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Michael Karp vs Eric Lobron
9th European Junior Championship (1979/80), Groningen NED, rd 1, Dec-20
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  0-1

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Feb-06-04
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  Honza Cervenka: Karpov at his top was not outplayed in this way very often. Here he underestimated or overlooked opponent's attacking chances on the Kingside. Very nice game of Eric Lobron.
Feb-06-04  Benjamin Lau: Lobron played very strangely in this game. His d pawn never moves at all, very unusual in the Sicilian.
Jun-10-05  Shams: why not 11...Qxd4 getting back the pawn?
Jun-10-05  Kangaroo: <<Shams>: why not 11...Qxd4 getting back the pawn?>>

Perhaps, Lobron thought that the position of his Queen on the kingside will be more threatening to Karpov's king.

Jun-10-05  paul dorion: <<Shams>: why not 11...Qxd4 getting back the pawn?>>

11... Qxd4??
12 Qxd4 the bishop at b5 guards e2

Jun-10-05  Kangaroo: <paul dorion: <<Shams>: why not 11...Qxd4 getting back the pawn?>>

11... Qxd4??
12 Qxd4 the bishop at b5 guards e2>

I thought - and apologize for the error overlooked - that the proposed moves were

AFTER 11. ... a6. 12. Ba4 - there is nothing wrong with 12. ... Qxd4. 13. Qxd4 Ne2+ then.

However, it looks like the trip Qb6 - d8 - h4 is more attractive and more promising.

Jun-10-05  paul dorion: Right!

In both cases black is very happy. Karpov has often stumbled when out of his books

Jun-10-05  Everett: <Honza Cervenka>

Karpov wasn't outplayed as much as caught in opening prep it seems. He's near busted out of the opening.

Jun-14-05  Shams: yes, I meant 12...Qxd4 of course. I would not want to leave Karpov with an extra center pawn, but I think Kangaroo is right -- the queen sortie is better. Thanks all.
Feb-28-06  mcgee: Does anyone know the exact tournament this was played in? West Germany did not qualify for the 1980 European team championship..
Jan-07-07
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  Chessdreamer: <mcgee>It was European Junior Championship in Groningen 20.12.1979 - 4.1.1980. Actually White was Michel Karp (Luxemburg)!
May-15-11  Xeroxx: So it wasn't Karpov?
May-15-11  myschkin: . . .

Michael Karp

http://www.365chess.com/view_game.p...

May-15-11  Xeroxx: Once you go Karp you never Karpov.
May-15-11  I Like Fish: that is it...
naturally...
May-07-14  celtrusco: There was a druid on d6, not a Bishop.

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