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Viktor Korchnoi vs Svetozar Gligoric
Buenos Aires (1960), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 9, Jul-04
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Yugoslav Variation Rare Lines (E64)  ·  1-0



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  zydeco: Annotated by Korchnoi in his 'Best Games' collection. He says that he played 13.Ra2 thinking it was inferior to 13.Na4 but wanted to take Gligoric out of theory -- and Gligoric obliged by thinking for forty minutes over his next move.

Korchnoi thinks that Gligoric was right to sacrifice the exchange for an initiative but had his chance with 19....Bf5 20.Nh4 Nxf2! 21.Qf3 Ne4 22.Nxf5 gxf5 23.Rc2 d5 with a wild position.

Korchnoi says Gligoric overrated his position with 20.....d5. Instead, 20.....Bf5 21.Qxd6 Qxd6 22.Rxd6 Nxe2+ 23.Kh1 Nxf4 gives black very good drawing chances.

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  plang: The first of three wins by Korchnoi over Gligoric in this line over a five year stretch.

Korchnoi says Gligoric overrated his position with 20.....d5. Instead, 20.....Bf5 21.Qxd6 Qxd6 22.Rxd6 Nxe2+ 23.Kh1 Nxf4 gives black very good drawing chances.>
Gligoric added (to that line) that if 24 Rxa6..Nxg2 25 Kxg2..Be4 with good counterplay for Black.

Korchnoi thought Black would have had good drawing chances had he played 22..Bxe4 23 Qc4..Bxf3 24 Bxf3..Bd4 25 b4..Qf6 26 bxc..Qxf4 27 Qxd4..Qxf3 regaining the exchange. Black had nothing better than giving up a second exchange as 26..Qd8 27 Rxe8..Qxe8 28 Rd1 would have been an easy win for White.

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