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Samuel Reshevsky vs Viktor Korchnoi
Korchnoi - Reshevsky Candidates Quarterfinal (1968), Amsterdam NED, rd 1, May-08
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Reshevsky Variation (E46)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-02-09  AnalyzeThis: This looks like a really interesting game!
Mar-16-15  zydeco: This game was Reshevsky's chance in the match. Korchnoi was uncharacteristically nervous in the opening.

Notes from Cafferty's book on the Candidates Matches:

9.b4 was a new move. Korchnoi reacted nervously with 9....c6 instead of striking out immediately with 9....a5; and after 10.Bd2! which stops ....a5, he should have reacted with 10....e5.

Reshevsky had a significant advantage out of the opening and took his time consolidating. Korchnoi seized his chance for counterplay with 19....c5.

Reshevsky missed Korchnoi's nifty trick with 23....Nb5! and Reshevsky used up nearly all his time on the basically forced 24.Bxb5.

Korchnoi had the initiative for several moves but Reshevsky took it back with 32.Nh5.

With 35.f6 white threatened 36.Qe7 and if 36....Rf8 37.Qxf8+ but, in the endgame, the pawn is more vulnerable on f6 than it would have been on f5.

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