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Viktor Korchnoi vs Garry Kasparov
Candidates Semi-final (1983), London ENG, rd 10, Dec-14
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. General (D58)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-25-15  Howard: Kasparov was two pawns down at one point, but he still managed to draw.

There was a certain point around the 33rd move where it was argued that Korchnoi might have missed a win, but I don't recall exactly where. Remind me to look it up.

Nov-30-15  Howard: Took me awhile to "look it up", but according to the Informant, Korchnoi should have played 38.Qc2, rather than 38.d6. It would have given him winning chances, which he certainly could have used given that he was down by 2 points in the match with only three games left to go.
Dec-21-15  Howard: Jeez, am I the only one out there who's interested in this game ?

It was probably one of the more underrated games of 1983, in my view.

Dec-21-15  RookFile: I remember 12. a3. It's not the first move that comes to mind. It was described as a constructive waiting move.
Jun-10-16  Howard: Wonder if Korchnoi really did miss a win here...
Jun-02-19  Olavi: I share <Howard>'s interest. This more or less forgotten game is my favourite of the match - but you need Kasparov's analysis from The Test of Time (did he re-annotate it in his 21st century books?).

38.Qc2 Be5 leads to wonderful complications, but according to GK simply 34.Nxc6 might have refuted his 29th move.

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