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Nigel Short vs Anatoly Karpov
Melody Amber Blind 2nd (1993), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 9, Apr-05
Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack. Mindeno Variation Exchange Line (B11)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: It is amazing how terrible pressure Karpov can create even in simple and seemingly easily drawn positions. Nigel's 39.Rc3 increased his problems but it is difficult to find any reasonable move for him there. Maybe 39.Bf3 would have been somewhat better but then simple 39...Bg1 40.Bg2 f6 forces white Rook to leave a3 allowing thus to get black Rook on a-file or - if white plays 41.Ra1 - to regroup his forces with tempo for preparation of f5-f4 breach: 41...Bd4 42.Ra3 Be5 43.Bf3 f4 44.g4 (44.gxf4 Bxf4 45.Bg2 Bd6 46.Rf3 Ra2 is clearly hopeless.) 44...hxg4+ 45.Kxg4 (45.Bxg4? f3 ) 45...f5+ 46.Kh3 Bd4
Jan-01-08  Alphastar: Any player up to 2300+ strength would agree to a draw after move 21.

This is not the case if your name is Anatoli Karpov, however.

Aug-19-08  ToTheDeath: I don't really agree that it's simple or easily drawn after move 21- White's d pawn is a target and bishops of opposite color are only drawish without rooks on the board, otherwise they favor the player with the initiative as we see here. A very nice grind by Karpov.
Aug-19-08  ToTheDeath: Here is another nice example of winning with rook and opposite bishops:

G Agzamov vs Petrosian, 1981

Nov-21-14  gmelfranco: gana un parecido a capablanca sin problemas jejejeje- buen juego ..

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