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Mikhail Drizgalovich vs Anatoly Karpov
Tula (1965)
Indian Game: West Indian Defense (E61)  ·  0-1



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Mar-22-14  LIFE Master AJ: Game # 7 in the book, "Endgame Virtuoso."
Mar-22-14  LIFE Master AJ: I don't know of a ton of examples of Karpov playing a King's Indian or a Grunfeld (as Black) ... they seem to be pretty rare.
Mar-22-14  LIFE Master AJ: I think the main message of this game is that White lost control of the d-file ... it seemed to be at the root of all of his problems. (Also, weakening the light squares on the K-side wasn't wise.)
Mar-22-14  LIFE Master AJ: 42.NxP/g5! ('!!') might have drawn the game for White.

42...fxg5; 43.QxP/e5+, Kh7; 44.Ra6!, Rg7; 45.Rd6!, Qc2▢; 46.h4!, Bf7; 47.hxg5, Bg6; 48.f3. "=?" (Maybe unclear.)

The BK is now so exposed, that winning would be difficult. White also has three good Pawns for the piece, so White may have real winning chances in the endgame. (Because of this, I don't think that Black could ever exchange Queens.)

This might make a good puzzle one day ...

Mar-22-14  LIFE Master AJ: Overall, White made a few - seemingly small - errors, but Black's play was nearly perfect ... see the book, "Endgame Virtuoso," for a complete and thorough analysis.
Mar-22-14  LIFE Master AJ:

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The position after 42...g5!? (Fritz 13 and Houdini 1.5 prefer 42...Bd5!)

Again, 42.♘x♙/g5! ('!!') might have drawn the game for White. 42...fxg5; 43.♕x♙/e5+, ♔h7; 44.♖a6!, ♖g7; 45.♖d6!, ♕c2▢; 46.h4!, ♗f7; 47.hxg5, ♗g6; 48.f3. "=?" (Maybe unclear.)

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