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Anatoly Karpov vs Viktor Korchnoi
Training Match (1971), Leningrad URS, rd 3
Spanish Game: Open Variations. Classical Defense (C83)  ·  1-0



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Feb-22-03  skakmiv: I guess 22..Qc5 was a mistake.
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  Honza Cervenka: 39...Bc5 is a blunder, but black's position was already very difficult.
Feb-24-04  ruylopez900: Why not 32. ♕xh6 from Karpov?
Feb-24-04  CapAnson: Because of 32... Rxe6 with a probable draw.
Nov-16-04  Dres1: wait a minute, why doesnt white play 23 Bxc5??
May-14-05  Greginctw: maybe the game was typed in wrong, but BXC5 definately wins the queen for nothing.
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  offramp: <> This is the correct score:

[Event "Leningrad m"]
[Site "Leningrad m"]
[Date "1971.??.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Karpov Anatoli"]
[Black "Kortchnoi Viktor"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C83"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[EventDate "1971.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. c3 Be7 10. Nbd2 Qd7 11. Re1 Nc5 12. Bc2 d4 13. Ne4 dxc3 14. bxc3 O-O-O 15. Qe2 Bc4 16. Nxc5 Bxc5 17. Qe4 Kb7 18. Be3 Bd5 19. Qf4 Ba3 20. Rad1 h6 21. Rxd5 Qxd5 22. Be4 Qc4 23. Nd4 Qxc3 24. Bxc6+ Kb8 25. Rf1 Rxd4 26. Bxd4 Qxc6 27. Qxf7 Rd8 28. Be3 Qd5 29. e6 Rf8 30. Qxg7 Re8 31. Bf4 Qc4 32. Qg3 Bb2 33. Re1 Bc3 34. Qg6 Re7 35. Re4 Qxa2 36. h4 Bd4 37. Bg3 b4 38. Kh2 Qd5 39. Qg4 Bc5 40. Rxb4+ Ka7 1-0

May-22-05  MrSifter: Just 20 years old when he played this game, even before had the chance to train with Spassky.
Sep-22-19  toreohm: Fourteen years later I'm here, posting a message...
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  woldsmandriffield: 21 c4! or 21 Be4 Qe6 22 c4 blasts open Black’s position.

Karpov’s 21 Rxd5 Qxd5 22 Be4 Qc4 23 Nd4 Qxc3 gave Korchnoi counter-chances

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