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Viktor Korchnoi vs Nigel Short
Groningen (1996), Groningen NED, rd 3, Dec-21
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Wimpy System (A13)  ·  0-1


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  whiteshark: Maybe it was better to capture on e6 <22.dxe6 e.g. Qxe6 23.f5 Qc6 24.Rxd8 Rxd8 25.Rc1 Nd6>

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<26.Bf3 Nxe4 27.Nxe4 Qc7 28.f6 Bc5+ 30.Kh1 Bd4 >

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although black certainly retains a small advantage.

Mar-09-09  aragorn69: Wow! Wild central melee after the dubious 21.d5 and the probably down wrong 22.d6.

28.Nxc6 doesn't work. It could be countered by the pretty 28.-Rxc4 29.Qb2 (29.Qf2 Bxc5 30.Nd4 Rd8) Bxc5+ 30.Nd4 Rc2!!

May-10-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Korchnoi vs Short, 1996.
Your score: 82 (par = 58)


May-11-12  Shams: "I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."

<aragorn69>'s line is just splendid.

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  wordfunph: "You played a match for the World Championship so you should understand the position better."

- Viktor Korchnoi (lectured Short in the post-mortem after 5...dxc4!?, unimpressed at black's strategy of partially conceding the pawn centre)

Source: BCM March 1997

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