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Anatoly Karpov vs Wolfram Hartmann
FRG-ch International (1983), Hannover FRG, rd 1, Aug-06
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. Keres Attack (B81)  ·  0-1



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May-10-05  Orbitkind: This upset is amazing. Karpov, at this point (1983) world champion for about 8 years and rated 2710 loses with white to someone rated 2290; 420 points below him. That has to be the biggest upset I've seen. Unsurprisingly the game was fought on very tactical grounds, as most upsets are. I expect Karpov was not happy with this game at the time.
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  WannaBe: After 33 moves, both sides are relatively equal, but 34. ♖f2??
May-13-05  Catfriend: <WannaBe> It's not a blunder, the rook has nowhere to go. So you really can't say <relatively equal>!
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  perfidious: 34. Rf2 is by no means a blunder; Black's more active pieces and powerful h-pawn set White an insuperable task in his efforts to save the game.
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  whiteshark: 27 y-o <Wolfram Hartmann> from Bamberg. Probably the game of his life, beating the then reigning world champion with black.
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  whiteshark: Additionally to the big ELO gap, it was Karpov's first defeat against a German player.
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  whiteshark: <33.Nd5 Bxd5 34.Qc3> has been suggested.

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Threat is 35.d4

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  whiteshark: Wolfram Hartmann
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  whiteshark: 37.Qa7 and 38.e7 were poor moves, played in big time trouble. Karpov resigned when the fog (of time trouble) had been lifted.
Jan-07-14  JohnBoy: <whiteshark: ... "it was Karpov's first defeat against a German player."> Who cares? Every time he lost his opponent was from somewhere. Your comment fills a much needed gap.
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  keypusher: <JohnBoy: <whiteshark: ... "it was Karpov's first defeat against a German player."> Who cares? Every time he lost his opponent was from somewhere.>

I care. Evidently whiteshark cares.

<Your comment fills a much needed gap.>

Unlike yours.

Jan-07-14  JohnBoy: <pusher> - why don't we continue this on the page dedicated to Karpov's third loss to a Burmese woman? ttfn
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  perfidious: Here is a miniature where a strong GM loses to a twelve year-old girl who, it should be pointed out, herself went on to become a grandmaster: Nunn vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 1992.
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  Benzol: <keypusher> Message for you in your forum.
Jan-08-14  JohnBoy: LMAO <perf>. Nunn-Trang is a nice game, indeed (as is this). It's of note because a strong kid was flexing developing muscles!
Apr-15-14  mrbasso: Black played like a World Champion and White like an Amateur?

Not quite correct.
25.Bxd1? was the turning point.
25.Nfxd1 with Qf2 next and White stays in control.

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  offramp: What is the point of the Bundesliga?
Apr-15-14  8284:
Nov-30-17  Senk: and
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