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Garry Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov
Las Palmas (1996), Las Palmas, Canary Islands ESP, rd 9, Dec-20
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Keres Defense (E32)  ·  1-0



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Jul-15-07  Zzyw: 32...♖d7?, forcing himself into a bad endgame seems black's biggest mistake in this game. I can't see why Karpov shouldn't have just grabbed the b-pawn here. Did both players miss that after 32...♕xb2! the strong-looking 33.♗d6?? is refuted by 33...♕d4+ 34.♔h1 ♕xe4! with a winning attack? For instance 35.♕xf8+ ♔h7 36.♗f3 ♕d3! and lights out.

After 32...♕xb2 white will need to take defensive measures against the simple but nasty threat on e4 and g2 to follow, effectively ending his initiative with a material minus. 33.♗f3 is recommended by Fritz 9 (-0.79) after which black has several ways to deal with the threat of 34.♗d6 with a comfortable game.

Nov-02-08  nelech: very nice .Black had other possibilities : 32...Be4 or 32...รง4
Nov-03-08  nelech: and what about the ending if instead of 36...Bb5+? Karpov had played 36...Nd7 ? It is not easy to win the ending with opposite bishops
Sep-01-09  Hesam7: To add to <Zzyw>'s post, after 32...Qxb2

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Black has a big advantage according to Toga II too:

33.Bf3 Qb6 34.Rd1 Rd7 35.Rxd7 Bxd7 36.Qxb6 axb6 37.Bc7 b5 38.e5 Ng6 39.Bd6 c4 40.Kf2 f5 41.exf6 gxf6 42.g4 Kf7 43.Ke3 f5 44.gxf5 exf5 45.Kd4 f4 46.Bd5+ Kf6 (-0.70 @ depth 22/72)

Apr-23-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1996.
Your score: 83 (par = 70)


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