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Mark Taimanov vs Viktor Korchnoi
USSR Championship (1956), Leningrad (RUS), rd 2, Jan-12
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Pillsbury Variation (D41)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-15-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Viktor Korchnoi tied for first at Hastings in 1956. He said that his compatriot GM Mark Taimanov persuaded him privately to agree to a draw before they faced each other at the board. Later Korchnoi was stunned that Taimanov wrote a book in which "he went into raptures about how brilliantly we had played --- but in fact the whole game had been worked out beforehand!"

(Source: King's Gambit - A Father, A Son, and The World's Most Dangerous Game by Paul Hoffman)

this may be the game that Korchnoi is referring..

Jun-15-10
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  wordfunph: sorry i made a mistake...this game was played in Leningrad..
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