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Anatoly Karpov vs Viktor Korchnoi
Lichthof Chess Champions (2006), Zurich SUI, rd 2, Aug-22
Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Variation (E11)  ·  1-0



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Aug-22-06  capablancakarpov: Karpov always so pragmatic !! Despite also winning, why not promote the c pawn, with 5 Queens on the board, wich would have been a (tied) World Record? For example 83.Qg8+ Ke7 84. Qg7+ Ke6 85.c8=Q+ Qxc8 86.Qxe5 fxe5 87.Qg4+ winning
Aug-22-06  positionalgenius: What a phenomenal game from Karpov.He's brilliant.
Aug-22-06  jaaron11: Gotta love the spitecheck at the end.
Aug-23-06  siggemannen: i suspect karpov played on korchnoi's time-trouble here.. check out the middlegame
Aug-23-06  Kwesi: This game wouldn't be out of place in a 'Multiple Queens' game collection...
Aug-23-06  jamesmaskell: Wow, a Karpov-Korchnoi game for the ages. They had a huge rivalry in the past and I suspect Korchnoi was trying to exorcise those demons (the loss in 1974 must have been soul-destroying, especially when taking into account the aftermath and him realising how close he was). He gave it a good old go!
Aug-24-06  DIEGOGG: Watching the position after 52 ♕d2??, I think that Korchnoi missed the blow: 52...♕xe4! (53 fxe4?? ♖f1#). Those things happen in blitz games.
Aug-24-06  percyblakeney: <DIEGOGG> That's correct, except for the move number... 56. ... Qxe4 wins for Korchnoi.
Aug-24-06  DIEGOGG: <percyblakeney> Thanks!. Sorry for the mistake in the move number.
Sep-12-10  JuliusCaesar: Despite the blunder on move 56, this is a great game. The way Karpov probes before opening up the position with f4 is instructive.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Once again, Karpov shows that the N outpost on b4 leaves it out of play. Compare Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1969

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