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Anatoly Karpov vs Judit Polgar
Zurich Champions Rapid (2009) (rapid), Zuerich SUI, rd 4, Aug-23
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Keres Defense (E32)  ·  1-0



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  HeMateMe: This seems an odd opening, Karpov spends all his moves on the Queenside, leaving the kingside undeveloped. But the advanced white pawns force black into an awkward, immobile pawn structure.
Aug-24-09  hellopolgar: go karpov, still got it!
Aug-28-09  HeadCrunch: GOOD GAME
Aug-28-09  computer chess guy: 19. .. ♘e8, locking in the Rook, looks like a bad decision. Probably better was 19. .. ♖d8.
Aug-28-09  Travis Bickle: This is not the same Judit who beat Kasparov. Judit has much rust on her game. I think with her two children she's raising has really stifled her chess career.
Sep-03-09  birthtimes: 19...Rd8 20. dxc5 bxc5 21. Qa3 Qxa3 22. Bxa3 Ra8 23. Bc1 and White has the clear advantage in the endgame due to Black's isolated c-pawn, doubled e-pawns, and White's protected outside passed pawn.

17...cxd4 18. exd4 Nf6 19. Be2 Bxf3 20. Bxf3 d5 21. O-O dxc4 22. Qxc4 Ncd5 and the game is even...

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  hesyrett: 16...Nc7 looks unduly passive.  Why not try 16...Nb4 with the idea of invading via ...Qa2 and bringing the KR to the a-file before White can get his kingside developed?
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  hesyrett: Earlier, as this database shows, 9...c5 was preferable to 9...a5.  White's whole system is too slow and leaves too many holes in the Q-side, but Black needs to strike quickly before White gets his K-side developed.

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