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Joel Lautier vs Viktor Korchnoi
SUI-chT (1994), rd 6
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Keres Defense (E32)  ·  0-1



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Feb-02-05  aw1988: 39. Ra5??
Feb-02-05  seelyons: i mean Qf2
Feb-02-05  seelyons: Qf2 is the real threat
Feb-02-05  Elrathia Kingi: Why not 37.Bxg6?
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  samvega: i think 37.Bxg6 Qa1+ 38.Kh2 Ng4+ 39.Kh3 Nxe5 40.fxe5 Qh1+ 41.Kg4 Qd1+ and ..Qd5
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  beatgiant: <Elrathia Kingi: Why not 37.Bxg6?> Black has 37. Bxg6 Qa1+ 38. Kf2 Ng4+, with what looks like a winning attack, for example 39. Kf3 Nh2+ 40. Ke4 Qb1+, etc.
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  beatgiant: <samvega: i think 37.Bxg6 Qa1+ 38.Kh2 Ng4+ 39.Kh3 Nxe5> At this point, I think Black would improve by <39...Nf2+> followed by 40... Qh1#.
Feb-02-05  Elrathia Kingi: Now that I look at it again, I see the danger of 37.Bxg6 Rd1+, resulting in a brutal path of destruction.
Sep-03-11  DrMAL: Korchnoi adopted 7...Ba6 introduced in J D Tisdall vs Pinter, 1989 8.e3 is the main reply although 8.Qf3 became a rival to it since J Mercadal Benejam vs G Altanoch, 1999. 8...d6 was repeated in Fritz vs Kasparov, 1995 for a win there.

Black got rid of the isolated e-pawn via 19...e4 and the game tilted slightly in white's favor after 25...Nd5 allowing 26.Nxc4 but after 30.Rce1 Rfd8 black had some slight advantage with knight placed better than bishop. 32.f4?! needlessly exposed white's king 32...a5! was a strong reply forcing an exchange to free up black's queen to help the passed pawn on c4.

34.Kh2 was better but white hurried to take the pawn 34.Qxc4?! and Korchnoi played 34...g6! but did not follow through with 36...Qb6+! (e.g., 37.Qc5 Qb2 38.Kf1 Rd2 39.Bxg6 Kg7 40.Qb4 Kxg6 wins the bishop). 37.Re1 may have drawn while 37.Bb3?! was losing, until 39.Ra5?? stepped into a mate in 1.

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