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Viktor Korchnoi vs Yasser Seirawan
84th US Open (1983), Pasadena, CA USA, rd 12, Aug-19
Modern Defense: Queen Pawn Fianchetto (A40)  ·  1-0



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  keypusher: A real blowout. I remember seeing this game annotated in Chess Life long ago. The first comment, after ...Bxf3, was something like <Yasser said he felt he had to do something special to beat Viktor, but giving up the bishop pair doesn't seem to be it....>
Feb-12-14  Shams: <Yasser said he felt he had to do something special to beat Viktor>

A strange thought, given how this earlier game turned out:

Seirawan vs Korchnoi, 1980

Oct-17-16  cpalape: Una genial combinaciĆ³n con sacricios muy bonita partida.
Oct-17-16  RookFile: ...Bxf3 might be ok if you don't play ...e5. More logical is to put your pawns on light squares so that you at least have some light square control.
Apr-04-17  Howard: It was later discovered that 21.Nxb7! would definitely have been a better move than Korchnoi's 21.Bxc5?

Seirawan, however, missed 21...Nc1! which threatens 21...Nb3. His position would not have been anything to brag about, but he would have had survival chances.

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