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Besides the strongest continuation 3 1 Q-NS Q-Q l 32 R x R N xR 33 R-Q l Q-B2 34 Q-KS, 3 1 R x R Q x R (3 1 . . N x R 32 Q-K5) 32 P-QR4 ! (White must keep his QR pawn) followed by Q-Q4 was also sufficient. Q-Q l ! 31 . . Now the Black queen breaks out into the open. 35 Q-KB4 Q-B3 32 R x R NxR 33 R-Ql Q-N4+ 36 N-R4 N-B4 34 K-B2 After 36 N-Q7 Q-N7+ 37 K-Nl B xN 38 R xB Q-R8 + 39 K-N2 Q-R7+ 40 K-R3 Q-K3, or 36 N-B4 B x N 37 Q xB Q--N7+ 3 8 Q-K2 Q x P Black has no serious problems. 38 Q-N8 + 36 .

KR-Kl , as played in the second game. 14 N-Q4 In the sixth game, Karpov chose 1 4 P-RS , intending the manoeuvre R-R4, as adopted by Geller in the above-mentioned game against l vkov (Hilversum, 1 973). QR-Q l 14 . . KARPOV-POLUGAYEVSKY, 4TH GAME 9 1 5 Q-KNl White must prevent Black's P-Q4, which would be especially unpleasant with the White queen at Q l . Now 15 . . P-Q4 fails to 16 N xB P x N 1 7 B-N6. Many commentators criticized Karpov's last move, and suggested 15 P-R5 with the same threat of 16 N xB P x N 1 7 B-N6.

35 R(Nl)-Ql K-K2 33 R x N N-K4 P-R5 3 6 R(Ql)-Q4 P-B3 34 P-B3 Now White obtains the better game on account of the poor positioll of the Black rook at K3. After 3 6 . . P-N3 ! g. 37 R-N4 R-QB3 38 B-K2 P-R4 39 R-N3 K-Ql . 37 P-RS KARPOV-POLUGAYEVSKY, 4TH GAME 11 All Black's Q-side pawns (at QR3, QN2 and Q3) are fixed, and are targets for attack. 3 8 B-K2 ! 37 . . R-B3 White ignores the possibility of 3 8 R-N4, which would have forced the retreat 3 8 . . R-B2. His primary concern is to ensure advance of his Q-side pawns.

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