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Anatoly Karpov vs Gata Kamsky
Karpov - Kamsky FIDE World Championship Match (1996), Elista RUS, rd 3, Jun-10
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15)  ·  1/2-1/2

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May-23-08  ezmerin: First here!

Though this game was drawn I can't leave it without some questions.

First: why White played 10. Nxd7? They were surely familiar with 'unnecessary piece' theme. Why they allowed development of entombed knight b8?

Second: wasn't 17. Nf3 better? The control of d4 seems to be important as shows next black move.

And finally: is 28. Rxa8 really best choice for White? Shouldn't they double on d-file and then mount double rook push on 7th rank?

Hmm. At least this draw was not without some fight.

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