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Nigel Short vs Anatoly Karpov
SWIFT Blitz (1987) (blitz), Brussels BEL, Apr-26
Caro-Kann Defense: Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern Variation (B10)  ·  1-0



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Oct-08-03  drukenknight: Karpov and carokann, is 26...Bf5 any better?
Oct-09-03  Cyphelium: drukenk> It is interesting, but white seems to be winning after 26.- Bf5 27. exd6 Rxg4 28. Kf1 or instead 27.- Bxg4 28. Qg3 Rg6 29. Bg2. In both cases white is a piece up.
Oct-09-03  drukenknight: cyph look at this line: 26.. Bf5 27. exd6 Bxg4 28 Qg2 Kd7 29 Kf1 Qh4 30 Re3 Be2+!

you want to put the Q on g3, so I dunno.

Oct-09-03  drukenknight: Maybe this line is simpler and better: 26....h5 27 exd6 Rxg4+ 28 Kf1 Qxd6
Oct-09-03  Cyphelium: drukenk> Sorry, my last post was silly. It's easier than I thought. On 26.- Bf5 27. exd6 Bxg4 the right move is 28. Bc6+. Now 28.- Kf8 runs into 29. Bxh6+ and Rxc6 doesn't change anything.

Actually, white can play Bc6+ earlier. 26.- Bf5 27. Bc6+ and 27.- Kf8 28. Bxh6+ or 27.- Ke7 28. exd6+ Qxd6 29. Qxf5.

The same idea might be employed against 26.- h5. 27. Bc6+ wins here as well.

Oct-09-03  drukenknight: Yeah I noticed that move this morning when we were playing it; it seems to be hanging over the whole game like a dark cloud. I guess that is why he moved the Q on move 26 to make space for the K.

It looks like it got really messed up somewhere else.

Oct-09-03  drukenknight: He lost so much time and he didnt get the B out. He was hitting Shorts pieces and getting back tempo so it looked it okay for a while. Then when Short starts doing the same thing, hitting his pieces, he suddenly he loses tempo....

Look when he moves that B to c2. Does he have to move it? What about 21...Qh4?

Oct-10-03  Cyphelium: 22. hxg6 hxg6 23. Rd1 Qh2+ 24. Kf1 Nf4 and I guess this was what you were aiming for? White looks worse, but actually escapes after 25. Ke1 Qg1+ 26. Nf1 Rh1 27. Bxf4 Qxf1+ 28. Kd2.

Also, if white would have felt unsure about his calculating abilities, he might have chosen to play 21.- Qh4 22. Bxd5 first. 22.- exd5 23. hxg6 hxg6 24. Re1 and white is a piece up again.

Oct-24-04  chesed: 16 ...Nh5 was a mistake. what was karpov's thoughts over this move?

16. ...Nh5
17. Qf3 Qh4 maybe?

he probably thought that that was useless as after

18. g3 Qh3
19. Qg2

Black achieves nothing.

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