Karpov – Unzicker 1974 1-0

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Here’s another game from the 1974 Olympiad that really demonstrates the power of a pre-world champion Anatoly Karpov.

This game is a masterful example of how to make use of a space advantage. It also shows how Karpov was able to ever so slightly increase the pressure in his position until his opponent collapsed.

Check out the reshuffling maneuver beginning with 24.Ba7 and ending with 27.Bb1 and marvel at a master in action.

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott