cause of his strong pawn centre. However, Black's position is sufficiently solid, possessing the advantage of the two bishops he can count on utilizing this in the event of the game being opened up.

In the next few moves both players try to improve the position of their pieces.

17 B-B4 N-B4118 KR-K1 K-N219 QR-Ql B-Q2 20 K-Rl R-Bl 21 B-R2 N-Q3 22 Q Q3 Q-K2 23 P-K4 N-B2 (365)

An important moment in the game. By the efficient manoeuvre . . . N-K2-B4-Q3-B2 Karpov prepares to defend against his opponent's possible central pawn thrusts.

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