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Lev Polugaevsky vs Viktor Korchnoi
Korchnoi - Polugaevsky Candidates Semifinal (1977)  ·  English Opening: English Defense. General (A10)  ·  0-1
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-04-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  refutor: quite an unusual queen sortie for a candidates match i'd think
Feb-04-04  clendenon: I was goin to sacrifice my queeen once, but then i realized i had already lost it.
Feb-04-04  TrueFiendish: LOL. You guys!
Aug-01-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  IMlday: Some nice opening prep in this game!
May-14-12  LoveThatJoker: GG

LTJ

May-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Crazy game. Is Evian the city in France or Switzerland that has its name on the bottled water?
May-15-12  LoveThatJoker: <HeMateMe> Two links of importance in regards to your question:

a) http://www.worldchesslinks.net/ezdo...

b) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89...

LTJ

Jun-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Game 6. Kortschnoi was leading the match 3-0 with 2 draws.

After 3.e4


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Polugaevsky has been allowed to place his pawns three abreast. But Kortschnoi starts to attack them immediately. In fact when he plays 3...Bb7 Polugaevsky already seems puzzled about how to protect e4. He wants to avoid Nc3 owing to ...Bb4. So he plays Qc2, and may have been a little surprised by Kortschnoi's 4...Qh4!


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The game revolves around e4 for a while. Lev Polugaevsky is not above making surprising opening moves himself and he comes out with a really good one. Black has just played 7...Bb4xd2+:


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Now Polugaevsky plays 8.Kf1! Quite a surprise.

After 11...Nc6


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White has BB(and an extra pawn) v NN but he has some weak pawns. Also, his king is a target.

After 27...gxf6 play goes into a rook ending.


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42.Kf3.


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55...d2 .


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