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Viktor Korchnoi vs Alexey Shirov
Buenos Aires Najdorf (1993), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 5, Apr-??
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Classical System Misc. Lines (E98)  ·  1-0



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Oct-29-13  hellopolgar: Viktor Korchnoi was 62 years old at the time...
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  Fusilli: <hellopolgar> Yes, but when it came to beating up the KID, Korchnoi always became 20 again.
Oct-30-13  RookFile: This looks like man vs. boy. Shirov was totally outplayed in this game.
Oct-30-13  SimonWebbsTiger: There is a little section on Korchnoi versus the KID in Kasparov's "On My Great Predecessors." Garry concludes that section noting Viktor thinks the KID is "a flexible opening", only Black should choose 7...Nbd7 in the classical variation.

Korchnoi has also introduced and played: 13. Nb5 (idea Nb5-a7); 13. a4; and 13. Rc1 Ng6 14. c5 here!

Also, Korchnoi has played 13. c5 g5 and now 14. cxd6 cxd6 15. Kh1 Ng6 16. Rc1 and 14. Rc1.

Whilst 16. Nb5 is a novelty; he played 16. b4 in a game versus Kasparov.

Versatile and innovative Viktor!

The big mistake of the game is 30...Rc8. 30...Rf8! (Shirov) maintained the balance.

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  Nf3em: after 39... Rxc3 (which is forced as other Rook moves e.g. 39... Rxd5 losses to 40.Rc8! ...) 40.Qg7+ Qxg7 41.hxg7+ Kxg7 42.Nxc3 followed by 43.Ne4 and 44.Nd6 with an easy win for White ...
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