Karpov Timman Match 2013

 

Karpov Timman Match 2013

 

Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman played a hard fought and well played match in Groningen from December 26th through December 29th.  The first three games (See Comments for PGN files) were all drawn.  Don’t be misled, these were not draws that avoided fights; they were just well played and balanced.  The players are/were close enough that this match could have gone either way.

The fourth game featured Karpov playing White for his second time.  The game was a Queen’s Indian which at first appeared to be headed for a hard fought draw as well.  However, Karpov won a Pawn, and despite stubborn resistance, finally netted a point; the single win of the match.  Click On The Diagram Below. 

Karpov Timman Match 2013

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  1. [Event "Match (Groningen 2013)"]
    [Site "?"]
    [Date "2013.12.26"]
    [Round "1"]
    [White "Timman"]
    [Black "Karpov"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [PlyCount "81"]
    [EventDate "2013.12.30"]
    [SourceDate "2013.12.30"]

    1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd8 4. d4 c6 5. Bc4 Bf5 6. d5 Nf6 7. Bf4 cxd5 8. Nxd5 Nxd5 9. Qxd5 Qxd5 10. Bxd5 Nc6 11. Bxc6+ bxc6 12. O-O-O f6 13. Ne2 e5 14.
    Be3 Kf7 15. Nc3 h5 16. f3 h4 17. h3 Be7 18. Ne4 Rhd8 19. a3 a6 20. Bb6 Rd5 21. Bf2 Rh8 22. Nc3 Rxd1+ 23. Rxd1 Be6 24. Na4 f5 25. Re1 Rh6 26. Nc5 Bxc5 27. Bxc5 Rg6 28. Re2 Bd5 29. b3 e4 30. c4 Be6 31. fxe4 fxe4 32. Kc2 Rg3 33. Be3 g5 34. a4 Bf5 35. b4 g4 36. hxg4 Bxg4 37. Rf2+ Kg6 38. Kd2 Bd7 39. Re2 Bg4 40. Rf2 Bd7 41. Re2 1/2-1/2

    [Event "Match (Groningen 2013)"]
    [Site "?"]
    [Date "2013.12.27"]
    [Round "2"]
    [White "Karpov"]
    [Black "Timman"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [PlyCount "110"]
    [EventDate "2013.12.30"]
    [SourceDate "2013.12.30"]

    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Qe7 5. g3 Bxd2+ 6. Qxd2 Nc6 7. Nc3 d5 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Bg2 O-O 10. O-O Bg4 11. Qf4 Rfe8 12. Rac1 Rad8 13. Rfd1 h6 14. h3 Bxf3 15. Qxf3 a6 16. e3 Na7 17. Qe2 c6 18. Na4 Nd7 19. Qc2 Nb5 20. Nc5 Nxc5 21. dxc5 Nc7 22. b4 Ne6 23. Qb2 Ng5 24. h4 Ne4 25. Bxe4 Qxe4 26. Rd4 Qe5 27. Qc2 f5 28. a4 Qf6 29. b5 axb5 30. axb5 Re4 31. Rcd1 Rde8 32. Kg2 f4 33. gxf4 Qxh4 34. bxc6 bxc6 35. Rxe4 Rxe4 36. Rb1 Qg4+ 37. Kf1 Qh3+ 38. Ke2 Qh5+ 39. Kf1 Qh3+ 40. Ke2 Qg4+ 41. Kf1 h5 42. Rb8+ Kh7 43. Re8 Qg6 44. Rd8 h4 45. Rd6 Qf5 46. Qd1 Re6 47. Rxe6 Qxe6 48. Qh5+ Qh6 49. Qg4 Qf6 50. Kg2 Qe7 51. f5 Qxc5 52. Qg6+ Kg8 53. Qe6+ Kh7 54. Qg6+ Kg8 55. Qe6+ Kh7 1/2-1/2

    [Event "Match (Groningen 2013)"]
    [Site "?"]
    [Date "2013.12.28"]
    [Round "3"]
    [White "Timman"]
    [Black "Karpov"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [PlyCount "68"]
    [EventDate "2013.12.30"]
    [SourceDate "2013.12.30"]

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 Ke8 10. h3 h5 11. b3 Be7 12. Bb2 Nh4 13. Nxh4 Bxh4 14.
    Rfe1 Bf5 15. Ne4 Rg8 16. e6 Rd8 17. Be5 Bxe6 18. Bxc7 Rd7 19. Bb8 b6 20. Rad1 Be7 21. Bd6 Bxd6 22. Nxd6+ Ke7 23. Nf5+ Kf6 24. Rxd7 Bxd7 25. Ng3 h4 26. Ne4+ Kg6 27. Nd6 Be6 28. f4 Rd8 29. f5+ Bxf5 30. Nxf5 Kxf5 31. Re7 Kf6 32. Rxa7 Rd1+ 33. Kh2 c5 34. a4 Ke5 1/2-1/2

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