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Viktor Korchnoi vs Isaac Lipnitsky
USSR Championship (1952), Moscow URS, rd 19, Dec-28
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Catalan Defense (A13)  ·  1-0

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May-15-04  monkey donkey: Perhaps better classified as A14 instead of A13.
Jan-14-07  notyetagm: 21 ♗c7! gains control of the a5-skewering square with <GAIN OF TEMPO> on the undefended Black d8-rook.

If Black tries to save the d8-rook with a move like 21 ... ♖f8, then White wins a piece with the <SKEWER> 22 ♖a5 followed by 23 ♖x♗c5.

So Black tried 21 ... ♖d7??, counter-attacking against the undefended White c7-bishop but leaving the Black b5-queen with <NO RETREAT>. 22 ♖a5! then traps the Black queen and forces instant resignation.

Very nice use of the tactical idea <GAIN OF TEMPO> by Korchnoi with 21 ♗c7!, adding to White's control of the critical a5-square for free by also attacking the Black d8-rook.

Jul-11-15  siggemannen: 22. Ra5 doesnt exactly trap the queen (Qb4) but white wins the bishop on c5 while protecting the loose bishop on c7

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