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Viktor Korchnoi vs Jan Timman
NED-ch (1977), Leeuwarden NED, rd 10, Apr-30
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Quiet Line (A28)  ·  1-0

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Feb-18-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Korchnoi - Timman

after 21...Bf3?


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22.0-0! played instantly by Korchnoi.

"A gruesome mistake. I had completely forgotten that now he could castle kingside."

- GM Jan Timman

Source: Startling Castling! by Robert Timmer

Feb-18-12  King Death: Korchnoi didn't need to ask the arbiter if 22.0-0 was legal unlike this game not too long before, Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974.
Feb-18-12
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  OhioChessFan: "A gruesome mistake. I had completely forgotten that now he could castle kingside."

Did he forget about 22. Rf1 also?

Feb-18-12
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  Penguincw: This just proves that castling isn't a simple move. Nor en passant.

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