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Here's one I haven't quite been able to figure out. This was the position after Black's 24th move:
As fun as it might be to analyze this position, couldn't we just be lazy and use a computer?
No. Korchnoi ain't no computer, we need human thinking here, precisely what Korchnoi thought in the position above and why he chose the move he chose.
The computer could just be used to find the truth of what was most likely the best move in the position posted, because we don't know if the analysis already done is 100% correct.
I agree with you on that one.
Well sure, we can always use a computer...
I tried to find the whole game score but failed.... what are the move numbers involved here? is it possible that this particular passage of play occurred near the time control?
Ah okay, scratch that then, looks like the game never went as far as the time control.
Korchnoi seems to be playing more on instinctive impulse, than on rational calculation here. Perhaps 3...Rc1 (according to NM tonydal's diagram) is the losing move, and he was probably reluctant to move his queen due to some psychological factors (fear of showing defenciveness... ?). White has the two bishops, and after 5. Qxc1 the game is fairly open which favours white in the resulting endgame.
Still, you may have had a point. It definitely does look like the sort of chickening out you might do in time trouble; and if Cherepkov was a Reshevsky/Browne type of player, he could indeed have been in TT that early.
well if your asking what korchnoi was thinking...it looks to me like he needed to create complications and confuse white, because he was a solid pawn down...and I dont see a better way than what he did. Apparently it worked.
24. Kh1 was the correct thing to do according to my comp, +3.56
Hm, that's an interesting point. I think he had plenty of play (I wouldn't consider that a "solid" pawn down)...but certainly 24 Kh1 causes some problems. Maybe he should've taken on f4 with the bishop...
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