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Anatoly Karpov vs Henryk Motyka
Radom sim (2000) (exhibition), rd 1, May-21
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Delayed Exchange (C85)  ·  1-0



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May-14-06  paladin at large: Wonderful position play by Karpov, who must have been smiling broadly after 15 moves.
Oct-21-07  notyetagm: <paladin at large: Wonderful position play by Karpov, who must have been smiling broadly after 15 moves.>

Position after 15 ... g7xf6:

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As the Bulgarian chess saying goes, "I make your pawns look like your grandmother's teeth". :-)

Oct-21-07  Open Defence: actually i have wondered about the delayed exchange variation... Black cannot get in f6 as he does with the Breyer / Gligoric so there is always a risk of doubled f pawns too.. but only geniuses like Karpov can squeeze out the win with such a tiny plus
Apr-14-09  WhiteRook48: doubled pawns on both the c-file and the f-file
Mar-04-11  TheoNov: Too bad the game didn't continue 16. f4 exf4, as that would have completed the effect aesthetically!

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Feb-05-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: I MAKE YOUR PAWNS LOOK LIKE YOUR GRANDMA'S TEETH

Karpov vs H Motyka, 2000

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Apr-18-19  Helios727: Is there a reason Black did not protect the h-pawn with 47... Bf8 ?

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