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Anatoly Karpov vs John Nunn
Amsterdam OHRA (1985), Amsterdam NED, rd 1, Jul-15
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Opocensky Variation Traditional Line (B92)  ·  1-0

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Mar-24-06  notyetagm: Model play by Karpov agains the Najdorf, clamping down on the weak d5-square with the brilliant knight maneuvre 16 ♘c1 - 17 ♘1a2 - 18 ♘b4.
Mar-24-06
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  Check It Out: Was 31...bxa5 his downfall, missing the 32.b5 tactic? His position is definitely cramped, but possibly defensible?
Mar-29-06
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  OhioChessFan: <Was 31...bxa5 his downfall, missing the 32.b5 tactic? His position is definitely cramped, but possibly defensible?>

<Check It Out> Your avatar is way cool. I don't see any reasonable options. If 31...b5 then 32 cxb5 axb5
33 Qxb5 and White has 2 passed pawns with 4 pieces bearing down on the Queenside.

Aug-06-07  ALEXIN: One of the black weakest move is 29.Bc7.
Mar-24-13  wachter123680: No wait. I am not the only smart one here to see that 33.. Rc5 was Nunn's owned losing move?!/..2
Dec-06-20  fisayo123: This reminds me a lot of Carlsen's best games. Intuitive knight maneuver, pawn sacrifice, preservation of good bishop even for a pawn (27. Ba7!?) and white slowly consolidates on his positional edge. Karpov always makes it look easy
Dec-06-20
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  Fusilli: <notyetagm: Model play by Karpov agains the Najdorf, clamping down on the weak d5-square with the brilliant knight maneuvre 16 ♘c1 - 17 ♘1a2 - 18 ♘b4.>

Yeah, 100% Karpovian, forcing a master attacking tactician to play a squeezed positional game.

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