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Heikki Westerinen vs Viktor Korchnoi
Palma de Mallorca (1968), Palma ESP, rd 6, Nov-30
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation General (C16)  ·  0-1



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Jan-07-09  blacksburg: white's less than aggressive opening play allows black some liberty to mess around with queenside pawn moves, ultimately finding a good purpose for his c8-bishop.

12...h6, 13...0-0, 14...f6 seem counter-intuitive, castling into a weak position, but motivated by concrete tactics - h6 to stop Ng5 ideas, f6 to hit e5.

20...Rxf3 is a thematic french exchange.

Mar-04-15  zydeco: 24.Rg1 is a sacrificial idea that doesn't work. After 24.Re3 white seems to be defending decently -- it will take a few moves for black to untangle his pieces.
Jun-09-16  SimplicityRichard: Westerinen starts the game off in a passive fashion and later switches to his trademark aggression. Unfortunately the Rook sacrifice is unsound and the sole cause of the loss of this game.#
Oct-06-17  PaperSlim: Why would he resign in the final position? The material is equal, and the position while unpleasant, is at worst manageable.
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  WannaBe: <PaperSlim> from Stockfish Analysis:

1) -5.69 (24 ply) 29.dxe5 Qe6 30.Kf1 Qxe5 31.Qxh6 Qe4 32.Qh7 Nf5 33.Qg6+ Kd8 34.Rg8 Qb1+ 35.Ke2 Qxb2+ 36.Kd1 Qb3+ 37.Kd2 Rxg8 38.Qxg8+ Kd7 39.Qh7+ Ke6 40.Qxc7 Qb2+ 41.Kd1 Qxb5 42.Qc8+ Ke5 43.Kc1 Kf4 44.Qc7+ Ke4 45.f3+ Kxf3 46.Qe5 Qd3 47.Qf6 Ke2 48.Qxb6 Qxc3+ 49.Kb1 Ne3 50.Qb2+ Kd3 51.Qxc3+ Kxc3

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