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John van der Wiel vs Viktor Korchnoi
Amsterdam VSB (1991), Amsterdam NED, rd 4, May-06
French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Variation (C14)  ·  0-1

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Mar-27-06  notyetagm: 21 ♘xg7?? ♘c4! with a winning Black counterattack.
Mar-27-06  Jonber: 23.exf6 Qxf6 24.Rxe8+ Bxe8 25.Nxd5 Nxd5 26.Rxd5 and three pawns for the sacrificed piece seem to have been White's last best chance for equality. After the text move he drifts into an increasing disadvantage.

The bishop sacrifice was probably playable, but would have been stronger if White didn't have to take an extra move to bring the queen into the attack. 13.Kb1 or 13.Rhf1 were viable alternatives

I like 26...a7 from Black, tucking the king safely away before going on the counterattack.

Mar-27-06  notyetagm: <Jonber> Yes, a magnificent counterattacking effoty by Korchnoi.
Aug-15-06  S.Brew: yeah, to be able to block your opponent`s check with your own winning move is always nice
May-20-09
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  GrahamClayton: <Jonber>The bishop sacrifice was probably playable, but would have been stronger if White didn't have to take an extra move to bring the queen into the attack. 13.Kb1 or 13.Rhf1 were viable alternatives

Jonber,
You are right - White needs his Queen on a white square, usually along the d1-h5 diagonal, to take full advantage of the h7 sacrifice.

Dec-13-13  nummerzwei: 15...Rfc8 is more active for Black.
Aug-30-19  JacobMaChessPlayer: Always have backup. That is what dudes in this game is doing.

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