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David Bronstein vs Viktor Korchnoi
Moscow-Leningrad Match (1958), Moscow URS, rd 1, Dec-05
French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Variation General (C18)  ·  1/2-1/2



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May-03-05  whatthefat: An intersting game, but why not:
12. Ng5+ Kg8 13. Qh4 Re8 14. Qh7+ Kf8 15. Qh8+ Ng8 16. Qxg8+
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  beatgiant: <whatthefat>
I don't see the finish in your line if Black simply takes the queen: 12. Ng5+ Kg8 13. Qh4 Re8 14. Qh7+ Kf8 15. Qh8+ Ng8 16. Qxg8+ <Kxg8>.

Moreover, after 12. Ng5+ Kg8 13. Qh4, I think Black improves with <13...Qxc2>. In that case, I don't even see perpetual check for White anymore.

So I think Bronstein's 12. Qh4+ and 13. Qxe7 was best.

May-04-05  whatthefat: Sorry I missed something!
Analysing without a board when tired is fraught with danger! :)
Jun-24-19  Inocencio: Managing Bad Bishop. Korchnoi is an expert in managing a bad bishop. Korchnoi has a solid position, Bronstein could not penetrate despite several attempts of breakthroughs.

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