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Anatoly Karpov vs Nikolai V Krogius
Russian Championship (1970), Kuybyshev URS, May-??
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System Main Line (C09)  ·  1-0



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Aug-31-05  TheFrench: 31.Qg5 ???? Surely this is not the move played in the game...
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  TheAlchemist: It must have been 31...Qg6.
Aug-31-05  aw1988: Definitely Qg6, because Ne5 would threaten it and thus it moved.
Jan-23-07  Poisonpawns: This is Karpov coming into his prime,One of his masterpieces.Steadily choking the Life out of his opponent with piece play and then finally 54.Ne6!! ending all resistance
Apr-07-13  ColdSong: One must certainly be impressed by the way Karpov manage to win with those doubled f pawns.
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  HeMateMe: Pretty cool how Karpov stuck his King out there on the g file, to fend off black's queen.
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  Richard Taylor: I just played this game over [in 'The Best of Karpov' by P.R. Markland.] and it is a great game of its kind.

[The move was 31. ... Qg6 and it has been fixed]

41. Qh6 was a mistake. But what Karpov did according to Markland and I agree was to concentrate on the Kings side (where Krogius started a kind of attack but by holding there he was ready, after exchanges to move to winning with his extra material and the pawn majority on the queen side.

But he was able to play a nice attack on the King side to win.

Jul-20-19  gambitfan: 12. ... Qxb6 ?? loses the pawn d5

Qd8 protects pawn d5 and Ne7

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