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Frits van Seters vs Viktor Korchnoi
Skopje Olympiad qual-1 (1972), Skopje YUG, rd 1, Sep-19
French Defense: Winawer. Positional Variation (C19)  ·  0-1

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Sep-08-09
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  whiteshark: The well known pawn grabber denied to take the pawn with <24...Qxa4>?


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What's wrong with it? Nevertheless he won it 16 moves later on a5.

May-16-19
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  diceman: <whiteshark:

What's wrong with it?>

Well it's a decade later :) but an interesting question.

Korchnoi's king is exposed, to keep it safe, he needs to control the f file. (Why he played 25...Rf2)

If he grabs the a pawn, and play goes
like the game, white will have 26.Bf3!
trapping the rook.


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In the game, Korchnoi could play Rxc2,
here it gets pinned to the queen by Bd1.

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