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Mark Taimanov vs Viktor Korchnoi
Korchnoi 70 (2001), St Petersburg RUS, rd 1, Mar-20
English Opening: Symmetrical. Fianchetto Variation (A36)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Feb-15-21  Straclonoor: Pitiful sight.
Why not 20.Nxf6 ??
Final position also won for white.

Analysis by Stockfish 110221:

1. +- (73.25): 35.Bd5+ Be6 36.Bxe6+ Rxe6 37.Rb8+ Qf8 38.Rxf8+ Kxf8 39.Qh8+ Kf7 40.Qxh7+ Kf6 41.Qh8+ Kf5 42.Qh3+ Ke5 43.d7 Rd6 44.Qg3+ Ke6 45.Qxd6+ Kxd6 46.d8Q+ Ke5 47.Qd5+ Kf6 48.Qxc5 g5 49.h3 Ke6 50.Qxg5 Kd6 51.Qd5+ Kc7 52.c5 Kb8 53.h4 Kc7 54.Kg2 Kc8 55.c6

2. +- (6.71): 35.Rb7 Qxd6 36.Bd5+ Re6 37.Ra7 Kf7 38.Qh8 Ke7 39.Qxh7+ Kd8 40.Qh8+ Ke7 41.Qh4+ Rf6 42.Qh7+ Kd8 43.Rxd7+ Qxd7 44.Qh8+ Kc7 45.Qxf6 Qd6 46.Qf7+ Kd8 47.Kg2 Qe5 48.Qxg6 Qe2+ 49.Kh1 Qe3 50.Qg1 Qe5 51.Qxc5 Qf4 52.Qg1 Kc7 53.Qe1 Kd8 54.Qg3 Qxg3 55.hxg3 Kc7 56.g4 Kd7 57.Kg2 Kd6

It seems, that Korchnoi had advantage in some moves in middegame.

Feb-15-21
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  fredthebear: Apparently this was part of a celebration for Korchnoi's 70th birthday. He lived to be 85 years old. Taimanov lived to be 90. Both Russians departed this earth in 2016.
Feb-15-21
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  beatgiant: The score must be wrong. Probably White actually played <18. Nxf4> and <20. Nd5>.

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