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Ian Rogers vs Viktor Korchnoi
Biel-A ,CBM 01 (1986)  ·  French Defense: Winawer. Retreat Variation General (C18)  ·  1-0
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Dec-04-05  waddayaplay: Korchnoi just *has* to win -- and then this happens!
Dec-03-06
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  jahhaj: Ian Rogers said about this game 'After this blunder Korchnoi was the nicest he's ever been to me after a loss. Sometimes he's a little cranky after a loss, but this time we just got down to analyse whether he'd missed a win (he hadn't)'.
Dec-03-06
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  Calli: Much said about Kramnik's oversight, but here, Korchnoi does a helpmate. After 82...Kd6, can you see the helpmate in 3?


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Instead of 84...Kc5??, 84...Ke5 85.Qh8+ f6 86.Qb8+ Qd6 is still okay.

Dec-03-06
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  jahhaj: After 84...Ke5 85.Qg5+ Kd6 86.Qd8+ is perpetual (85...f5?? 86 Qg7+ winning queen).
Dec-03-06
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  Calli: According to CG, Ian Rodgers was 0-2 against Korchnoi before this game. I wonder what loss Rodgers was referring to.
Jan-09-08  TigerG: I don't see what happened in this game.
Jan-09-08
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  xeneizexxx: why not 59...Rxe5 or 61...Rxe5 ?
Apr-30-09  WhiteRook48: 84...Ke5 is a better try
Apr-04-12
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  wordfunph: <jahhaj: Ian Rogers said about this game 'After this blunder Korchnoi was the nicest he's ever been to me after a loss. Sometimes he's a little cranky after a loss, but this time we just got down to analyse whether he'd missed a win (he hadn't)'.>

great respect by Korchnoi to GM Ian "The Hermit" Rogers!

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