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Run for the Championship - Viktor Korchnoi
Compiled by Fischer of Men
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This is the run to the World Championship match by Korchnoi who fell short of winning the title.


Candidates quarterfinals Game #1
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1977 
(A14) English, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates quarterfinals Game #2
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates quarterfinals Game #3
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1977 
(E05) Catalan, Open, Classical line, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates quarterfinals Game #4
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates quarterfinals Game #5
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1977 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

Candidates quarterfinals Game #6
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Candidates quarterfinals Game #7
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1977
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates quarterfinals Game #8
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

Candidates quarterfinals Game #9
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1977
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates quarterfinals Game #10
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates quarterfinals Game #11
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1977 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates quarterfinals Game #12
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates semifinals Game #1
Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky, 1977 
(A17) English, 60 moves, 1-0

Candidates semifinals Game #2
Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 40 moves, 0-1

Candidates semifinals Game #3
Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky, 1977 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 63 moves, 1-0

Candidates semifinals Game #4
Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1977
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates semifinals Game #5
Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky, 1977
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates semifinals Game #6
Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(A10) English, 59 moves, 0-1

Candidates semifinals Game #7
Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky, 1977 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

Candidates semifinals Game #8
Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Candidates semifinals Game #9
Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky, 1977 
(A17) English, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates semifinals Game #10
Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates semifinals Game #11
Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky, 1977
(A21) English, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates semifinals Game #12
Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates semifinals Game #13
Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky, 1977
(A17) English, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates finals Game #1
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1977 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates finals Game #2
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 0-1

Candidates finals Game #3
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1977 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

Candidates finals Game #4
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates finals Game #5
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1977 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates finals Game #6
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates finals Game #7
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1977 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 48 moves, 1-0

Candidates finals Game #8
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 66 moves, 0-1

Candidates finals Game #9
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1977
(A13) English, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates finals Game #10
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 65 moves, 0-1

Candidates finals Game #11
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1977 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 36 moves, 0-1

Candidates finals Game #12
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(C18) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 1-0

Candidates finals Game #13
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1977 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 0-1

Candidates finals Game #14
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C26) Vienna, 59 moves, 1-0

Candidates finals Game #15
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1978 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates finals Game #16
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Candidates finals Game #17
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1978 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 1-0

Candidates finals Game #18
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

World Championship Game #1
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #2
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #3
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #4
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #5
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 124 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #6
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #7
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #8
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 28 moves, 1-0

World Championship Game #9
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #10
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #11
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

World Championship Game #12
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #13
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 0-1

World Championship Game #14
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 50 moves, 1-0

World Championship Game #15
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #16
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #17
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 39 moves, 0-1

World Championship Game #18
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #19
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #20
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #21
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1-0

World Championship Game #22
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #23
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #24
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #25
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(A22) English, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #26
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(A21) English, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #27
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 41 moves, 0-1

World Championship Game #28
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 61 moves, 0-1

World Championship Game #29
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 79 moves, 1-0

World Championship Game #30
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(A16) English, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Championship Game #31
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 71 moves, 1-0

World Championship Game #32
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Shocron, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

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