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Viktor Korchnoi vs Bruno Parma
URS-YUG (1971), Yerevan URS, rd 1, Nov-06
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Variation (E15)  ·  1-0



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Jul-31-05  The beginner: Maybe it was a mistake from parma to trade the Queens. Looking ahead to a 2 knight vs bishop pair in endgame isent that better for whom have the bishop pair in most situations ?

How many here would have played ?

46 ..Qh1+
47 Bf1 ..Qxh2

Jul-31-05  child of my tears: Great play by Korchnoi. 64. Bxd4! deflects the king too far away from the h pawn after which the knight on d8 is overworked as the only guard of the back rank. 67. Bh4 is crucial to the combo, preventing the other knight from getting back to guard h8. I got this one!
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  OhioChessFan: <Beginner>, looking quickly, I have to agree that the Queen exchange looks questionable. Maybe Qh1-h2, e4, and Qe5 would work.
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  Honza Cervenka: <I thought that move 64...Kf5 saves black in this.> Those poor black Knights have no chance against mighty Bishop pair of white. There are many ways to win it easily for white after 64...Kf5. White can play even immediately 65.Bd5 and none of black Knights can move.

The idea of 64.Bxd4+ was that black Knights cannot stop both white passed Pawns and the only problem here was to find and calculate correct order of moves, which was quite obvious. I saw quickly that 64.Bxd4+ Kxd4 65.h6 Nxb6 (65...Nf7 66.b7) 66.Bh5 wins and guessed that 65...Nc5 66.Bh5 or 65...Nb2+ 66.Ke2 (with white b-Pawn still alive) cannot improve anything for black although I did not calculate it in details. Pretty puzzle.

Jul-31-05  erimiro1: Envy you guys, I failed this time to find the solution. Indeed it's not that hard , but I decided that 64. h5?? will do, overlooking N:b2+. At least I know that Chigorin (against Tarrash and Steinitz) and Taimanov (against Fischer) made bigger errors!
Jul-31-05  f1list: First sunday puzzle I ever got. For what it's worth...
Jul-31-05  EinZweiDrei: I got the key move and the general idea. The exact game continuation, for me, is usually a whole other story when it comes to endgame puzzles.
Jul-31-05  aginis: <blackjacki2, vampiero, tamar>65.b7? Nb2+ 66.Kc2 Nxb7! 67.h6 Nd6 68.Bh5 e2!! 69.Kd2 Nbc4+ 70.Kxe2 Ne5 71.h7 Nef7 =

Jul-31-05  Koster: Not hard at all. Bd4ch was the 2nd move I looked at. Solves two problems- the loose bishop and black's connected passed pawns.
Jul-31-05  seagull1756: Loads of endgame puzzles this week, I have to say. It's very useful, for many of us often forget to count in endgames.
Jul-31-05  Happypuppet: Yesterday was the first saturday I got to the end. Today is the first sunday I got to the end. Maybe I'm just good with the endgame puzzles...
Jul-31-05  Greginctw: well i got it wrong. I thought b7 wins and didnt do anything beyond superficial analysis to support it. Learned my lesson.
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  kevin86: Desparado-white sacs his bishop so black couldn't take it with check. The knights were unable to stop those widely spread pawns.

Such open positions make knights hobble like the horses have extra bones in their feet.

Jul-31-05  ThomYorke: When I promote a pawn it can becomes another piece. One day I watched a game that kasparov chose another king. He had 2 kings. It was more dificult to ckeckmate him.
Jul-31-05  snowie1: It was easy to find_knowing there was a win! What I like about this move is, it drives computers wild!!
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  mahmoudkubba: black should've played 65 ...,NxP then he ws going to be safe!
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  mahmoudkubba: Also I really no little abt the condition, reason, and occassion of this game??
Jul-31-05  jahhaj: <mahmoudkubba> After 65...♘xb6 White wins with 66.♗h5 and the h pawn cannot be stopped. I think that was one of the moves you had to see to say you had solved the puzzle.
Jul-31-05  snowie1: The real reason black traded Qs is he
saw that white was ready to play the
very dangerous move,47.b6!
Jul-31-05  Happypuppet: <Desparado-white sacs his bishop so black couldn't take it with check.> I don't think that's the point of Bxd4. It's to deflect the king away from the h-pawn so it has a clear path to victory after Bh5.
Jul-31-05  Nicholson: Bxd4+ was honestly the first move I looked at. Then I was momentarily seduced by b7.
Jul-31-05  Shokwave: Easy Sunday puzzle...woohoo!
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  mahmoudkubba: <jahhaj>:I was thinking in another way thank u telling me that
Jun-30-09  WhiteRook48: 64 Bxd4+!!
Oct-04-12  Tigranny: I love games like this.
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