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Anatoly Karpov vs Alexander Tsamriuk
Leningrad (1967), Leningrad URS, rd 1
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-22-14  LIFE Master AJ: Karpov vs Tsamriuk, 1967

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The position after 39.Bxe2, Black to move.

39...♖x♙/d4?; (39...Rxd4?; Maybe just - '??')
This is a terrible mistake and loses by force, the alternative of 39...Rc2; probably gave Black a decent game.

The concluding moves were:
40.Bb5! Rd1+; (Forced?)

Nothing else works, playing the Rook to b4 also fails.

[ </= 40...Rb4; 41.Bxc6 Qb8;
There is nothing better.

(Even worse would be: </= 41...Qxc6??; 42.Rf7+ Kg8; 43.Rf8+ Kh7; 44.Qf7#.)

and now 42.Qh4!, wins easily for White. ]

White wins a piece, the rest needs no comment.

41.Kg2 Rc1; 42.Qb2+ e5; 43.Qxc1 exf4; 44.Qxc6 Qe5; 45.Qd7+ Kh8; 46.Qe8+,

Black Resigns, 1-0

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This is game #9 in the book, "Endgame Virtuoso."

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Again, this might make a decent WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY puzzle.

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Alexander Tsamriuk: +0, -1, =1
from People that never won by salokin
#9.) Nice play by Karpov, Black falls into a trap/tactic.
from "Endgame Virtuoso, Anatoly Karpov" by 2 authors by LIFE Master AJ

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