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Garry Kasparov vs Viktor Korchnoi
Candidates Semi-final (1983), London ENG, rd 11, Dec-16
Catalan Opening: General (E00)  ·  1-0


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May-10-05  lentil: is the final move really 32. R1xc4...?
seems like simply 32. ... Nxc5 reaches a dead draw: even if W recovers the exchange with an eventual Bxc8, then after Rxc8 I see nothing.

was the final move actually R5xc4?
did VK forfeit on time?

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  Benzol: Ray Keene and Dominic Lawson's book on the match says that the final move was 32.♖5xc4 and Korchnoi resigned as he was in terrible time trouble in a lost position.
May-10-05  sneaky pete: A newspaper clipping (Gert Ligterink, De Volkskrant, December 12, 1983) has 32.Rc5xc4 1-0. Be real, would Kasparov play 32.Rc1xc4?? and would Kortchnoi then resign??
Jun-13-06  Ulhumbrus: 5...b5 displaces one defender of the point c6, while after 6...d6 no Black pawn defends the point c6. Kasparov's plan is to occupy the weakened point c6 with a N in the following way. First he will play b4. Then after an exchange of the b4 pawn for the c5 pawn he gains the point d4 for his N. From there the N can go to the weakened point c6.
Nov-13-07  MrSpock: <Alternate score: 25. Qxc4??> is inferior because of Nxc4.
Feb-17-09  Dredge Rivers: Why isn't this game in the WCC Index for this match? Instead there's a game between Kasparov and Smyslov from the candidates finals.
Dec-22-16  Howard: Last game of the famous match..
Dec-22-16  disasterion: Contemporary report by Robert Byrne:

Apr-27-18  Ediciones3jaques: El poder del peón pasado sostenido.
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