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Anatoly Karpov vs Alexander G Beliavsky
Linares (1994), Linares ESP, rd 13, Mar-14
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  1-0

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Oct-10-06  Halfpricemidge: My wife looks like Adolf Anderssen with a Dorothy Hamil Haircut.
Oct-11-06  Zorts: Hey Honza, maybe I'll see ya' sometime if I ever go visit my Uncle Milan.
Oct-15-07  Erdkunde: I assume that if 14. ...e5 then 15. Bxf6 e4 (15. ...B or gxf6 16. Ng5 threatening the Queen and mate) 17. Qxd4 Qxd4 18. Bxd4 exf3 19. Bxf3 wins a pawn?
Jan-18-12  solskytz: a pawn, with the bishop pair and a comfortable position, when you're Karpov...

two hours later, you would be sitting in the terrace, overlooking the marvelous Spanish landscape with a cold beer, explaining the winning combo to friends and admirers; many laughs.

Jan-18-12
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  HeMateMe: < My wife looks like Adolf Anderssen with a Dorothy Hamil Haircut.>

Thanks for sharing...

Jan-19-12
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  GrahamClayton: <Lawrence>Tolya had prepared 14.h4 twenty years previously, hoping to use it against Korchnoi in Moscow '74.

<Lawrence>,
It is amazing that Karpov kept this TN hidden for 20 years - maybe he wanted to play it at least once before he retired?

Apr-25-14  crchandler: I find it hard to believe that he had prepared 14.h4 in 1974 hoping to use it against Korchnoi. For one thing, he opened with 1.e4 in all but one of his games with white in 1974. The other was a 1.Nf3 game. And too, he had no way of knowing Korchnoi would use the 6. ... dxc4 variation if confronted with the Catalan. In those days Korchnoi was an exponent of the 4. ... dxc4 variations. He still is. Sorry, I don't buy it.
Apr-25-14
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  perfidious: <Jim Bartle: Linares 94 was sort of Karpov's last hurrah, an amazing performance.>

If one is to believe one author, Karpov only attained this because nearly all his opponents had to face Kasparov the round before.

Apr-25-14  Petrosianic: How does he know that was responsible?
Apr-25-14
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  perfidious: Good question, but that was the reason which was cited by Schiller.
Apr-25-14  jvv: @Chicago Chess Man
15. ... h6
16. Bxf6 Bxf6
17. Ng5 Qf5
18. Be4 and then 19. Bxb7.
Apr-25-14  offramp: <WMD: <My Grandfather was from Dolny Kubin, he looks like Karel Treybal.> Can anyone else nominate family members who resemble famous chess players?>

I had an Auntie who looked like Frank Marshall. I'm afraid I don't have a picture of her.

Apr-25-14  Brown: This wasn't really Karpov's last hurrah anyway. He crushed Gelfand in their 1995 match, and Kamsky in 1996. Was solid #2 for two more years after this tournament.

Personally I prefer his post-87 chess, with the reduced team and loss of state support. He played slower, had some kinks in the machinery, and even a narrow repertoire while being a major target for the Anand-Ivanchuk-Topalov-Adams-Kramnik crowd. Nonetheless, played some great chess.

Jan-21-15  spysfi: Excellent lecture from GM Var. Akobian on this game, explaining the h4 idea and the positional mistake of allowing 13. Nxd5: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qAj9LK... (goto 22 min)
Jan-21-15  Olavi: <crchandler: I find it hard to believe that he had prepared 14.h4 in 1974 hoping to use it against Korchnoi. For one thing, he opened with 1.e4 in all but one of his games with white in 1974. The other was a 1.Nf3 game. And too, he had no way of knowing Korchnoi would use the 6. ... dxc4 variation if confronted with the Catalan. In those days Korchnoi was an exponent of the 4. ... dxc4 variations. He still is. Sorry, I don't buy it.>

It is far more probable, considering their respective repertoires, that Karpov intended to play this line as black, and noticed the strenght of 14.h4. Quite an everyday occurrance in top level chess.

May-24-16
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  thegoodanarchist: Beliavsky went belly up-ski
Aug-19-16  andrea volponi: 14...Cc6-Axf6 gxf6!=
May-19-18  Toribio3: Move 18 (Nxa4) by Beliavsky is the beginning of the end for Black. The pawn at A4 is a poisoned one! Smart play by Karpov.
Sep-05-18  NoraNora: 14. h4 Nc6! 15. Bxf6 gxf6! 16. Ng5 Qf5 17. Qxf5 exf5 18. Nh3

and we got very specific endgame


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May-10-19
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  FSR: Donald Trump is a potential great chessplayer: he thinks that he could become a grandmaster if he put in a year or two on chess. https://en.chessbase.com/post/trump... Dolores Leis, a potato farmer in Galicia, Spain looks like him. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/wor... But she's not a relative of mine.
May-10-19
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  perfidious: I have but one response to that:

rofl

May-10-19
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  fredthebear: <FSR> Ha! Ha! Ha! It's a stretch, but FTB has to put this one in the chess photo album. Did Robert Mueller interview her too?
May-10-19  ragtag: So his ancestors splashed their genes around. Further investigation is required here.
May-11-19
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  FSR: <fredthebear> She <claims> to know very little about Trump. Just a provincial Spanish potato farmer. Yeah, right.
May-11-19
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  fredthebear: FTB has noticed that Trump's "orange" hair has lightened quite a bit the past couple of years. He still appears easily younger than Joe Biden, however.

<Halfpricemidge: My wife looks like Adolf Anderssen with a Dorothy Hamil Haircut.>

FTB knows both famous people, but is struggling to visualize that combination and find the right words between chuckles. Perhaps congratulations are in order for exceeding <paladin at large>'s sister who resembles "old Tartakower". (Now that's a concentration-breaker!)

FTB's wife was one of the original Gerber baby food models. She does not resemble any chess players that I know of, except that her eyes are Deep Blue.

Anyone who is curious about chess look-alikes of their loved ones should visit the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis, MO. They have a fine collection of photographs of many, many chess players. Just don't touch anything while you're there, which might be a good general rule of thumb most public places.

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