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Lazaro Bruzon Batista vs Viktor Korchnoi
Essent (2001), Hoogeveen NED, rd 4, Oct-18
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0

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Aug-24-08  computer chess guy: Bruzon missed some superior moves:
27. ♘xd4 gxf4 28. ♘xe6 wins material;
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White had 38. ♖d4, which would force Black to choose between losing a pawn and going into a very bad endgame by exchanging Rooks (38. f4 is also very strong). But White still had advantage and played the rest of the endgame well.

Jul-17-18
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  plang: 5..b5!? had been introduced 4 months earlier at the European Championships at Ohrid in the game Mrva-Volkin won by Black. 7..b4 was a new idea. 20..b3? worked out poorly as Black did not get sufficient compensation for the pawn but White already had a clear positional advantage. 24..d3 25 cxd..Rxd3 26 Be3! would have been strong for White. 33 b4..Rc7 34 Ra6 would have been an improvement winning a second pawn. White's last move prior to the time control 40 bxa? complicated his winning efforts; better would have been 40 b5..a4 41 Rd4..Rxd4 42 Bxd4..a3 43 Kd2..a2 44 c6+..Kc7 45 f3. The awkward placing of the White rook on e4 gave Black good counterchances. Korchnoi pointed out a drawing line he missed: 49..h5! 50 gxh..Rh4 51 Rxe6..Kd5 52 Re8..Rxh5 53 Kg4..Rg2 54 f3..Rf2; instead after 49..Rd4? he was lost. 54..Kd4 55 f4..gxf 56 Kxf4 would also have won for White as the Black king would have been too far away to stop the pawn.

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