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Vlastimil Hort vs Anatoly Karpov
Amsterdam IBM (1981), Amsterdam NED, rd 1, May-16
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. General (D58)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: 17...Bb4 was a mistake. 17...Rae8 was necessary. 18.Nxd5! and 21.b3! are pretty shots. If 21...Qb5, then 22.bxc4 Qa4 23.Ra1 Ba3 24.Be7
Jan-12-07  LoveThatJoker: Very nicely done by Hort!

26. Bxd7! seals it indeed.

26. Qxd7?! is dubious because after 26...Qh5 Black regains his piece with Queens still on the board leaving more fight in the game.

26. Bxd7! Prevents that from happening and simplifies spectacularly allowing White to even win yet another pawn. Viz, 26...Rxf7 27. Bxb5 axb5 28. Rb1


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  thegoodanarchist: Played when Karpov was nearly unbeatable!
May-15-09  zanshin: Per <Honza>, Rybka 3 analysis, Black move 17:

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[+0.58] d=20 17...Rae8 18.b3 b5 19.axb5 axb5 20.bxc4 bxc4 21.Bxf6 Nxf6 22.e4 dxe4 23.Nxe4 Nxe4 24.Bxe4 Qf6 25.Qxc4 Ba3 26.Bc6 Bxc1 27.Bxe8 Rxe8 28.Rxc1 Qf4 29.g3 Qf3 30.Qc3 Qf5 31.Re1 Rc8 32.Qb3 Rc2 (0:09.48) 68331kN

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  Fusilli: Only victory of Hort over Karpov. According to this database, Karpov holds a 10-1 score over Hort, and, interestingly, all the decisive games were won by White, which is to say that Hort could never figure out how to play effectively against Karpov with the black pieces, and Karpov could never figure out how to beat Hort with the black pieces.
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  whiteshark: Probably a loss, just for the devilment.
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  perfidious: <Fusilli: .....Karpov could never figure out how to beat Hort with the black pieces.>

Most of their games with Hort as White were short draws.

Jan-12-19  bubuli55: “The Dam Broke in Amsterdam”
Mar-10-20  ColdSong: Hortbreaker.

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