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Viktor Korchnoi vs Samuel Reshevsky
Korchnoi - Reshevsky Candidates Quarterfinal (1968), Amsterdam NED, rd 6, May-16
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Neo Catalan Declined (A14)  ·  1-0



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Jan-31-06  cantdropwontstop: Power Chess.
Jan-31-06  RookFile: Yes, excellent technique by Korchnoi.
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  Honza Cervenka: If 17....Bxb4, then 18.Nxe6 fxe6 19.Qb5 winning the piece back.

31...Rd2 (31...Rc7 was better) and 32...Rxc2 (32...Bxe4 was worth of attention) were probably decisive mistakes, though black's position was already uneasy then.

Oct-11-13  jphamlore: Korchnoi mentions in his My Best Games annotations for this game that he was trying to exploit Reshevsky's perpetual issues with time management, and thus in this game he succeeded when Reshevsky played 31. .. Rd2.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Korchnoi trying to exploit someone else's time pressure? The irony.
Mar-16-15  zydeco: Notes from Cafferty's book on the Candidates Matches:

12....Nxd5 is inconsistent (Furman). 12....cxd4 is called for, and then there's a very sharp line with 13.dxe6 dxc3 14.exd7 Rc7 and if 15.Bxc3 Ne4, so white plays 15.Ba1. White could also play 13.Rxd4 Nxd5 14.Qd1.

Reshevsky had an inferior position out of the opening. He misses Korchnoi's trick with 17.b4! 16....Bf6 was better.

Korchnoi considered this game his best of the match.

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