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Anatoly Karpov vs Gennadi Sosonko
Amsterdam IBM (1980), Amsterdam NED, rd 10, Jul-08
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation (B17)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-31-21  TheBish: Don't know why this game qualifies as one of Sosonko's "most notable". Seems like a fairly stale draw to me. If there were some fireworks it would be a different story. Surely there must be another game that Sosonko won that is more worthy of honor.
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  beatgiant: <TheBish>
It's in the FAQ:

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Feb-01-21  saturn2: Maybe notable is that at move 28 White offered an exchange which black refuted. White would have got one or two pawns that shield the black king.
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  perfidious: <TheBish>, very good question; for after Karpov opened their account by booking four wins in the first five classical games, all others ended in draws and this was the only effort to come near making the time check.
Feb-01-21  SChesshevsky: Maybe not notable but interesting. By CG's collection tourney page, this was Sosonko's 10th of 12 straight draws to start the event. Maybe his toughest on paper going in. Sosonko blew his streak with wins in the final 2 rounds. One against Larsen who had a terrible tournament.

By the page, Sosonko gained 18 ratings points from his play. The most in the field. Karpov lost 1 in his tourney win.

Game Collection: Amsterdam IBM 1980

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  beatgiant: Again, it's not like anyone curates the "notable games" list for us. It's "notable" because it's in a lot of member game collections.

You can see the list of game collections in which it appears in the little box below, "Featured in the Following Game Collections," and each game collection explains what kind of game it is collecting.

As of this writing, this game is in 6 game collections. One member collected all games from Amsterdam IBM 1980, two members collected all of Karpov's games in this opening variation and three members collected all Karpov's games from his successful tournaments in the period.

So mostly it's notable because he didn't lose to Karpov and Karpov is notable. If you don't like it, add a better Sosonko game to your game collections. When the number of those reaches 7, it will edge out this one.

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