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Yuri Averbakh vs Viktor Korchnoi
"Here Comes The Queen" (game of the day Sep-01-2018)
Yerevan (1965), Yerevan URS, rd 2, Sep-18
Indian Game: Przepiorka Variation (A49)  ·  0-1



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May-06-15  Olavi: Another well known example of the tactic, but only worth a draw: Timman vs Kramnik, 1995
May-06-15  A.T PhoneHome: <Howard> The thing is that I've always wanted to have a closer look at Korchnoi's games since people attribute to him lack of intuition which I can relate to; I myself lacking that. :P

And I shall have a look at that game, <Olavi>, thanks!

Dec-15-16  clement41: I absolutely love that tactical idea. First saw this game in a Lev Alburt book and shortly afterwards saw the same in an endgame by Alekhine. Actually, Alekhine was so impressed by this tactics that he then composed a study on it!
Dec-15-16  ChessHigherCat: <Blinkie: 38.f3 h2 39.Nf2... Does White have a winning position after this, being a pawn up? With a continuation like: 39...Rd4+ 40.Kc1 Nc3 41.Rd2 Rxd2 42.Kxd2 Nxa2> I agree that f3/Nf2 is white's only shot and certainly much better than the game line. I also agree that 40. Kc1 is much better than 40. Ke1, Nc3 (threatening Rd1+ to force the Knight to capture), right?
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  HeMateMe: nice set up with the g and h pawns. I remember playing through this game years ago. Korchnoi was a whiz.
Mar-01-17  Tuan9371: I like this games.
This games is between two phayer very strong not a Champions
Mar-17-17  Saniyat24: how is this variation pronounced?
Mar-17-17  happyjuggler0: <how is this variation pronounced>



Mar-17-17  happyjuggler0:

In the bottom left of the window that has the name in it, there is a pronunciation thingy that when you click it it will pronounce the name. Whether Google can be trusted to pronounce it correctly or not I don't know, but it seems you best bet.

If Google is right, then it isn't pronounced anything like what it looks like it might be pronounced as, which isn't surprising based on what I've heard of Polish pronunciation.

Mar-17-17  happyjuggler0: You can also try the pronunciation key at the player's name: David Przepiorka
Jul-31-17  Toribio3: The 8'th move c3 by Korchnoi makes sense. He destroyed the pawn structure of the opponent and attack them later on.
Sep-01-18  andrewjsacks: Viktor the Terrible. It is this type of game that gave him that nickname.
Sep-01-18  andrewjsacks: Study-like move ends it. Bravo!
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  offramp: White rabbits!
Sep-01-18  Mendrys: 36...g4! is the star move for me. In hindsight 37. hxg4 h3 38. f3 (or maybe event 38. Nd5) is necessary to stop the passed h pawn.

39. Rc1! is such a beautiful tactic. I'd love to be able to get something this into a game, if only I could recall it from my bag of tricks when the opportunity arises.

Sep-01-18  cunctatorg: A great and historic game in its own right!

Victor Korchnoi had written (if I ain't confused with respect to another Korchnoi-Averbakh game...) about the keen psychological struggle's considerations (regarding his own understanding of the character of Yuri Averbakh) involved in his own 14... Qa5 and 15... Qe5. The finishing touch is really famous!!

Sep-01-18  Mendrys: Well then, it's not quite the same but I was able to get the following position as black this evening:

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I had seen Rh1! coming for a few moves with this game sill fresh in my mind, my opponent obviously did not. It continued. 23...Rh1! 24. Bxh1 Qh7+ white resigns.

Thanks Dan!

Sep-01-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 24 dpa done

1. + / = (0.33): 13...Ne5 14.f4 Neg4 15.Nc4 Nd5 16.Rfd1 Nde3 17.Nxe3 Nxe3 18.Nc6 Qc7 19.Nxb8 Qxb8 20.Bd5 Nxd5 21.Qxd5 Bg4 22.Rac1 Bxe2 23.Rd2 Bg4 24.c4 b6 25.c5 bxc5 26.Qxc5 e5 27.Bb2 exf4 28.Bxg7 Kxg7 29.Qd4+ Qe5 30.Qxe5+ Rxe5 31.Rc4 Be6 32.Rxf4 Ra5 33.Rff2 Rc5 34.Rfe2 Rf5 35.Rd8 a5 36.Rc2 Rf3

2. + / = (0.45): 13...a6 14.Rfd1 Qa5 15.Rab1 Nc5 16.Qb4 Qxb4 17.Bxb4 Nce4 18.Bxe4 Nxe4 19.Nd5 Bf8 20.Kg2 Kg7 21.f3 Nf6 22.c4 Nxd5 23.cxd5 Bd7 24.Bc5 b5 25.Nc6 Rbc8 26.Rbc1 e6 27.Bxf8+ Kxf8 28.Ne5 Rxc1 29.Rxc1 Ke7 30.Rc7 Kd6 31.Rxd7+ Kxe5 32.d6 Rf8 33.f4+ Kd5 34.Kf3 a5 35.Kg4 Kc6

Sep-01-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 25 dpa

1. + / = (0.70): 12.Rb1 a6 13.Qb3 Re8 14.e4 Qc7 15.e5 b5 16.Nd6 Nxe5 17.Nxe8 Nxe8 18.f4 Nc4 19.Nc6 Be6 20.Qb4 Ned6 21.Nxb8 Qxb8 22.Rbc1 a5 23.Qc5 Nxa3 24.Qxa3 Qa7+ 25.Rf2 Nc4 26.Qb3 Ne5 27.Qxb5 Ng4 28.Qb2 Qc5 29.Bf3 Nxf2 30.Qxf2 Qa3 31.Qd2 a4 32.Kg2 Qxa2 33.Qxa2 Bxa2 34.Ra1 Bb3

