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Garry Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov
Kasparov - Karpov Blitz Match (2009) (blitz), Valencia ESP, rd 5, Sep-24
Queen's Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31)  ·  1-0

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Sep-25-09
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  Honza Cervenka: 49...Kb5? was fatal mistake. After 49...e5+! black should draw the game easily and in fact it is white who must be careful here. For example, 49...e5+ 50.fxe5 fxe5+ 51.Kc4 Nc5 52.Bxa5?! Nxe4 53.Bxb4 Nxg3 (diagram) is clearly in black's favour.


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Sep-25-09  percyblakeney: Kasparov missed the immediate winner 45. Bd8 here.
Sep-25-09
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  Honza Cervenka: <Kasparov missed the immediate winner 45. Bd8 here.> It was mistake to throw away the Bishop pair here. Also 45.Kd4 was better than text but you are right that 45.Bd8 wins quickly.
Sep-27-09  VinnyRoo2002: Karpov's general match plan to trade off his dark squared bishop on d6 once Kasparov developed his dark squared bishop to f4 turned out to be disastrous. Often times, Karpov developed the bishop to e7 first then proceeded it to move it to d6. I wonder if the plan is no good or the subsequent play.
Sep-28-09  AnalyzeThis: Well, Karpov should have drawn this game. I think we can give him the benefit of the doubt regarding his opening play.
Nov-11-17  LA MAN: In this game Gary gives up playing for king side diagonal attacks as a priority and instead focuses on the block files and open files attack method on the queens side. Why is beyond me unless he just expected his opponent to castle there. Case in point is how Gary moved his bishop to g 5 square early on and did not exchange it in board mid section as he does in earlier games. I think the diagonal game plan is better the block Karjakin. Style is not as effective and it is due to fact chess is a diagonal moving game. It uses more diagonal moving pieces than file or rank wise ones.
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