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Mikhail Tal vs Viktor Korchnoi
Leningrad Interzonal (1973), Leningrad URS, rd 6, Jun-09
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Queen's Indian Formation (A15)  ·  0-1



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  OhioChessFan: Quick playthrough. White loses a Pawn early and Black methodically converts it to a win. Not sure what went wrong. e3 seems a little passive, allowing the DSB to say on d5 and then later move over to f5. Maybe 24. e4? Or 29. e4? Tal seems to have believed he could regain the Pawn with 29. b4 but Korchnoi shut that down.
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  OhioChessFan: Tossed it in Fritz and I was wrong all over the place. He doesn't care for 24. e4, though 29. e4 is his first choice. 27. Re1 (27. b4) is the problem and a blunder.
Jul-22-17  Toribio3: Passed pawn is a criminal!
Jul-22-17  RookFile: 14. Nc4 would have been ok because you do something about the misplaced b2 knight. I would think it would appeal to a guy like Tal because if you can get rid of that d6 knight of black's, maybe at some point you can sneak in Qh6 for white.

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