2. + / = (0.70): 12.Qb3 Re8 13.Rab1 a6 14.e4 Qc7 15.e5 b5 16.Nd6 Nxe5 17.Nxe8 Nxe8 18.f4 Nc4 19.Nc6 Be6 20.Qb4 Ned6 21.Nxb8 Qxb8 22.Rbc1 a5 23.Qc5 Nxa3 24.Qxa3 Qa7+ 25.Rf2 Nc4 26.Qb3 Ne5 27.Qxb5 Ng4 28.Qb2 Qc5 29.Bf3 Nxf2 30.Qxf2 Qa3 31.Qd2 a4 32.Kg2 Qxa2 33.Qxa2 Bxa2 34.Ra1 Bb3

Sep-01-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 Pro w32: d 24 dpa done

<1. + / = (0.36): 11...Re8> 12.Qb3 a6 13.Rad1 Qc7 14.Ne3 Ne5 15.c4 Rb8 16.Rd2 Bd7 17.Rfd1 Neg4 18.Nd5 Nxd5 19.cxd5 Qa5 20.Bb4 Qa4 21.h3 a5 22.Ba3 Ne5 23.Qxa4 Bxa4 24.Rc1 Rbd8 25.Rc7 Rd7

2. + / = (0.40): 11...Nb6 12.Qb3 Nxc4 13.Qxc4 Re8 14.Rfd1 Qa5 15.Qb4 Qc7 16.Rab1 a6 17.Qb6 Qc4 18.Rb2 e5 19.Qb3 Qxb3 20.Nxb3 e4 21.Bc5 Bf5 22.Bd4 Rec8 23.Nc5 b5 24.Rbd2 Bf8 25.Bxf6 Rxc5 26.Bd4 Rc4

3. + / = (0.40): 11...Qc7 12.Qa4 Nc5 13.Nb5 Qc6 14.Qb4 Nfe4 15.Na5 Qb6 16.Rad1 Be6 17.Nd4 Rac8 18.Nxe6 Qxe6 19.Nxb7 Qxa2 20.Nxc5 Nxc5 21.e3 Rfe8 22.c4 a5 23.Qxa5 Bb2 24.Bb4 Qxc4 25.Bd5 Qa6 26.Rb1 Qxa5 27.Bxa5 Bg7 28.Kg2 Rb8 29.Rxb8 Rxb8 30.Rc1 Rb5 31.Bd2 e6 32.Bc6 Rb2

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  HeMateMe: korchnoi guilty of interference, here.
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  nionios: Nice breaktrough and very nice line blocking move in the end!
Aug-13-19  gambitfan: 1) -6.55 (37 ply) 40.♔xc1 h2 41.♔d2 h1=♕ 42.♘c5 ♕g2 43.♘d3 ♕e4 44.g5 ♔g6 45.♔d1 ♔xg5 46.♔e1 ♔f6 47.♘c5 ♕d4 48.♘d3 ♔g7 49.♔f1 ♕e4 50.♔e1 ♕a4 51.♖d2 ♕a5 52.♘f4 ♘b6 53.♔d1 ♘c4 54.♖c2 ♕a4 55.♔c1 ♕a3+ 56.♔d1 ♕d6+ 57.♘d3 ♕d4 58.♖c1 ♕d5 59.g4 ♘b2+ 60.♔d2 ♘xd3 61.exd3 ♕g5+ 62.♔c2 ♕xg4 63.♔c3 ♕g5 64.♖c2

2) -6.55 (37 ply) 40.♘f4 h2 41.♔xc1 h1=♕+ 42.♔d2 ♘xf4 43.gxf4 ♕d5+ 44.♔e1 ♕c4 45.♖b1 ♕xf4 46.♖d1 ♕e4 47.e3 ♕xg4 48.♖d4 ♕f5 49.♖d2 ♕b5 50.♔d1 ♕f1+ 51.♔c2 ♔g6 52.♔c3 ♕b5 53.♖b2 ♕e5+ 54.♔c2 ♔f6 55.♔b3 ♕d6 56.♔a4 ♕c6+ 57.♔b4 ♕c1 58.♔b3 ♕c5 59.♖c2 ♕d5+ 60.♔c3 ♕d6 61.♔b3 ♕d3+ 62.♖c3 ♕b5+ 63.♔a3 ♕d5 64.f4

3) -6.55 (37 ply) 40.♘xc1 h2 41.♖c2 h1=♕ 42.♘d3 ♕e4 43.♔c1 ♕xg4 44.♘f4 ♘xf4 45.gxf4 ♕xf4+ 46.e3 ♕d6 47.♖d2 ♕a3+ 48.♔b1 ♕b4+ 49.♔c1 ♕c4+ 50.♔b1 ♔g6 51.♖c2 ♕b4+ 52.♔c1 ♔f5 53.♔d1 ♔g4 54.♖d2 ♕a4+ 55.♔c1 ♕c4+ 56.♔b1 ♕b4+ 57.♔c2 ♕c5+ 58.♔b1 ♕f5+ 59.♔b2 ♕b5+ 60.♔c1 ♔f3 61.♖c2 ♕b4 62.♔d1 ♕a4 63.♔c1

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  JointheArmy: What an endgame. Wow.
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