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Francisco Javier Ochoa De Echaguen vs Anatoly Karpov
Bilbao (1987), Bilbao ESP, Jun-??
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Defense (C67)  ·  0-1



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Aug-04-22  Retireborn: A surprise to see Karpov playing this years before Kramnik made it fashionable; another example from that time is:-

de Firmian vs Hort, 1989

The Stockfish analysis suggests that Ochoa could have held the game with 30.Re4 and Houdini agrees. After 30...Rxe4 31.Kxe4 Nxb3 32.Kd3 it's difficult to see how Black can play to win, despite his extra pawn.

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  perfidious: <Retireborn>, surprising indeed, as the only strong player who essayed the Wall in those days to my knowledge was Art Bisguier.

In our two meetings in which I had White, I could never quite bring myself to play 1.e4 and head for Art's dreaded Wall, so I played 1.d4 and lost anyway. (laughs)

Aug-04-22  Olavi: Romanishin brought it back to the top level in the 70s, then it had a modest following until 2000.
Aug-05-22  Retireborn: <perf> Should have clobbered him with the Kings Gambit (laughs)

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