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Viktor Korchnoi vs Aron Reshko
Leningrad Championship (1957), Leningrad URS, Jun-??
Scandinavian Defense: Classical Variation (B01)  ·  1-0



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  tpstar: 1. e4 d5 <Scandinavian = Center Counter> 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 <Other retreats are 3 ... Qd6 & 3 ... Qd8 Opening Explorer while 3 ... Qe5+/Qe6+ should be met by 4. Be2> 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bf5 6. Bd2 <6. Ne5 c6 7. Bf4 e6 8. g4 Be4 Adams vs J Ryan, 1993 > c6 <6 ... Nbd7 7. Bc4 c6 8. Qe2 e6 Spassky vs Larsen, 1979 > 7. Bc4 <White commonly plays Bc4/0-0-0 or Bd3/0-0> Qc7 <7 ... e6 8. Qe2 Bb4 9. 0-0-0 Nd5 Ljubojevic vs Kurajica, 1980 ; Opening Explorer > 8. Ne5 e6 9. g4 Be4 10. Nxe4 Nxe4 11. Bf4 Nd7 12. Qf3 <Now White threatens 13. Nxf7 - 12. Nxf7? Qxf4, or 12. Ng6? Qa5+> Qa5+ <[last book move]<>> 13. c3 Nef6 14. 0-0-0 Nxe5 15. Bxe5 Nd7 16. Bg3 Be7 17. h4 <White's Kingside aggression hinders ... 0-0> Rf8 18. Rhe1 Nf6 <[18 ... 0-0-0 19. Kb1 ]<>> 19. Re5 Nd5 20. Bb3 b5 <[20 ... Qb6 21. Ree1 ]<>> 21. Qe2 0-0-0 <Risky to castle into that open space, yet the alternative was to remain in the center against White's major pieces> <[21 ... Qb6!? ]<>> 22. Rxe6! <Yowza!> fxe6 23. Qxe6+ Rd7 <[23 ... Kb7 24. Bxd5 Bg5+ 25. hxg5 cxd5 26. Qe7+ Ka8 ]<>> 24. Qxc6+ Nc7 25. Be6 <White has 3 Pawns & 2 pins for the Rook> Rfd8 26. d5 <White threatens 27. d6 regaining material> <[26. Bxd7+?! is clearly weaker - 26 ... Rxd7 27. Kb1 Qa6 =]<>> Qa6? <Oops> <[26 ... Qb6 27. Bxd7+ Rxd7 28. Qxb6 axb6 ]<>> 27. Qxc7# 1-0.

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