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Anatoly Karpov vs Miguel Illescas Cordoba
Leon (1993), Leon ESP, rd 9, May-??
Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Carlsbad Variation (D34)  ·  1-0



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Jan-10-08  goldenbear: Doesn't 16.c5 work out well for Black? And if that is a blunder somehow, wouldn't 16.Rc(b)8 with the idea of c5 be better than the ugly 16.Bd7?
Jan-11-08  goldenbear: Today, I see that 16.c5?? is indeed a blunder (which I kinda thought it would be), for example, 17.Bxf6 Qxf6 18.Nxd5 Qxb2 19.Nc7. Therefore, naturally the move that suggests itself is 16.Rc8, with the same idea of c5. If 17.b4, then a5 looks terribly strong to me. So I think that after 16.Rc8, Black looks like slightly the stronger side. I would be interested to know what a computer thinks.
Jan-11-08  goldenbear: Hmmm.... maybe "Black is slightly stronger" afer 16.Rc8 is not the case. After 16.Rc8, then 17.Na4 may give White some advantage, although I think that Black should be able to hold if he responds 17.Ne4, intending on 18.Bxe4 to recapture and play his bishop to d5.
Jan-11-08  goldenbear: I feel obliged to mention that after 16.Rc8 17.Bxa7?? fails to 17.c5. Of course, I don't know exactly why it fails, but I do know such a move cannot possibly be good. This was just for anyone that thought I simply overlooked that.

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