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Great Chess Player's Gallery. Karpov. 6

AWARDCHESS
Sep 24, 2008, 8:41 AM 0

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Here are some chess problems taken from the games of Anatoly Karpov. 

White to play and win.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a) 
Karpov vs Victor Korchnoi, Leningrad, 1971
g3+ Kh3 Nf2+ ]

b) 
Karpov vs Sergey Shestakov, Kuibyshev, 1970
Nhf4 Bxf4 Nxf4 Rxd4 Ng6+ w/Nf8+ & Qg6 ]

c) 
Karpov vs Pronin, Moscow, 1968
Re1 ]

d) 
Karpov vs Karen Grigorian, Leningrad, 1971
Nxh6 if Bxh6 Qxh6+ Rh7 Qxf6+ mates ]


Karpov vs Topalov, 1994


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Karpov, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.

a) 
White Mates in 6. Karpov vs Istvan Csom, Bad Lauterberg, 1977
Nf5 if exf5 Qh2+ ]


b) 
Karpov vs Ken Rogoff, Mayaguez, 1971
Nh4 ]

c) 
Karpov vs Svetozar Gligoric, Milan, 1975
Rxd3 if Qxd3 d6+ Kh8 Qxa5 Rxd7 Qxe5+ Rg7 Bd4 ]

d) 
Karpov vs Eugenio Torre, Leningrad, 1973
g4 ]

e) 
Karpov vs Boris Spassky, Leningrad, 1974
Rxd8 if Rxd8 Be7 ]



Karpov, Part III. White to move and win.
a) 
Karpov vs Gyula Sax, Linares, 1983
Re7 Qxe7 Qa8+ Kc7 Qa7+ if Kd8 Qb8# ]

b) 
Karpov vs Helmut Pfleger, Hannover, 1983
a7 if Bb7 Ba3 ]

c) 
Karpov vs Jan Timman, Moscow, 1981
dxe6 if Bxe5 exf7 or if fxe6 Ng6+ mates ]

d) 
Karpov vs Bent Larsen, Tilburg, 1982
Nf5 if exf5 Re3+ Kf8 Qd6+ Kg7 Rg3+ ]

e) 
Karpov vs Victor Korchnoi, Baguio City, 1978
Rd7 if Bxd7 Qxf7+ mates or if Rb8 Nxf7 Bxd7 Nd8+ mates ]

Karpov, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Karpov vs Nedelin, Borovichi, 1961
Qxa3 w/Rxb8+ Rc1 & R1c8 ]

b) 
Karpov vs Volpert, Yalta, 1966
Rf7+ ]

c) 
Karpov vs Detkov, Vladimir, 1967
Bxh7 w/Ng6+ ]

d) 
White Mates in 5. Karpov vs Chilnov, Riga, 1970
Rxd6+ w/Qxd8+ ]

e) 
White Mates in 7. Karpov vs Izotov, Leningrad, 1970
Qa3 ]



Karpov, Part V. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Karpov vs Aronshtats, Leningrad, 1971
Rc1 w/Nb5 ]

b) 
Karpov vs Leonid Gofstein, Rostov, 1971
Nxf3 ]

c) 
Karpov vs VN Kozlov, Leningrad, 1971
Nxd4 w/Bf4 ]

d) 
White Mates in 2. Karpov vs Henrique Mecking, Hastings, 1971
Rg7 ]

e) 
Karpov vs Donald Byrne, San Antonio, 1972
Ba6 ]

Karpov, Part VI. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
White Mates in 4. Karpov vs Mark Taimanov, Moscow, 1972
Qg5 ]

b) 
Karpov vs Dan Uddenfeldt, Skopje, 1972
Nh5 w/Ng7+ ]

c) 
Karpov vs Gyula Sax, Budapest, 1973
Qe6+ w/Rxb5 ]

d) 
Karpov vs Victor Korchnoi, Moscow, 1974
e5 if dxe5 Nxf6+ & Nh5 ]

e) 
Karpov vs A Pomar Salamanca, Nice, 1974
Rf8+ w/Rb8+ & Bd2 ]



Karpov, Part VII. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Karpov vs Victor Kupreichik, Riga, 1975
Qc3 w/g5 ]

b) 
Karpov vs N Benjamin, London, 1977
e6 ]

c) 
White Mates in 2. Karpov vs Klaus Wockenfuss, Bad Lauterberg, 
Bf5+ ]

d) 
White Mates in 8. Karpov vs Vlastimil Hort, Bugojno, 1978
Rxe6+ w/Qc7+ & Bd6+ ]

e) 
White Mates in 7. Karpov vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Bugojno, 1978
Nf6+ ]

