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Viktor Korchnoi vs Mikhail Tal
Moscow (1968), rd 4, Jul-02
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Gligoric System (E53)  ·  1-0



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Jan-11-06  blingice: Another Korchnoi-Tal game that no one has Kibitzed in...

Korchnoi seems to take a lot of pawns, but Tal somehow regains them all at the cost of a ♘. I think Tal was hoping for a draw after Korchnoi's 26th. Beautiful pin by Korchnoi, and it was utilized well.

Probably a Wednesday puzzle for white's 26th or a Monday puzzle for white's 31st or a Friday puzzle for white's 28th?

Jan-11-06  Steppenwolf: 25...dxe3?? was obviously stupid. A simple pin wins a piece thereafter.
Jan-11-06  chesswonders: White should have played 27. ♗d8
Jan-11-06  Steppenwolf: No my friend, you're forgetting that 27. Bd8, Rd5! wins the bishop. If white moves the bishop anywhere, then 28...Rd1+, 29. Nf1, e2! wins the game. Yes sir!
Jan-11-06  morpstau: STEPPINWOLF get to steppin'! YOUR analysis is absurd. KOrchinoi got lucky and Tal just simply had a bad game!
Jan-11-06  blingice: <morphstau> Play it out. It's fine. Tal lost to Korchnoi several times, and Korchnoi had the overall winning record. That isn't luck, and stop spewing ad hominems and stop posting your horrible outbursts.
Feb-17-11  M.D. Wilson: Korchnoi proved that he was a better player than Tal in their many games.
Jun-03-20  carpovius: 25...d3 looks good
Jun-05-20  ZonszeinP: Better than de
Dec-29-21  edubueno: In fact, after 25...d3!! there is nothing better than a draw for VK. Apparently the mistake 25...dxe3?? was made under time pressure.
Feb-20-22  tbontb: White in a Nimzo Indian, Kortschnoj built up a highly advantageous position against the Black IQP after the novelty 10.Ne2 caused Tal to fall well behind on time. Tal sacrificed a pawn for counterplay and Kortschnoj characteristically took the material rather than increase the pressure (which might have been better). However, Tal then blundered in time trouble, overlooking a saving resource 25....d3 allowing Kortschnoj to win comfortably.

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