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Miroslav Filip vs Viktor Korchnoi
Siegen Olympiad Final-A (1970), Siegen FRG, rd 4, Sep-17
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical. Traditional Variation Main Line (E19)  ·  0-1



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  Breunor: Why does white resign here? Clearly he is worse, but is the game lost?

Thanks for any help!

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  tpstar: Fritz 7 Deep Position Analysis [401MB]:

a) 38. Rc1 a5 39. Kh1 Kg6 40. Rc4 Kf5 41. g6 [-4.16/26]

b) 38. Rc1 a5 39. Rc4 Kg6 40. Kh1 Re8 41. Rc2 [-4.31/25]

c) 38. a5 Kg6 39. Rc1 Kxg5 40. Kg1 Kf6 41. Kf1 [-4.94/26]

37 ... Rc8 telegraphs Black's plan to advance ... c5-c4 creating a passed Pb4 which will tie up White's Rook. Meanwhile Black's King can pick off the Pg5 and the Pd5 with a decisive advantage, whereas White's King will need several moves to reach the center. At the amateur level, we would play a little longer, but these guys make the big bucks. =)

Nice QID by Korchnoi; interesting that he played 11 ... Bf6 without ... f5 first. White's Pd5 was isolated throughout the middlegame, then Black really dominated the major piece endgame.

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  Breunor: Thanks tpstar!
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  wordfunph: Filip - Korchnoi

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37.Kg1 and white is ok..

Sep-08-10  cunctatorg: I think that Viktor neutralized firstly White's Pawn majority at King's Flank starting his restraining operations with 18... Nd4; the aim of this move wasn't really a mating attack on White's King but to keep White's Pawn majority literally at ... bay! This strategy was completed with Korchnoi's 36th move ... and then the game -for the one or the other reason- ended...
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  perfidious: After the suggestion 37.Kg1 given by <wordfunph>, Filip also could not have saved the game after 37....Rc8 38.Rc1 a5, followed by ....Kf6-e5xd5, with a good pawn up.
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  Retireborn: One of my favourite Korchnoi games. He was very familiar with this type of Queen's Indian and had many good results with it in the late 60s.

The way he systematically blockades the K-side before breaking through on the Q-side is beautiful.

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