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Rashid Nezhmetdinov vs Viktor Korchnoi
USSR Championship (1959), Tbilisi URS, rd 1, Jan-10
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation General (C16)  ·  0-1

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Dec-11-08  Sacsacmate: Surprised that nobody was here...

Good game Rashid burnt his fingers...though Balck was in akward position...it was never really bad...would be interesting to see what computer might say..

Dec-11-08  Poisonpawns: Korchnoi used to own Nez regularly
Jan-07-09  blacksburg: very ballsy play by korchnoi against a very scary attacker.

23.Bxb6 just seems like lashing out, out of frustration. i'd bet nezh knew i wouldn't work, but did it anyway.

Jan-08-09
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Well isn't that just like Korchnoi. He lets his King bury his own Rook at h8 for the sake of grabbing a pawn, and then turns that trapped Rook into an effective counterattacking piece.
Jan-08-09  M.D. Wilson: <Korchnoi used to own Nez regularly> Tal, too.
Nov-24-09  drnooo: games like this show why Korchnoi was able to handle Fischer well into the late 60s. They even drew their minimatch of blitz games in the big one that Fischer won. Had Korchnoi played Fischer instead of Fischer playing Larsen that 6 0 whomping would never have happened. The real attacking master Korchnoi declared was Keres. Moreover he met Keres when Keres was slightly past his prime in many of the games. For me that says a lot.
Dec-17-09  M.D. Wilson: Absolutely. I think Keres and Spassky were the most accurate "attacking players" of the era. They virtually never played speculative moves, and preferred dynamism over positional subtleties .
Feb-16-12  Wyatt Gwyon: Prime Korchnoi was deadly vs. attackers.
Oct-26-16
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  zydeco: Korchnoi had serious cojones - you really have to master fear to play this way against a terrifying attacker. 12....Ngxe5 isn't a big deal: it's easy to see that snatching the pawn is a matter of principle. Even the king walk to g8 isn't so impressive - it's not so difficult to calculate that the king is relatively safe there, at least in the short term. 20...Qxf4!? would never have occurred to me - daring Nezh to do his worst. I expected 20....Be8 and 21...Bf7 and a patient defense.
Oct-26-16  dejavu: Korchnoi was great with the French defense and he was also one of the most dynamic defenders, a fact that unfailingly thwart swashbuckling attackers such as Nez & Tal with whom he has a good score. Leave alone the fact that should things move into endgame with his material advantage (he is a notorious material grabber) his foes usually get an endgame lesson over their loss.
Jun-06-17  Catur Proklamasi: In memoriam, Viktor Korchnoi
On this day exactly one year ago, June 6, 2016 one of the world's great chess players Viktor Korchnoi has passed away. He leaves us for ever. Today June 6, 2017, Let's play his great party.
Goodbye Korchnoi !!!

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