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Anatoly Karpov vs Viktor Korchnoi
Vienna op (1986), Vienna AUT
Queen Pawn Game: Zukertort Variation (D02)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jun-28-12  Howard: Some writer stated in a Massachusetts-based chess publication in 1987, that this endgame was "one of the hardest-fought endgames in recent times."

Wonder if Karpov missed a win here. He certainly appeared to have the advantage at one point.

Aug-31-15
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  Plaskett: Neither of the players (and they had by then competed in what in effect were the succeeding THREE matches for the World Championship) knew whether the resultant Q VS R + Bishop´s Pawn on the fifth rank position which could have followed 54...Rxg5 55 c8=Q was winning. In fact, following 55...Ke5, it is drawn.

Six years earlier I saw a critical variation arise in the post mortem of Korchnoi Vs Nunn in London with Korchnoi having two Knights Vs a Pawn. Neither GM knew the correct result.

A spectating Quinteros commented, "Larsen maybe know."

Sep-01-15  jvv: 41.h4
Sep-01-15
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  offramp: <Plaskett: ...A spectating Quinteros commented, "Larsen maybe know.">

That's a really good anecdote. IT ALSO SHOWS what Miles and Larsen understood: to beat the eastern bloc players you had to know three crucial things: endgames, endgames and endgames.

Sep-13-15
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  perfidious: <Howard: Some writer stated in a Massachusetts-based chess publication in 1987, that this endgame was "one of the hardest-fought endgames in recent times.">

'Some writer'?

Probably wasn't me, though I was games editor for Chess Horizons at the time.

Oct-24-15  Howard: I don't have the article anymore. But if it'll help you any, the piece was a strongly-worded column criticizing Chess Life magazine under its editor at the time, who was the late Larry Parr.

The first sentence, as I recall, went "For years I defended Chess Life as a magazine trying to do a difficult job under a limited budget--not any more." He then went on to say that the magazine's quality had gone steadily downhill under Parr's leadership.

In my opinion back then, he was right !

Oct-24-15  Granny O Doul: I don't know if CL actually got worse under Parr, because it had already sunk dramatically from its 70's heyday under the first couple of post-Hochberg editors. He did, though, have a very intrusive editorial hand, which didn't go well with his own extremely pretentious writing style.
May-11-16  Howard: Just read on a different website that Parr heavily edited some writers' articles to the point where some of the articles in CL appeared to have all been written by the same person--even though they had different bylines.
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