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Anatoly Karpov vs Jens Enevoldsen
Skopje Olympiad Final-A (1972), Skopje YUG, rd 10, Oct-07
French Defense: Tarrasch. Haberditz Variation (C03)  ·  1-0



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  tpstar: tpstar0-eugender (Yahoo 5/15/04): 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 f5 4. ef ef 5. Ngf3 (5. Ndf3) Nf6 6. Ne5 Bd6 7. Ndf3 0-0 8. Bd3 (8. Bg5 Re8 9. Be2) Nbd7 9. 0-0 (9. Bg5?! h6 10. Bxf6 gxf6!; 9. Bxf5!? Nxe5 10. dxe5 Bxf5) Ne4 10. c4 c6 11. cd cd 12. Qb3 Nxe5 13. dxe5 Be7 14. Be3 b6 15. Rac1 Bb7 16. Bxe4!? fxe4 17. Nd4 Qd7 18. Rfd1 Rac8 19. Rxc8 Rxc8 20. Bf4 Bc5 21. h3 Bxd4 22. Rxd4 Qf5 23. Bg3 Rd8 (23 ... Rc1+ 24. Rd1 since 24. Kh2?! e3! 25. Rf4 Qb1) 24. Ra4 Ra8 25. Qa3 a6 26. Qe7 Qf7 27. Qd6 b5 28. Ra3 Qf8 29. Qc7 Qc8 30. Rc3 h6 31. e6 and White won (1-0).
May-15-04  TAlekhiNehz: What is this opening called?
May-15-04  PinkPanther: It's called the French Defense Tarrasch variation, the sub variation is called the "retard variation" because of the early f5 by black.
May-15-04  Dudley: Ah yes, the retard varition. It's popular in all openings.
Jan-29-05  aw1988: LOL, the retard variation. That is an appropriate name for this.
Jan-29-05  aw1988: <tpstar> 9. Bg5 (stronger is O-O) h6 10. Bxf6 Qxf6! (10...gxf6?! 11. Nxd7! Qxd7 12. Nh4! and white has a very nice advantage - doubtless black will not make the best choices in this uncomfortable position).

9. Bxf5? Nxe5 10. dxe5 (10. Bxc8? Nxf3+ (10...Rxc8?? 11. dxe5; 10...Qxc8?? 11. dxe5 with a large advantage in each case) 11. Qxf3 Qxc8 ) and here not:

10...Re8? 11. Bxc8 Bxe5 (11...Rxc8? 12. Bf4! ; 11...Qxc8?! 12. Bf4! ) with a humerous follow-up: 12. Bxb7 Bxb2+ with approximate equality, but 10...Bxf5! 11. exf6 Qxf6 with a large advantage, again close to winning, 11. exd6 gives black an even larger advantage.

Jan-29-05  aw1988: Note black could play 15...Nc5! , (or =) and a stronger move in response is 16. Nd4! .

In the variation Rd1+ Kh2 e3?! white merely plays Qxe3. Rf4?? loses to Qb1 .

25...a6 did not help much, as black could have played Qf8! with near equality, whereas after that white is close to winning.

29. Qb6! was slightly stronger,

Note 30. Rc3?? was bad in view of the possible response d4! whereas h6?? loses straight away.

Nevertheless, a good game.

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  OlimpBase: A sensation game between Soviet prodigy and Dutch veteran. Enevoldsen first appeared at the Olympiads in 1933, so he had a span of 39 years!

In 1972, Karpov was 21 and Enevoldsen was 65.

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  Chessical: Enevoldsen was a Danish master.

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  OlimpBase: Danish he was! Excuse the typo.
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  tpstar: <OlimpBase> I'm glad you visited this game. Chessbase 8.0 gives this game as Karpov against Eigil Pedersen (Skopje, 1972) with the extra moves 22. Rh8+ Ke7 23. Rh7+ Ke8 24. Re1 etc., yet 22. Rh8+?? would lose to 22 ... Qxh8. So I believe this version against Enevoldsen rather than that one.
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  OlimpBase: That was 100% Enevoldsen. Some journalists noted World Champion facing old Danish veteran who fist appearead in 1933! He chose obsolete 3...f5?! and lost quickly.
Sep-13-09  whiskeyrebel: No wonder I don't recall ever seeing that line played. What a squash.
Sep-13-09  A Karpov Fan: 3...f5 in the French? I didn't even need to see anymore -lol-
Sep-13-09  laskereshevsky: In this game the "veteran" danish player for shore felt the big difference in strenght and age between him and his opponent, the young Sovietic prodigy. So i think he, lost by lost, tried to play, how to say... in a easy/naive way?!...

But! ...I can't believe a man who faced in his career such a players like:

ALEKHINE, CAPABLANCA, EUWE, TAL, PETROSIAN and KARPOV between the world champions, (the at the time past present and future ones, I mean!)





dont know that 3...f5 in the French is a doubtfull move....:)

Mar-07-10  Garech: A nice tactical game from the positional genius! 22...Ng5 might have saved it for black though. Great game anyway!
Oct-26-11  syracrophy: In his book <Chess Tactics>, Alexander Kotov illustrates this position, after Black's ...♘c6 and White to move:

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He quotes: <Here we have an unusual case of two possible ways of smashing up the black's position. With the benefit of hindsight, we can now assert that the most effective method would have been <1.♖xh7+!! ♔xh7 2.♘4xg6 ♕d6 <2...Nxe5 3.Nxe7 Nxc4 4.Qh5+ Kg7 5.Qg6+ Kh8 6.Qh6#> 3.♘xf8+ ♔g7 <3...Qxf8 4.Qh5+ Qh6 5.Bg8+ Kg7 6.Qf7+ Kh8 7.Ng6+! winning> 4.♕h5 ♘xe5 5.♕h7+ ♔xf8 7.dxe5! ♕d7 8.♕f7+ ♔d8 9.♕f8+ ♕e8 10.♖d1+ ♗d7 11.♕xf5> winning>

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