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Eduard Mnatsakanian vs Viktor Korchnoi
Yerevan (1965), Yerevan URS, rd 8, Sep-27
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation (C19)  ·  0-1



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Dec-11-08  Sacsacmate: Sir Victor wielded French with Black like nobody.....fabulous game...
Dec-24-08  xrt999: 27.cxb4 seems wrong, giving up control of the d4 square to black, allowing black's solid d and e pawns to advance, with black's LSB guarding the a6-f1 diagonal. f2 is weak, and cant be defended.

Perhaps better would have been 27.Bxb4?

Nov-04-10  ozmikey: Seems a little early to resign, unless this was a loss on time. There are a couple of ways of indirectly defending f2 (37. Qh4, or 37. Bc1 with the idea of 37...Rxf2 38. Rxg7+), and although Black is obviously better there's still plenty of play.
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  SpaceRunner: 1) =0.00 (25 ply) 37.Qh4 Bd5 38.c3 Ref6 39.Rg5 Bb7 40.cxd4 Rxf2 41.Be3 R2f6 42.b5 Qb4 43.Re5 h6 44.Re8+ Rf8 45.Rxf8+ Rxf8 46.Bxh6 gxh6 47.Qg3+ Kh7 48.Qc7+ Kg8 49.Qg3+

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