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Closed, main position. Chigorin defense: Karpov vs Unzicker 1974. Breyer defense: Fischer vs Spassky 1972. LoveThatJoker: <King Death> It's not about the last word here, it's about the facts regarding what you stated in your original post.

Breyer defense: Fischer vs Spassky 1972

Once again, the exact quote from your original post is "he went 6-0 against the bottom of the table and split with everybody else. " Savon is a player who finished above the bottom six and also defeated Spassky in this tournament, hence there is no way there could have been a 'split' between them - as they only faced each other once in this tournament. Furthermore, aside from his loss against Savon and his victories over the bottom six, Spassky also netted a win against Taimanov. Flohr system: Kasparov vs Karpov 1986. GrahamClayton: Kasparov's cooments in "Umlimited Challenge": "Game sixteen, however, was one of my best in the match.

Flohr system: Kasparov vs Karpov 1986

The clash of profound strategic plans, the sacrifices and counter-sacrifices, the mass of bewildering variations, all the quintessential features of a fight at the highest pitch of intensity which demands from the opponents all they have: this skirmish had it all. For a long time it seemed that Karpov's position was better.

That impression was strengthened after his rook infiltrated my queenside to win my trapped knight. Until move thirty-two, the watching grandmasters were sure I was beaten. Keres defense: Kasparov vs Karpov 1990. GilesFarnaby: <Nimzonick: Karpov says in his memoirs that there was a trap associated with the variation up to move 21.

Keres defense: Kasparov vs Karpov 1990

> I also wonder where can that trap be. Schussler analyzed this game and came out with a somewhat tricky response to the "natural" 21.Nb5 (Which for sure Karpov´s team had looked at): click for larger view 21...Qd7 22.Qc4 c6 (which he conceeds an exclamation mark) But I totally fail to see the trap even in this line, nor in the 21...Bxb2: there are absolutely no tricky-only-moves anywhere for white as far as I can see, and even in the ...c6 variation pointed out white doesn´t have much problems defending (well, it´s true that white will have a hard time trying to win, but if the "trap" was just a drawing technique from Karpov´s team, why then they put "a lot of hope" (sic) in it?

Marshall gambit: founding game. Marshall gambit: 11 ...c6 19 f3 Kramnik vs Aronian (2007) Berlin defense: Capablanca vs Reti (1914) Berlin defense: Alekhine vs Poindle (1936) Kriegspiel: <Tommy Jensen> Good question.

Berlin defense: Alekhine vs Poindle (1936)

Chernev's book isn't conveniently accessible right now, so I don't know what he said (if anything) about the possibilities after 9...h6. I think the idea is to interfere with Black's development to give White time to organize an attack, though one is not immediately available. I note two things: (a) that after 9.Ng5 h6 Black's bishop remains blocking the d7 pawn; (b) the pawn on h6 presents a nice target.

I would imagine 10.Ne4. Now, if 10...o-o 11.Qg4 threatens Bxh6 followed by Qxg7#. 11...Qf6 is out, due to the knight on e4. This is just an offhand idea, and I do not insist that it is sound, but no doubt an Alekhine would have plenty of resources. Kriegspiel :p P.S. Berlin defense Kasparov vs Kramnik (2001) "Fall of the Wall" 7Heaven: I have read many articles and checked many informations regarding WW II and chess.

Berlin defense Kasparov vs Kramnik (2001) "Fall of the Wall"

I read that Alekhine,along with Bogoljubow and other chess players avoided captivity-Alekhine even played some tournament organized by the nazis(he wasn't a friend of them of course). Alekhine first got his(greedy, as it has been proven) hands on the world title at 1927 while WW II started at 1939. That's almost 12 years. During that time,Alekhine 'carefully' picked his 'challengers'. He underestimated Euwe, who showed him a thing or two- i really liked that. Anyway,chess is a cycle (champion,next champion). Avoiding the Berlin: Carlsen vs Grischuk (2013) Keypusher: <But Lasker reasoned that Capa, who needed only a draw would play timid and would not fully utilize his 2B compensation for his doubled pawn.

Avoiding the Berlin: Carlsen vs Grischuk (2013)

Lasker (if this theory is correct) reasoned that Spanish exchange needed vigorous handling from Black and that Capa was not mentally poised for such play, on that particular day. > I hate to see you hawking this most persistent of chess cliches, gypsy. No one ever suggests that the player with the bishop pair has to play particularly aggressively (unless they are discussing Lasker-Capablanca, of course). Here's a model exchange game for black. Black certainly plays strongly but not particularly aggressively. Lasker was a great expert with the Exchange Variation and played in in many critical games, including in WC matches against Steinitz, Tarrasch, and Janowski.

Schliemann defense: Fischer vs Matulovic (1970)