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Viktor Kupreichik vs Viktor Korchnoi
"Hail to the Viktors" (game of the day Oct-15-2004)
Grandmasters-Young Masters (1970), Sochi URS, Oct-??
French Defense: Advance Variation (C02)  ·  1-0

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Oct-15-04  DanielBryant: Viktor is the victor over Viktor.
Oct-15-04  zugzwangdragon: Wow...I've seen a lot of French Advances in my day, but this is incredibly unorthodox. Black seemed to waste too much time in the opening. Korchnoi's opening moves all had a plan behind them, but they seem uncoordinated. Regardless of the opening, however, I think 13. ...O-O-O was the losing move. White had too much initiative on that side of the board.
Oct-15-04  arieszodiac: I though Viktor deep penetration passed out, or his running out of time, ...nb4?? a blunder!!
Oct-15-04  TheHappyPrince: There is a typo indeed. It should be 22...Qb7 instead of 22...Kb7 :-)
Oct-15-04  xenophon: to the victor-whichever-the spoils
Oct-15-04
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  chessgames.com: Er, yes, 22...Qb7
Oct-15-04  themindset: i believe that black was fine out of the opening. i think black blew it between the 17th and the 20th move.

19...axb4 and 20...Kb8 are both particularly appalling.

Oct-15-04
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  kevin86: I believe it goes:

Hail to the victors valient
Hail to the conquering heroes
Hail Hail to Michigan
The leaders and Best

Hail to the Victors valient
Hail to the conquering heroes
Hail hail to Michigan,the champions of the West.

Note:Michigan was in the Western conference before the Big Ten was began-it is an old,good song.

Oct-15-04  Phoenix: <Chessgames.com>

Go Blue!

Feb-15-05  GreenDayGuy: What was with the early queenside pawn advances? Could that really be part of a plan? If anyone knows, could they explain it to me?
Aug-26-05  uladzik: I'm just a novice. Could someone explain, what would happen if the back knight takes the white rook on a6? Is the problem here that the blacks can't protect the pawn on b6?
Aug-26-05  Shams: <uladzik> yes, and also black is down a piece for the exchange. 27...Nxa5 28.Rxa6 Kc7 29.Qa4 will win more material for white.
Feb-24-07
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  Gilmoy: 18 .. Rg7 to double on g? But the split Rooks become a target for Ra8+, making Kb8 necessary. They each sacked 1 pawn for a tempo to get a Rook vertical -- but White's Rook advanced with a threat, which won the 2nd tempo to finish his doubling. That tied down the Queen to defend a8, and then Black was forked at b6 and a8, and the pin threat wins.
Feb-24-07
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  keypusher: I don't think ...Nb4 was even a blunder. Black had no answer to 27. Nxa5 Nxa5 28. Rxb6 that I can see.
Apr-05-14  Poisonpawns: E.Sveshnikov comments after Korchnoi`s 13..0-0-0?
"But this is going too far ! Obviously we can understand Korchnoi's desire to play for a win against his young opponent (this was a training tournament for masters against grandmasters), but queenside castling is too risky. What 's more, it seems that Korchnoi was unaware that he was up against an outstanding attacking player !"
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