Время публикации: 09.07.2015 20:59 | Последнее обновление: 09.07.2015 21:32

Anatoly Karpov raises his tally of victories

Anatoly Karpov has long been a recordholder for the number of tournaments and matches he has won. And although in recent years, the ex-world champion has not played in serious events, the number of victories to his credit continues to grow. About a month ago, he said he had won 177. And assuming Anatoly Evgenievich does not include his win in the friendly blitz match at the State Duma last week, then today's match win against Evgeny Sveshnikov was the 178th victory of his career!

After trailing at the start, Karpov turned things around by winning both games on the second day and today in game five, he settled things, by beating Sveshnikov with White. This was achieved in his typical style, realising a minimal advantage. 

The sixth game was a balanced struggle. It seemed Sveshnikov had some chances to fight for some "prestige", but his great opponent neutralised all the threats and only he could have played for a win in the endgame. In the end, the logical result was a draw, and an overall match score of 4-2

Overall, excluding his opening disaster in game four, Sveshnikov did not succumb to his opponent in the opening stage, but the longer the games went on, the more the class of the ex-world champion showed. In addition, Karpov managed to reach his type of position, where he can still show his best qualities, despite his age. 
All material on the match

All six games.

[Event "Karpov-Sveshnikov Rapid m"] [Site "Riga LAT"] [Date "2015.07.07"] [Round "1"] [White "Karpov,Ana"] [Black "Sveshnikov,E"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2628"] [BlackElo "2508"] [EventDate "2015.07.07"] [ECO "D30"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 c5 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Bb5 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Nxc3 9. bxc3 Bd7 10. O-O Nxd4 11. Bxd7+ Qxd7 12. cxd4 Be7 13. a4 O-O 14. Qb3 Rfc8 15. Bd2 Rc6 16. Rab1 Rb6 17. Qa2 Ra6 18. a5 Bd8 19. Qb3 Bxa5 20. Bxa5 Rxa5 21. Qxb7 Qxb7 22. Rxb7 Rc8 23. Rfb1 g6 24. h3 Rc2 25. R1b2 Rxb2 26. Rxb2 Ra1+ 27. Kh2 h5 28. g4 hxg4 29. hxg4 a5 30. g5 a4 31. Rb8+ Kg7 32. Ra8 a3 33. Kg3 Rg1+ 34. Kf4 Rg2 35. f3 a2 36. e4 Kh7 37. Ke5 Kg7 38. f4 Rb2 39. d5 exd5 40. exd5 Re2+ 41. Kd6 Rd2 42. Kc6 Rc2+ 43. Kd7 Rd2 44. d6 Rc2 45. Ke7 Re2+ 46. Kd8 Rd2 1/2-1/2 [Event "Karpov-Sveshnikov Rapid m"] [Site "Riga LAT"] [Date "2015.07.07"] [Round "2"] [White "Sveshnikov,E"] [Black "Karpov,Ana"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2508"] [BlackElo "2628"] [EventDate "2015.07.07"] [ECO "B30"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Nxd4 7. Qxd4 Nc6 8. Qc3 Qf6 9. Qxf6 gxf6 10. Be3 Bd6 11. Nd2 a6 12. Be2 b5 13. a4 Rb8 14. axb5 axb5 15. f4 Bc7 16. c3 Ke7 17. b4 d6 18. Nb3 Bb6 19. Kf2 Rd8 20. Rfd1 Bxe3+ 21. Kxe3 Rb6 22. Ra8 Bd7 23. Rxd8 Nxd8 24. Ra1 e5 25. f5 Bc6 26. Ra7+ Rb7 27. Ra6 Bd7 28. Na5 Rb8 29. Ra7 Ke8 30. Rc7 1-0 [Event "Karpov-Sveshnikov Rapid m"] [Site "Riga LAT"] [Date "2015.07.08"] [Round "3"] [White "Karpov,Ana"] [Black "Sveshnikov,E"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2628"] [BlackElo "2508"] [EventDate "2015.07.07"] [ECO "D30"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 