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Alexander G Beliavsky vs Viktor Korchnoi
Marx Gyoergy Chess Memorial (2004), Paks HUN, rd 3, Jun-07
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Gligoric System Exchange at c4 (E54)  ·  0-1



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Jul-13-04  jaime gallegos: this game was commented by Larry Evans in


Korchnoi won 6, drew 3, and lost once to Alexander Beliavsky, 50, who also had him on the ropes in their second game after Black rejected 16...cxb4 17 Nd4 Qb6 18 Bd2 bxa3 19 Rdb1 Qd8 20 Bxa5 Qxa5 21 Rxb7 Ne5 22 Rb3 with equal chances. Later White missed 30 cxb6! axb6 31 Qa1 keeping an extra pawn. At the end Beliavsky lost a knight in a bizarre way when he spurned a draw by repetition with 38 Qf1. "

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  whiteshark: White blundered with <38.Kh2?> allowing <38...Qd3> - this dominates the knight: despite having six squares available to it, its capture cannot be avoided. b2, d2, a5 and e5 are guarded by the black bishop, d6 by the black queen, and b6 by the pawn.

Additionally, there is no way for the white queen to safely defend it, as every square she could defend it from is guarded by the black queen.

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