Anatoly Karpov / Birthday May 23

 

Anatoly Karpov

 

Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov (Russian: born May 23, 1951) is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion. He was the official world champion from 1975 to 1985.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatoly_Karpov

 

The following game is a fine example of Karpov fighting “down” the exchange – with an iron grip.

 

[Event “Linares 4th”]
[Site “Linares ESP”]
[Date “1983.02.14”]
[EventDate “?”]
[Round “3”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “Anatoly Karpov”]
[Black “Gyula Sax”]
[ECO “B81”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[PlyCount “77”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. g4 h6 7. Rg1 Be7 8. Be3 Nc6 9. Qe2 Bd7 10. h4 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 e5 12. Be3 Bc6 13. Qd3 Qa5 14. O-O-O Nxe4 15. Nxe4 d5

White (Karpov) To Play

16. Qb3 dxe4 17. Bc4 Rf8 18. Rd5 Bxd5 19. Bxd5 Rd8 20. Bc4 Bb4 21. c3 b5 22. Be2 Bd6 23. Qd5 Ke7 24. Bc5 Bxc5 25. Qxe5+ Kd7 26. Qxc5 Qc7 27. Qf5+ Ke7 28. Qxe4+ Kd7 29. Qf5+ Ke7 30. Re1 Rd6

White (Karpov) To Play

31. Bc4+ Kd8 32. Bxb5 a6 33. Ba4 g6 34. Qf3 Kc8

White (Karpov) To Play

35. Re7 Rd1+ 36. Kxd1 Qxe7 37. Qa8+ Kc7 38. Qa7+ Kd6 39. Qb6+ 1-0

Final Position

 

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