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Viktor Korchnoi vs Nikola Karaklajic
URS-YUG (1959), Kiev UKR, rd 2, Jul-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Pseudo-Tarrasch. Canal Variation (D50)  ·  1-0



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  Peligroso Patzer: In "My Best Games", by Victor Korchnoi, Updated and revised anniversary edition, edited and translated by Ken Neat, Edition Olms 2011, at pages 31-32, Korchnoi refers to a later game played by Karaklajic in the Canal Variation in which after <6.Nf3> he replied <6. Nd5>. Here is the complete score of that game:

Vukovic, Sava - Karaklajic, Nikola [D50]
Belgrade 1959

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 c5 5.cxd5 Qb6 6.Nf3 Nxd5 7.Na4 Qc7 8.e4 Nf6 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Bb5+ Bd7 11.Bxd7+ Nxd7 12.dxc5 Qa5+ 13.Nc3 Bxc5 14.00 Rd8 15.Qe2 Bb4 16.Rfc1 a6 17.a3 Bd6 18.Rd1 Ne5 19.Nd4 Ng6 20.g3 h5 21.h4 Be5 22.Qc4 00 23.Nce2 Qb6 24.Qb3 Qxb3 25.Nxb3 Bxb2 26.Rxd8 Rxd8 27.Ra2 Be5 28.Nc5 Rd1+ 29.Kg2 Rb1 30.Rd2 Rb5 31.Nd7 Rb2 32.Rxb2 Bxb2 33.a4 b5 34.axb5 axb5 35.Kf1 Kg7 36.Nc5 Ne5 37.Ke1 Ba3 38.Nb3 Nd3+ 39.Kf1 Nc5 40.Ned4 Bb2 41.Nxc5 Bxd4 42.Nd3 e5 43.f3 Bc3 44.g4 b4 45.Nc5 Bd2 46.Ke2 Bf4 47.Kf2 Kf8 48.Nb3 Ke7 49.Kg2 hxg4 50.fxg4 Kd6 51.Kf3 Kc6 52.Ke2 Kd7 53.Kd3 Bg3 54.Kc4 Be1 55.Nc5+ Ke7 56.h5 Bd2 57.Nd3 Kf8 58.Nxb4 Kg7 59.Nd5 Bc1 60.Kd3 Ba3 61.Ke3 Kh6 62.Kf3 Kg5 63.Ne3 Bf8 64.Nf5 Bc5 65.Ke2 Bf8 66.Kd3 Bb4 67.Kc4 Ba3 68.Kd5 Bc1 69.Kd6 Bf4 70.h6 Kg6 71.Ke7 Bd2 72.h7 Kxh7 73.Kxf7 Bg5 74.Ne7 Bh4 75.Ng8 Bg3 76.Ne7 Bh4 77.Ng8 Bg3 78.Ne7 Bh4 79.Ke6 Bg5 80.Kf7

Korchnoi comments with respect to the above game that <8. Nxc5> (instead of <8. e4>) would have given Black "serious difficulties". (Op. cit., p. 32.)

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