Friday, June 22, 2007

Karpov sacrifiece Queen!


Karpov finished third at the Gorenje tournament in Valjevo, Serbia.The 12th world champion Anatoly Karpov scored 5.5/9 points. Israeli GM Michael wins Gorenje 2007, followed by GM Suat Atalik of Turkey. Both have the same score but Roiz have the better tiebreak.

One of Karpov beautiful game is on round 8 where he sacrifice the queen for a mating attack. Below and the game and the position.



[Event "Gorenje GM"]
[Site "Valjevo SRB"]
[Date "2007.06.20"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Karpov, Ana"]
[Black "Stojanovic, Mih"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C10"]
[WhiteElo "2668"]
[BlackElo "2588"]
[EventDate "2007.06.13"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bd7 5. Nf3 Bc6 6. Bd3 Nd7 7. O-O Ngf6 8.
Ng3 Be7 9. Re1 O-O 10. Qe2 b6 11. Ba6 Rb8 12. c4 Bb7 13. Bxb7 Rxb7 14. Ne5 Qc8
15. Nc6 Re8 16. Bg5 Bf8 17. Bxf6 Nxf6 18. Nh5 Nd7 19. Qg4 Kh8 20. Re3 Nb8 21.
Rg3 f5 22. Qh4 Nxc6 23. Nf6 h6


24. Qxh6+ gxh6 25. Rg8# 1-0

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