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Anatoly Karpov vs Gata Kamsky
Interpolis 15th (1991), Tilburg NED, rd 12, Nov-01
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  0-1



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Apr-10-04  Jim Bartle: OK, I know opening principles aren't supposed to be broken except by GMs who know when to break them, but can someone explain why Karpov plays Rb1 and Rc1 on consecutive moves? Is Rb1 intended to provoke ...a6, which is somehow weakening to black?
May-04-04  Everett: Looks like a waste of time to me, and this is a very rare loss for Karpov in the Grunfeld exchange.
May-05-04  Benjamin Lau: Rb1 is a standard Grunfeld move to keep the queen bishop from developing and in this case also threatens Bb5+. Sometimes Rb1 is played very early, sometimes it is played somewhat late like here. I don't think it is very useful in this position but apparently it is book, maybe it is a matter of taste whether to employ it.
May-05-04  kak: <Jim Bartle> check out karpov's bishop moves from 18-20. Looks like he was trying for the draw right from the word go.
Feb-15-05  aw1988: I believe the Rb1 in this case is incorrect.
May-13-06  MagnaPsygnosis: Although I like Gata very much, I still think Karpov is far more superior than Gata. If this were for the world heavyweight cahmpionship... Anatoly would reign supreme
Feb-05-07  ChrisBreeden: Here is a quote from Understanding the grunfeld about the move a6. According to theory b6 is more correct. "9.. a6 is also playable but White would normally then play 10 Rc1, when after cxd4 (it is unlikely that any other plan, e.g. with ... Nd7 and ...b5, will apply enough pressure on the centre) 11. cxd4 Qxd2+ 12. Kxd2 White can clam that Black's extra tempo has significantly weakened his queensided, although a young Gata Kamsky famously beat karpov from this position having played ...Nc6-a7 at some point which I found quaintly ironic."
Dec-16-07  Alphastar: <Benjamin Lau: Rb1 is a standard Grunfeld move to keep the queen bishop from developing and in this case also threatens Bb5+.>

Actually I think the real threat is Rb5, winning a pawn.

Kamsky really outplayed Karpov in this endgame, a rare thing to happen.

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  HeMateMe: The 17-year-old Kamsky shows he's the real deal, taking out Karpov with the black pieces. Very sharp, tactical endgame.
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