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R xP 28 B-K3, although here Black still has to demonstrate that White's extra pawn is of no importance. NxKP 25 . . 28 RxR RxR N-N3 29 K-Nl 26 BxN PXB QR-Ql 27 P-R3 Although centrally placed, the knight was out of it at K4, and Black transfers it to KB4. N-B4 33 B--K7 30 N-K2 R-KB l R-Q8+ 34 31 R-Ql N-RS R-Bl 32 B--BS White too is agreeable to a draw. 34 38 P-RS K-B2 RxR P-KR4 35 BxR B--B7 39 N-B3 36 P-B4 P-K6 40 P-QN4 N-Q3 B-- KS 3 7 B--N5 Drawn. Game 3. Nimzo-Indian Defence Polugayevsky-Karpov 1 P-Q4 2 P-QB4 3 N-QB3 January 21 st 4 P-K3 N-KB3 P-K3 5 B-Q3 B--NS 6 N-B3 0--0 P-B4 P-Q4 POLUGA YEVSKY-KARPOV, J RD GAME 7 QPxP 9 P-QR3 B-R4 7 0--0 N-B3 8 B x BP 10 B-R2 Polugayevsky, perhaps wrongly, avoids 10 B-Q3 (cf.

B-B3 31 . . 33 R-Rl + ! After 33 R x QP Black can still hold on by 33 . . K-N2 (but not 33 . . B xB ? 3 4 R x NP B-R5 35 R-R l R-B5 3 6 R-R6 + when he can resign). 33 . . If 33 . . K-Nl , 3 4 R x QP wins. 34 B-R6+ K-Nl 35 B xR RxB K-N2 36 R x QP 3 7 B-Q l K-N2 I n spite o f his material advantage White must play carefully, since his opponent, with his control of the black squares, can still resist. 34 TH E SEMI-FINAL MATCH 39 R(N6)-N1 R-B2 37 . . B-K2 B-Ql 38 R-N6 39 . . B x P would have been met b y 40 N-R4.

Q-K2 instead of 12 . . R-Kl. Nevertheless, the immediate 16 . . P-B5 17 B-K2 Q-B4+ 18 K-Rl N-Q2 also gave him equal chances. 1 7 B-K2 18 P-QR4 P-QN3 White gains no advantage by 1 8 B-K3 N-Q4, or 1 8 P-QB4 Q-Q5+ 19 K-R l Q x R 20 B-N2 Q x R + 2 1 B x Q N-Q2. 19 R-Ql ... 18 . B-Q2 Karpov takes advantage of the first opportunity to exchange a pair of rooks, somewhat reducing the pressure of the opposing pieces. 19 . . B-B3 P-KR3! 2 1 B-K3 20 R x R R xR The tempting 2 1 . N-Q4? loses to 22 Q-Q2!

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