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Viktor Korchnoi vs Vadim Zvjaginsev
4th Borowski GM (2002), Essen GER, rd 4, May-19
Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Move Order (D31)  ·  0-1



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Aug-02-09  Jason Frost: Bizarre game
Aug-02-09  percyblakeney: This is a proper Zvjaginsev game :-) It is from his greatest tournament performance, sole winner in Essen 2002, +6 in 9 rounds with Leko in second place.
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  plang: In Korchnoi-Ivanchuk lyov 2000 Korchnoi had played 11 Bg5 and had lost quickly; 11 e5 was his choice for this game. 14 Qxd4 had been plated in the draw Tregubov-Hauchard 2001 French Team Ch.; 14 Nxd4 was new. 15 Qg3?! led to the gain of the exchange but Black obtained excellent compensation in return; 15 Qb5 would have been better. Korchnoi spent 40 minutes to play 18 Be2?! initiating a faulty combination; better was 18 Bb5. Perhaps had overlooked Zvjagincev's 22..Ne3! allowing the Black queen to escape. Perhaps Korchnoi should have tried 23 Nxa5 though after 23..Nxc2 24 Nc6..Bf4 25 Bd3..Na3 26 Re1..a5 27 Be4..Re8 Black would still have had a clear edge. 24 Rf2..Rc8 25 Ne7+..Kg7 26 Nxc8..Bxf2+ 27 Kxf2..Qxe5 would also have left Black with a winning position.

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