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Ilia Abramovich Kan vs Viktor Korchnoi
Chigorin Memorial (1951), Leningrad URS
Zukertort Opening: Dutch Variation (A04)  ·  0-1


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Jun-14-05  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Just when it seemed white connected every piece, Korchnoi came up with unusual knight-rook mate threat, which couldn't be avoided.
Jan-09-10  M.D. Wilson: In this game, Korchnoi shows an incredible will to win. Very impressive.
Jan-09-10  HeMateMe: such a great job of creating pawn weaknesses. vik must have been just a teenager at this time. I would have been watching "the Bionic Woman" instead of studying rook/pawn endgames.
Jan-09-10  notyetagm: A great tactical finish:

96 h6-h7?

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White pushes his h6-passer with 96 h6-h7? but <SELF-BLOCKS> the h7-flight square of the White g8-king.

Since the White g8-king no longer has the h7-square available as a <FLIGHT SQUARE>, Black is now threatening the <SNAP MATE> on the f8-square of 96 ... ♖f2-f8#.

Why can't Black play 96 ... ♖f2-f8#? Because the White c8-rook <PROTECTS> the f8-mating square.

Well, if the White c8-rook must stop a <MATE THREAT> by <PROTECTING> the f8-mating square, can it also <PROTECT> the c1-promotion square? Of course not! <OVERLOADED>.

96 ... c2-c1=♕! 0-1 <overloaded: c1,f8>

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Dec-21-11  master of defence: I think if white have played 94. Rxc2 Rxc2 95. Kxf8 draw. Or i missing something?
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  Sastre: 94.Rxc2 Ne6+ 95.Kg6 Rxc2 96.h7 Nf8+ wins.
Jan-05-12  master of defence: <Sastre> If 95. Kg8 in your line, what happens?
Jan-05-12  Kangaroo: <master of defence: <Sastre> If 95. Kg8 in your line, what happens?>

Apparently, after
< 94. Rxc2 Ne6+ 95. Kg8 Rxc2 96. h7 Rc8+ 97. Kf7 Ng5+> Black is winning...

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96 h6-h7? takes away h7-flight square from the White g8-king
from SELF-BLOCKS are self-captures by notyetagm
96 ... c2-c1=Q! c8-rook cannot protect c1-promo,f8-mate squares

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