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Artur Yusupov vs Anatoly Karpov
Candidates Match (1989), London ENG, rd 3, Oct-05
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch. Capablanca Variation (E29)  ·  0-1



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Dec-05-03  Spitecheck: Here's a GM game with the Samisch variation and it turns into a real cracker. Imbalanced yet close games are great to look at.


Nov-16-05  Poisonpawns: Excellent game by Karpov diffusing whites attack,It seems all those games vs Kasparov made him a super defender,he with stands the minor pressure 35.Qh5+ Yusupov could have forced a draw.36.f5? Karpov could have played Rxe3!37.Qb8+ Ke7 38.f6+ Nxf6 39.Qb4+ Kf7 40.Rxe3 Ng4+! 41.hxg4 Qh6 Karpov prob didnt see that and played safe but white is better.On move 39.Qxc7? Yusupov misses the win with 39.f6!Rf8 40.f7!+ Kd8 41.Bg5+ Kc8 42.Qg5 and its 1-0 lights out for Karpov. If 39.f6! Qxe5 40.f7+ picking up the rook.This game is sad because Yusupov is still winning 52.h6 wins,The game cont wins also but!! 59.g6?? Is a BIG blunder which loses immediately 59.Bd6 easy advantage.
Mar-11-07  shalgo: <On move 39.Qxc7? Yusupov misses the win with 39.f6!Rf8 40.f7!+ Kd8 41.Bg5+ Kc8 42.Qg5 and its 1-0 lights out for Karpov. If 39.f6! Qxe5 40.f7+ picking up the rook.>

39.f6 Qxd6 40.f7+ Kf8 41.fxg8=Q+ Kxg8 Black has a queen for a bishop.

Mar-19-07  Poisonpawns: The problem is in my Database I have whites 38th moves as Qe5 not Qd6.I dont know which score is correct,but with the Q at e5 my combination works.
Feb-16-10  Poisonpawns: This Loss crushed Yusupov, and he was done mentally for the rest of this match.
Feb-16-10  ycbaywtb: nothing worse than giving away a winning position, if indeed it was with the h pawn
Feb-24-10  Poisonpawns: Actually Karpov missed about 3 wins, then was losing and then Yusupov gave the game back with a spectacular one move blunder at the end (59.g6??)Ouch!
Oct-14-14  zanzibar: Not that it matters an iota, but it can be noted that Karpov missed a nice zwisch at the very end...

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60...Rf5+ then 61...Nxe5.

In other situations a little thing like that could make for a much easier game.

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