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Viktor Korchnoi vs Kevin Spraggett
Manila Olympiad (1992), Manila PHI, rd 14, Jun-24
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Classical System Neo-Classsical Line (E99)  ·  1-0



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Jun-03-06  KingG: Another absolutely superb game by Korchnoi in the 9.Ne1 variation of the KID. This one follows a slightly unusual path with 11...h6 instead of the standard 11...f4.

But some of Korchnoi's moves are just great. One the particularly amazed me was 46.h4!!. When you look at it, it makes a lot of sense, but considering the huge build up of Black pieces on the h-file, this is the last move i would have considered. It's certainly a very instructive move that i'll have to keep in mind.

The exchange sac 49.Rxc5! was a very strong move. Unfortunately though, Korchnoi missed the best continuation, which was 51.Qg4!, bringing the queen into the weak light squares near the Black king, followed shortly by the bishop. This would have been devastating. The move he played was still quite good though, even though Black could perhaps have defended better.

Jun-03-06  Milo: Yeah, this is pretty amazing defense. It looks like were going to see Piket-Kasparov, but Korchnoi manages to find all sorts of resources. 21.g3 and 26.g4 are two of the ballsiest moves I've ever seen.

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from Victor Korchnoi in Olympiads by JoseTigranTalFischer
11...h6!? 12.Nd3 b6 13.b4 g5
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from Victor Korchnoi in Olympiads by capybara
11...h6!? 12.Nd3 b6 13.b4 g5
from The Taimanov 9.Ne1 variation of the KID by Arena9

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