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Jan Timman vs Anatoly Karpov
Interpolis 12th (1988), Tilburg NED, rd 3, Sep-09
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Kasparov Attack (E12)  ·  0-1



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Nov-30-04  rochade18: Wonderful; The position is absolutely closed, but Karpov gets faster to attack on the kingside while defending the other side successfully.
Sep-09-11  indoknight: Timman freezed
Jun-15-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Timman vs Karpov, 1988.
Your score: 87 (par = 70)


Feb-12-21  fisayo123: Karpov's play in this game creates a great impression. I'm just so impressed by the way he's able to entice even the strongest players to create positional weaknesses and the way he goes about doing that. His play in the early middlegame and resulting endgame is simply incredible. Beautiful to watch.

Even though Kasparov is one of my all time fav World Champion and Tal as well, I derive the most joy watching Karpov's play as there is something unique about it.

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  Clement Fraud: Just curious... might anyone be able to tell me which it is of White's moves that gives rise to the Kasparov Attack (please)?
Feb-13-21  fisayo123: <Clement Fraud>

The move is <7. Qc2>

Kasparov was one of the first to popularize it and he used it to win many games in the early 80's.

Petrosian I believe introduced it in the early 60's .

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  saffuna: <fisayo123> is posting on a series of wonderful Karpov games from the 80s. We need more of this sort of thing.
Feb-14-21  fisayo123: <Saffuna> Not just from the 1980's but from the early 70's to the late 90's. It certainly has been very enlightening to do so and just to see how "strong" he was. I don't believe there is anyone stronger to ever play the game. Only as strong but not stronger.

Speaking of Karpov. Unfortunately for him, his mother just passed away at the grand old age of 101 today. So condolences to him and his family.

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