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Anatoly Karpov vs Lajos Portisch
Interpolis 6th (1982), Tilburg NED, rd 4, Oct-05
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin Variation (C42)  ·  0-1



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May-04-05  paladin at large: Karpov loses, or sacrifices, a pawn with 19. Bh4

Cool play by Portisch beginning with 23....Kf8 as he withstands Karpov's attack.

Oct-28-05  suenteus po 147: 32...Qe5 is one of those lovely quiet moves that just ends the game cold. White can't save his bishop because moving it drops the queen, and the file is cut off from rook support. As you wrote, <paladin at large>, great defense by Portisch.
Feb-04-06  Fast Gun: A rare win for Portisch against Karpov, this is only one of two wins that he managed against the former world champion in over 50+ games, the other one was in 1972 at San Antonio:
Aug-18-08  computer chess guy: 22. ♘xh4 ♕xh4 23. ♖e1 looks much better for White, vs. 22. ♕e4. 24. ♕h7 was a sac that didn't work: looks dangerous but wasn't actually sound.
Nov-06-20  fisayo123: A very rare loss with white from Karpov and it seems like harakiri. He was trying to go for an extremely risky, spectacular checkmating pattern involving his bishop and rook but missed black was in time to block with some Nc6-d4-e6 knight sequence.

With Karpov's games in this tournament, you sort of get the impression he saw what Kasparov did in Bugojno earlier that year and was trying to add some spice to his game, especially after a somewhat insipid (albeit successful) supertournament victory in Turin

Feb-02-21  nezhmet: 20. Bxe7! Nxe7 21. Rad1 c4 22. Ne4! with a decisive advantage. Portisch was bluffing in a bad position.

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