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Anatoly Karpov vs Gata Kamsky
Karpov - Kamsky FIDE World Championship Match (1996), Elista RUS, rd 9, Jun-22
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Hungarian Variation (D97)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-30-05  Brown: In the final position 42.Qh8+ Kxh8 43.Rf8# is threatened. If black moves the bishop to cover f8 with the rook:

41...Bf7 or Bd7 42.Qg7#
41...B (any other) 42.Qe6+ Kh8 43.Qf6 followed by Qxd8

Finally 41...Rf7 42.Rxf7 Bxf7 43.Qg7# or 42...Kxf7 43.Qe7+ Kg8 44.Qg7#

Aug-23-08  ToTheDeath: Another exciting episode of Karpov the Grunfeld Slayer.

<21.Rxb2> Here Black is almost forced to sacrifice his queen, since 21...Qc7 22.Nf7+ Kg8 23.Rc2! is most unpleasant, as is 21...Qf6 22.f4 with a completely passive position for Black.

<26.Ra1> White begins to round up Black's only source of counterplay, the a pawn. If now 26... a3 27. Qb3 Bf5 28. h3! (28. Rxa3? Rab8! wins for Black) 28... Rfb8 29. Rxa3!! Rxb3 30. Rxa8+ Bf8 31. Bh6

Kamsky blundered with 32...Ra6? but his position was already bad. Interestingly Karpov could have played Rf3 two moves earlier but missed it in time trouble.

May-25-12  LoveThatJoker: GOTD: Tolya Tuffy the Gruenfeld Slayer


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  whiteshark: Karpov analyzes this game:
Sep-08-12  Everett: 33.Qc4 splat!
Nov-22-15  Jim Bartle: <33.Qc4 splat!>

Karpov says the queen is then attacking both rooks, two pawns, and the black bishop is pinned.

Mar-01-18  Saniyat24: In the novelty it is given 20.QXb6, but Kamsky played 19...QXb6 and Karpov played 20.Qd2...!
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