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Vugar Gashimov vs Viktor Korchnoi
Russian Team Championship (2008), Dagomys RUS, rd 9, Apr-11
French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Variation (C12)  ·  0-1


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Apr-12-08  percyblakeney: The game contains quite a few time trouble mistakes, but beating Gashimov with black is a great result for Korchnoi. It for example seems to be more than ten years since his old nemesis Karpov won with black against an opponent with a 2670+ rating, and six years since he did it with white.

After playing well up until then, Gashimov missed 36. Rb8+ and then went even more wrong to get a losing position. Korchnoi then missed a few wins, until Gashimov missed a couple of draws in the end and eventually lost the game.

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  luzhin: What a fantastic hacker old Viktor is! Bravo!
Apr-12-08  outsider: man you love those games
Apr-12-08  superuser171: Man this is one crazy game...Bravo Korchnoi !
Apr-12-08  JuliusCaesar: Did Victor the Great miss 44...Rb8? It seems to lead to a quicker win.
Aug-21-08  openingspecialist: omg that is a superb endgame.
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  DarthStapler: This is awesome, Korchnoi is impressive even at his age
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  GrahamClayton: According to Cyrus Lakdawala's new book "Korchnoi: Move By Move", Gashimov missed the problem-like move 76. ♗f5!, eg 76...♗xf5 77. e8=♕, or 76...♗b5 77. ♔g4 and 78. ♔xg5 drawing.
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