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Anatoly Karpov vs Wang Pin
Simul (1998) (exhibition), Beijing CHN
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Normal Defense (E81)  ·  1-0



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Apr-02-05  acdc: i suggests 47. ... Kxc7 with a slight chance at a draw
Apr-02-05  maoam: The guy who played Black has a painful sounding name.
Apr-02-05  CapAnson: <acdc> what chance would that be?
Apr-05-05  acdc: very little i'd say: 1x10^-10000000
Apr-05-05  shortsight: <maoam> <The guy who played Black has a painful sounding name>

Wang Pin is a WGM from China, definitely not a guy :)

Apr-05-05  Volmac: 47...Kxc7 48.g6 Re7 49.Kf6 Kd6 50.Bf7 game over.
Apr-05-05  ranchogrande: have we not as chessplayers learnt - that its wise to avoid Pins? .. :)
Apr-05-05  acdc: where did wang pin go wrong in this game? (probably dr. zukhov)
May-21-06  Karpova: <where did wang pin go wrong in this game?>

Pin let Karpov pin her

Nov-22-09  hedgeh0g: I believe a Wang Pin is commonly referred to as a "Prince Albert".
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  Everett: <acdc: where did wang pin go wrong in this game? (probably dr. zukhov)>

I've have been preparing this response for eight years, only to say that Black played an opening that Karpov enjoyed playing. Though the pawn sac is supposed to be fine for Black, Karpov always found a way to create winning chances in this opening due to better piece play, defeating both Ivanchuk and Polgar with it.

I think 17.Nd1 and 20.Rb5 likely thwarted Black's plans for immediate activity. The interesting thing in this position is that Black has no significant entry points for his R along the b-file. Karpov's B, N and a2 pawn position give him time to develop the R and start pushing his pawn majority.

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