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Viktor Korchnoi vs Anatoly Karpov
Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Match (1981), Merano ITA, rd 7, Oct-17
Queen's Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Mar-21-06
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  thegoodanarchist: I have looked at several games from the Korchnoi-Karpov World Championship matches of '78 and '81, and in tactical complications Korchnoi often outplayed Karpov. I don't care what Garry Kasparov says in his book, I don't think Karpov could have beaten Fischer in '75 based on what I've seen. Fischer would have beaten Karpov tactically and positionally.
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  offramp: <thegoodanarchist: I have looked at several games from the Korchnoi-Karpov World Championship matches of '78 and '81, and in tactical complications Korchnoi often outplayed Karpov. I don't care what Garry Kasparov says in his book, I don't think Karpov could have beaten Fischer in '75 based on what I've seen. Fischer would have beaten Karpov tactically and positionally.>

Kortschnoi is tacticlly outplayed in the very first game of the match Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1981.

Mar-29-08  Wone Jone: <thegoodanarchist> Unless I'm mistaken, Fischer hadn't played a serious game of chess in two and a half years by the spring of 1975. Trying to beat a player the caliber of Karpov with that much rust; well, let's just say not even Fischer was that crazy!
Mar-29-08  capatal: Fischer did not appear to like his chances vs. Karpov - or he would have played for the title the way he won it. (You think?)
Apr-11-08  Knight13: What happens after 25...Qxc2 ? I don't see anything.

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