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Anatoly Karpov vs Johann Hjartarson
Candidates Quarterfinal (1989), Seattle, WA USA, rd 2, Jan-30
English Opening: King's English Variation. General (A20)  ·  1-0

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Jul-25-04  pencuse: An excellent game by Karpov. White gives rook with 19. Nxd4! which removes black's white-square bishop to use weakness the weak white squares of black.
Sep-06-05  Everett: Starting with 16.Bxd4, Karpov shows how to win positionally with the dragon as white. Black decides to walk into mate instead of suffer the march of two connected passers.
May-27-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  wwall: If 35...Ra4, then 36.Rb1 (Karpov gives 36.e4 Rb4 37.e5 Ng4 38.e6 Rxf5 39.e7 Nf6 40.Be4 as winning for White, but it is unclear to me what happens after 40...Rxf2 41.Kxf2 Nxe4+ and 42...Nd6) 36...Rc8 37.Nd6 Rb8 38.Nf7+ Kg7 39.Nxg5.

Perhaps 43...Kh8 instead of 43...Kg6.

After 45.f3, White threatens mate with 46.Bg4.

Apr-02-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <wwall>
<Perhaps 43...Kh8>
Seems pretty late to try to save it. If 43...Kh8, White can simply push the d-pawn with 44. d5, etc.
Aug-21-09  Rubenchik: Excellent game
May-28-10  Wyatt Gwyon: It's amazing to see how Karpov exploits little positional mistakes.
Jun-06-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: IM Andrew Martin has annotated this <timeless> game in a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIXz...
Dec-13-16  RookFile: 13....b6 is sometimes good, and sometimes bad. Here it's bad, because it weakens c6 and allows Karpov's later Qc6. Soltis says that a reasonable course for black was 13....a5 14. b5 Nd4
Mar-11-21  fisayo123: First decisive game of this Candidates match

17. Qc6! is a really powerful move anticipating a not at all obvious exchange sacrifice. Black's position becomes very unpleasant very fast.

Mar-11-21
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  OhioChessFan: Black might as well have resigned instead of 43...Kg6.
Nov-13-21  PJs Studio: Wow!!! Karpov was one of the greatest of all time.

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