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Anatoly Karpov vs Zoltan Almasi
Amber Rapidplay (2001) (rapid), Monaco MNC, rd 9, Mar-27
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E32)  ·  1-0

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Dec-31-06  notyetagm: Beautiful piece coordination by Karpov in the final position with 38 ♕e7!, his pieces focusing on the f8-square. The lethal threat is 39 ♕f8+ followed by gxf8=♕# <DOUBLE CHECKMATE>, to which there is no good defense.

Once again Karpov shows his great skill in handling bishops of opposite colors. White's pieces focus on the dark f8-square since the Black light-squared d7-bishop has no control over this square.

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