Nb Qn Nr Qq Nb Krk Bk Pb

Since castling K-side is out of the question in view of 21 P-K5. 21 P-K5 Q-N5 22 P-B5 B-Q2 23 P-K6 PxP 24 PxP B-Kl 25 N-N3 Q-N3 26 P-QR4

If 26 NxP K-Nl allows Black to exchange off into a very favourable ending.

Black has enough booty for now, besides 29 . . . QxP 30 RxNP is rather embarrassing e.g. 30 . . . KxR31 N-B5+. 30 N-B5 P-R3 31 Q-QR3

Trying to keep some threats going. 31... R-QN1 32 B-Q.3 P-QN3 33 P-R5 P X N

Black now has an easy win - too easy perhaps!?

34 R-N6 RxR 35 PxR P-B5 36 QxP+ K-NI 37 R-Rl Q N2! 38 Q-R3 PxB

Black has no objection to his 'ugly' QPs - bearing in mind how they got there!

White keeps trying . . . 40 . . . QxR??41 Q-B7 mate.

Why doesn't White resign? Obviously Black isn't going to fall for 42 . . . QxR?? - he's already avoided that. Karpov perhaps felt insulted here: a top-flight grandmaster two pieces up against a mere master who nevertheless continues playing . . . Well he couldn't carry on two pieces and a queen down, so . . . 42 ... P-Q7??

THE CATASTROPHE In tournament or friendly game, A hasty slip may mean the same:

Your hopes are changed to dark despair;

Do see each move is made with care.

S. G. Tartakower

Black had a simple win with 42 . . . B-N4 (But not 42 .. . Q xP? 43 RxN+ QxR 44 QxB+ and White draws by perpetual) 43 R-R7 P-Q7 44 RxQ P-Q8=Q + 45 K-B2 R-Bl + (45 ... Q-Q7+ is not so clear) 46 Q XR+ (46 K-N3 Q-K8+ 47 K-R3 Q-K6 + ; 46 R-KB7 RxR+ 47 P xR Q-KB8+ 48 K-N3 QxBP and White does resign) 46 ... K x R and wins. But now . . .

43 ... QxR44 Q xB+ K-Ql 45 Q-Q7 mate and Black's queue of potential queens is of no avail.

2104 AK-Gennady Kuzmin:

PR4 v. Azerbaizhan SSR:

Sicilian

1 P-K4 P-QB4 2 N-KB3 P-K3 3 P-Q4 P x P 4 N x P N-QB3 5 N-N5 P-Q3 6 P-QB4 N-B3 7 N1-B3 P-QR3 8 N-R3 B-K2 9 B-K2 0-0 10 0-0 B-Q2 11 B-K3 Q-R4!? 12 Q-Kll? Taimanov prefers 12 Q-N3 12 ... KR-K113 R-Ql QR-Q114 P-B3 B-QBI and Black has a satisfactory and harmonious development. 15 N-B2 Q-B2 16 Q-B2 N-Q2 17 R-Bl B-B3 18 N-R3

Q-R419 KR-Q1N-B4 20 N/R3-N1

21 B-Bl Q-Ql 22 N-Q2 K-Rl 23 N-N3 P-QN3 24 R-Q2 Q-K2 25 N-Q4 BxN 26 BxB NxB 27 RxN P-QR4 28 Rl-Ql B-N2 29 Q-N3 Rl-Ql 30 N-N5 P-K4

2105 AK—Donatas-Piatras Lapenis:

PR5 v. Lithuanian SSR: X moves. This game, is unfortunately, unavailable - it is the only one of Karpov's games which did not appear in the Russian bulletins of this event.

2106 AK-Aivar Gipslis:

FR2 v. Latvian SSR:

Pirc

3 N-QB3 P-KN3 4B-KN5

Until the sharp variation, beginning with 4 P-B4 was worked out-the continuation 4 B-KN5 was reckoned to be the most active. There is a straightforward plan: White castles long and inaugurates a K-side pawn storm.

Ten to fifteen years ago the automatic reply to 4 B-KN5 was 4 . . . B-N2, but then it was found that it is most important to secure the defence of the d5 square at once, so that after 5 P-K5 PxP 6 PxP QxQ+ 7 RxQ N-N5 one need not fear a sudden attack by the white QN.

5 P-B4 gives better chances. Against the old plan chosen by Karpov there is a perfectly good antidote.

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