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Viktor Korchnoi vs Boris Spassky
Spassky - Korchnoi Candidates Final (1968), Kiev URS, rd 2, Sep-08
Queen's Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31)  ·  0-1



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Jul-11-03  drukenknight: Korchnoi is so funny sometimes, He positively refuses to swap queens (there is another game from this match that has same idea). Here it really costs him. Is this why Spassky thinks he has no chess talent?
Jan-30-04  Benjamin Lau: Lol drunken knight you speak the truth. This is a pretty funny game.
Mar-11-04  ughaibu: Drukenknight: Is this the game?
Mar-11-04  drukenknight: yeah I think this is one of them, he must have been calculating something deeply on move 40.
Dec-01-08  NYTZINARMR: Even if white traded queens, he would be faced with the dual threat Bxf5+ and Nd3. 40.Qxc5 Nxc5 41.Ref1 Ne4
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  stoy: For Korchnoi's view of this game please see "Chess is My Life" Arco Publishing Company, NY, 1978, page 65. Does anybody know of another grandmaster game in which one player hangs and loses a night on consecutive moves?
Jan-11-09  Paraconti: What a complicated game, esp from moves 21-35. Sure give patzers like me a headache!
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  Everett: Hmm... Move 40
Jul-22-13  ewan14: This is the game where Korchnoi says he was disturbed by an artillery gun salute
Jul-19-17  edubueno: VK aprendió y ganó a Larsen un medio juego parecido en Leningrado 73.
Dec-07-17  edubueno: La partida se complica con 25...f5! de BS. Parece que VK no respondió lo mejor. Tal vez 26 exf5 - Cg7; 27 f6 - Axh3; 28 fxe7 - Af5+; 29 Ra1 - Dxe7 con igualdad.
Aug-23-18  edubueno: La última chance de mantener la paridad es en la jugada 37 de las blancas. A partir de allí VK se desliza barranca abajo.-0.08 (24 ply) 37.Ncb5 Qb6 38.a4 Nxd4 39.Qxd4 Qxd4 40.Nxd4 Rde8 41.e6 Bxe6 42.Nxe6 Rxe6 43.Rxf5 Rxf5 44.Rxf5 Rd6 45.Kc2 h6 46.Kd3 Rb6 47.Kc2 Rb4 48.Rh5 Rxa4 49.Rxh6 Kc7 50.Rh7+ Kc6 51.h5 Rh4 52.h6 b5 53.Kc3 Kd6 54.Kd3
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  woldsmandriffield: Korchnoi captured the wrong pawn with the wrong Knight. After 37 Nxd5 Qc5 38 Nxe6 Qxb4 39 Nxb4 Bxe6 White should hold.
Dec-14-19  edubueno: Agree, 37. Nxd5 Qc5 38. Nxe6 Qxb4 39. Nxb4 Bxe6 40. Rf4 a5 41. Nc2 Bd5 is balanced. Perhaps VK was under a wrong judgement.

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