Karpov, Part VIII. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Karpov vs Gennadi Sosonko, Tilburg, 1979
Rxc5 ]

b) 
White Mates in 7. Karpov vs Miguel Quinteros, Buenos Aires, 1980
Bxe6+ if Kxe6 Qxg6+ or if Kf8 Rxh8+ ]

c) 
Karpov vs Zoltan Ribli, Amsterdam, 1980
Rc2 ]

d) 
White Mates in 5. Karpov vs Mikhail Tal, Bugojno, 1980
Rd2 ]

e) 
White Mates in 5. Karpov vs Miguel Najdorf, Mar del Plata, 1982
Bg8+ w/Bf7+ & Rxh8+ ]



Karpov, Part IX. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
White Mates in 6. Karpov vs Efim Geller, USSR, 1983
Qxc4 ]

b) 
Karpov vs Ian Rogers, Bath, 1983
c4 if Qc5 b4 ]

c) 
Karpov vs Anthony Miles, Brussels, 1986
Nd5 ]

d) 
White Mates in 5. Karpov vs Zoltan Ribli, Dubai, 1986
Qxh7+ w/Rh1+ & Rbh2 ]

e) 
Karpov vs Alexander Sznapik, Dubai, 1986
Ne6 ]

Karpov, Part X. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Karpov vs Bruno Kamber, Switzerland, 1987
Nxb6 w/Rf4 ]

b) 
Karpov vs John Van der Wiel, Amsterdam, 1987
Nxc5 w/Be5+ ]

c) 
Karpov vs M Gallati, Zurich, 1988
Na7 w/Nc6 ]

d) 
Karpov vs Victor Gavrikov, Moscow, 1988
Be4 w/Bh7+ ]

e) 
Karpov vs V Kveinis, Riga, 1988
g4 ]



Karpov, Part XI. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Karpov vs Lajos Portisch, Tilburg, 1988
Rxf6 w/Qc3 ]

b) 
Karpov vs Arthur Yusupov, Moscow, 1988
Bxe6 w/Rc1+ & Nxe6+ ]

c) 
White Mates in 3. Karpov vs Jaan Ehlvest, Reykjavik, 1991
Nh6+ ]

d) 
White Mates in 4. Karpov vs Mikhail Gurevich, Reggio Emilia, 1991
Qh8+ w/Qe5+ ]

e) 
White Mates in 4. Karpov vs George Trammell, St Martin, 1992
Qf1+ w/Qf3+ & Qe4 ]

Karpov, Part XII. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Karpov vs Oleg Romanishin, Tilburg, 1993
Ra8+ w/e6 ]

b) 
Karpov vs Valery Salov, Linares, 1993
Qxg6 if hxg6 Rh4 ]

c) 
Karpov vs Jan Timman, Arnheim, 1993
f7+ ]

d) 
White Mates in 5. Karpov vs D De Vreugt, Euro Disney CH, 1994
Nf5+ w/Qh3 ]

e) 
Karpov vs Kiril Georgiev, Tilburg, 1994
Neg5 w/Nxg5 & Re8 ]



Karpov Puzzles, Part XIII. White to move and win.
a) 
Karpov vs Alexander Beliavsky, Dortmund, 1995
1R3nk1/6p1/3Ppp1p/r2q4/4Q2P/5PB1/6PK/8 w - - id 1-0
d7 if Qxd7 Qb4 ]

b) 
Karpov vs Alexander Khalifman, Linares 1995
5r2/pR3pk1/q2p1bp1/3B3p/2P4P/3Q1RP1/5PK1/4r3 w - - id 1-0
Rxf6 if Kxf6 Qf3+ Kg7 Rxf7+ mates ]

c) 
Karpov vs Boris Gelfand, Sanghi Nagar, 1995
3q1r1k/6rp/1p2p3/3PPn1b/p4R2/P6B/1P1Q1B1K/2R5 w - - id 1-0
Bxf5 if exf5 or Rxf5 Bh4 w/Bf6 ]

d) 
Karpov vs Joel Lautier, Biel, 1997
3q1r1k/7p/2brR1p1/1p6/8/1B2Q3/4RPPP/6K1 w - - id 1-0
Qc3+ if Rf6 Rxd6 Qxd6 Re6 ]

e) 
Karpov vs Marcin Krysztofiak, Koszalin (simul), 1997
r1b4k/p2n2bp/2pn1rp1/q3p1N1/2B1Pp2/2N2P2/PP1Q1BPP/2KR3R w - - id 1-0
Qxd6 Rxd6 Nf7+ Kg8 Nxd6+ Kh8 Nxc8 ]

