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"Karpov - Sadvakasov" Match

3-10 November, Astana city (Kazahstan).

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A.Karpov - D.Sadvakasov

Astana, 4/11/2004, 1st game.

22.Re2 Nc8 23.Bg3 b5 24.a4 bxa4 25.Rc5 R8e7 26.Ra5 Kd8 27.Rxa4 Rb7 28.b4 Nb6 29.Ra3 Nc4+ 30.Bxc4 Bxc4 31.Re1 g5 32.h4 g4 33.fxg4 fxg4 34.e4 Rbe7 35.Rc3 Bb5 36.Rce3 Rf6 37.Kc3 Kd7 38.Ra1 a6 39.Rae1 Rf1 40.Kd2 Re8 41.d5 Bc4 42.d6 Bb5 43.Kc3 Ra8 1/2

Anatoly Karpov in the first game had the white pieces. From one of the variations of the Nimzo-Indian Defence arose a complex, but equal, ending. In a long struggle white created some problems for the second player, but Black by exact play all the same retained an equal position. The game reached its logical outcome in a draw.

D.Sadvakasov - A.Karpov

Аstana, 5/11/2004, 2nd game.

21.Rae1 Rac8 22.g4 Bh7 23.Nf3 Rc7 24.h3 Be4 25.Nd2 Bg6 26.Re5 Rd8 27.Nf1 f6 28.Re6 Qd7 29.Ng3 Rdc8 30.R6e3 Kh8 31.Qa3 Kh7 32.Kg2 Qc6 33.h4 Qb5 34.Re7 a5 35.Qd6 Qc6 36.Qf4 Qb7 37.Qxf6 Rg8 38.g5 h5 39.Qxg6+ 1-0

In the second game there arose the Russian Game, with Sadvakasov playing the white pieces. A rare variation was played, in which is is not considered that Black has any particular problems, but in the further course of the game White was able to put a number of difficulties in Black's way and to carry out an attack on his king. In time trouble Anatoly Evgenyevich committed a mistake, lost a pawn and was unable to save the game.

A.Karpov - D.Sadvakasov

Аstana, 6/11/2004, 3d game.

21.Qd3 c6 22.a4 Nc7 23.Bd2 Rxe1 24.Bxe1 Rc8 25.Bf2 Ne8 26.b5 cxb5 27.Rxc8 Qxc8 28.Qxb5 Qe6 29.Qa6 Qd7 30.a5 bxa5 31.Qxa5 Bd8 32.Qc3 Nf6 33.Ne5 Qe6 34.Qc6 Qxc6 35.Nxc6 Bb6 36.Be1 Kf7 37.Kf3 Ke6 38.Bb4 Ne4 1/2

In the third round a popular variation of the Queen's Indian Defence was played, with Karpov playing the white pieces. From the opening Black was able to obtain equality, and as a result of numerous early exchanges the game ended in a draw.

D.Sadvakasov - A.Karpov

Аstana, 7/11/2004, 4th game.

21.Bxf8 Rxf8 22.Qxa6 Ra8 23.axb5 Rxa6 24.bxa6 Ra8 25.Rxc4 Qe7 26.Bf1 Ra7 27.Bg2 h5 28.h4 g5 29.hxg5 Qxg5 30.d5 Qf6 31.Rca4 h4 32.gxh4 Kf8 33.R1a3 Qb2 34.Bf1 Qg7+ 35.Rg3 Qe5 36.Rg5 Qf6 37.Rc4 Qxa6 38.Rc7 Qa1 39.Rxa7 Qxa7 40.Rg4 Qa1 1/2

In the fourth game there again arose the Russian Game, in which thanks to a slip by Karpov, Sadvakasov with White was able to obtain a big advantage. However, he was unable to realise this due to a reciprocal slip, after which the game was drawn. A dramatic duel. The classical part of the programme concluded with this game. After a break, the players will play 4 games of rapid chess (2 per day).

D.Sadvakasov - A.Karpov

Аstana, 9/11/2004, 5th game, 25 min/game.

