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Viktor Korchnoi vs Mikhail Botvinnik
USSR Championship (1955), Moscow URS, rd 17, Mar-11
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  0-1



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Nov-14-04  Calli: Poor Viktor! His 73.Nc5+? simplifies to a lost ending. 73.Qe8 (Van Reek) appears to give good drawing chances.
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  Phony Benoni: This tournament was a nightmare for Korchnoi, with repeated lapses of judgment and frequent tactical blunders. He scored only 6/19 for 19th place out of 20 players, after being =2nd-3rd the previous year.
Dec-27-09  M.D. Wilson: Korchnoi was still a work in progress.
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  maxi: Annotating this game Botvinnik writes: <In this game, as in many others, I made use of the practical piece of advice which was given to me by Capablanca: "When you have the advantage and your opponent has a passive piece set-up, one should not hurry matters. With each move the likelihood of an error from the defending side increases.>
Aug-25-18  WorstPlayerEver: SF gives 17. Nbd2 +1, but I am not sure of it.
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  perfidious: After such a blunder as White committed in Korchnoi vs Flohr, 1955, from the fourth round, his poor result overall is understandable, even for such a strong character as Korchnoi.

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