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Vasily Smyslov vs Viktor Korchnoi
USSR Championship 1961a (1961), Moscow URS, rd 10, Jan-26
Sicilian Defense: Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze Variation (B36)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: 22...Kg8 looks like an oversight of Pawn but in fact it is very hard to find any satisfactory continuation for black there. For example, 22...Ra8 23.Qc4+ Ne6 24.Rf1+ Bf6 25.Nd5 Qc8 26.Qe2 (threatening Bc3) 26...Qc2 27.Nxf6 exf6 28.Rxf6+! (28.Qf3! ) or 22...a5 23.Nd5 e6 24.Rf1+ Kg8 (24...Ke8 25.Qh3! exd5 26.Qxh7 or 25...h5 26.Qg3 g5 27.Bxg5 or 25...h6 26.Qg4 g5 27.Qh5+ Kd7 28.Qf7+ Kc6 29.Rc1+ ) 25.Bxa5! Qe8 (25...Qxa5 26.Ne7+ ) 26.Ne3
Jun-03-17  zydeco: Not a good game by Korchnoi. He initiates an unfavorable forcing combination with 17....b5.

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