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Viktor Korchnoi vs Razov
Leningrad (1946)
Italian Game: Hungarian Defense (C50)  ·  1-0
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Jan-21-02
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  Sneaky: It's amazing to me how Korchnoi brings his queen out into the center so early in the game, and yet no harm became of it, not a single tempo was lost.
Jan-21-02  knight: In the final position white will emerge with an extra piece.
Jun-11-04  PawnBlock: Neat game. Very sicilian feel in W's attack.
Much more comfortable for W since B lacks the typical attack lines from the Sicilian (b and c files, and a1-h8 diag.)
Jan-18-06  popski: Sicilian? Hmm, I don't see any half open sicilian lines here... More looks like Philidor transposition. Nice game indeed.
Aug-28-07  wolfmaster: 3...Be7 is a very passive move.
Oct-08-07  ChessDude33: <wolfmaster> Although it is very passive, it can also be very solid. Check out Spassky drawing with this beast! -> Nunn vs Spassky, 1980 =P

In my opinion...the problems started with 4...exd4

Jan-23-11
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  wwall: This game was played in the 1946 Leningrad Junior Championship. From this tournament, Korchnoi qualified for the USSR Junior Championship, which Petrosian won with 13 wins and 2 draws. Korchnoi was in the bottom half with 4 wins, 1 draw, and 9 losses. The next year, Korchnoi won the 1947 USSR Junior Championship with 8 wins and 7 draws.

In this game, perhaps 19...Rf7 is wrong. Black could try 19...c6 and if 20.Bc4, then 20...d5.

After 23.d6!, fxg4? looks like the losing move. Perhaps better is 23...Bxd6 and if 24.Bxf7+ Kxf7 and 25...Ne6.

Jun-12-17
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  tpstar: White to Play and Win after 20 ... Nf8.

Beautiful use of the Bishop pair and the pin motif.

Jun-18-18
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  Joshka: <sneaky> Think Korchnoi would have to move his queen with 9...c5.
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