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Lajos Portisch vs Anatoly Karpov
Milan (1975), Milan ITA, rd 5, Sep-13
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Bernstein Defense Except Gligoric System (E53)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jul-24-05  calman543: Leonard Barden claims that white could have won by playing 21. Bb3 with the threat of Qe4.
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  Benzol: <calman543> Barden may be right. Have a look at Petrosian vs Balashov, 1974

Incidentally Karpov also into trouble in Smyslov vs Karpov, 1971 so it's suprising that he should fall into this.

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  Benzol: Petrosian's recipe was also tried in S Garcia-Martinez vs A Pomar-Salamanca, 1975 and P Lukacs vs J Flesch, 1975
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  Honza Cervenka: <Leonard Barden claims that white could have won by playing 21. Bb3 with the threat of Qe4.> 21...Bxg5!? 22.Nxg5 Rxe1+ 23.Rxe1 Ne5 24.Qd4 Qc6!? 25.Ne4 Qxe4! 26.Rxe4 Rc1+ 27.Bd1 Bxe4 looks like an interesting attempt of defence. White is better but not utterly won yet.
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  InspiredByMorphy: <Honza Cervenka> Nice analysis of 21. Bb3 ! After 21...Bxg5!? 22.Nxg5 Rxe1+ 23.Rxe1 Ne5 24.Qd4 Qc6!? 25.Ne4 Qxe4! 26.Rxe4 Rc1+ 27.Bd1 Bxe4

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28.Kf1 Bc2 29.Qxe5 Rxd1+ 30.Ke2

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the position is looking more and more drawish

30. ...Rb1 31.b4 Kh7 32.Qc7 Bb3 33.Qxa7 b5

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A draw seems inevitable.

By the way, could you check out some analysis on the following game and tell me what you think? Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858

Sep-20-12  fischer2009: No kibitzes on such a famous game in which Karpov was on the ropes after missing 15.d5! .20 Bb3 is the clear winning move that Portisch failed to ocme up with.The main line runs 20.Bb3 Qc7 21.Qe4 Kg7 22.Bf7! Kf7 23.Bh6!! .
Jul-04-14  Helios727: This game seems to be a copy of this game Portisch vs Karpov, 1975

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