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Christian Bauer vs Anatoly Karpov
Trophee Anatoly Karpov (2012) (rapid), Cap d'Agde FRA, rd 6, Oct-28
Indian Game: London System (A46)  ·  0-1



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Nov-05-12  tonsillolith: This is a very instructive game, namely about prophylaxis and transition to endgame.
Nov-05-12  Everett: I found interesting the play surrounding 10..Ba3 11.Nc4. Karpov uses the N as a shield and tempo gainer to play an eventual ..b5

<Tonsillolith> yes, Karpov managed to inch up the board with the Q-exchange, and took advantage of his better bishop and Whites backward d-pawn.

Jan-12-15  TheBish: The mystery to me is why White never captured the pawn on b5, somewhere around move 60.
Oct-23-17  Bishoff: To whom it may concern, please put a switch
on the board to rotate colors.
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  lost in space: I can not see any significant white advantage before and round about move 49.

This is the position after 49. Nb1.

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Give me any reason why white should be better and a constructive plan for white after 49...Kf7

Oct-24-17  tonsillolith: <Bishoff: To whom it may concern, please put a switch on the board to rotate colors>

On the standard board app, if you tap the e7 square, it will flip the board.

Many other squares have useful effects too, and if you hold down on one, it will tell you what it does.

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  lost in space:

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position after 25. Ba6

Completely unclear why black has not played 25...Bxa6, getting rid of this bad bishop on b7. I think thereafter he would be already better. Not impressive what Mr. Karpow played the first 50 moves or so.

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  lost in space: Variation: 25. Ba6 Bxa6 26. Qxa6 Qc7

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deep shreder 12: d=25/68


27. a4 Rb8 28. Bf4 Bb4...

Seems, also for the silicon monster the difference between Bh2 and Be7 is worth something.

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