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Viktor Korchnoi vs Anatoly Karpov
Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Match (1978), City of Baguio PHI, rd 25, Sep-23
English Opening: King's English. Two Knights' Variation Smyslov System (A22)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Mar-27-04  morphyvsfischer: Karpov missed a couple of winning lines: 36 ...Re8 wins, while 38 ...Bxf4 was his last chance to win

Curious is the fact that until his meetings with Kasparov he was often more attacking than positional, playing Yugoslav Dragon (he's a Practioner) and 1 e4 a lot.

Dec-03-05  rjsolcruz: NM Cabellon played 3 e3 against me in a 6-board simul at Meralco Chess Club on Nov 30, 2005.
Apr-10-08  Knight13: You mean more tactical?

<rjsolcruz: NM Cabellon played 3 e3 against me in a 6-board simul at Meralco Chess Club on Nov 30, 2005.> That's the most useful post I've seen in years.

Apr-11-09  WhiteRook48: who won?
Apr-26-09  alexrawlings: Why can't Black play 40.. fxg6?
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  beatgiant: <alexrawlings>
Looks like White's attack is too strong after 40...fxg6 <41. Re6> Qd8 42. Qf4+, or 40...fxg6 41. Re6 Qg5 42. Qxd6+, etc.
Feb-25-16  Howard: One of the most hard-fought draws of that match--no doubt about it.
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  thegoodanarchist: <Howard>

Thank you for commenting. I rarely look at draws, but you brought my attention to a beautiful game.

Feb-26-16  cunctatorg: Hard-fought draws can also be found in many games of the 1974 match between K-K; imho all these aren't games for mere mortals and such to analyze though...
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  offramp: White's knight covers a lot of ground and plays a crucial role in this game.
Feb-26-16  Howard: Cunctatorg----this isn't exactly important, but are you aware that this is from their 1974 (defacto world championship) match---not the 1978 one?

You referred to their "1974" match.

Feb-26-16  Petrosianic: He specifically said "also in the 1974 match", so obviously he realizes that this one isn't.
Feb-26-16  Howard: Oops! You got me there, Petrosianic !
Remind me to invest in a new pair of glasses.

My old ones gave out 15 years ago, as of next month (March, 2001). Haven't bothered to get a new pair since !

Jul-24-17  Howard: 40.Nf4! would have won according to the Informant.
May-17-19  Howard: Stockfish says 41.Nf4 would have won, too.
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