Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Karpov the crusher

 One of the great tournament performances of all time was when Karpov won the 1994 Linares tournament with 11/13 (+9=4). I suspect I was following the results via the internet, and was amazed at how well Karpov was playing.

One of the most remarkable games from the tournament was his win over Topalov. Normally it would have been Topalov on the attack, but in this game Karpov just demolished him with a series of well calculated sacrifices. 

Karpov,Anatoly (2740) - Topalov,Veselin (2640) [A33]
Linares 12th Linares (4), 1994

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