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Viktor Korchnoi vs Boris Spassky
Spassky - Korchnoi Candidates Final (1968), Kiev URS, rd 8, Sep-21
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Neo Catalan Declined (A14)  ·  0-1

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Jul-01-05  Ulhumbrus: This was the masterpiece of the match. Spassky'a play turned Korchnoi's pawn centre into a target instead of allowing it to become a weapon, while Spassky's queen side pawn majority became a weapon instead of a target.
Jul-01-05
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  offramp: "Spassky taught me not to expose my pawns" - VK.
Jul-01-05
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  keypusher: ". . . but I forgot, so Petrosian reminded me."

Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1971

Apr-30-06
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  offramp: Black's last move, 42...h5, threatens ...Rg4 followed by ...Rxf4, winning the queen. There doesn't seem to be much white can do about it.
Oct-26-07  herrahuu: After 43.♖e2!? ♖g4?? 44.♕b7+! = I don't see the win of the queen at least not in the immediate future.


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I believe the winning line is somewhere along 43.♖e2!? ♕a1+! 44.♔f2 ♖xe2+ 45.♔xe2 ♕xa2+


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Black pawn storm will sweep the board.

Apr-26-15
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  thegoodanarchist: 25. Qh5 is a complete misconception by White, which Spassky turns into a major-piece ending with White somewhat cramped. After that, it is just technique.

Having said that, I am not sure what plan White should adopt instead of the one he played.

Apr-26-15  Howard: Turn on your computer then !
Sep-11-18  edubueno: En un match perdido, VK se juega la Ășltima chance.

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