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|Sep-30-03|| ||drukenknight: Also known as "draw." A result that occurs 38% of the time at least according to the data base. |
|Oct-14-03|| ||offramp: 99...Kg2 looks odd. Is there any reason why AK didn't play 99...Ke2? |
|Oct-14-03|| ||Honza Cervenka: <Is there any reason why AK didn't play 99...Ke2?> What's the reason of playing 99...Ke2? Black King has to try to go to the square a8 as quickly as possible, for example 100.Ke4 Kh3 101.Kd4 Kg4 etc. 99...Ke2 doesn't help to achieve this object. Although 99...Ke2 is not a losing mistake [100.Ke4 Kf2! (100...Kd1?? 101.Kd3 ) is still a dead draw, I think], 99...Kg2 is definitely more logical move. |
|Apr-06-04|| ||kevin86: Was there any purpose or the last part of this game? It is clearly drawn. White has the bad bishop and the comical way he tries to mate with the sole bishop is stupid!!! |
|Apr-06-04|| ||Benzol: Doesn't 55.f7+ c6 56.e6+ win a piece? |
|Apr-06-04|| ||xu fei: <Benzol> 55.Bf7+ Kc6 56.Qe6+ Kb5 57.Qxe7 Qe1+ with perpetual check. |
|Apr-06-04|| ||Benzol: <xu fei> Thanks but doesn't 56...b5 run into 57.c4+ a4 58.a6 mate? So Black must play 56...b7 and the e7 drops off with check. |
|Apr-06-04|| ||xu fei: <Benzol> You're right, I looked back, and the analysis was already posted on the first page. They're human after all :-) |
|Apr-06-04|| ||Benzol: <xu fei> I should have looked back myself but didn't. Thanks mate. :) |
|Dec-17-04|| ||Resignation Trap: <kevin86> The last part of this game was not pointless, there are ways for Black to go wrong. For example 77. Kc8 Ka8? (instead of 77...Ka6!) allows a forced mate in six: 78. Bb8! b5 79. Kc7 b4 80. axb4 (and soon) 83. b7 mate. |
|Oct-16-05|| ||Bobsterman3000: Hilarious. I would have loved to see the looks on Korchnoi's face during those last 50 moves...|
|Oct-17-05|| ||PaulLovric: <Bobsterman3000>, especially with those x-ray glasses he wears|
|Oct-17-05|| ||Astardis: Korchnoi mentions this game in several of his books. In that time, him and Karpov did not at all talk to each other - not even to agree to a draw. so it was rather difficult to draw for them. plus they did not really like the idea of giving the opponent a draw. at some point Korchnoi writes "It then was my pleasure to stalemate the World Champion"|
|Oct-17-05|| ||OhioChessFan: LOL, I've been playing out the lines suggested by <Druken> and <Cyph> and found the same replies they've found. The interesting points are the move White must take to capture the h pawn is a game saver for Black, and Black's nice hiding spot on h8 for the Knight, and the fact that hxg5 is the only move that makes Black work at all. By White's 65th move, this is one that looks like a dead draw. I'm surprised they played on so long.|
|May-04-06|| ||Ulhumbrus: After 13 Rad1 White has not only the bishop pair but a lead of two moves in development as well. Black can be forecast to lose.|
|Jul-05-06|| ||who: 2 points.
The drawing possibility of moving the king away fromt the pawn wasn't Karpov's. Averbakh describes it and I assume Karpov looked it up at one of the many adjournments.
Larsen writes about this game:
"When he (Korchnoi) was young, he was very interested in theater. But a slight speech difficulty kept him away from acting (though he did perform, and not without success, in a Russian movie about a chess grandmaster).
Which speech difficulty? Now we know. He finds it difficult to pronounce "Nitchya"!"
|Feb-05-07|| ||tz061: korchnoi missed mate in 7 on move 55.|
|Jun-18-07|| ||Cactus: What's wrong with 52.Bxf6?|
|Jun-18-07|| ||russep: 52...Qf4+ then Qxf6|
|Feb-23-08|| ||chicagotim: at 123. why didnt white just race to the black pawn and take it?|
|Feb-23-08|| ||Jim Bartle: I'm not an endgame expert, but I play one at chessgames.com:|
I think that even after he took the black pawn, black could get his king to a8, and since the white bishop can't control a8, it's a draw.
Any actual experts agree?
|Feb-23-08|| ||TheaN: You're correct. It doesn't matter that the Black King is away from his pawn, as long as the space between the White King is as few as possible. After:|
124.Ke6 Kg8 125.Kd5 Kf7 126.Kc4 Ke8 127.Kb4 Kd7 128.Kxa4 Kc8 129.Kb5 Kb7 130.a4 Ka8= as Kb7 Ka8 Kb7 stronghold or stalemate.
Any moves to hold the King out of the a8 corner wouldn't allow White to take the a4 pawn (as the final ~60! moves took to realize). Why Karpov didn't go to a8 instinctively I don't know. He had the chance.
|Apr-09-08|| ||Knight13: 69. b5 is the most uncomfortable type of move ever. 64. a4 does not work due to ...a5. This B vs N endgame is impossible.|
|Feb-16-09|| ||WhiteRook48: what do you mean, it's impossible? The players played through it (obviously!)
Why did Korchnoi have to stalemate Karpov? He could have antagonized Karpov by playing until move 157.|
|Feb-16-09|| ||swarmoflocusts: Karpov could get to a8 long before Korchnoi could queen.|
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