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Anatoly Karpov vs Vassily Ivanchuk
Melody Amber Rapid 4th (1995) (rapid), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 3, Mar-30
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical. Traditional Variation Main Line (E19)  ·  1-0

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May-28-04  csmath: It is never a good idea to play Queen's Indian against white who is an excellent positional player, like Karpov. Ivanchuk allows Karpov positional advantage in the middlegame and Karpov avoids 28.Nxe6 with complications but a better play for white probably seeing that passer on c-file too dangerous. He plays lethargic 28.Nb3 and then Ivanchuk for some unknown reason started a fishy combination giving an exchange for a pawn. After a few (unneccessary for black) exchanges, probably played on a blitz, white get vastly superior ending. Not a very good game, probably another of many experiments by Ivanchuk ("to play a positional opening" against Karpov).
Apr-26-09  M.D. Wilson: I would have played 28.Nxe6 in an instant. Karpov must have seen a better reason not to.
Apr-26-09  WhiteRook48: after some consideration, I would play 28 Nxe6 with hopes for a 29 Bxe6+ fork
May-21-09  M.D. Wilson: Yes, absolutely.
Mar-26-11  tonsillolith: I think one reason Karpov avoided taking on e6 was that after 28. Nxe6 fxe6 29. Bxf7+ Kg7 and bishop takes one of the rooks, then White is now devoid of the pieces which can bother the c4 square and other light squares. So although White gets two pawns for the exchange, there will be a suboptimal positional situation.

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