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Anatoly Karpov vs Laurent Berlandier
Simultan, Internet (1998) (exhibition)
Mikenas Defense (A40)  ·  1-0



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Aug-26-06  syracrophy: After 18...Bb6 19.c4 wins the knight
Aug-26-06  sfm: Yes, surprisingly 15.-,Ba5 loses a piece. Also on 17.-,Ra7 18.b4,Bb6 19.c4 is the end
Dec-21-07  cyruslaihy: OMG took me some time to figure out why black resigned, trapped knight, ha
Dec-21-07  Arbitrarily0: In this game, both players move their king up rather than castling. At my level that is rare. Even though the queens are gone it seems that castling would not hurt - it just gives the king more protection. Is it because the closed center causes for play down the files?
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  Shams: <Arbitrarily0> the kings should be safe if a little caution is applied-- the problem with castling is you'll lose ~4 moves down the road bringing your king back to the center for the endgame. Even with all the rooks and minors on the board, the endgame is very much in sight here.
Dec-08-08  newzild: Yes, and the other factor is the symmetrical pawn structure. This makes it hard to launch a minority attack, or to otherwise open files for the rooks.
Dec-08-08  newzild: Actually, this would make a good Thursday puzzle. 16.b4.
Dec-22-09  WhiteRook48: seriously, you'd be crazy to play this line against Karpov

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