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Andrei Sokolov vs Anatoly Karpov
Bugojno (1986), Bugojno YUG, rd 4, May-??
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Flohr System (C92)  ·  1-0



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  TheAlchemist: Best Game of the first half of 1986 as voted by the Chess Informant jury. 37.Kf2! starts a beautiful and decisive relocation of all units.

The game there has the repetition 11.Ng5 Rf8 12.Nf3 Re8 in between and only then continues with 13.Nbd2 (here 11.Nbd2)

Feb-19-15  poorthylacine: Why a question mark before "1986", since this game too is from 1986 Bugojno tournament?
Dec-27-20  fisayo123: There is generally a lot of cliche praise for Karpov's play from the black side of the Ruy Lopez but I believe his play from the black side of the Caro-Kann and Queen's Indian was obviously superior. He was the best player ever from the black side of those two openings but not the Ruy Lopez. Spassky, Aronian to name a few played it better.

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