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Kasparov and Karpov for the last 20 years. The game that earned Salov his semi-final place is a good example. White's 10.Bb1 and 11.Qd3 looks crude, but in conjunction with 12.Qf3 began to create the central pawn majority and black-square bind that eventually won the game.

Most remarkably of all, 21...e5, which looked just the move to free Black's game, was only the start of his problems.

White: Salov Black: Timman 1 d4 Nf6 23 cxd4 Qd8

2 c4 e6 24 Rac1 Bxg5

3 Nc3 Bb4 25 hxg5 Rxc1

4 e3 c5 26 Rxc1 f4

5 Bd3 Nc6 27 Nxf4 Qxg5

6 Nge2 cxd4 28 Nd3 Qxe3

7 exd4 d5 29 fxe3 Bf5

8 cxd5 Nxd5 30 Ne5 Re7

9 0-0 0-0 31 g4! Be4

10 Bb1 Be7 32 g5! Kg7

11 Qd3 g6 33 Kf2 h6

12 Qf3 Nxc3 34 gxh6+ Kxh6

13 bxc3 Bd7 35 Kg3 Kg5

14 Be4 Rc8 36 a3 b6

15 Rd1 f5 37 Rf1 Bd5

16 Bd3 Na5 38 Rf4 Rc7

17 Bh6 Rf7 39 e4 Bb3

18 Qe3 Nc4 40 Rg4+ Kh5

19 Bxc4 Rxc4 41 Kf4 Bf7

20 Re1 Qc8 42 d5 Be8

21 Bg5 e5 43 Rg3 Kh6

22 h4! exd4 44 d6 resigns

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