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Anthony Miles vs Viktor Korchnoi
Hoogovens (1978), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 11, Feb-02
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical. Traditional Variation Main Line (E19)  ·  0-1

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Feb-26-05  TennesseeStud: this ending is beautiful, i congratulate korchnoi on his effective use of an odd line of the queens indian
Jan-01-06  Rama: I'm a Korchnoi-fan, too. But I don't much like his 22. ... Kh8. Why not 22. ... Rh6 right away? It prevents The Nh4 maneuver, which the uncovering of that long diagonal is a theme in the Q's Indian, and avoids an upcoming Q-check. What am I missing?

I'll never forget losing a game as black in which my pawn d5 got pinned against my fianchettoed white-squared Bishop, by a timely uncovering of that long diagonal on the part of my opponent. From then on, I played it more like Nimzovich, with d6 and e5 instead. No more pinning!

Jul-17-06  Ulhumbrus: With 13...Nd8 Korchnoi unpins the N and uncovers the bishops with his Rs still not yet connected by ...Rae8. Thus suggests that 13... Rae8 or 13...d6 loses an important tempo - or gives White an important tempo- for something.
Jul-17-06  Ulhumbrus: 16 dxe6 moves the d pawn a third time to exchange itself for an e6 pawn moved but once, making a loss of two tempi for development.
Jul-17-06  Ulhumbrus: Korchnoi gives a question mark to 17 b4. As Black is playing for a KIng side attack, this suggests that White is advised to try exchanging pieces. 17 Nd4 attacks the point c6 and offers an exchange of Knights.
Jul-17-06  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 23 Nh4, 23 Nd4 offers an exchange of Knights.
Jul-17-06  Ulhumbrus: It seems to me that if a player gains practice and experience in seeing and playing as Black the combinations which Miles was trying to avoid falling into ( although he could not avoid all of them and so lost), the player will then gain the ability to play well the Black side of this.
Oct-18-08  DWINS: <Ulhumbrus>, I don't think your suggestion of 23.Nd4 works because 23...Bxg2 24.Kxg2 Nxd4 25.Qxd4 fxg3 26.hxg3 Qxe2 27.Kg1 Rxf2 28.Rxf2 Rxf2 29.Qxf2 Qxd1+ and Black is up two pawns.

Robert Byrne agrees with Korchnoi that 17.b4 is not the way to go. He suggests 17.e3 followed by 18.Nd4 and reduction of material.

Oct-18-08
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  Chessdreamer: Miles did not get mated. He resigned after 32...Qxg5.
Oct-04-09  Ulhumbrus: <DWINS> I agree. The White Queen is overworked after 23 Nd4. She can't defend both the N on d4 and the e2 pawn.
Oct-04-09  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 14 d5, 14 b4 may be better
Oct-23-10  Ulhumbrus: An alternative to 13 Qd2 is 13 Ne5 eg 13 Ne5 Nd8 14 Bxb7 Nxb7 15 Qf3
Dec-03-11  Nemesistic: A neat little finish from Korchnoi.

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