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Viktor Korchnoi vs Anatoly Karpov
USSR Championship (1970), Riga URS, rd 9, Dec-07
English Opening: Symmetrical. Three Knights Variation (A34)  ·  1-0


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Oct-08-05  THE pawn: Korchnoi at its best.

The ending was awsome and yet again the kings proves to be the strongest weapon during that part.

Oct-08-05  Brown: Karpov is how old here? 17?
Oct-13-05  THE pawn: He was 19, and Korchnoi 39. a difference of 20 years, but during that period of time, (20 to 45) age doesn't really matter.
Oct-21-05  Brown: <TP> Thanks. I was just curious anyways, not trying to find excuses for black.
Oct-26-05  THE pawn: Don't worry, I was 5 years old and chessmaster already beat me, I am 18 years old and he still beats me and I'll be 100 years old and he'll still be able to beat me...
Feb-26-10  M.D. Wilson: I am really fond of this game. Korchnoi shows great technique. Winning games in this fashion is very nice indeed. Still, Karpov seems to have played somewhat aimlessly; not his best, although he still had much to learn. Given a few more years of sparing with the likes of Tal, Spassky, Furman, Geller and Korchnoi, Karpov's strength increased exponentially.
Feb-28-10  M.D. Wilson: <THE pawn: He was 19, and Korchnoi 39. a difference of 20 years, but during that period of time, (20 to 45) age doesn't really matter.> 20 years of experience does matter.
Mar-16-13  King Crusher: Trademark endgame play by Korchnoi. Little did he know then of the battles with Karpov that were to come.
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  ChessHigherCat: Korchnoi could have traded down with 29. Rxd7 Kxd7 30. Bb5 but he obviously had plans for his bishop.
Apr-18-17  morfishine: This game proves that Karpov stood no chance vs Fischer in '75


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  saffuna: Oh yes, it certainly does. GMs never improve between age 19 and 24.
Apr-19-17  morfishine: Thank you <saffuna> for yet another gem of a commentary, in a long list of "gems"

One of these days you may actually fully grasp the meaning of the word 'sarcasm'

I guess for some people it takes longer for stuff to sink in


May-21-17  Saniyat24: fantastic...!
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  HeMateMe: nice wedge! Korchnoi played a 'Karpovian' game, here.
Jan-19-18  RookFile: Pretty sweet ending by Korchnoi. I thought Karpov defended well after he got a lost position.
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