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Maxim Rodshtein vs Anatoly Karpov
Bundesliga (2013/14), Eppingen GER, rd 15, Apr-06
Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06)  ·  0-1



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Mar-17-15  cplyakap: Legend is always legend!
Apr-16-15  cunctatorg: Well, I can't understand what exactly happened and White gradually found himself in a lost position...
Apr-16-15  Gilmoy: Looks like White stumbled into pet analysis from Karpov's younger days vs. the Catalan. <9.Qc2 Bb7> is surely a canonical position, acceptable to both sides.

<10.Bd2> must be the start of White's passivity. <12.a3 13.b4> looks like Rodshtein's own prep, but after <14.Bc3> he's just clearly worse: Black's 4 minors are harmonious with intersections, White's 4 minors are self-blocked or still home.

<20..Nd5> And not merely intersections, but Black's intersections are springboards to more intersections ... which constitutes an <intersection-tree of depth 3>.

<13.b4> "Ah, I remember that this is weak -- now what was the tour that attacks it" -- <13..Nbd7> "I feel young"

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