Karpov Puzzles, Part XIV. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
White Mates in 2. Karpov vs Piotr Mickiewicz, Koszalin (Simul), 1997
5r1r/1p6/p1p2p2/2P1bPpk/4R3/6PP/P2B2K1/3R4 w - - id 1-0
Rh4+ ]

b) 
White Mates in 2. Karpov vs Bidjukova, Voronezh (Simul), 1997
2r5/2R5/3npkpp/3bN3/p4PP1/4K3/P1B4P/8 w - - id 1-0
g5+ ]

c) 
Karpov vs Lavrov, Voronezh (Simul), 1997
r1k5/p1rn3p/2p3p1/1q6/3P1N2/BP5P/P4PP1/3RQ1K1 w - - id 1-0
Bd6 ]

d) 
White Mates in 4. Karpov vs Federico Perez, Bastia (Simul), 1998
1r1qrbk1/3b3p/p2p1pp1/3NnP2/3N4/1Q4BP/PP4P1/1R2R2K w - - id 1-0
Nxf6+ ]

e) 
Karpov vs Laurent Berlandier, Internet (Simul), 1998
r6r/1ppbkppp/4p1n1/b2nP3/4NP2/1PPB1NP1/3BK2P/R6R w - - id 1-0
b4 if Bb6 c4 ]



Karpov Puzzles, Part XV. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Karpov vs JP Peccini, Besancon (Simul), 1999
1kqr4/1prbbpp1/QR1p1n1p/p2Pp3/P3P3/BRN2N2/2P2PPP/6K1 w - - id 1-0
Nxe5 if dxe5 Bxe7 w/Bd6 mates or if Be8 Nc6+ mates ]

b) 
Karpov vs Gustavo Albarran, Buenos Aires (Simul), 2001
2bqr1k1/5pbp/ppp1p1p1/4B3/2P1n3/1PN1P3/P2rBPPP/R1Q2RK1 w - - id 1-0
Nxe4 if Rxe2 Bxg7 Kxg7 Rd1 Qh4 Ng3 ]

c) 
White Mates in 4. Karpov vs Juan Carlos Sanz, Madrid (Simul), 2001
2r1r3/1b1q1p2/p3p1k1/1p1pPnN1/3P1Q2/3B3R/PP3P1K/5R2 w - - id 1-0
Nxe6 if fxe6 Qh6+ ]

d) 
Karpov vs Judit Polgar, Moscow, 2002
2rr2k1/pp2ppbp/3n2b1/1q4p1/1nNP2P1/4P2P/PB1NQP2/R2R1BK1 w - - id 1-0
Nxd6 ]

e) 
White Mates in 5. Karpov vs Gomez Gustavo, Sao Paulo (Simul), 2003
rrn2q1k/2p3b1/n1Pp3p/6PR/1PQ1Pp2/4BP2/3NK3/7R w - - id 1-0
Rxh6+ if Bxh6 Bd4+ ]

Karpov Puzzles, Part XVI. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Karpov vs Carlos Solis, Sao Paulo (Simul), 2003
1r1r1k2/1b2qpp1/p3pn1p/1pNnN3/3P3Q/PB6/1P3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - id 1-0
Nxe6+ if Qxe6 or fxe6 Ng6+ ]

b) 
Karpov vs Alain Costa, Ajaccio, 2007
r1bqk2r/pppp1ppp/8/3Pp3/1b1n4/6P1/PP1PPPBP/R1BQK1NR w KQkq - id 1-0
e3 ]

c) 
Karpov vs Michael Seitz, Wolfsburg (Simul), 2007
1rn1b1k1/4bpp1/4p2p/1pNqN3/1P1P4/1Q1B3P/5PP1/2R3K1 w - - id 1-0
Qxd5 exd5 Na6 w/Nc7 ]

d) 
White Mates in 3. Karpov vs Mahajlo Stojanovic, Valjevo, 2007
2q1rb1k/prp3pp/1pn1p3/5p1N/2PP3Q/6R1/PP3PPP/R5K1 w - - id 1-0
Nf6 if h6 Qxh6+ ]

e) 
Karpov vs Alexei Shirov, Tallinn, 2006
4kr2/p1Bbpp2/1p4p1/n6p/2B1P2P/2K2P2/P2R2P1/8 w - - id 1-0
Bb5 ]



Karpov Puzzles, Part XVII. Black to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Rutka vs Karpov, Trinec, 1967
r2r3k/3q3P/p4p2/1pb1pN2/4Q2N/2P5/PP1n1P2/R3K2R b KQ - id 0-1
...Bxf2+ (if ...Nxe4 Ng6#) ]

b) 
Bruce Amos vs Karpov, Mayaguez, 1971
1r2r2k/5pp1/3pb2p/n2Nn3/Pp1qP3/1P4PP/3NQ1B1/2RR3K b - - id 0-1
...Nd3 if Rc2 Nf2+ ]

c) 
Calvo Minguez vs Karpov, Madrid, 1973
5rkn/4b1p1/ppnq1r2/2p1p1N1/P2pP1pP/BP1P1pP1/2PN1P1Q/2R3KR b - - id 0-1
...Rh6 w/...Bxg5 ]

d) 
Black Mates in 3. Viktor Korchnoi vs Karpov, Baguio, 1978
8/7R/2r5/8/P3n3/8/3nk1PP/R5K1 b - - id 0-1
...Nf3+ ]

e) 
Peter Dankert vs Karpov, Munich, 1979
8/2k2p2/Rbb1p3/3pPp2/2nP4/1p1N3q/1B2Q2P/7K b - - id 0-1
...Nxb2 if Nxb2 Bb5 ]

