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Viktor Korchnoi vs Boris Spassky
USSR Championship (1973), Moscow URS, rd 15, Oct-23
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner. Rubinstein Variation (E42)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  weltamdraht: Anybody know, where Korchnoi exactly missed the win / spoilt his advantage here?
Feb-25-18  ZonszeinP: There was a lot of noise in the theatre.
This is the game in which Korchnoi stood up and shouted to the crowd to be quiet. After some thought (he wanted to win) Spasssky offered a draw. And Korchnoi accepted
Feb-25-18  ZonszeinP: .....which doesn't answer your question though
Feb-25-18  ZonszeinP: Spassky was also in difficulties against Karpov

But in the end he managed to finish a whole point above both Ks

This was his last great effort

He wanted to face Fischer again and give him some lessons

But then....there was Karpov

And that was all

Feb-25-18  Granny O Doul: I believe it was Korchnoi who offered the draw. At least, so he wrote in his book. He also said that his last move cost him most of his advantage.
Feb-26-18  ZonszeinP: Hello.
You're absolutelly right.
My appologies.
Spassky thought for sometime, and then accepted. But the offer came from Korchnoi, not him.
Thank you
Apr-11-20  edubueno: a) VK had no big advantage in any position of this game. b) Probably 32 Nc3!? Qb6 33. Na6 Bd4! resulted in an immediate draw through 34. Na4, c) The resulting position is equal +0.03 (24 ply) 32...Bxa6 33.bxa6 Qxa6 34.Rxd5 Rxd5 35.Qxd5 Qxa4 36.Bxe4 Rc8 37.Rb7 Qe8 38.Qd3 Be5 39.Bd5 Rc7 40.Rxc7 Bxc7 41.h4 Qe7 42.h5 Kg7 43.Qf3 Be5 44.h6+ Kxh6 45.Qxf7 Qxf7 46.Bxf7 Kg7 47.Bd5 Kf6 48.Kg2 Kf5 49.f4 Bd4
Apr-15-20  edubueno: Vamos a analizar con picardía.
a) VK, único jugador que podía alcanzar al líder BS, comienza con 1.c4 invitando a una siciliana inversa y previendo posiblemente una ortodoxa tranquila. b) BS responde con la defensa Nimzoindia, la cual no le reportó buenos resultados en muchas partidas decisivas. c) VK elige 5 Ce2 que lleva a una pequeña ventaja blanca, pero duradera. d) BS realiza una innovación teórica en la jugada 12...b6! que aprovecha la dificultad blanca después de 13. b5 Na5 14. Qd1 a6. e) BS decide "esperar" con 21...Af6, en lugar de la más directa 21...g6. Posiblemente esperaba un salto de VK, estilo 21...Af6; 22.a4 d4 23.Qc2 a5 24.bxa5 Nxa5 25.Nf4 Be7 26.Nd3 Bxg2 27.Kxg2 Nb7 28.f3 Nd6 29.Rdc1 Nf5 30.Kg1 h5 31.a5 h4 32.g4 Ne3 33.Qe2 Kh7 34.Qa2 Rb7 35.a6 Ra7 36.c6 h3 y negras mejor. f) VK logra una pequeña ventaja mediante una buena maniobra de caballo que llega a tiempo desde Ce2 a Cb4. g) BS activa entonces el centro y la variante sugerida por Suetin: 31 Dc2 permitiría la ventaja negra después de 31...Rxa4 32.Qxa4 Qd6 33.Qd1 d4 34.Qc2 Bf8 35.Nc6 Bxc6 36.Qxc5 Qxc5 37.Rxc5 Bxc5 38.bxc6 Re8 39.c7 Bd6 40.Rc1 Rc8 41.Rc6 Bxc7 42.Bxe4 Re8 43.Bd3 Bb8 44.Ra6 Kg7

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