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Viktor Korchnoi vs Robert Huebner
Hoogovens (1971), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 15, Jan-30
Modern Defense: Averbakh Variation (A42)  ·  1-0


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  vonKrolock: This was a last round's decisive clash, Korchnoi and Olafsson were in the lead with 9 points, followed by Hübner and five other players with 8,5 - Dr. Hübner:<"It is clear that under such conditions a tense and blunder-prone struggle had to ensue">

<37.♖g1> According to Keres, the best here was 37.♕f3 g4 (forced) 38.♕f5 ♕xf5 39.exf5 etc, and White would have a won Game due to the ♗ locked in 'h3', but Hübner points out that after 39...♗c7 40.b6 ♗d8 41.♘xd6 ♗xb6 42.♘xb7 ♗d4 43.♖a2 ♖b8 the Game is still going on - (actually, a check on the position can reveal that White play can be still improved, as 42.♘xb7 etc could conduct to a draw by repetition 44.♗a6 ♖a8 etc)

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  perfidious: Believe it was after this tension-filled game that Huebner vowed never again to play at Wijk aan Zee, given their tradition of playing the final round early in the morning.
Jan-19-16  Retireborn: <perfidious> LOL. He was back in 1975 though, and even defeated Donner in the last round then. Perhaps they started a little later that year!
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  whiteshark: iirc Hübner gave <38...Qb4??> and showed that after <38... a3> it should end in a draw.
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