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Anatoly Karpov vs Lampis Tagmatarxis
Rethymno sim (2001) (exhibition), rd 1
Spanish Game: Cozio Defense. General (C60)  ·  1-0

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Nov-06-05  TheFrench: Nice Tactics by Karpov there ! lol
Nov-06-05  Happypuppet: I'm more of the opinion that his opponent's mistakes (Qd6??) were more responsible for the game result than Karpov's skill.
Nov-06-05  Professeur Y: Yes, I'm afraid Qd6 is a blunder, and that this game is not evergreen nor immortal.
Jun-10-07  KKW: 6...d5 was Black's major blunder.
May-08-08  analysethat: <KKW: 6...d5 was Black's major blunder> good point.

When Karpov played 7. exd5! he probably already saw the variation in which the knight would be hanging for 11.Qxd5 once the pawn was d pawn was gone. He was going to win something, the knight was a bonus.

His sequence of moves shows that it was not a stand alone move.

So maybe it was nice tactics by Karpov - because he had to visualise this under simul conditions.

Then again it could be book ...

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