vinidivici: <I truly think that this is one of the best games ever from a World Championship. There were some erors but Kortschnoi showed his super class!>
Yes, Korchnoi doing good in this game but that just merely an unusual opening from Karpov. He dug too much to get himself in the complex and sharp opening that very unusual to him
I think we could blame this loss to the blacks opening.
Its so not Karpov style.
10...Re8 is a dubious move. The main line is 10...Be7.
And i want to know is it any game in this database BEFORE this that put 10...Re8 on the line?....i dont think so. This is dubious novelty
After 13...Bf5...black position already vulnerable...the next black move MUST the attack moves (the actual game:e4,Nxc2+), this is forced because the threat of white's b4.
And theres another attacking line from black
14...Bxd3 15.Qxd3 Ne4 but after 16.Ncxe4 dxe 17.Qxe4 Nb3 18.Qc2 Nxd2...black would be down a pawn.
After 24.Rd1, black just gotten into awry position, and for this kind position theres no such thing about the "good defense", so the best choice is the "least risky" defense.
24...Qe5 (the actual game) , just what we have seen, not also a super-defense.
24...Be7 25.Rd4! Rxd4 26.exd Bf6?? 27.Nxe4 Qd5 28.Nf6+ (1-0)
24...Bf8 (according to Korchnoi himself this is the best defense) 25.Rd4 Rxd4 26.exd Qg5 27.Kf1! (not 27.Nxe4 Qd5 Qd3 Qa2...blacks better) Qh6 28.Nxe4 Qxh2 29.g3 (white now slightly better).
25.Rd8 g6 26.Qd2 Kg7(26...Qe5 27.Ra8 Kg7 28.Rxa7...white a pawn up) 27.Rd4 Qc8 28.Rxe4 Bxa3 29.Rxc4 Qxc4 30.bxa...whites better.
This just a bit of the variations that shows black weak game over the match because the dubious opening. And that made black so hard to seek the initiative coming the mid-game.
This is a good win from white but not in the picturesque style.