Karpov Puzzles, Part XVIII. Black to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Jan-Hein Donner vs Karpov, Amsterdam, 1981
5r2/3k4/1p1pp3/2n1r2p/p1PK4/P3RBPP/1PR5/8 b - - id 0-1
...Nb3+ Kd3 Rxe3+ w/Rxf3+ & Nd4+ ]

b) 
Boris Spassky vs Karpov, London, 1982
5rk1/4bnpp/p3r3/3qp3/PpN2B2/1Q6/1P2RPPP/4R1K1 b - - id 0-1
...Nd6 ]

c) 
Jan Timman vs Karpov, London, 1984
k3rr2/P1p4p/b1p5/3pP1Bq/1b5P/1N2Q1P1/PP4K1/2R4R b - - id 0-1
...Rxe5 if Qxe5 Qf3+ ]

d) 
Ljubomir Ljubojevic Ljubomir vs Karpov, Linares, 1992
4Q3/1q3nk1/5pp1/1p2p2p/1b1pP2P/1P1P2P1/4BPK1/6N1 b - - id 0-1
...Be7 w/...Nd6 ]

e) 
Badals Magem vs Karpov, Madrid, 1992
3q2k1/5p2/3p2p1/p2Np1b1/P1P1P2p/5P1P/1QR3PK/4r3 b - - id 0-1
...Be3 if Nxe3 Qg5 mates ]



Karpov Puzzles, Part XIX. Black to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Alexander Ivanov vs Karpov, Moscow, 1992
r1r3k1/ppq1bpp1/1n2pn2/4N1N1/5B2/3R4/PPP1QP1P/2K4R b - - id 0-1
...Nfd5 ]

b) 
Joel Lautier vs Karpov, Linares, 1994
r5k1/6p1/5p1p/8/3Pb3/1Rn1BNPP/5K2/8 b - - id 0-1
...Nd1+ if Ke2 Bc2 or if Kg2 Ra2+ ]

c) 
Judit Polgar vs Karpov, Monte Carlo (blind), 1994
8/p4pk1/3RB1pp/1b2P3/5PPK/2r5/3Q3P/6q1 b - - id 0-1
...Rc2 (if ...fxe6 Rd7+ draws) if Qxc2 Qe1+ mates ]

d) 
Black Mates in 5. Valery Salov vs Karpov, Alma-Ata, 1995
8/1P3pk1/2Qpp3/7p/P2Pn1p1/4qN1P/6PK/8 b - - id 0-1
...g3+ Kh1 Nf2+ Kg1 Nxh3+ ]

e) 
Renzo Mantovani vs Karpov, San Giorgio Legnano, 1995
8/p1r2ppk/1p3nqp/8/2N1pP2/P3P1nP/1P3QPK/3RN3 b - - id 0-1
...Qh5 w/...Ng4+ or ..Qxd1 ]

Karpov Puzzles, Part XX. Black to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Black Mates in 5. Magem Badals vs Karpov, Cap d'Agde, 1996
8/5k2/3bpp2/1p1p1b1p/3P3P/1B2QPP1/P4BK1/1q6 b - - id 0-1
...Bh3+ ]

b) 
Black Mates in 5. Eric Lobron vs Karpov, Frankfurt, 1997
6rk/pb4rp/1p3p2/3q3Q/1P1P3R/1P5P/1B2R1P1/6K1 b - - id 0-1
...Rxg2+ Kf1 Rg1+ Kf2 Rf1+ ]

c) 
Paul Van Der Sterren vs Karpov, Wijk aan Zee, 1998
5rk1/QBr2ppp/1p6/1bq5/8/6P1/P4P1P/R3R1K1 b - - id 0-1
...Rxb7 (if ...Bc6 Rac1) Qxb7 Bc6 if Qe7 Qd5 ]

d) 
Gilberto Milos vs Karpov, Buenos Aires, 2001
3q1r1k/8/2p2bpp/8/2br2B1/4RQB1/5PPP/4R1K1 b - - id 0-1
...Bg7 ]

e) 
Alexei Shirov vs Karpov, Bastia, 2002
4rk2/p4p1p/5Bp1/1bb1N3/4B3/3P4/P1P2PPP/4K3 b - - id 0-1
...Re6 if Bh8 f6 w/...f5 ]

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