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Lajos Portisch vs Anatoly Karpov
EUR-chT (Men) 6th (1977), Moscow URS, rd 4, Apr-??
Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical Variation (A04)  ·  0-1

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Jun-13-03
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  Honza Cervenka: Would you guess that after 15.d4 white will lose the game in only eight moves? Of course, 23.cxb6 was a blunder, but it changed nothing important. Karpov's play was very impressive.
Aug-16-08
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  ToTheDeath: Very sharp, the young Karpov was much more willing to get into tactical scraps.

15.d4?! is a surprisingly serious weakening of the e4 square, which doesn't mesh with White's setup.

White probably wanted to avoid Black's Qside majority and pressure on the a2 pawn after 16.Bxb4 but this was the lesser evil.

17...Qg5 is a nice example of LPDO- Loose pieces drop off.

Aug-24-10  Everett: If I ever played Karpov in his prime, I would at least avoid allowing him a QID formation as black. He was nigh-unbeatable in that solid and flexible system.
Jul-17-12
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  perfidious: <Everett> In their next encounter, Portisch took your advice and fared no better in the Nimzo-Indian:

Portisch vs Karpov, 1978

Thereafter many games between them featured the regular lines of the Queen's Indian.

Aug-16-12
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  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Portisch vs Karpov, 1977.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF KARPOV.
Your score: 38 (par = 29)

LTJ

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