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Anand beats Karpov in Karpov's style

In this game Anand played in fine positional style. He improved the position of his pieces move by move and Karpov made a big mistake under the pressure.
Karpov needed to exchange the attacking pieces earlier to be able to defense well.
When you replay the game, please look the annotations under the board and look also the variations and side lines! 

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  • 5 months ago


    Ercoland, 23.e4 prevents g3 and then Qh2 mate.

  • 6 months ago


    Very nice annotations. Sometimes people feel pressured to do a video, but text is just fine. I find text annotations are usually more focused. 

  • 6 months ago


    @attilaturzo, nicely done, thank you!

  • 6 months ago


    Anand beats Karpov in Karpov's style!  If u notice the game commenced in 2009 and how old Karpov during that time?  He's old already compared to Anand's.  In crunch time, it is important that u are in such a good condition, Anand is much conditioned now than karpov's. In short age took its toll especially during pressure games! What if the game happened in the 80's does Anand has what it takes to beat Karpov in Karpov's style? Just an observation pls.!

  • 6 months ago


    Crule Punishment; and very few people have faith in Anand to retain his WCC title. I do! Cool

  • 6 months ago


    thanks man for that insight...

  • 6 months ago


    @marsiozo: After Nxe4 Bxe4, White plays Bd3! defending the Queen and the mate on g2 with the queen itself.

  • 6 months ago


  • 6 months ago


    @algorithm117 tnx Embarassed

  • 6 months ago


    @zokipirlo 17. Bd3 Money Mouth

  • 6 months ago


    I disagree with 16. Nxe4. After that black plays Bxe4 and white will lose a queen on c2 or get a checkmate on g2. What did I miss here?

  • 6 months ago


    thanks for the comments Attila!  .. what is the purpose of 23.e4? why not to play Rxd6 or something else?

  • 6 months ago


    which one is black and white

  • 6 months ago


    I really like your annotations; they are very easy to understand!

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