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Luc Winants vs Anatoly Karpov
SWIFT Tournament 2nd (1987), Brussels BEL, rd 5, Apr-15
Queen's Indian Defense: Yates Variation (E16)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Aug-18-16  Howard: I'm almost positive that Soltis showed a position from this game back in a late 1980's column of his, in which he demonstrated that White missed a forced win.

The win had something to do with the weaknesses in Karpov's kingside.

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  Retireborn: <Howard> My notes (probably from NiC) give 57...Rg1+ as a mistake (instead 57...Bc5 should hold the draw.)

But Winants moved his king, missing that he could reply 58.Bg4! when the threat of 59.Rb8+ means Black has to give up material; Houdini suggests 58.Bg4 Bd8 59.Rb8 b3 [59...Ke8 60.f5] 60.Rxb3 Rc1 61.Rxa3 Rc6+ 62.Kf5 gives White good winning chances.

I do wonder if Soltis was actually writing about this game though;

Winants vs Karpov, 1988

As the kibitzers there note, Winants had more than one move at 36 which would have won.

Aug-18-16  Howard: You're right !

Soltis was referring to the 1988 game between these two, not the one in 1987.

Good job !

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