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Viktor Korchnoi vs Mikhail Tal
"King of Sorrow" (game of the day May-08-2011)
USSR Championship (1962), Yerevan ARM, rd 14, Dec-11
Benoni Defense: Fianchetto Variation (A62)  ·  1-0
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May-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Phony Benoni> Never heard that story-it's hilarious!
Sep-15-11  LIFE Master AJ: I know I have annotated this game, (personally). I thought I had built a web page on it ... but I could not find it.
Sep-18-11  Blunderdome: <Phony Benoni> I thought that story was about Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895.
Sep-18-11
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  Phony Benoni: <Blunderdome> Not quite; Von Bardeleben simply walked out of the tournament room without a word, leaving his clock running. And Steinitz announced mate-in-ten, not five.
Sep-19-11  Blunderdome: That's right -- I remembered the details about the von Bardeleben story, it was a protest against applauding the winners, but for some reason I added a note to that memory. Oh well.
Jan-02-12  LIFE Master AJ: http://www.ajschess.com/lifemastera...

My annotations of this game, perhaps some readers would like to go over them.

Feb-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Game Collection: OVERLOADED: FIRST DEFENDER: PRECEDENCE
May-27-12  LoveThatJoker: GG

LTJ

Aug-16-12  rapidcitychess: Personally, I really love this game because to my weak eyes, it almost looks like Korchnoi got the advantage from nowhere. I truly love trying to find the place where "it all went downhill".

*bump*

Jan-24-13  ajile: 54..Qxd7 55.Qf6+ Ke8 56.Qf8 mate.

54..Qe3+ is mate in 7 for White.

Feb-07-13
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  RookFile: Tal went down swinging. It's perfectly possible to lose a game with black against a super GM - the way he lost this is better than some miserable effort where you can't even point to a threat black made.
Dec-30-13  Balmo: I think 9...Na6 put Tal on the back foot here. I'd prefer a6 myself, he spent two or three moves trying to make the knight useful but Korchnoi had already gained too much space.
Dec-02-15
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  john barleycorn: Korchnoi was a difficult opponent for Tal

<Classical games: Viktor Korchnoi beat Mikhail Tal 13 to 4, with 27 draws.>

Jan-03-16  F Pinget: 12....b5 rather than Ne8 to follow the original plan... can't find the reason why this was not played! Somehow it seems to have caused all the development problems and lose of initiative. Fernando Pinget
Jun-11-16  The Kings Domain: Viktor the Terrible was quite the solid and steady player, wasn't he. Gotta love the length and intricacy of this memorable game.
Aug-04-16  clement41: Amazing Benoni by Viktor the terrible
Dec-17-16  Saniyat24: Korchnoi knew how to play the Benoni and the Semi-Benoni...! What was that cat and mouse move from move 39 to 42?
Mar-23-17
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: <Saniyat24>, that might have been two players repeating moves in a desperate struggle to reach the time control without forfeiting.

Playing White after 48...a4 would have put incredible stress upon myself. Never mind ice, Korchnoi must have had liquid hydrogen in his veins.

Mar-23-17
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Just out of curiosity, how does White win after 49...Qxf6+ and 50...a3, sacrificing the Bd7?
Mar-23-17
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  botvinnik64: Positional crush by Korchnoi. His outstanding record against Tal was due to his meta strategy in their encounters - Capture the center!!! (It really is quite effective. I like the knight maneuvers early in the game.)
Mar-23-17  Mudphudder: Love this game. To see Korchnoi play positionally against him was quite entertaining.

My knowledge of Korchnoi is that he is typically a brute force tactical player usually, almost akin to Tal.

Mar-23-17
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  offramp: Viktor Korchnoi loves the jobs YOU hate.
May-27-17  Saniyat24: <An Englishman> I tried your suggestion in my board....I doubt that these two greats would have played what I tried, but still.. 49...Qc7+ 50.ef6 Kf7 51.Rd7+Ke6 52.Re7+ Kd6 53.Kf5 Ra8 54.Bc1 Ke5 55.Rh7 Kb4 56.Rb7+ Kc4 57.Ke6 Re8+ 58.Kf7 Rh8 59.Ke6 Re6+ 60.Kf5 Ra8 61.g5 a3 62.ba3 Kc3 63.g6 Ra5+ 64.Ke6 Ra6+ 65 Kf7 ...and now Black should resign as White has two passed pawns...well this is my version which seems a bit lengthy to me...best if someone uses a software...
May-27-17  Nerwal: <Just out of curiosity, how does White win after 49...Qxf6+ and 50...a3, sacrificing the Bd7?>

49... ♕xf6+ 50. ♔xf6 a3 51. e6 axb2 52. exd7 Korchnoi

Jun-17-17
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  Johnnysaysthankyou: 27...c4 might give better chances!
If Korchnoi takes on b4, Tal shall play Qc6! If Korchnoi is not silly enough to take, well, c3 is a nasty nasty threat.
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