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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

12th World Chess Champion in the Bundesliga

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Hi everyone,

If you were around for the German chess league, you would have got a nice surprise. The 12th World Chess Champion - none other than Anatoly Karpov - played a game, for the first time this season, for his club SV Hockenheim, on Sunday in the Schachbundesliga.

The former World Champion drew against IM Martin Krämer in 78 moves. OSC Baden Baden maintained the lead in the competition and will face their closest rival, Werder Bremen, in the next Bundesliga weekend.
 Anatoly Karpov in the Bundesliga | Photo Schachbundesliga

With his draw against Krämer, Karpov contributed to a 4-4 score in the match Hockenheim-SF Berlin. The 12th World Champion was better throughout the game, but the German IM made no mistakes.

Below is the game with Chess King. You can also read the full story in Chess Vibes.

Karpov, Anatoly - Kraemer, Martin

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: Bundesliga
Date: 2012.02.26

[...] 1.¤f3 ¤f6 2.c4 e6 3.¤c3 d5 4.d4 ¥e7 5.¥f4 O-O 6.e3 ¤bd7 7.¥e2 dxc4 8.¥xc4 a6 9.a4 c5 10.O-O cxd4 11.£xd4 ¤b6 12.¥b3 £xd4 13.¤xd4 ¥d7 14.a5 ¤bd5 15.¤xd5 ¤xd5 16.¥e5 ¦ac8 17.¦fd1 ¦fd8 18.¥xd5 exd5 19.¤e2 f6 20.¥c3 ¥e6 21.h3 ¢f7 22.¦d2 g5 23.f3 ¥c5 24.¢f2 ¦e8 25.¥d4 ¥b4 26.¥c3 ¥c5 27.¤d4 ¥d7 28.¦e1 h6 29.¤c2 ¥f5 30.¤b4 ¥xb4 31.¥xb4 ¦c2 32.¦xc2 ¥xc2 33.¥c5 ¥b3 34.¦c1 ¦c8 35.¦c3 ¥c4 36.¥d4 ¦c6 37.b4 h5 38.g4 ¢g6 39.¦c1 f5 40.¦g1 hxg4 41.hxg4 fxg4 42.¦xg4 ¢f5 43.¥b6 ¦c8 44.¥d4 ¦c6 45.¦g1 ¦h6 46.¢g3 ¦h7 47.¦c1 ¢e6 48.¥a7 ¦f7 49.¦c2 ¥d3 50.¦d2 ¥f5 51.¥b6 ¦h7 52.¦g2 ¦h3+ 53.¢f2 g4 54.fxg4 ¥e4 55.¦g1 ¦h2+ 56.¢g3 ¦h1 57.¦xh1 ¥xh1 58.¢f2 ¥e4 59.¢e2 ¢f6 60.¥d8+ ¢e5 61.¥c7+ ¢f6 62.¥f4 ¢e6 63.¥h6 ¥g6 64.¥g7 ¢f7 65.¥h8 ¥e4 66.¥e5 ¢e6 67.¥f4 ¥g2 68.¢d3 ¥f3 69.g5 ¢f5 70.¢d4 ¥e4 71.¢c5 ¢g6 72.¢b6 ¢f5 73.¥g3 d4 74.exd4 ¢xg5 75.¢c5 ¢f6 76.¢d6 ¢f7 77.d5 ¥f3 78.¥h4 ¥g2

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