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Karpov vs Dimnov
corr (1960) (correspondence)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Double Muzio Gambit Paulsen Defense (C37)  ·  1-0



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Nov-04-03  Chris00nj: Wow nice game by Karpov. He must have been quite young in this game, but he pulls off a early knight sacrifice enroute to a brilliant victory.
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  Chessical: I do not think that this could be a Karpov game at all. (1). Karpov would have only been 9 and unlikely to play correspondence outside of the USSR. Where are any other Karpov correspondence games? (2). His first recorded games I can trace up to now were from Cheliabinsk in 1961. There he actually defended a KGA but played 3...Nf6 (v Shneider). (3).I cannot find any record of him having played in an Argentinian correspondence tournament. (4). Nor can I find any record of a player called "Dimnov" anywhere else. Unless anyone knows better and can provide a source I think this game should be deleted.
Nov-05-03  Kenkaku: Karpov!? Muzio Gambit!? I think Chessical is right...
Apr-16-05  Karpova: I doubt this was played by any karpov.
The is no older karpov listed in FIDE's database.
Igor karpov was born in 1958 while alexander karpov was born in 1959.
May-11-07  Whitehat1963: Thursday puzzle after 21...Rh8.
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  Richard Taylor: This isn't THE Karpov - there is also an Al Karpov who is very strong. There is clearly another A Karpov.
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  Richard Taylor: Good game by A K whoever he was!
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  Phony Benoni: <corres ARG> is another of those misleading site/place that pop up from time to time. I had one of my correspondence games in the database labelled that way. It wasn't an Argentian tournament, and my opponent was from North Tonawanda, New York.

But I also seriously doubt that this was <the> Karpov.

Jan-09-13  jonjon9787: i wonder how this game is going to end.. anyone please?
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  Sastre: 29...Kd5 30.c4+ Kxc4 (30...Kxd4 31.R1e4+ Kc5 32.b4#) 31.Rxc6+ Kxd4 32.Qc3#.
Jul-29-14  ljfyffe: 12Re4 Ne5 13Qe2 d6 14Bxf4 Bxf4 15Rexf4 Qg5 16Ne4 Qg7 17Bb5+ Kd8 18Nf6 N7g6 19Rd4 Be6 20Qe4 Rb8 21c4 Ke7 22Qe3 h6 23c5 b6 24cxd6+ cxd6 25Ra4 a5 26Rxa5 Rhd8 27Ra7+ Kf8 28Nh5 Qh8 29d4 Ng4 30Qe4 N6e5 31Nf4 Nf6 32Nxe6+ Kg8 33Qf5 Neg4 34Nxd8 Rxd8 35Bc4 1-0 Alfred Porter-J.B. Stubbs Saint John correspondence. <12 ...0-0.>
Jul-29-14  ljfyffe: Brother of Charles Stubbs, chess editor of St. John Globe. The game played in 1887.
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  alexmagnus: An honorable mentioning to anyone who identifies this Karpov beyond reasonable doubt. :)
Oct-22-14  ljfyffe: <12...0-0>That is, 12...0-0 is better than12....Ne5 in Porter-Subbs------ from Last of the Nineteenth Century Chess Champions of Saint John by Larry Fyffe, En Passant, June, 1997, p.34.
Oct-22-14  ljfyffe: <alexmagnus>As Karpov learned chess at 4, a case for reasonable doubt can be made so the game should not deleted out-of-hand.
Oct-22-14  ljfyffe: <Chessical><unlikely to play correspondence outside the USSR->I honestly don't understand what you mean by that statement nor do l understand the label referring to Argentine correspondence as well...
Oct-22-14  ljfyffe: "Bat Girl" article gives "correspondence All-Russian (USSR) 1960.
Oct-22-14  ljfyffe: That, of course, should read <should not be deleted out-of-hand.>
Oct-23-14  ljfyffe: As <Chessical> mentions Anatoly defends against the King's Gambit OTB in Russia, the very next year in 1961.
Sep-09-20  BeerCanChicken: f me...

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