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Anatoly Karpov vs Robert Huebner
"Doctored Robert" (game of the day May-13-2017)
Interpolis 6th (1982), Tilburg NED, rd 1, Sep-30
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18)  ·  1-0



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Jun-22-12  Petrosianic: The fact that history records Karpov as Fischer's successor absolutely haunts some people, and always will. They can't so much as see his name in print, much less any game he ever played against anyone, without trying to mentally reverse that result. If they could succeed, that would be the end of it, but of course it can never be changed.
Nov-14-12  LoveThatJoker: GOTD: Doctored Robert


Dec-16-12  leka: it is not so clear that Fischer had beating Karpov.Karpov won all most all the tournaments from 1973 to 1984.Karpov a last hurrah in Linares scoring elo rating recod 3019,6 points.Fischer scored in 1970 blitz 2991 elo rating same as Carlsen in london 2012.Fischer got a draw against Huebner in 1970.Huebner has a win against Fischer in 1970 but Huebner missed it
Jun-30-13  leka: The highest ratings in the tournament chess 1.A.Alekhine 3042 in San Remo 1930 2.A.Nimozowitsch in Dresden in 1926 3034 3.Karpov 3017 in Linares in 1994 These are from the Sonas chess metrics ratings.Sonas gives Karpov 2899 rating score in Linares in 1994 that is totally wrong.J.Sonas do not know the Gauss bell curve stats book numbers
Jun-30-13  whithaw: This is a great game, so fundamental and pure.
Jun-30-13  JoergWalter: my favourite Karpov-Huebner game.

Karpov vs Huebner, 1973

Feb-12-15  carpovius: amazing game by AK!
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  offramp: "Let me through! I'm a Doctor of Papyrology!"
May-13-17  RookFile: I guess it's ok to castle kingside as black but I always preferred queenside castling in this line.
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  morfishine: A really great game by Karpov, but sorry folks, he would've lost to Fischer

Fischer was just completely burnt out on chess

end of story


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  offramp: <morfishine: A really great game by Karpov, but sorry folks, he would've lost to Fischer>

Hey folks! Why don't we put on a show about Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) right here!

We've got the songs, we've got the costumes!

There is no need to visit Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975)! We can do it right here, AND pay off Grandma Parker's mortgage!

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  morfishine: <offramp> lol
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  Breunor: Amazing game by Karpov! He had such a positional sense - sacrifices for positional superiority!
May-13-17  The Kings Domain: Nice uncharacteristic sacrificial attack by Karpov, shows how the man had admirable foresight. Good game.
May-13-17  Saniyat24: Karpov sacrificing a piece is rare, but this one here is beautiful...!
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <Saniyat24>--Have you seen this one? Hard to believe that Karpov played it.

Timman vs Karpov, 1979

May-14-17  Saniyat24: yes, <Gregor Samsa Mendel> that game is 20th in my list of saniyat24's favorite can have a look at my favorite games...
Dec-20-19  SpiritedReposte: That e pawn was worth it's weight in gold. What great compensation for the sacrificed material. Not used to seeing karpov play like this.
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  eternaloptimist: I did pretty well on “Guess the Move” for this game.: You scored a total of 52 points
Karpov vs Huebner, 1982.
Your score: 52 (par = 48)
Apr-08-20  asiduodiego: This game reminded me of a joke I heard once, but it was about Petrosian, I think. But, the same idea applies.

"If Tal sacs a piece against me, perhaps I can win. If Karpov sacs a piece against me, I'm doomed"

Apr-08-20  ewan14: 17. B x g7 wow !
Apr-08-20  SChesshevsky: <... wow ! > Wow is right. Karpov certainly saw far in this game. Though I was kind of hoping for an ending like 37. Rh6+ Rxh6 38. Nxh6 Kxh6 39. e8 Rxe8 40. dxe8.
Apr-08-20  mravikiran: This pun "Doctored Robert" is based on The Beatles song "Doctor Robert".
Apr-09-20  dhotts: Huebner missed a saving move of 24...Nxh5. His move of Nd7 proved to be a fatal mistake. Maybe Karpov's sac was not so solid? Karpov did get a great deal of counter play and a lasting initiative that was too much for Huebner.
Apr-21-20  asiduodiego: <dhotts> Interesting. At first glance, it seems to be a very solid move. Any trades at this point will benefit Black, and now g7 is covered, so there aren't any threatening mate situations. If I had to guess, I think Huebner was worried that if White played Nf5 and Red1, then the rooks may invade the position with disastrous results, so he played immediatly the "prophylactic" move Nd7, to prevent such ideas. Of course, he never imagined that Karpov, after being a Bishop down, would play 25 Rxd7!!, mounting an attack with a full rook down!. And then trading Queens!.

Really, this game is a monument to Karpov's genius.

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