c5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bb5+ Nc6 7. O-O cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bd7 9. b3 Bd6 10. Bb2 O-O 11. Be2 Qe7 12. Nd2 Ba3 13. Bxa3 Qxa3 14. N2f3 Rac8 15. Qc1 Qxc1 16. Rfxc1 Nxd4 17. Nxd4 a6 18. f3 Rxc1+ 19. Rxc1 Rc8 20. Rd1 h5 21. h4 Kf8 22. Kf2 Ke7 23. Kg3 Ne8 24. Kf4 Nc7 25. Bd3 Ne6+ 26. Nxe6 Bxe6 27. Ke5 f6+ 28. Kd4 g5 29. Rh1 Bf7 30. Bf5 Rg8 31. g4 hxg4 32. fxg4 gxh4 33. Rxh4 b6 34. Rh7 a5 35. a3 Kf8 36. b4 axb4 37. axb4 Ke7 38. Kd3 Rf8 39. Kc3 Rg8 40. Kd4 Kf8 41. Rh2 Ke7 42. Ra2 Be6 43. Ra6 Bxf5 44. gxf5 Rg5 45. Rxb6 Rxf5 46. b5 Kd7 47. Rc6 Re5 48. Rxf6 Re4+ 49. Kd3 Rc4 50. b6 Rb4 1-0 [Event "Karpov-Sveshnikov Rapid m"] [Site "Riga LAT"] [Date "2015.07.08"] [Round "4"] [White "Sveshnikov,E"] [Black "Karpov,Ana"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2508"] [BlackElo "2628"] [EventDate "2015.07.07"] [ECO "B30"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. d3 Ne7 6. h4 h5 7. Qe2 Ng6 8. e5 f6 9. Nc3 Qc7 10. exf6 gxf6 11. Rh3 d5 12. Rg3 Kf7 13. d4 Bd6 14. Ne5+ fxe5 15. Qf3+ Kg7 16. Ne4 dxe4 17. Qxe4 Qf7 18. Rf3 Qe8 19. dxc5 Bxc5 20. Bg5 Rf8 21. O-O-O Be7 22. Rxf8 Qxf8 23. Qxc6 Rb8 24. g3 Rb6 25. Qc7 Rb7 26. Qc6 Bxg5+ 27. hxg5 Rf7 28. Qh1 Rxf2 29. Qxh5 Qh8 30. Qg4 Rf7 31. b3 Qh2 32. Qc4 Bb7 33. Qxe6 Qxg3 34. Kb2 Qxg5 35. Rd6 Qf6 36. Qxf6+ Rxf6 37. Rd7+ Rf7 0-1 [Event "Karpov-Sveshnikov Rapid m"] [Site "Riga LAT"] [Date "2015.07.09"] [Round "5"] [White "Karpov,Ana"] [Black "Sveshnikov,E"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2628"] [BlackElo "2508"] [EventDate "2015.07.07"] [ECO "E10"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 c5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bb5+ Nc6 7. O-O Bd6 8. dxc5 Bxc5 9. Bxc6+ bxc6 10. Qc2 Qd6 11. b3 O-O 12. Bb2 Ne4 13. Rc1 Bd7 14. Nfd2 Nxd2 15. Qxc5 Qxc5 16. Rxc5 Ne4 17. Rc1 Rfe8 18. Ba3 a5 19. f3 Ng5 20. h4 Ne6 21. Nc3 d4 22. exd4 Nxd4 23. Rd1 Nc2 24. Rac1 Bf5 25. Bc5 h5 26. Rd2 Nb4 27. Bxb4 axb4 28. Na4 Rad8 29. Rxd8 Rxd8 30. Rxc6 Rd1+ 31. Kh2 Bd7 32. Ra6 Rd2 33. Nc5 Bb5 34. Ra8+ Kh7 35. Ne4 Rb2 36. Ng5+ Kg6 37. Nh3 Kf6 38. Nf4 g5 39. Nxh5+ Ke7 40. hxg5 Bd3 41. Ra4 Bb1 42. Rxb4 Bxa2 43. Re4+ Kf8 44. b4 Bd5 45. Rf4 Ke7 46. Kg3 Kd6 47. Nf6 Be6 48. Ng4 1-0 [Event "Karpov-Sveshnikov Rapid m"] [Site "Riga LAT"] [Date "2015.07.09"] [Round "6"] [White "Sveshnikov,E"] [Black "Karpov,Ana"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2508"] [BlackElo "2628"] [EventDate "2015.07.07"] [ECO "B40"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. b3 d5 4. exd5 exd5 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Qe2+ Qe7 7. Nc3 Nf6 8. d4 a6 9. Bxd7+ Nbxd7 10. Be3 cxd4 11. Bxd4 Qxe2+ 12. Nxe2 Ba3 13. O-O O-O 14. Rfd1 Rfe8 15. Kf1 Rac8 16. c3 Ne4 17. Rab1 Bd6 18. Nd2 Be5 19. Nxe4 dxe4 20. c4 f5 21. Rd2 Nf6 22. Rbd1 b5 23. cxb5 axb5 24. a4 bxa4 25. bxa4 Bxd4 26. Rxd4 Ra8 27. h3 Kf7 28. Nf4 g6 29. Rb4 Re7 30. Nd5 Rd7 31. Nc3 Rxd1+ 32. Nxd1 Nd5 33. Rb7+ Ke6 34. Ne3 Nxe3+ 35. fxe3 h5 36. Rb6+ Kf7 37. Rb4 h4 38. Ke2 Kf6 39. Kd2 Rd8+ 40. Ke2 Ra8 41. Kd2 Rd8+ 42. Ke2 Rd3 43. Rb6+ Kg5 44. a5 Ra3 45. a6 Ra2+ 46. Kf1 Ra5 47. Kf2 Kh5 48. Rf6 Ra3 49. Ke2 Ra2+ 50. Kf1 Ra5 51. Ke2 Ra3 52. Kf2 Kg5 53. Rb6 Ra2+ 54. Kf1 Ra5 55. Re6 1/2-1/2 


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