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🏆 Korchnoi - Reshevsky Candidates Quarterfinal (1968)

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Player: Samuel Reshevsky

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Reshevsky vs Korchnoi ½-½411968Korchnoi - Reshevsky Candidates QuarterfinalE46 Nimzo-Indian
2. Korchnoi vs Reshevsky 1-0421968Korchnoi - Reshevsky Candidates QuarterfinalC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
3. Reshevsky vs Korchnoi ½-½231968Korchnoi - Reshevsky Candidates QuarterfinalE46 Nimzo-Indian
4. Korchnoi vs Reshevsky 1-0441968Korchnoi - Reshevsky Candidates QuarterfinalA04 Reti Opening
5. Reshevsky vs Korchnoi ½-½401968Korchnoi - Reshevsky Candidates QuarterfinalB25 Sicilian, Closed
6. Korchnoi vs Reshevsky 1-0411968Korchnoi - Reshevsky Candidates QuarterfinalA14 English
7. Reshevsky vs Korchnoi ½-½401968Korchnoi - Reshevsky Candidates QuarterfinalE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
8. Korchnoi vs Reshevsky ½-½181968Korchnoi - Reshevsky Candidates QuarterfinalE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zydeco: Korchnoi studied Reshevsky in depth in preparation for this match. He found "a few weak spots in his armor - but strangely enough they coincided with my very own!" He meant that Reshevsky is much better at tactics than strategy; lacks confidence in the opening; and suffers from time trouble.

Korchnoi decided that the opening would be his main advantage and decided to play a fresh variation in every game. He decided also that Reshevsky was 'self-confident and wasn't preparing particularly hard for the encounter with me.' Korchnoi figured that opening preparation would be particularly useful for getting Reshevsky into time-trouble - and then at that point ('around move 25') he would start to play natural/superficial moves. That's pretty much exactly what happened -- and Korchnoi proved adept at giving Reshevsky forcing continuations (30....Nb4 in Game 4 and 31....Rd2 in Game 6) that were disadvantageous but hard to resist.

Reshevsky was very disappointed by the result - his last real chance at the World Championship - and declined to analyze any of the games with Korchnoi or to attend the match's closing ceremony.

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