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Tze-Meng Mok vs Viktor Korchnoi
Calvia Olympiad (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 1, Oct-16
French Defense: Two Knights Variation (C00)  ·  0-1

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Oct-19-04  dac1990: Viktory.
Oct-21-04  sergeidave: What's wrong with 42. b3? Doesn't white win a piece there? Or is it that white fears to create passed pawn on the b column? Anyway... I'm gladly impressed that Korchnoi is still live and kicking!
Oct-23-04  The Analyst: <sergeidave> a7 is defended by the knight on c8, so b3? just loses to Bxb3.
Dec-10-04  gmann: Alive and kicking indeed! I've been playing the French for ages and I've never seen a pawn structure like this. Korchnoi offers us no spectacular sacrifices or breakouts...he simply squeezes tighter and tighter toward the end. Who ever said closed positions were no fun :)
Feb-18-05  ThunderStorm: Good on Korchnoi , teaching that guy some good moves
Feb-18-05  jmcd2002: When I play the French, I usually reply 2...c5 after 2. Nf3 (aiming for a Kan). But after seeing this, I might have to try 2...d5. I love these closed games where one side just has to sit there and wait for the onslaught. Any thoughts on 2...c5 vs. 2...d5?
Apr-04-05  draganion: after 2...d5 I personally like to play exd5 to open up the center a little bit on another note funny the pawn structure kinda looks like the hedgehog lol
Nov-30-05  elh: If you like open games for tactics and piece play I think that the exchange French is a very bad choice unless you play a quick c4 and take an isolated pawn. Instead play 3. Nc3 because the Classical or Winawer lead to an exciting game. Bxf7+, poisoned pawns, that kind of thing.
Aug-16-08  whiteshark:

Mok Tze's Long March.
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