Benzol: <Fusilli> Karpov gives the game with notes by Ray Keene and Andrew Whiteley. That's a bit strange. Here they are anyway :
6 g4!? "An early gesture of aggression popularised by Keres. Anyone who is put off the move by White's miserable experience in this game should consult Jon Kinlay's excellent monograph on the variation."
7 ♖g1?! "Karpov has tried 7 g5 and 7 h4 in this position and both moves seem preferable. As the game develops Karpov never manages to justify the weaknesses created by his sixth move."
13 ♗f3?! "Relegating the ♗ to a passive role which it retains for the rest of the game. 13 O-O-O, though somewhat risky, was a better way of deterring...d5."
17 exd5 "After 17 ♕xd5 ♗xe3 18 fxe3 the weakness of White's pawns is more important than the weakness of Black's d6 pawn."
21 ...O-O "Black now has a marked long-term advantage based on his superior ♘, control of the dark squares and the weakness of the White pawns. White's only chance is to break open the king side but he never manages to achieve this."
23 e4?! "Gaining space but creating a new target for Black."
25 h4 "Criticised by Karpov himself, but it is hard to find a significant improvement."
27 h3?! "27 d3 was a little better."
29 ♔a1?! "(see move 32!)"
34...h5! "Underlining the failure of White's whole strategy by snuffing out his king-side offensive."
36...b4! "After careful preparation Timman opens up the position with decisive effect."
40...♕xh3! "A mature decision. Timman eschews nebulous attacking possibilities in preference for an ending in which most of White's pawns seem to be suffering from Dutch elm disease."
42 ♔c1 "If White tried to defend his e-pawn the Dutch fleet would sail triumphantly up the a-file."