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Anatoly Karpov vs Michael Higatsberger
Vienna (1991)
Benoni Defense: Classical. New York Variation (A70)  ·  0-1



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Aug-03-07  Rook in the 7th rank: Wow!! Karpov loses against a guy who has only 2 games in the database. I found out that he is from Austria and a physicist.
Aug-03-07  AlexandraThess: In my book on Benoni this line is mentioned as giving the white big advantage. Things went wrong for Karpov on his 19th move. Here is what Fritz reccomends:

I.19.dxe6 Rxe6 20.Kf3 Rxe4 21.Kxe4 Bb7+ 22.Kd3 Kg7 23.Bc3+ Kf7 24.Rhg1 Nc6 25.Rab1 Ba6+ 26.Kc2 d5 27.Rge1 (+0.70)

II. 19.Be3 Bb7 20.Bxg6 Re7 21.dxe6 Rxe6 22.Bd3 Nc6 23.Rhb1 Re7 24.Kd2 Ne5 25.Bxh6 Bxg2 (+0.30)

Aug-03-07  AlexandraThess: 20.Rhe1 is not good either.Instead
20.Bxh6 exd5+ 21.Kd2 Nd7 22.Rae1 Ne5 would have lead to an almost equal position. The advantage of the bishop pair is enough compensation for the black's strong central pawns.

Jun-03-13  woody b: must have been a simul (or blitz?)
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  whiteshark: Higatsberger played Budapest in 1991 and had an ELO of 2200 at that time.

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