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Istvan Csom vs Viktor Korchnoi
Asztalos Memorial 8th (1965), Gyula HUN, rd 8, Aug-17
Indian Game: Anti-Grünfeld. Advance Variation (E60)  ·  0-1



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Jul-10-02  refutor: any theory buffs out there? i assume that csom was trying to transpose into a KID line he liked (involving d5) and avoid the grunfeld with 3.d5...are there any transpositonal possibilities? my brother plays the grunfeld and i'd maybe i'd like to avoid it :)
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  Sneaky: That's very interesting, refutor. I'm trying to figure out moves that Black could make on move 3 that would have an independant significance, but everything I look at seems to transpose into either a KID or a Benoni.
Jun-04-03  brulla: This game is a great example for the win of "good backyard organization" over "over-zealous advancing of center pawns". Until move 11, Korchnoi let's his opponent "come" and then uses the holes in the white position.
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  Honza Cervenka: If 17.Bf1 (17.Bxg4 Nxc4+ 18.Kd3 Nxe3 19.Kxe3 Bxc3), then 17...Nd1
Jun-04-03  caseyclyde: 3. d5 weakens the a1-h8 diagonal which comes into play later on. Kind of humorous that Csom makes 8 pawn moves out of his first 11 moves then resigns 5 moves later.
Dec-02-03  Alchemist: After Qxb2 Csom thought that Korchnoi had overlooked something and he had won, believing that the stranded knight would fall and that he would go on to win. According to Flesch, he confidently got up from his seat and was congratulated by the spectators, but when he returned to the board to see that Bxg4! had been played, he reluctantly resigned.
Jul-31-05  SneechLatke: Korchnoi's 12...Qxb2! shows excellent foresight and a sharp eye for tactics. In this case he found the blow to destroy Csom's overextended position.
Aug-22-07  Karpova: <Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.

[Minna Antrim (b. 1861), U.S. epigrammist. Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions, p. 99 (1901).]>

Jun-13-08  ravel5184: This is going in my collection Game Collection: 11 Beautiful Games right away!
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  perfidious: Had White foreseen the full import of Korchnoi's combination, he would have played 13.Rh2, though remaining with the worse game.
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  GrahamClayton: Looks like the Six Pawns' attack by Csom!
Jul-30-14  Xeroxx: Deflection.
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  whiteshark: This is one impressive how-to...
May-27-15  SpiritedReposte: Exceptionally clean and study like combination to end the game from Korchnoi.
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