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Anatoly Karpov vs Miguel Illescas Cordoba
ESP-chT (2003), Lanzarote, rd 7, May-06
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Classical Variation. Modern Defense (D78)  ·  1-0



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  plang: In Karpov's rapid game win over Polgar at Moscow 2002 (Russia vs Rest of the World) he played 14 h3; 14 Nh3 was new. Illescas's 16..g5?! just seems risky and anti-positional. After 18..e5?! Black's game went downhill fast. Flear recommended instead 18..Bg4 19 f3..Be6 with Karpov adding the interesting continuation 20 Nc5..Bxc4 21 Rxc4..Nd5 22 a4..Qxc4 23 Qxc4..Nxe3 24 Qc1..Nxd1 25 Nb3..Nxd4 26 Qxd1..b6 with chances for both sides. If 22..Bxc4 23 Nxb5..Rxd2 24 Bxd2..Bxb5 25 Rc5..Nc4 26 Rxb5..Nxd2 27 Rxb7 and White will be winning after the capture of the a-pawn.

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