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Viktor Korchnoi vs David Navara
Match (2003), Prague CZE, rd 2, Nov-22
Zukertort Opening: Kingside Fianchetto (A04)  ·  0-1


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  Honza Cervenka: After 27.Qc1 black could have continue 27...Rxb3+ 28.axb3 Qxb3+ 29.Rb2 Bxb2 30.Qc2 [30.Qxb2 Qd3+ 31.Ka2 Qc4+ 32.Kb1 (32.Ka3 Qa4#) 32...Qxf1+ ] 30...Qb5 with decisive advantage.
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  Honza Cervenka: 31.Bd6 Bd4 32.Kd3 Bxf2 33.Ke2 fails for 33...Ng3+ 34.Kxf2 Ne4+ and 35...Nxd6
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  tamar: 23...Nd7! begins an odyssey where this piece walks through White's position taking pieces: 25...Nxc5 the knight captures a pawn, 28...Nxb3 a queen, 29...Nxd2 a rook, and 30...the other rook!
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  tamar: <At the end of 2003, as an 18-year-old, I was playing my first Prague match. My opponent was the famous Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi. We played only two games. In the first I escaped with difficulty as White, while in the second I sacrificed a pawn to get a winning attack. After the game my opponent was a little upset and left the hall. When I started to show variations to the fans, however, Viktor Lvovich returned and suggested an improvement, which I refuted, noting that the position was unclear. In response the famous grandmaster replied: “Only for you!”>

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