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Anatoly Karpov vs Janis Yanovich Klovans
URS Army-chT (1971), Leningrad URS, rd 2, Aug-??
Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Variation (C69)  ·  0-1

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May-13-06  paladin at large: An interesting transition from middlegame to ending wherein young Karpov misassesses his king's safety.
May-13-06  CapablancaFan: Yeah, Karpov's king was simply too exposed. Klovans did a pretty good job harrassing the king in the end not even giving Karpov a whisper of hope for counter-attack.
Feb-19-12  apexin: Wow, a lot of checks at the end.
Feb-19-12
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  OhioChessFan: White could have prolonged the agony with 60. Qxb7. Might have been a time trouble issue though.
Feb-19-12  Jim Bartle: Karpov often seems to make positional moves I just can't comprehend, such as 15 Rae1.
Feb-19-12  Jim Bartle: I think 60. Qxb7 allows a mate in three.
Feb-19-12
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  Phony Benoni: <JB> After <60.Qxb7>:


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Were you thinking of 60...Bf1+ 61.Ng2 Qxg2+ 62.Kh4 Qg5#? Not quite; the queen on b7 guards g2.

However, Black still wins easily with 60...Bf1+ 61.Ng2 Qe3+! 62.Kg4 Qg5+ 63.Kh3 Qxh6+, followed by 64...Qg5+ and trading down on g2.

Feb-19-12  Jim Bartle: Oops, I was wrong. Sorry, OCF.
Feb-19-12
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  OhioChessFan: I didn't keep notes but here's one position I got to after 60. Qxb7


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Black to move is going to win but White has some perpetual hopes.

Feb-18-16  Howard: This game made the Informant, if I remember right.
Jan-01-17
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  WorstPlayerEver: Curious. I was just thinking about that. One Informator opened (or it's the color of my memory) with a Klovans-Karpov game. Have no clue which one though. I thought it was a draw. It's probably the only Informator I ever had. I also remember that the name Klovans reminded me of Clovis at the time.

I really have no idea why I remember this, it must be ages ago. The previous comment did kind of confuse me, I must say. Because I was just wondering about the same thing! Very peculiar.

Jan-01-17
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  Retireborn: <WPE> I have electronic Informator and there are two Karpov-Klovans games; 11/223 and 12/270 (this one.) The memory does play tricks!
Jan-01-17
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  WorstPlayerEver: <Retireborn>
Interesting. Is 11/223 the draw or the game Karpov won?
Jan-01-17
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  Clement Fraud: It strikes me that Kapov's position went belly up when he played 42 Nh4. 42 Nh4 temporarily exposes white's King - but only temporarily it would seem; and yet twenty moves later he's completely sunk! Prior to the forty-second move, however, Karpov was winning handily.
Jan-01-17
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  Retireborn: <WPE> 11/223 is indeed the game Karpov won.
Jan-01-17
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  WorstPlayerEver: <Retireborn>
Ah, thank you!

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