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Anatoly Karpov vs Jan Timman
Candidates Final (1990), Kuala Lumpur MAS, rd 4, Mar-13
King's Indian Defense: Normal. King's Knight Variation (D79)  ·  1-0



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Apr-14-04  Lawrence: Timman's decisive error was 73...Kf8? With 73...b3 he would have drawn the game. (Karpov)
Dec-16-06  Kingdom NL: 52. h4? is wrong Karpov should go for a draw there with 52. Qd1 and doing "nothing".

Timman made a huge blunder later with 59...Bb5?? I don't understand that move.

59...b5 and 60...b4 looks winning to me. Maybe Timman couldnt handle the hot weather in Malaysia :-)

Oct-22-08  nimh: Karpov missed 25.fxe6!


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Rybka 3 w32:
6 00:00,016 110 112.640 +0,63 Rc2 Bf7 Nc3 a6

7 00:00,031 123 3.816 +0,63 Rc2 Bf7 Nc3 a6

8 00:00,359 15.267 43.305 +0,52 Rc2 Bf7 fxe6 Qxe6 Nc5 Qxg4 Rxf6 Nd6

8 00:00,438 17.632 42.683 +0,62 Ng3 b6 Rcc1 Bf7 fxe6 Qxe6 h4 gxh4

9 00:01,485 65.662 45.247 +0,66 Ng3 b6 Rcc1 a5 Ne2 Bd7 Nc3

10 00:02,204 100.951 46.881 +0,63 Ng3 b6 Rcc1 a5 Ne2 Bd7 h3 Nd6

10+ 00:05,782 254.676 45.095 +0,86 h4

10 00:06,501 286.215 45.187 +0,75 h4 b6 Rc2 h6 Nc3 Qf7 fxe6 Qxe6 hxg5 hxg5 Nxd5 Rxd5 Bxd5 Qxd5 Rxf6

11 00:11,984 551.772 47.139 +0,91 h4 h6 hxg5 hxg5

12 00:16,048 735.325 46.920 +0,91 h4 h6 hxg5 hxg5 fxe6 Qxe6 Nc3 N8e7 e4 b6 Nxd5 Nxd5 Rxd5 Rxd5 exd5 Qxg4 dxc6 Qxd4+ Rf2 Bxc6 Bxc6 Rxc6 Nb4 Qxd2 Rxd2 Rc1+ Kf2 Kf8

13 00:38,281 1.817.204 48.606 +0,86 h4 b6 Rc2 h6

13+ 00:46,688 2.208.877 48.445 +1,11 fxe6

13+ 01:44,735 5.116.957 50.035 +1,71 fxe6

13 02:31,125 7.375.882 49.977 +1,94 fxe6 Qxe6 Nc3 N8e7 e4 Qxg4 Nb4 f5 Nbxd5 Nxd5 Nxd5 Rf7 Ne3 Qh5 Nxf5 Qg6 Ne7+ Rxe7 Rxg5

14 03:07,094 9.193.098 50.315 +1,76 fxe6 Qxe6 Nc3 Rcd7 e4 dxe4

15+ 04:41,079 13.590.270 49.510 +1,96 fxe6

15 09:08,937 27.424.171 51.157 +2,00 fxe6 Qxe6 Nc3 Bg6 Bxd5 Rxd5 Nxd5 Rf7

May-09-16  Howard: The endgame phase (after about the 50th move) is VERY extensively analyzed in Anatoly Karpov: Endgame Virtuoso.

If I remember correctly, the author states that Timman had the much better position around that point.

Oct-12-16  Howard: And, it turns out that New in Chess states that Timman had a won game at one point. Just looked at it last night.
May-01-19  carpovius: 75...Bxe6 76. fxe6 b3 looks winning for black?
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  beatgiant: <carpovius>
White has 75...Bxe6 76. fxe6 b3 <77. Kh7> when both sides queen, but White remains with the other dangerous advanced pawns. What did you find?
Jun-28-20  carpovius: <beatgiant: <carpovius> What did you find?> Better say, I did not find a win for White.
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  Raconteur: Stockfish 14 shows that Timman missed a draw two moves before resigning wth 73...b3! After this game the match was basically over.

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