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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  • 21 months ago


    "16. Nxe4White should exchange the strong knight." - doesn't that immediately lose material due to the threat on g2?

  • 21 months ago


    wow what an interesting post.I thank the staff for such a great post and wish that such games come again and again 

  • 21 months ago


    Interesting blitz game but classical or even rapid is more beneficial for me.  Blitz is primarily intuitive while classical offers more time for deep analyses.

  • 22 months ago


    Great game

  • 22 months ago


    great annotations!  unfortunately, i have lost many times in this fashion!

  • 22 months ago


    Good game. Thanks for the post.

  • 22 months ago


    Anand attacking concept comes from Nimzowitch starting from move 11, nothing is new under the sun, but nice annotation and comments on the game. I love your articles please continue writing them. 

  • 22 months ago


    that's nice games.. interesting!

  • 22 months ago


    doesn't the suggested move, 19.h3 invite 19...Ng3. Seems that weakening g3 is not in White's best interests.

  • 22 months ago


    Good Blitz game. But this was not style Karpov was known for.

  • 22 months ago


    Very interesting game,Thanks!

  • 22 months ago


    Excellent game.  Great analysis, easy to follow your points.

  • 22 months ago


    @wonnie44 no, since after

    28...Qh2+ 29.Kf1 Rf8 only 30.Bf4 doesn't lose the queen instantly, but then 30...Qh4 wins the bishop.

  • 22 months ago


    Like Karpov, Anand is timeless! Games of Champions!

    Move 19) .... / Nxc5 to 24) .... / Rxf4 (white resign) is very interesting!      If move 28) Be5 by Karpov, appears to equalize, but, will not arrive in time enough to stop black's advancement towards white's King!

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