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Anatoly Karpov vs Viktor Korchnoi
Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Match (1978), City of Baguio PHI, rd 2, Jul-20
Spanish Game: Open. St. Petersburg Variation (C82)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Mar-12-08  offramp: After 18.Qc3


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I was expecting Kortschnoi to swap off one of those evil-looking bishops. Instead he played the very good move 18...Qd5. If white now wanted to keep his evil-looking bishop pair then he would have to play something like 19.Bb1 which would obviously give him development problems. So Karpov decided to totally equalize the position.

Apr-09-08  Knight13: <offramp: So Karpov decided to totally equalize the position.> He's already worse off in that position so that was the right decision. :-)

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