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Anatoly Karpov vs Alexander Petroff
Vladimir (1964)
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-16-06  Mating Net: A typical Karpov victory. He obtains a minor advantage and just grinds out a victory by squeezing his opponent. In the final position, Black has no way of defending his Q side pawns.
May-25-12  LoveThatJoker: Awesome game by the budding WC here!


May-25-12  CanadianPetrosian: Great fox in the chicken coup technique by Karpov!
May-25-12  micartouse: Speaking of French exchanges and Petroffs, I remember being very surprised one day when Fritz told me that after 4. Nf3 Nf6, by far the most common move for white was 5. Ne5!?

"Huh?" I thought, "No way is randomly jumping the knight up the most common move here!" Then after being dumb for a few minutes, finally realized it was counting reversed positions as well.

Dec-23-15  KPMITfan: What happens in case of Ra6 in the final position?
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <KPMITfan>--After 46..Ra6 47 Kc7, threatening Kb7, looks pretty grim for black.

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