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Viktor Korchnoi vs Lev Polugaevsky
USSR Championship (1956), Leningrad URS , rd 6, Jan-19
Queen's Gambit Declined: Janowski Variation (D31)  ·  1-0



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Sep-06-08  Roark: Why no kibitzing about this game?
Sep-06-08  BarcelonaFirenze: Yes, I think we should. Very interesting, isn't it?
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  Phony Benoni: <Roark: Why no kibitzing about this game?>

So many games, so little time.

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  Penguincw: <Phony Benoni: <Roark: Why no kibitzing about this game?> So many games, so little time.>
I agree. According to the Statistics Page less than a fifth of the games on have kibitzing.
Dec-08-15  zydeco: Second-ever game between Korchnoi and Polugayevsky. Of course Korchnoi would turn out to be the greatest single roadblock in Polugayevsky's career.

14.Ke2 starts the fun.

After 21.hxg6 white is threatening mate in two with Rgh1 and Rh8#.

Polugayevsky didn't like the endgame after 26....Bxb1 27.Rxf8+ Rxf8 28.Nxb1 and d5 will fall. Messier is 27.Rxd6 Bd3+ 28.K moves Rxf3 29.Rxb6

If 29....Rxf3 30.Ne7+ Kf7 31.Qxf3+ Kxe7 32.Re5+.

Jul-22-22  morphynoman2: Fantastic game!

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