21.f4 Rxd1 22.Rxd1 Rd8 23.Rxd8 Qxd8 24.Qd2 Qb6+ 25.Kf1 a4 26.Bc2 Bc5 27.g3 Be3 28.Qe2 Bd4 29.Qd3 Bg1 30.Qe2 Bd4 31.Qd2 Be3 32.Qe1 Bd4 33.Qd2 1/2

In the fifth game there arose a Caro-Kann Defence. Sadvakasov (White) didn't get any real advantage, and the game ended in a draw on the 33rd move.

A.Karpov - D.Sadvakasov

Аstana, 9/11/2004, 6th game, 25 min/game.

In the sixth game there arose another Queen's Indian Defence, with Karpov playing white. After a quiet opening mass exchanges began, and the draw was already inevitable by the 18th move.

D.Sadvakasov - A.Karpov

Аstana, 10/11/2004, 7th game, 25 min/game.

21.a5 Bxh2+ 22.Kf1 Bxe4 23.Bxe4 f5 24.Bd3 Rd5 25.Bb6 Qd6 26.Nd2 h4 27.Nc4 Qf4 28.Qf3 Qxf3 29.gxf3 Ne5 30.a6 bxa6 31.Be3 Nxc4 32.Bxc4 Rd6 33.Bxa6+ Kb8 34.b4 Be5 35.Ra5 Rd1+ 36.Ke2 Ra1 37.Rb5+ Kc7 38.Rb7+ Kc6 39.b5+ Kd5 40.Rb6 Bd4 41.Bb7+ Ke5 42.f4+ gxf4 43.Rxe6+ Kxe6 44.Bxd4 Rh7 45.Bc8+ Kd5 46.Bxa1 h3 47.c4+ Kxc4 48.Bxf5 h2 49.Bd3+ Kc5 50.Be4 Re7 0-1

In the seventh game there again arose the Caro-Kann Defence. After 15 moves there arose a sharp position, and in the further struggle Karpov (Black) was able to seize the initiative, and to realise the advantage that he achieved. Black won the game on the 55th move.

A.Karpov - D.Sadvakasov

Аstana, 10/11/2004, 8th game, 25 min/game.

21.Bb2 h6 22.Qf3 Be6 23.Kh2 Ra8 24.Ra3 Rxa3 25.Qxa3 Qc8 26.Ra1 Bf5 27.Re1 Be6 28.Ra1 Bf5 29.Re1 Kf8 30.Bc1 Qa8 31.Re3 Qc8 32.Qa7 g5 33.Re5 Be6 34.Re3 Kg7 35.Nb3 g4 36.h4 Ne4 37.Re2 Bf6 38.Bf4 Qa8 39.Qxa8 Rxa8 40.Na5 Ra6 41.f3 gxf3 42.Bxf3 Bxd4 43.Bxe4 dxe4 44.Rxe4 Bxc5 45.Be5+ Kg6 46.bxc5 Rxa5 47.g4 h5 48.g5 Kf5 49.Re3 b4 50.Bd4 b3 51.Kg3 Ra4 52.Rf3+ Ke4 53.Bg7 Kd5 54.Rf4 Ra2 55.Rf2 Rc2 56.Rxc2 bxc2 57.Bb2 Ke4 58.Bc1 Bf5 59.Kf2 Bg4 60.Be3 Kd3 61.Bc1 Kd4 62.Be3+ Kc4 63.Bc1 Kxc5 64.Ke3 Kc4 65.Kd2 Bf5 66.Bb2 Kd5 67.Ke3 Bg6 68.Bf6 c1Q+ 0-1

In the eighth and final game there again arose the Queen's Indian Defence. From the opening Sadvakasov (Black) was able to obtain equality, and a large time advantage - 15 minutes against 4, which affected the outcome of the duel. White resigned after the 68th move.

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The classical chess match between ex-World Champion A.Karpov and the International Grandmaster from Kazakhstan D.Sadvakasov finished 2.5:1.5 in favour of Sadvakasov. The 'Active Chess' match was drawn 2:2.

Annotation to match games writing International Master Ibraev Nurlan

We are many thanks to Mr.Douglas Griffin, chessfriend from Scotland, U.K., for help in translate and edit of the reviews.

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