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Korchnoi: French Tarrasch (C03-C09)
Compiled by Robert Samuels
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Korchnoi's wins with Black in the Tarrasch.

White onslaught repulsed
Sokolsky vs Korchnoi, 1954 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

Blockaded opening, queenside advance, nice tactic at end
G Sorokin vs Korchnoi, 1956 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 43 moves, 0-1

Brilliant queenside pawn promotion
Y Kotkov vs Korchnoi, 1956 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

The stationary rook
Minic vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

28. Bxh2! with difficult pawn ending
A Matanovic vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 45 moves, 0-1

Manoeuvring in Black IQP position
E Haag vs Korchnoi, 1965 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

And this is how to win as White...
Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

A slow squeeze. NB Black's moves 36-44
A Matanovic vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 66 moves, 0-1

One passed pawn beats two
Rossolimo vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

Centre break wins queenside pawns
A Medina Garcia vs Korchnoi, 1969 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 0-1

c4 blockade and very slow manoeuvring
S Garcia Martinez vs Korchnoi, 1969
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

Accurate R+P ending
I Platonov vs Korchnoi, 1969 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 65 moves, 0-1

Steamroller with an extra pawn
A Beni vs Korchnoi, 1969 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 53 moves, 0-1

Trapped rook in R+P ending
Gipslis vs Korchnoi, 1970 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 59 moves, 0-1

Tal overestimates e5
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Winning a B vs N endgame
Matulovic vs Korchnoi, 1972 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 0-1

Mistakes on both sides here
S Garcia Martinez vs Korchnoi, 1972 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 60 moves, 0-1

Loss on time? Black slightly ahead
G Estevez Morales vs Korchnoi, 1973
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

White blunders after fighting off Black's attack
P Poutiainen vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 0-1

10...g5!? White loses to neat h-file tactic
M Stean vs Korchnoi, 1975 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 0-1

Premature resignation
V Liberzon vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 0-1

Wonderful kingside attack: ...Kd7!!
R Filguth vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

Brilliant mating net at end
Sahovic vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 0-1

24.g3? loses pawn and game.
J Szmetan vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi bishops fend off Greek gift
G Sigurjonsson vs Korchnoi, 1980 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 0-1

Long positional battle with blunder at end.
Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1980 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 63 moves, 0-1

Kudrin vs Korchnoi, 1984 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

I Veinger vs Korchnoi, 1986
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 0-1

Van der Wiel vs Korchnoi, 1986
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

Van der Wiel vs Korchnoi, 1987
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 34 moves, 0-1

Short vs Korchnoi, 1987
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 62 moves, 0-1

E G F Hellers vs Korchnoi, 1987
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

Van der Wiel vs Korchnoi, 1988
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 37 moves, 0-1

O Renet vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 62 moves, 0-1

Wolff vs Korchnoi, 1993
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 0-1

Van der Wiel vs Korchnoi, 1993 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

Xie Jun vs Korchnoi, 1995
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 0-1

Rublevsky vs Korchnoi, 2001
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 34 moves, 0-1

V Nevednichy vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 61 moves, 0-1

A Mista vs Korchnoi, 2005
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 55 moves, 0-1

A Lastin vs Korchnoi, 2007 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 40 moves, 0-1

Timman vs Korchnoi, 2009 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 59 moves, 0-1

Black does not play like Korchnoi...
Korchnoi vs M Rivas Pastor, 1995 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

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