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Anatoly Karpov vs Vernon Albert Small
Lucerne Olympiad (1982), Lucerne SUI, rd 1, Oct-30
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation. Modern Line (B44)  ·  1-0

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May-02-05  Jafar219: Another beautiful positional win by Karpov.
Feb-24-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jonathan Sarfati: It was, and Small was only rarely outplayed positionally like this.
Sep-13-10  Bobwhoosta: The whole game after Qa8 was so difficult for black, it seemed like he was just begging "Please exchange my light squared bishop, please please please..." then later "Can you just exchange anything? Anything at all will do.. Oh I'm so cramped."

Finally white said "Ok, I will exchange, but only to put you out of your misery."

No muss, no fuss, just a boa constrictor Karpov KRUSH!!!

Apr-06-21  carpovius: How Karpov's pieces are dancing on the board... Amazing!
Apr-06-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Karpov the python at his deadly greatest.
Apr-06-21  carpovius: The python movement has many elegance.
Aug-31-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jonathan Sarfati: The computer identifies the exchange of the dark-squared Bs then the Q exchange as considerably worsening Black's position.

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