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Viktor Korchnoi vs Viswanathan Anand
Biel Interzonal (1993), Biel SUI, rd 12, Jul-29
English Opening: King's English Variation. Hungarian Attack (A25)  ·  0-1

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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-27-05  Karpova: 37.rb7: without doubt one of korchnoi's best moves ever.
May-12-10  Nyctalop: It seems Anand beat Korchnoi just by playing faster. The old wolf always had equal or better positions and threw them away just before time control. No wonder he was upset and rebuked Anand.
May-12-10  Petrosianic: <It seems Anand beat Korchnoi just by playing faster.>

If that were the trick, then everyone would have beaten Korchnoi.

May-12-10  M.D. Wilson: That's true. Interestingly, Korchnoi was an excellent blitz player, so I guess he could play quickly when he had to. Ivanchuk is the same. Time trouble follows him like a bad smell, yet he can blitz it out like the best of them.
Feb-19-14  Wyatt Gwyon: Probably not too many games where a player works his knights into this kind of a position and then loses.
May-08-16  Howard: Without a doubt, this was one of the most crucial games of the interzonal.

Anand stood at +2 going into this game, as did Korchnoi. A win for either player would have meant slight qualification chances for the Candidates, while a loss would have meant certain elimination.

The result? Korchnoi had a completely won position after only about 22 moves, but botched it so badly that he ended up losing. Thus, Anand was elevated to +3 and barely made it into the Candidates--even though he shouldn't have qualified, based on the position from earlier in the game.

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