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Anatoly Karpov vs Boris Spassky
Unzicker's 80th Birthday (2005), Mainz GER, rd 6, Aug-10
Queen's Gambit Declined: Anti-Tartakower Variation (D55)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Aug-22-05  Ulhumbrus: 12...c6 may lead to some advantage
Dec-28-05  szunzein: really?
Dec-28-05  Karpova: yes, that's true. 12...c6 would lead to advantage - for white. the pawn on c6 would merely be weak.
Dec-28-05  szunzein: I agree with you Karpova; and, by the way, your move 40-Rxg4 looks beautifull, if I may say it
Dec-28-05  Karpova: <szunzein>, thank you very much for the nice compliment!
Dec-28-05  Eatman: While the final position is indeed considered a draw, I would imagine Karpov would try to torture Spassky for a while longer had the game been played in a more serious tournament with higher stakes. There is that famous game from Zurich 1953 which comes to mind where white were actually able to win this (KR4pVSKR3p).
Dec-28-05  square dance: <There is that famous game from Zurich 1953...> ive actually just started to play through my zurich 1953 book this week.
Dec-29-05  Karpova: <Eatman> Are you talking about this one? Gligoric vs Euwe, 1953
Dec-29-05  szunzein: I don't see how he could have "torture" Spassky here; drawing this position would have been piece of cake for Spassky, really.
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