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Viswanathan Anand vs Anatoly Karpov
Corus Group A (2003), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 5, Jan-16
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation. Van der Wiel Attack (B12)  ·  1-0

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Oct-27-03  TheAussiePatzer: Madcap game.
Oct-27-03  skakmiv: Karpov stood really good in this game...
Perhaps he should play the Caro-Kann.
I don't know if you have seen some of his games in the cap dagde tournament? Karpov has made many blunders in that torunament.
Oct-27-03  tud: Karpov should take a Botvinnik break. And start thinking about his 2003 year carefully. What are those results ???
Feb-08-06  Everett: Anyone has a strong computer program (preferably Shredder) that can analyze this game after 14...hxg6?
May-11-06  ckmneon: 14...hxg6
I'd have to think this was Karpov hoping for a blunder by Anand. (That in the thick of the midgame he'd miss a rook sac) Any move other than 15. O-O and Anand is done after [15...Rxh2 16. Rxh2 or Rf2 16...Qxg3]
Apr-23-08  simonepierini: An interesting opening analysis can be found on the book of John Watson cap. 3 on the italian version.
Feb-12-09  freeman8201: Anand himself has came up with a way for black to comeout with a attack after the sea clams. In other games white plays h4 though and Blacks Bishop is on e4 which allows him to play g5! Attacking the Knight on g4! I wonder why Karpov never tried this line. by the way Karpov has a bad record dealing with this attack.

(Veselin Topalov v Viswanathan Anand 1999)


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Apr-18-14  tranquilsimplicity: <freeman8201> Indeed. Kasparov also destroyed Karpov with this variation. My feeling is that this is evidence of Karpov's discomfort and perhaps dislike of sharp, creative, complicated, combinatorial games. But if one were to lead the game towards quieter waters of the positional-strategic style, then Karpov is El Maestro! #
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  plang: In game 4 of their semi-final Candidates match at Dortmund 2002 Topalov had played 8 h4 against Bareev and had gone on to win; 8 Ng3 was new.

Anand after 14..hxg:
"Black has three pawns for the piece, including a three-to-nil central majority, but White can claim a slight advantage. Only one of the black pawns is passed, and White's bishops are potentially dangerous."

Anand was critical of Black's plan of 19..Rd7 and 20..f5?! recommending instead 19..g5 preventing Bf4. 24..Na4? weakened the d-pawn; 24..Kb8 would have been better. 28..Nxc3 29 Bxf7..Nxb1 30 Bxg6..Nc3 31 Nd2..Nd1 32 Rf1..Ne3 33 Rc1 would also have been strong for White.

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