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Nigel Short vs Anatoly Karpov
Dos Hermanas (1997), Dos Hermanas ESP, rd 8, Apr-10
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Variation (B12)  ·  0-1



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May-12-05  BlazingArrow56: Absolute strangulation. Short had no chance.
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  plang: This is such a difficult variation to play. 5 a3 was a relatively new move at the time; invented by Short. 12 Bf5 doubling the pawns always looks promising in this variation but has some drawbacks. Karpovs patience in delaying the capture of the weak e5 pawn is instructive.
Oct-08-06  Notagm: White should have played f4 early on to protect e5. This would have solved most of his difficulties.
Oct-08-06  Notagm: White should have played f4 early on to protect e5. This would have solved most of his difficulties.
Jun-04-08  Xeroxx: White should have played f4 early on to protect e5. This would have solved most of his difficulties.
Jun-04-08  Alphastar: f4 would lock another pawn on his bishop's color. That would be suicide in a game against Karpov.
May-13-10  The Rocket: "Absolute strangulation. Short had no chance."

Yes he was choked in this game and as white! karpov was a really amazing positional player I always have admired, but he would still during these later years play some really poor games too unfortunately.

May-14-10  A Karpov Fan: I love the way Short was reduced to shuffling his King about, powerless to do anything but wait for the inevitable :-)
Jan-18-11  ycpl: Why doesn't black gain space with 11... c4? Isn't that better than what he played?
Jan-18-11  Sparta: <ycpl> 11. ... c4 looks like a bit of over-extension. White can respond with 12. Bc2 and then b3 to crack the queenside. The way black played was to strangle and squeeze white into submission, so I don't think he wanted open lines.

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