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Jan Timman vs Anatoly Karpov
Karpov - Timman FIDE World Championship Match (1993), Zwolle NED, rd 9, Sep-20
Torre Attack: Classical Defense. Nimzowitsch Variation (A46)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-07-09  returnoftheking: From Nic magazine

Nd4! cxd4 Bxd4 is interesting. f.e. Ra2 Rf2 Rf2 Rf8 and black has a strong initiative.

20.f4! Qg7 (?) the start of a bad plan. Rc8 with c5 as an idea might be interesting.

26..Rf8? Karpov already in serious time trouble.
34.Nh6 ?
planning the text line followed by 36.Bf5. Timman saw too late that it could be followed by Re5 and black wins. Thus a series of exchanges follows, diminishing Timman's advantage.

43. Qh6?
Timman's last chanche for an advantage.
43.axb6 cxb6 Bc4 Bc4 Qe5 would almost force Karpov in an endgame with a pawn less: ..43..Qg5 bxc7

Feb-11-13  nelech: I don't see a defence for black after 42 Qxh4 instead of 42 a5
Feb-11-13  Nerwal: 42. ♕xh4 ♘d2! 43. ♘xd2 (43. ♗xa6 is also a draw after 43... ♖xf3 44. ♘xf3 ♘xf3+ 45. gxf3 ♕xf3 46. ♕d8+ ♔a7 47. ♕xc7+ ♔xa6 - Ftáčnik) ♖xf1+ 44. ♘xf1 ♕f2+ 45. ♔h1 ♗xd3 46. ♘xg3 ♗e4! 47. ♕d8+ ♔b7 48. ♘xe4 ♕e1+! 49. ♔h2 dxe4! and the strong passed pawn on e4 saves black despite being two pawns down.

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