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Anatoly Karpov vs Anthony Miles
Las Palmas (1977), Las Palmas ESP, rd 6, May-14
English Opening: General (A10)  ·  1-0

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Dec-27-04  Eatman: Ouch, that was some squeeze by Karpov.
Dec-29-04  lopium: well. For the first look, it's hard to see why white wins... I didn't find why yet.
Dec-29-04  Granite: Whites central pawns are just brutal, and black has hardly any moves that don't lose matieral. I'd resign against Karpov in these bleak circumstances as well.
Dec-29-04
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  Chessical: <lopium> The threat of <d7> crushes Black who is unable to manoeuvre to avoid it.
Dec-29-04  Rama: The threat is 35 d7 Rd8, 36 Nxd8 and black must play Qxd8 or the Ra8 falls. Then 37 Nd6 with double attack -- Rxf7 or Nc8.

I love a good Karpov game, he is so economical and sure-footed. Moves 17 through 25 are deeply satisfying.

Dec-29-04
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  tamar: About all Black can do is make a square for the rook on e8 by playing 34...Qg8 35 d7 Rf8, but resigns is better.
Dec-29-05  foolishmovesss: My favorite Karpov squeeze. Just goes to show why you play Nf6 and e6 before b6 in the queens indian. Brutal squeeze. I would rather do this to somebody then mate them with a flashy tactic. Just hopless. WAR KARPOV!!!

--Foolish

Jan-09-06  LIFE Master AJ: Karpov is great at applying pressure and slowly running his opponent out of useful moves. (An entertaining game.) Tony played rather weird chess, however.
Jan-09-06  hayton3: <LIFE Master AJ: Karpov is great at applying pressure and slowly running his opponent out of useful moves. (An entertaining game.) Tony played rather weird chess, however.>

Thank you for providing such an illuminating insight into this game! Most cg.com kibitzers would be in the dark were it not for the guiding torch of your elucidating comments.

Apr-19-06  AlexandraThess: Karpov has given a nice lesson to Miles for his irresponsible moves leading to an artificial position.
Oct-23-09  Ulhumbrus: 21...Na6 allows White to close the Queen side by 22 b5. Instead of this, 21...cxb4 opens the c file. On 21...cxb4 22 axb4 Qb7 23 f4 Nc7-e8 covers the d6 pawn and frees the R on d8 to occupy the c file.
Oct-23-09  ounos: Now I realize why I'm a patzer while this guys are something different. Moves 25-26-27, wouldn't it be tempting to place a rook on e1? Turns out, White doesn't need a rook there at all. After that, Black's position got plain ugly. Good game.
Oct-23-09  Ulhumbrus: <Rama: The threat is 35 d7 Rd8, 36 Nxd8 and black must play Qxd8 or the Ra8 falls. Then 37 Nd6 with double attack -- Rxf7 or Nc8.>

<tamar: About all Black can do is make a square for the rook on e8 by playing 34...Qg8 35 d7 Rf8, but resigns is better. >

To borrow Black's forced Queen withdrawal<Tamar> and the resource Nc8 <Rama>, one variation is 34...Qg8 35 d7 Rf8 36 Nd6 Nhg5 37 h4 Ngh7 38 Ne7 Qh8 39 Ndc8 and wins: 39...Raxc8 40 dxc8/Q Rxc8 41 Nxc8 Qf8 42 Rd7 Nd8 43 Rxd8! Qxd8 44 Rxf7+ Kg8 45 Rg7+ Kh8 46 Rxh7+ Kg8 47 Qg7 mate

Aug-21-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Karpov vs Miles, 1977.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF KARPOV.
Your score: 68 (par = 60)

LTJ

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