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Garry Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov
Kasparov - Karpov Blitz Match (2009) (blitz), Valencia ESP, rd 1, Sep-24
Queen's Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31)  ·  0-1



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Sep-25-09  positionalgenius: nice game by karpov.
Sep-25-09  DoubleCheck: Karpov could of reached an even better position with 47...b4!

48. Kxd4 b3
49. Kc3 b2
50. Rb5 b1=Q!
51. Rxb1 Rxh2
52. Rb5 Kg4
53. Rb7 g5
54. fxg5 hxg5

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  ajk68: <DoubleCheck: Karpov could of reached an even better position with 47...b4!>

That was the move that was played.

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  ajk68: What was Kasparov's plan with 18. Na4 ?
Sep-25-09  goldenbear: I think he probably was thinking that this is blitz, sac a pawn, activate the rook, etc. Unfortunately, there was in fact no way to liven the play.
Sep-26-09  tivrfoa: <ajk68: What was Kasparov's plan with 18. Na4 ?> It was Kasparov's mistake. Karpov would not let Kasparov regain the pawn.
Sep-27-09  Knight13: 2800 vs 2600 Kasparov is bound to lose one game or two with 200 point difference...
Dec-03-10  freeman8201: And this is the only game Karpov wins by playing Bishop e7 on the 3rd move, according to
Dec-04-13  peltonen: A game about a white pawn's sacrifice that was never recovered.
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