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Lajos Portisch vs Viktor Korchnoi
Maroczy Memorial (1961), Budapest HUN, rd 11, Oct-28
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation (E46)  ·  0-1

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Sep-29-03  drukenknight: an early nimzo indian between these two. It looks like just before time control Portisch finds a less than perfect defense for his d pawn. maybe 37 Ra8?
Oct-13-04  likestofork: What's wrong with 15. Nxd7 Qxd7 16. Nxe4 ? Pawns!?! Pawns? We doan need no steen king pawns. Just looks preferable to 15. Nc4 to me.
Oct-13-04
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  Calli: 15. Nxd7 Qxd7 16. Nxe4 Qf5 will regain the pawn. i.e., 17.f3 Rae1
Oct-13-04  likestofork: Calli, I think what you meant was 17. f3 Rae8.....that's what I'm assuming, at any rate. That still doesn't regain the pawn.....black has to move the B out of the way, giving white time to move an R to c1. There's also, at this point, a hanging pawn at c7.
Oct-13-04  clapperrail: In the line 15 Nd7 Qd7 16 Ne4 Qf5 17 f3 Rae8 18 Rac1 Be4 19 fe Qe4 20 Qe4 Re4 the c7 pawn is covered by the bishop on d6.
Oct-13-04  likestofork: OK, I'm misplacing pieces on my previous post.....there isn't really a bishop that needs to be moved out of the way; like clapperrail says, it's still at d6. Let me try this again; 15. Nd7 Qd7 16. Ne4 Qf5 17. f3 Rae8 18. Qc4 Be4 19. fe4, and I'd really rather have white's position.
Apr-12-18  diagonal: <Fifty Years of Shades in Chess Grey>

Lajos Portisch and Viktor Korchnoi:

They first met otb in <1961> (Maroczy Memorial, ten years after Geza Maroczy had died), and last in <2011> (Botvinnik Memorial (Veterans), Rapid, Hundred years Anniv of Mikhail Botvinnik).

Vic won both tournaments outright and comfortably, at the Maroczy Memorial in 1961 two points ahead of joint 2./3. Filip and Bronstein, followed by 4.-7. Dely, Taimanov, Portisch, Simagin, 8. Uhlmann, 9. Barcza, 10. Bilek, 11. Donner, 12. Bisguier, 13. Kluger, etc. (16 players)

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