Nataf,I (2546) - Karpov,A (2693)
NAO Masters Cannes FRA (2), 23.02.2002
[Fritz 7 (45s)]
- B12: Caro-Kann: Advance Variation

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 a6 5.Be3 last book move

5...e6 6.g4 Bg6 7.Nge2 f6

[7...Ne7 8.Nf4=]

8.exf6 gxf6 9.Qd2 Nd7 10.h4 Bd6 11.h5 White wins space

11...Bf7 12.f4

[12.0𢠢 Qc7瞉

12...Ne7 13.Nc1 Rg8 14.Be2 e5 15.Nb3 exd4 16.Bxd4 c5 17.Be3 f5 18.0𢠢 Qc7 19.gxf5

[19.g5 0𢠢 20.g6 hxg6 21.hxg6 Be6+ (21...Bxg6?! 22.Nxd5 Nxd5 23.Qxd5 Bxf4 24.Bxf4 Qxf4+ 25.Rd2; 21...Rxg6?! 22.Bh5 d4 23.Bxg6 Nxg6 24.Ne2+) ]

19...0𢠢 20.Bf3 Nxf5 21.Bxd5?

[21.Nxd5 would keep White in the game 21...Bxd5 22.Qxd5 Nxe3 23.Qxd6 Nxd1 24.Rxd1 Qxd6 25.Rxd6礭

21...Nxe3+ 22.Bxf7 Bxf4 23.Ne2

[23.Kb1 Rg2 24.Qe1 c4+]

23...Rg2 24.Rdg1??

but even a better move would not have saved the game [24.Kb1 Nxd1 25.Qxd1+]

24...Nf8 25.Rxg2 Nxg2 26.Nxf4 Rxd2 27.Nxd2 Nxf4

[27...Nxf4 28.Bg8 Qg7+] 01