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Viktor Korchnoi vs David Bronstein
Training Match (1970), Leningrad, USSR, rd 6, Jul-21
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Lundin Variation (D47)  ·  0-1



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Aug-27-11  Everett: Since it was a training game, I imagine Korchnoi decided to play on instead of repeating with 26.Nc4, and gets his pieces in a tangle on the Q-side.

Random note, White cannot play 18.Nxa5? due to ..Rxa5 19.Qxa5 Ra8.

Aug-27-11  Rachit: white can play 18.Nxa5 with a strong play. 18... Rxa5 19.Qxa5,Ra8 20.Qxa8,Qxa8 21.axb4,Qb8 22.bxc5,f5 23.b4,kf7 24.c6,Nf6 25.Rfb1,Bd6 and a white advantage.
Aug-27-11  Everett: <    Rachit: white can play 18.Nxa5 with a strong play. 18... Rxa5 19.Qxa5,Ra8 20.Qxa8,Qxa8 21.axb4,Qb8 22.bxc5,f5 23.b4,kf7 24.c6,Nf6 25.Rfb1,Bd6 and a white advantage.>

This is a very interesting line. Thank you for posting it. I feel someone like Petrosian or Kramnik would play this way in a heartbeat.

Still, White's initiative may be short-lived, and Black may be able to blockade the pawns. In the line given, 21..Qb7 seems better, to prevent White from playing c6 without preparation, and Nf6 immediately instead of Kf7, as it is needed to blockade on the light-squares ASAP.

White's plan would involve making his atrocious bishop better or exchange it off, while keeping his q-side pawns mobile.

An interesting position!

Oct-16-11  Everett: Well, in Secret Notes Bronstein does not even mention alternatives to White's 18th, but notes <21.Qxc8! Rxc8 22.Nc6> is favorable for White, giving two different lines based on what Black does with the Q <Qxa1 or Qc7>.

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