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Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Anatoly Karpov
Tilburg final rapid (1993) (rapid), Tilburg NED, rd 7, Dec-03
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Tal Variation (B12)  ·  0-1

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Oct-05-06  Microbe: This is a beautiful game. I'm amazed no one has kibitzed it! Truly one of my favourite games from an artistic point of view!
Oct-05-06  capablancakarpov: KarpovĀ“s Knight manouvre ( move 35-39 ) is really gorgeous. He wins the center for his king while creates a passed a pawn that gives him the victory. Amazing.
Mar-14-11
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  wordfunph: "My 3rd move."

...was Chucky's reply when asked where he made his losing mistake against Karpov at Tilburg 1993. Their game began 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5

Nov-19-11  indoknight: another Karpov best game -- 33...e4+!! brilliant! i think this is "move of the match" lol
Nov-20-11  indoknight: if Ivanchuck dont resign , its will : 53.Kxa4 Qb4# or 53.Kb2 Qf2+ 54.Ka1 Qa2# or 53.Kb2 Qf2+ 54.Kc1 Qc2# or 53.Kb2 Qf2+ 54.Kb1 Qc2+ 55.Ka1 Qa2# or 53.Kb2 Qf2+ 54.Kb1 Qa2+ 55.Kc1 Qc2# .In my opinion, this is Karpov best game on a kinghunt!
Feb-15-18
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  fredthebear: Following the unusual 12...Kf7 lair, Ivanchuck plays on the queenside having exchanged the c-pawns. (No other game in the database reaches this position.) Fredthebear is itchin' to play on the kingside against the resulting f6 and the half-open g-file (although Black will have an active back rank for support). It turns out that 10...f6 and the resulting pawn exchange is good for Black.

White's 13.Nge2 sits there a spell due in large part to the isolani, until 35.Nxd4. By comparison, the centralized Black octopus is highly effective. (White is also afflicted by a backward g-pawn, allowing Black's "one to hold back two" resulting in mutual promotions.)

Karpov is Karpov; his pieces are active and he rolls down the middle in complete control using his king as a fighting piece (after exchanging queens). He has converted what appears to be a kingside flaw into an overwhelming pair of advancing connected pawns for a victory march on the queenside.

Who said "A weakness is not a weakness if it cannot be attacked"?

Feb-15-18
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  fredthebear: Positional Concept: Maneuvering Against Weakness: http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/c...

FTB is not sure who wrote the article.

Feb-15-18
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  fredthebear: In the final position, 53.Kb2 a3+ 54.Kc1 Kd3+ forms a barrier that forces a back rank mate. White is not allowed a chance to give his own queen checks.

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