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Petar Popovic vs Viktor Korchnoi
Sarajevo (1984), Sarajevo YUG, rd 10
Sicilian Defense: Classical. Fianchetto Variation (B58)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Feb-09-07  who: After white's 70th it's mate in 68. But it's never much better than that.
Apr-21-09  WhiteRook48: strange times
Apr-05-18  Pedro Fernandez: Strange <WR48> is that in nine years no one has commented about this game!
Apr-05-18  Olavi: This was played just before it became generally known that the bishops win also when the defender has the optimal position with the knight on g7. The news was published in the EG magazine November 1983. Would Popovic, over the probable adjournment, have found the win if he had not been under the impression that it's a theoretical draw? Without seeing any analysis? When Timman won Timman vs Speelman, 1992 he had seen some examplary lines (not the actual position in the game).
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Proclaiming the position a draw... Shredder agrees,

74...b5 Lose in 58

Similarly draw/lose-in-58 moves are 74...Kg6/e8, 74...Ne8/h5

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