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Viktor Korchnoi vs Samuel Reshevsky
Korchnoi - Reshevsky Candidates Quarterfinal (1968), Amsterdam NED, rd 4, May-14
Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical Variation (A04)  ·  1-0



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Aug-09-04  Whitehat1963: Why not 43...Kxc5?
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  Chessical: <Whitehat1963> If 43...Kxc5; then <44.e7!> Nxe7 45.a7 wins
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  tpstar: Note 43 ... Kxc5 44. a7? Nxa7 45. e7 Nc8 and White has nothing better than 46. e8=N (46. e8=Q? Nd6+) fighting for the draw after 46 ... Kc4.
Jan-31-06  cantdropwontstop: Well, that will effectively conclude
the match, obviously. Korchnoi has
certainly been moving free and easy
since the early on win where
Reshevsky dumped a pawn with ...Na4?
Oct-30-06  MadBishop: This game is most certainly the inspiration for Kasparovs first game versus Deep Blue in 1997!

9. ...Nbd7(better would have been 9. ...c5 with the idea 10.Nc6)

16.Nh4(eyeing 17.f4) 16. ...f6(16. ...Bxh4?! 17.gxh4)

23. ...Rxf1+(better is 23. ...Rff8)

24. ...Qc5?

30. ...Nb4?

34.Nc5! +\--

44.g4(44. ...Kxc5 45.e7[45.a7? Nxa7 46.e7 Nc8]45. ...Nxe7 46.a7 with a8Q in mind)

Nov-02-09  AnalyzeThis: I thought that the queen didn't belong on b6 in the opening, here.
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  kbob: After 24. ...Qc5 25 Qf2, Reshevsky trades heavy pieces but instantly loses pawns. I wonder if he saw too late that 25. ...Qe5?? 26. Qf7+ Ka8 27. Qxe8+ Nxe8 28. Rf8+ Bg8 29.Ng6+ recovers the queen and wins a piece.
Mar-10-11  bondll: How does white proceed after 25...Qe7?
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  Sastre: If 25...Qe7 then 26.Qxd4.
Mar-16-15  zydeco: Notes from Cafferty's book on the Candidates Matches (Furman's analysis:

Korchnoi knows this opening very well. He gets a favorable Reti, since he hasn't played c4, and so black's light-squared bishop ends up biting on granite.

The odd-looking 21.Bg4 is designed to meet 21....Bf5 with 22.Bh5 g6 23.g4.

After black's 23rd move, Furman writes: "Failing to scent the danger." Black should have played 23....R6f8.

30....Nb4 is the decisive mistake. Black could have held on with 30....Ke7 31.Nxa5 Ne3 32.Bf3 b6. Reshevsky was in terrible time trouble at this point.

May-01-17  hudapri: Hilarious formation of the Knight and 2 pawns
May-01-17  hudapri: The idea of playing b3 against the Bf5-Bh7 system vs KIA is reasonable. Qe1-e2 conceding a loss of time is one option. 9. c4 is more popular.

I had this exact position but I played 13. Ne5?! allowing Black to get free. I was hesitating to play 13. e5 as the Kside attack is typically weak against the entrenched Bh7. But as I discovered you have no other option. Black's birthright is the Qside.

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