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Anatoly Karpov vs Andrew Jonathan Mestel
Phillips & Drew Kings (1982), London ENG, rd 5, Apr-20
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov Variation (B76)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-13-05  Albertan: Mestel uses the Dragon variation of the Sicilian Defense in this game, and Karpov chose to play the dangerous Yugoslav attack.
Feb-13-05  Albertan: The move 11.Nd5!? is interesting. Mestel decided to try and retain his dark-squared bishop when he captured via 11...Bxd5.

17.O-O-O!? is interesting sacrificing a pawn.

Possibly Mestel should have tried 18...Ne4 (instead of 18...hg?!) ie. Kh8 20.Bg7 Kg7 21. Qh6 Kh8 22.Be2! Qg3

Feb-11-13  csmath: Nice trick by Karpov by drawing Mestel into pretty but losing tactics 19. ... Ne4? The rest is just one more example of Karpov converting superior ending.
Jul-25-16  NoraNora: I think Mestel had to make a move 16... d5!
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