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Viktor Korchnoi vs Francisco Vallejo Pons
Korchnoi Vs. Vallejo (2004), Vera ESP, rd 4, Jul-10
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack: General (A06)  ·  1-0


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  sergeidave: I think that Vallejo Pons still had a good fight around move 37, before he blundered all over the place after that...
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  acirce: Lol, what were the moves 37-39 about?! First Kasim-Adams and now I see this, I'm feeling sick.
Jul-12-04  Morty: I sat for awhile in silence after playing through this game. I was trying to figure out what Vallejo was thinking near the end of the game. I played over a couple of scenarios, and came to the conclusion that he was drunk. That was the only reasonable scenario I developed. He was dirtbag pickled.
Jul-12-04  iron maiden: Wow. A few days ago I blundered a couple of pawns away like this. Now I feel much better.
Jul-27-04  mykain: I don't see why 16 c3 is a good move. Cannot black just take the pawn?
Jul-28-04  hickchess99: maybe then white opens the center and sends his rooks down the d-file?
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  Zenchess: This is my opinion. Korchnoi has a major reputation as a pawn-grabber, a characteristic he doesn't deny in his books. He'll grab almost anything unless there is a concrete refutation. This gives him an advantage when he's the one offering the pawn. If he offers a pawn against his opponent, chances are, his opponent will "believe" him and refuse to grab the pawn. This happened twice in Hungary: Acs vs Korchnoi, 2004 (16...Rc8!?) and in Korchnoi vs Acs, 2004 (Black could have grabbed the pawn with 34...Bxd1 and saved the game). In the latter game, Acs's failure to grab the pawn cost him the game.
Dec-01-04  DanielBryant: I was wondering this myself. Any way we could get Crafty on 16...dxc4?
Premium Chessgames Member 16...dxc3 you mean? Sure, crafty's on it.
Dec-01-04  Minor Piece Activity: You meant 16...dxc3? I suspect Qe3 in response.
Dec-01-04  Minor Piece Activity: Then again, b6... Hmm, meh, I'll let crafty figure it out. ;)
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  crafty: 16...dxc3 17. ♕e3 b6 18. ♗xc5 ♕xc5 19. ♕xc5 bxc5   (eval -0.51; depth 12 ply; 250M nodes)
Dec-01-04  Minor Piece Activity: Hmmm, hard to say if craft is right that black is better. Maybe this is a long term thing that crafty just can't "see", or maybe not. =) Black is up a pawn, but three of them are tripled, c3 cannot be held, and white has an outpost on c4. On the other hand black has Ng6 (idea: Nf4), a4, and other threats. Also firm control over d4. What follows? Maybe 20. o-o-o a4 21. Kc2 Ba6 22. Nxa5 Rxa5 23. Kxc3 axb3 24. Kxb3 Ng6 25. Bf5 Nf4? In this case black does look a little better, but there are probably improvements.
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  acirce: Fritz 8: 16..dxc3 17.Qe3 b6 18.Bxc5 bxc5 19.h5 a4 20.bxa4 Rxa4 21.Rg1 +0.25
Dec-02-04  Minor Piece Activity: Thanks acirce. h5! is a key move preventing Ng6 which would have led to a good black initiative.
May-23-05  lentil: i infer that B was in severe time trouble as move 40 approached.
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