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Stefan E S Kindermann vs Viktor Korchnoi
Ptuj Zonal (1995), Ptuj SLO, rd 2, Apr-06
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation. Botvinnik-Carls Defense (B12)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Nov-03-02
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  refutor: From the book, "The Caro Kann Advance" by IM Byron Jacobs...

"And now in mutual time trouble they agreed to a draw. -

Or did they? Actually, at this point Korchnoi castled his king into safety (26. ... O-O) and the players continued to blitz out their moves as if nothing out of the ordinary happened. Both flags fell at move 47 and it was only when the arbiter tried to reconstruct the game with the help of a computer that they discovered the mistake. Korchnoi's 26. ... O-O was illegal as he had already moved the rook! In such a case the rules require that the layers restart from the position in which the illegal move occurred, with the clock set back to the times at that point, and here with Korchnoi obliged to move his king. But the players could not face the prospect of negotiating another time scramble, so they retrospectively agreed to a draw!"

Mar-14-15  Howard: Oh, yes, Inside Chess magazine had a brief article on that game.
Feb-07-17
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  zanzibar: I wonder what the exact rules were back then - specifically if the game really did have to get reset to just before the illegal move.

All rules I know usually allow the illegal move to stand if not caught soon enough. What a mess otherwise - trying to reconstruct the clocks, etc.

The EventDate is 1995-04-06.

[Bracket is 04-06 to 04-22
Europe Echecs, 1995-09, p.50

http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/zon...

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