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Zurab Azmaiparashvili vs Anatoly Karpov
FIDE GP (2002) (rapid), Dubai UAE, rd 5, Apr-08
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  0-1



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Sep-29-04  ConLaMismaMano: Did this FIDE GP have rapid time controls?
Aug-06-05  aw1988: Yes it did.
Aug-07-05  coolthing76: Very nice endgame by Karpov
Apr-18-08  Billy Ray Valentine: Shouldn't a R vs R + 2 rook pawns be a drawn ending?

I remember a game like that in Fischer's My 60 Memorable Games.

Perhaps time was a factor...

Apr-18-08  Shams: <Billy Ray Valentine> not when they are that far apart. if they're one file apart, sometimes the weaker side can hold. I'm not sure at what distance the draw becomes impossible, but it's definitely before they get six files apart.
Apr-18-08  Resignation Trap: <Billy Ray Valentine> This is a tablebase win for Black. See: .
Apr-20-08  euripides: <Billy Ray> I guess you're thinking of

Botvinnik vs Fischer, 1962

I think the point is that Karpov's rook is better placed than Fischer's in that game. If the rook is on the rank between the pawns, or if Black's rook is behind one pawn and the White rook in front of it, I guess it's a win. Fischer's rook, I think, was in front of one of the pawns.

Apr-20-08  euripides: ... another difference was that Botvinnik also had a pawn in that game, but I think that made no difference - the game would have been drawn without it. Fischer quotes Botinnik's note on that point.
Apr-02-10  Chess Network: Where does one see examples of how to obtain positions where only one side has legitimate chances to win. View Karpov's games! :)

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