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Anatoly Karpov vs Bruno Parma
Caracas (1970), Caracas VEN, rd 3, Jun-22
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E32)  ·  1-0



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Oct-14-05  Hesam7: Fascinating technique from Karpov at such an early age. His Comment on 30. fxe5:

"30. f5 was also possible, but with the opponent having only one weakness (the pawn at d6) the win would have been more difficult. But now, in addition to the weak e5 pawn, there are other advantages in my position, as for example control of open file by the rooks and the possibility of combined play" -- Karpov

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  manselton: At 31.Rb1

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"White has no concrete plan to realise his spatial advantage, and there cannot be one. His specific goals must vary according to the opponent's reply. Ideally White would like to force ...f6. With the 7th rank weakened White can play to the outpost on b6 and begin a combined piece attack down the open files. However, Black's position is most likely still defensible, though his task is not easy." Karpov quoted by Shereshevsky. Stunning revelation for me that there are some positions where you cannot have a definite plan. See it again in double or triple heavy pieces endings. I'd never noticed this in 50 years.

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  manselton: 47...f6? is an unforced error.

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...Re6 could still have held. Black has cracked under the pressure.

Sep-23-19  utssb: It's almost as if Black had an aversion to placing a Knight on e4 this game but that's exactly where they belong. It's a subtlety but I think you have to force ...Nxc3, Qc3 and ...Ne4 earlier. The threats on e5 involving the d-file pin don't look too scary because you can always play ...Qe7 regaining the tempo. Could have some compensation for the pawn.

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