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AK Another possible continuation is 5 . . . N-QB3, but in the variation 6 NxN NPxN, which occurred in one of the games of the Fischer-Petrosian match, Black was unable to equalize. Taimanov played 6 . . . B-N3 against me. In the variation chosen by White there is no real difference between these two lines.

We Have Waited Years For This

A discussion with GM Semyon Furman, trainer of A. Karpov. This article appeared in Shakhmatisti Rossii October 1969. I became acquainted with Anatoly Karpov at the end of last year on the eve of the USSR Team Championship. The army chess players were taking part in a training conference in which Anatoly, representing the team on the first junior board, took part. A lean, pale-faced youth, in appearance somewhat phlegmatic. It even seemed that it was with difficulty he moved the chess pieces....

Bn Bk Pr Kb N B Bb Pqn Nq Jj

3103 Lev Polugayevsky-AK G3 Nimzo-Indian 1 P-Q4 N-KB3 2 P-QB4 P-K3 3 N-QB3 B-N5 4 P-K3 0-0 5 B-Q3 P-B4 6 N-B3 P-Q4 7 0-fl QPxP 8 BxBP N-B3 9 P-QR3 B-R4 10 B-R2 Remaining on the a2-g8 diagonal, the bishop covers the central square Q5, so that Black has to reckon with the advance P-Q5. This forces an exchange on Q4, after which the unpleasant (for Black) pin B-KN5 is threatened. 11 . . . PxP 12 PxP P-R3 13 B-KB4 Black could answer 13 B-K3 with 13 . . . N-K2 and . . . N-B4 to follow. 13 . . . B-B2...

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B-N2 5 P-QR3 P-Q3 6 R-Nl P-QR4 7 N-B3 P-K4 8 0-0 KN-K2 9 P-Q3 0-0 10 B-Q2 R-Nl 11 N-Kl B-K3 12 N-B2 P-Q4 13 PxP NxP 14 NxN BxN 15 P-QN4 Better 15 BxB QxB 16 P-QN4 RPxP 17 PxP PxP (17 . . . P-K5 18B-B4 ) 18 NxP NxN 19 BxN KR-B1 20 Q-N3 15 BxB 16 KxB P-QN4 17 PxRP NxP 18 N-K3 R-Kl 19 Q-Bl B-Bl 20 BxN QxB 21 N-Q5 R-K3 22 P-K4 Q-R5 23 P-B4 23 Q-B3 was worth trying. 23 Q-Q5 24 PxP If 24 P-B5 simply 24 . . . R-Q3 24 . . . Q x P K4 (276) Not 24 . . . Q xQP 25 Q-B4 R-N2 26 R N1-Q1 1 P-K4 P-QB4 2 N-QB3...

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N-Q5. 33 B-B5 R-QB1 34 B-B2 R2-B2 35 RxR RxR 36 R-Nl N-K2 37 R-N8+ K-R2 38 K-R2 N-N3 Or 38 . . . N-Bl 39 N-B5 with R-N7 to follow. 39 . . . R-B3 Or 39 . . . N-K4 40 R-N7 B xR 41 PxB N-B3 (41 . . . N-Q2 42 P-Q4 wins) 42 B-N3 . 40 R-Q8 Not now 40 R-N7 RxP . 40 R-B2 41 R-Q.7 R xR 42 N x R B-B3 43 N-N8 B-N4 44 B x P N-K2 45 B-N6 Not 45 B-B5 allowing 45 . . . N-Q4-B2-R1. 45 . . . N-Bl 46 B-B5 K-N3 46 . . . BxQP 47 P-R7 NxP 48 BxN B-N4 49 P-B4 allows Black to hold out longer. 47...

Info

Karpov is unravelling his pieces with his eyes set on the K-side. An immediate 11 P-K4 leads to a double-edged position e.g. 12 PxKP NxP 13 NxN BxN 14 P-KB4 B-B2 15 P-B5 BxN 16 PxB N-K5 17 BxN PxB 18 Q-N3+ K-Rl. An alternative 13 B-B5 BxB(13 NxN+ 14QxN N-K5 15BxP+ ) 14N xBN xN+ 15 Q x N N-K5 leads to nothing for White. In such circumstances White would have to play energetically, otherwise Black would just complete his development. The more natural 13 Q-B2 would allow 13 . . . P-B5 and if 14...

