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Peter Svidler vs Viktor Korchnoi
Olympiad (2008), Dresden GER, rd 1, Nov-13
French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Variation (C11)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Nov-17-08  HolyKnight: Korchnoi is just amazing. Most amazing player who never became world champion.
Nov-21-08  MindCtrol9: Korchnoi has always been a great player,and his age does not matter to give us a very pleasant,and good game.This game is a proof of what he is,a GM.
Nov-22-08  seaotter: I lost to him in a Simul in 33 moves,... Disaster,... guys incredible,... hope I am playing and doing it so long.
Nov-25-08  blingo: Why not
22. Nf7+
?
Nov-26-08  tarek1: <blingo>
perhaps : 22.Nf7+ Rxf7 23.Bxf7 Re7 24.Bd5 Nb4! (if 24.Bc4 b5 25.Bd5 Nb4 is the same). Couldn't verify with an engine so...
Nov-27-08  blingo: Thanks, that helped.
What about
24.Bc4 b5 25.Bxb5 axb5 26. Qxb5
I think that white has some good options there...
Aug-01-11  companys: Why didnt Korchnoi play on? It seems to me that after 56...Rh4 black collects both white pawns and cuts off white king, winning..
Aug-01-11
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  whiteshark: <companys: Why didnt Korchnoi play on?>

Opposite to you Svidler obviously thought that Korchnoi would have been capable holding the resulting basic rook endgame after <56...Rh4 57.Kxb5 Rxh5+ 58.Kc4 Kxg6 59.Kd4>


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Aug-01-11  companys: <whiteshark: Korchnoi, you mean. Anyway, thanks for the analysis...
Aug-01-11
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  whiteshark: Oh yes, <companys>, you are right!

I mixed chess things for the second time today. I'd better stop now. :D

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