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Anatoly Karpov vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic
Linares (1989), Linares ESP, rd 6, Feb-25
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange. Positional Variation (D35)  ·  1-0



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  rodrigochaves: A brilliant endgame tipical to karpov
Jan-04-07  Towershield: This game is one of my favorite Karpov games.

18..Nxe5!? looks better.

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  GrahamClayton: A classic example of the Q-side minority attack, eg 13. b4 and 20. b5.
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  thegoodanarchist: Karpov was mean to Black's a-pawn.
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  Breunor: Why would Ljubojevic play this kind of game against Karpov? At this kind of position Karpov is an absolute magician!
Apr-03-18  Toribio3: Karpov played like Capablanca.
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  keypusher: < Breunor: Why would Ljubojevic play this kind of game against Karpov? At this kind of position Karpov is an absolute magician!>

Ljubojevic had black against Karpov 31 times. Was he supposed to play 31 Benko gambits?

Anyway, sometimes this approach worked.

Karpov vs Ljubojevic, 1983

And sometimes sharper stuff didn't.

Karpov vs Ljubojevic, 1981

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