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K3 0-0 6 N-B3 QN-Q.2 7 R-Bl P-B3 8 B-Q3 R-Kl 9 0-0 PxP 10 BxBP N-Q4 11 N-K4 BxB 12 N4xB P-KR3 13 N-K4 Q.K2 14 N-N3 N4-N3 15 B-Q3 P-K4 16 B-Nl PxP 17 Q.-Q3 N-Bl 18 NxP B-Q2 19 P-K4 QR-Q.1 20 Q.-QB3 B-Bl 21 P-B4 N-R5 22 Q-K3 Q. N5 23 N4-B5 QxNP 24 B-B2 N-B6 25 P-K5 BxN 26 NxB Q-N327 Qx This game was one of a ten-board simultaneous display given by the Yugoslav grandmaster in the afternoon after the sixth round of the finals, played that morning Lig-terink won, Maeder, Schaufelberger and Timman...

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With the creation of a strong QP, Karpov achieves enough counter-play to draw this inferior position. 26 Q B6 Q-Q3 27 Q.-N7 K-N3 28PxPPxP29Qx KNP P-Q5 30 PxP PxP 31 Qr-K2 P-Q6 32 Q-Q2QrQ5 33P-N3i-i 1 P-K4 P-QB4 2 N-QB3 N-QB3 3 P-KN3 P-KN3 4 B-N2 B-N2 5 P-Q3 P-K3 6 P-B4 P-Q3 7 N-B3 KN-K2 8 0-0 0-0 9 R-Nl R-Nl 10 B-Q2 P-QN4 11 P-QR3 P-B4 12 P-QN4 QBP x P 13 RP x P P-QR4 14 N-R2 RPxP 15 NxP NxN 16 BxN N-B3 17 B-QR3 P-N5 18 B-N2 P-K4 19 KPxP BxP 20 N-Q2 Q-Q2 21 N-B4 B-N5 22 Q Q2 PxP 23 BxB KxB 24...

Helmut Pfleger Article Karpov

On February 24 1972, Anatoly Karpov discussed the Hastings tournament at the Moscow Central Chess Club. The international tournament at Hastings, over a period of many years, took place as a rule with ten participants. In recent years this formula has begun to be outmoded. Over such a short distance the players avoided risks because even one defeat could have a fatal significance on the result. The tournament table was decorated with frequent draws. The element of fight was kept to a minimum....

BQ

According to Petrosian and Keres, analysing this position in the press-bureau, here White should play 33 Q-K6 The endgame after 33 . . . Q-B8 34 K-R4 Q-B3 35 Q x Q being considered as highly promising for White. Now the black pieces become active. 39 K-N2 looks better now Black gets some initiative. Here the game was adjourned and Black sealed his move. We now follow the comments made by Furman in a newspaper article under the title of The Knight's Move. There is a knight's move here the reader...

NN

Theory does not regard the text as being difficult for Black. The ending after 8 . . . Q-K6 9 Q-K2 QxQ 10 B xQ is rather better for White he not only has the better development, but also the possibility of directing fire at Black's QP. 10 NxP is no good 11 BxB NxN 12 QxN KxB 13 QxP . One would like to play P-N4 first and then B-N3, but after 12 P-N4 a reply typical of such positions is available in the form of 12 . . . P-KN4, capturing the dark squares. After the text move it...

Podgayets Grandmaster

Board 1 Karpov 7 9 77-8 , H bner 94 13 73-1 , Rogoff 7 10 70-0 . The USSR team of Karpov, Balashov, Tukmakov, Vaganian, Podgayets and Anikayev was quite probably the strongest team ever seen at a student Olympiad. Alan Perkins of the English team mentioned some interesting points in the British Chess Magazine, Sept. 1972 'Balashov has obviously benefited from Russian training methods in one respect at least he is noticeably physically more substantial than formerly. One feels that Karpov has...