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Anatoly Karpov vs Jonathan Speelman
Melody Amber Rapid (1992) (rapid), Roquebrune-Cap-Martin FRA, rd 9, Feb-06
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Variation (B12)  ·  1-0

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Jul-12-12  Psihadal: Nice endgame technique from Karpov.
Jul-12-12
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  Fusilli: Very nice indeed. Karpov is so exquisitely methodical.
Jul-12-12  Shams: <19.g3 Reb8 20.g4> Does the rook move really change things here, or did Karpov just switch plans?
Jul-12-12  DanielBryant: Why did Black sack the exchange on move 43? Was White seriously threatening to sack on f5?
Jul-13-12
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  Fusilli: <Shams> I think Karpov was making up his mind as he played. It was a slow game after all.

<DB> The problem for Black is that he has no useful moves. The rook and the knight in the queenside cannot move without losing material. If 43...N moves, then 44.R1f2 forces a rook exchange and then Black has to go back to Nb6 or lose the a-pawn, which leaves the rook trapped. White will comfortably get his rook behind enemy lines via h8.

If 43...Rg2, White will double his rooks on the h-file and Black will be in serious trouble. If 43...Kf8, White will play to place his rooks on the h-file, starting with 44.R1f2 Rh1 45.Rg3 (for Rgg2, Rh2).

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