreciate that, don't you? :-)>

Just add <offramp> to your favorites list and all will be well.

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  AylerKupp: <<thegoodanarchist> Just add <offramp> to your favorites list and all will be well.>

Aaaah, if only it were that simple. Sigh.

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  GrahamClayton: Karpov's king reminds me of a prisoner in a jail cell.
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