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Christopher Lutz vs Anatoly Karpov
Dortmund (1993), Dortmund GER, rd 2, Apr-11
Queen's Indian Defense: Petrosian Variation. Farago Defense (E12)  ·  0-1



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Nov-16-03  thekleinbottle: I've seen this game in 2 books now... amazing endgame technique by Karpov. After sacrificing the exchange on move 21, he slowly grinds down his opponent over the next 50+ moves...
Nov-17-03  drukenknight: looking at it very quick my guess is that white missed a chance to sack the exchange and bring the endgame back to manageable level, viz: R+P+ minor ending. We've seen that failure in the Kasparov endgame last week.
Nov-27-05  euripides: Karpov plays the same line asChristiansen vs Karpov, 1993.

Karpov's interesting exchange sacrifice reminds me of the ending in Szabo vs K Langeweg, 1964

Here, not only does Black have a pawn more, but White's pawns are shakier and it is Black's rook not White's that is able to get play along the rank.

Nov-27-05  euripides: Karpov plays the same line as Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993. Karpov's interesting exchange sacrifice reminds me of the ending in

Szabo vs K Langeweg, 1964

Here White's pawns are shakier and it is Black's rook not White's that is able to get play along the rank.

Mar-07-08  mistreaver: Awesome game extraordinary exchange sacrifice leaving white with pathetic LSB
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  whiteshark: <mistreaver> Let's close the circle and link today's game of the day:

Karpov's 'world masterly' exchange sacrifice Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978

Mar-07-08  mistreaver: <whiteshark> yes after going throught those games i found Karpov style as much as entartaining as Kasparov style. It is the different style of chess that has it's own beauty
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  whiteshark: <mistreaver>

In his great and highly recommended endgame book <*> <"Endspieltraining für die Praxis" <<>> (in English it's called <Endgame Secrets: How to Plan in the Endgame in Chess>)> Christopher Lutz is analysing this game nearly Huebner-like on some 10 pages.

<*> " definitely a book for more advanced players, perhaps 2100 and above. It consists of 45 games, most of them deeply annotated (6-7 pages is not uncommon towards the end). Lutz is a specialist on rook-and-minor-piece endings, of which there are 20. I used this book briefly with another master, and found it fascinating, although we did find a serious error in one of the games (sorry, but I can't remember which one!). Almost all the principles of endgame play (and many exceptions) are found here, although it takes careful study to absorb them in depth. <Ultimately, that is always the case, and I would compare this book to Speelman's brilliant <Analyzing the Endgame> and <Endgame Preparation>>." [sic]

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Mar-07-08  mistreaver: Hmm i don't think that is a book for me i am not strong enough
Mar-07-08  mistreaver: I think i should start with some basic endgames i have 1 book from croatian IM Vladimir Cvetnić it is very good and it is great for an amateur like me
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  whiteshark: <mistreaver> Sounds good and I wish you success!
Apr-20-09  Everett: Absolute witchcraft.
Apr-20-09  Raisin Death Ray: <Everett> Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble!
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  OBIT: Instead of 38. Rf1, how about 38. Rfg3, with the idea 38...h6 (38...Kf6 39. h4 gxh4? 40. Rf3+ Ke7 41. Rg7+ Kd8 42. Rxh7 clearly favors White) 39. h4 Bh5 40. hxg5 Bxg4 41. gxh6+ Kxh6 42. Rxg4 with a dead drawn ending.

Black can also try 39...Kf6, but 40. hxg5+ looks fine for White after 40...hxg5 41. Rh3 or 40...Rxg5 41. Rxg5 hxg5 42. Rf3+ Kg7 (not 42...Kg6? 43. e5+! followed by exd6) 43. Rg3, and I don't see how Black can make progress. Trading off a set of kingside pawns gives the White rook much more mobility than in the game.

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