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Vladislav Nevednichy vs Viktor Korchnoi
"Father Time" (game of the day Dec-31-2004)
Marx Gyoergy Chess Memorial (2004), Paks HUN, rd 7, Jun-12
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System (C07)  ·  0-1

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Nov-07-04  shakespeare918: Great game!This is another gem played by korchnoi.He is old but he still gots it.
Dec-31-04
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  kevin86: Scarborough Fair conversation:

Was Father thyme a sage,Rosemary?

Parsley,I mean partially.

A real neat game with a great finish-Korchnoi is still good after all these years.

Happy New Year,everyone!

Dec-31-04  Avion: Nice one by Korchn, but I still think that Vlad played roughly bad on the end. Maybe time was a factor, but I think I could improve his play, so there is really a problem if I can do something...
Dec-31-04
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: How would black continue if white plays 44.Kg3?
Dec-31-04  MindlessOne: <Mandel>
I would respond 44...Rbf2 most moves here hurt white, then black plays 45...Rhg2+ forcing 46.Kh4. At this point whites king has but no squares to retreat and this essentially ties down whites pieces to protect against a mating attack. 46...Rf3 followed by 47...Rh2 48...Rhxh3+ 49.Kg4 49...Rfg3++ If you look at this I think youll notice that most things white can do either a)make no progress or b)quicken the mate threat. If anyone has a rebuttal post it, but this is the best I could find for a plan. I think it is sound positionally because it ties down whites pieces,and gets rid of whites kings escape squares Have a happy new year everyone and dont party too hard
Dec-31-04
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: What happens after 44.Kg3 Rbf2 45.h4?
Dec-31-04  MindlessOne: 45...Rfa2 with ideas of Ra3+ setting up a mating net and really tying blacks rooks down. I liked this question. I spent like an hour looking for a way to continue with a similar attack, finally I realized that f4 is ver weakening and a pawn can easily be won. Have anything against this?
Dec-31-04  noone2: <MindlessOne> 46 Ra3 + is met by interposing a white Rook.

White still wins the pawn with

44 Kg3 Rbg2+ 45 Kf3 Rg1

Dec-31-04  hintza: After 44.Kg3, 44...Rbg2+ looks better than 44...Rbf2. For example, 44.Kg3 Rbg2+ 45.Kh4 Rf2 etc.
Dec-31-04  MindlessOne: <hintza>
44.Kg3 Rbg2+ 45.Kf3 See the king will go right back
<noone>
When white interposes his rook what is wrong with capturing his a-pawn?
Dec-31-04
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: How about 44.Kg3 Rbf2 45.h4 Rfa2 46.h5?

I'm surrprised I don't hear more people singing praises about Korchnoi's endgame skills. From what I've seen of his games, he is one of the best ever.

Dec-31-04  MindlessOne: 46...Rxh5 im not sure why you chose to move the pawn again seeing as how it merely loses it. Do you have a continuation for white after Rxh5?
Dec-31-04
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  Benzol: "And Father Time would grin
And Mitress Fate would beckon me in"

The old fella's still got it where it counts. For a similar sort of exploit have a look at P Garbett vs Korchnoi, 1990

Dec-31-04
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <MindlessOne>--whoops, I must have thought the h2 rook was on f2 or something like that.
Dec-31-04  Andrew Chapman: It looks at first like 26..Rc7 wins the knight but this fails to 27.c4. Therefore Rc3. 23..Rc6 seems to be a pawn sacrifice to immobilise the knight.
Dec-31-04  hintza: <MindlessOne:<hintza> 44.Kg3 Rbg2+ 45.Kf3 See the king will go right back> If 45.Kf3, then 45...Rf2+ 46.Ke3 (46.Kg3?? Rhg2+ 47.Kh4 Rxf4+ 48.Rxf4 g5#) 46...Ra2 etc.
Jan-01-05
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  patzer2: Indeed 23...Rc6!? sets a nice positional pawn sacrifice to keep White's Knight out of play and exploit his weak backward pawns.

Avoiding the trap 26...Rc7?? 27. c4! as pointed out by <Andrew Chapman>, Black exploits White's weak backward pawns with 26...Rc3! and 28...d3!

Jan-14-07  dramas79: I think resignation would save time instead of entering a rook ending with Korchnoi.

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