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Viktor Korchnoi vs Lev Polugaevsky
Korchnoi - Polugaevsky Candidates Semifinal (1977), Évian-les-Bains FRA, rd 7, Jul-20
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Wade Variation (D47)  ·  1-0

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Feb-16-04  Tigran Petrosian: 34.Rxg6! is a nice shot.
Feb-16-04  drukenknight: some weird goings on around move 30. I thought Pol. was getting the better of it. I thought Korch would push the pawn to e5 a lot sooner.
Jun-09-04  pogo5: What a brilliant attacking game! And I do not see anything weird in the moves: if 30...♗xd6 31.♘g5 winning, therefore 30...♕g4 preventing the knight jump with an attack on g2 and thus attacking the rook, but 31.♖f6 preparing e6, etc... Long live Viktor! :-)
Jun-09-04
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  Honza Cervenka: Pretty game. In final position white has to be still a little bit cautious. 43...Rf8 44.Qg5+ Kf7 45.Qh5+ and 46.bxc4 wins easily but after 45.bxc4?? Rg8 black would be back in the game.
Mar-06-09  dwavechess: 32/43 concur with Rybka 3 default w32 at 3 min.Q6600 for Korchnoi
Nov-16-15  7he5haman: Was 32...Qg3 a better try?

Sample line:

32...Qg3 33.Qd2 Bh3 34.Bf1 (34.Ne1 is also possible as 34...Qxe5 fails to 35.Rxg6+) 34...Be6 and Black is still a pawn down but at least he's managed to get White's LSB off of the a2-g8 diagonal!

Maybe the refutation is 32...Qg3 33.Ng5, but hard for me to tell without a board as it looks like Black has at least a perpetual after 34...Qxf2+ 35.Kh2 Qg1+ 36.Kg3 Qe3+

Jul-06-16  siggemannen: According to comp, after 32...Qg3 33.e6 is just killing
Jul-06-16
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  perfidious: < siggemannen: According to comp, after 32...Qg3 33.e6 is just killing>

This was given as the death blow, with supporting analysis, in contemporaneous annotations published in <Chess Life and Review>.

Jul-06-16  Howard: Remind me to look at those "contemporaneous annotations". I have all the 1977 issues. As I recall, Mednis mentioned something about Fischer at the end of the game.

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