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Jorn Sloth vs Anatoly Karpov
Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 1 (1972), Skopje MKD, rd 2, Sep-20
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Two Knights Line (A37)  ·  0-1

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Nov-12-04  WMD: Sloth missed a serious winning attempt with 26.exf5 Bxg2 27.fxe6! Rb7 28.Rxb7 Bxb7 29.e7 Qa8 30.exf8=Q+ Rxf8. Although Karpov would probably have won from here too.
Jun-21-11
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  wordfunph: this was Karpov's first ever game in an Olympiad.

Edmar Mednis from the book "How Karpov Wins"..

<"Apparently nervous, Karpov allows a combination which would gain a clear pawn for white. But his opponent doesn't see it either and instead continues with some second-rate moves. This gives Karpov the opportunity to start effective central kingside counterplay which ensures full equality. When his opponent continues inexactly, Karpov quickly grabs the lead and with some fine strategic and tactical moves establishes a won position. Sloth resigns when he must lose major material.">

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