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Anatoly Karpov vs Svetozar Gligoric
San Antonio (1972), San Antonio, TX USA, rd 8, Nov-29
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Breyer Defense Quiet Variation (C94)  ·  1-0

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Aug-20-02  refutor: what a great game by karpov...i'm sure there's improvements for black along the way, but karpov really impressed me by how smoothly he maneuvered a small advantage in space to a victory
Aug-21-02  morphynoman2: I agree. I think we must study Karpov's games in way to improve our force.
Apr-14-05  checkpat: The way to exploit a space advantage
are typical of Karpov. For instance
in the Lopez he likes to close the
center by d5
Oct-21-09  birthtimes: It's interesting to note that Karpov played the same first 20 moves a year later versus Spassky...but there Spassky deviated with a kingside rearrangement while here Gligoric chose a queenside buildup...

Karpov vs Spassky, 1973

Jan-16-10  Rama: I'm not happy with the way Gilgoric used either of his N's. They're out there but they don't do much.
Dec-30-10
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  takchess: Why the resignation? How does Karpov force the win from here?
Dec-30-10
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  Sastre: 52...Rb6 53.Nc1 Qd8 54.Rab3 Kb7 55.Rxb6+ Nxb6 56.Nd3.
Dec-30-10
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  takchess: Sastre,
I appreciate your kindness.
Jim
Takchess
Sep-24-11
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  wordfunph: on 42.Qg1! manoeuvre..

"Such moves are difficult to find! White has an obvious spatial advantage, plus the resultant positional gains. So as to increase them, he must find an exact plan for regrouping his pieces..."

- Anatoly Karpov (from GM Alexei Suetin's book Three Steps to Chess Mastery)

Jun-24-12  krulicka: 18.....RC8, it would be interesting to see how would white react after in 19...exd5 with idea of 20....c5!...Put the position for black in any chess program and play through it....black cant lose :).
Jun-24-12  SimonWebbsTiger: @<krulicka>

19...exd4 20. cxd4 c5 21. bxc5 dxc5 22. d5 ( Karpov)

<...this was the only way that black could have justified 18...Rc8, following up with 22...c4 23. Bf1 b4 or 23...c3> Kasparov in "On My Great Predecssors" (Part V, p.218)

Jul-07-14  Bowen Island: Emphasizing 'Pawn Play' as a means of gaining space, this game is offered as the introductory example to "Mastering Chess Strategy," by Johan Hellsten (pgs 134-136).
Jul-07-14  Bowen Island: 25 bxc5, dxc5 26 d5 (creates a protected passed pawn) ...Na4 27 c4 (stops Black's 27 ...c4, 28...Bc5 which have removed White's better Bishop).

With the centre closed and Black's N on a4 and B on b7 White opens lines on the King-side with 29 f4.

31 f5 limits Black's room on the K-side and with 32 Ne2 exchanges off Black's most annoying piece.

38 Bg4 threatening an eventual/possible f6 further down the road.

46 a3, with greater mobility White now is able to open a second front thus establishing (potential) pressure on both sides of the board.

After 52 Qa5+ Hellsten gives. ...Rb6; 53 Nxc5 Bxc5; 54 Rxb6 Bxb6; 55 Bxb6+ Nxb6; 56 c5!

Jun-09-15  CMDMB: Truly masterful maneuvering of the pieces that we can all aspire to achieve.
Nov-10-15  Brandon D Davis: Karpov and Fischer are by far the two greatest exponents of the Ruy Lopez in history. It's a pity these two didn't match up but no fault on Karpov's part.
Sep-12-18
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  PawnSac: < 52.Qa5+ > and white has no moves.

nice finish..

if 52...Nb6 53.Nxc5
if 52...Rb6 53.Nc1 Qd8 54.Rab3 Kb7 55.Nd3 Bc7 56.Nxc5 Ka8 57.Rxb6 Bxb6 58.Nxd7 Bxa5 59.Rb8#

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