|Feb-08-06|| ||jamesmaskell: A good game where Korchnoi drives the kingside attack. Korchnoi was 19 years old at the time of this game.|
|Jan-11-09|| ||hackmate: I can't believe this game hasn't been analyzed on here yet. Great game!|
|Apr-08-10|| ||DiscoJew: Mark see's dnager and begins to try to get out with 21. hxg3...14 ply later he is on the other =side of the board and still resigning in the face of mate. Hats off to Korchnoi !|
|Apr-08-10|| ||Phony Benoni: Poorly played Dutch yesterday, Dutch treat today.|
|Apr-08-10|| ||Jimfromprovidence: Black had a nice finish planned, but white did not go along.|
If, instead 35 Qxc3, then 35...Qxc3+ 36 Kxc3 Bf6+ wins beautifully.
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|Apr-08-10|| ||woodruf: A great game from an former worldchampion-candidate.
Is the rock sacrifice at f3 already completly anlayzed?! (Nxf3 Bxf3 Rxf3 Kxf3...)
Anyway Korchnoi was in his carrer one of the strongest player in the wolrd. And we should honorable respect his current world ranking (2564) with an age 79!!|
|Apr-08-10|| ||Chess Network: Black has white on his heels from move 19th till the end. Very pressing with a nice shot with Rxc3 utilizing every last piece...the bishop to f6 move with a skewer!|
|Apr-08-10|| ||outplayer: As I suspected 23.Bxf3! Rxf3 24.Kxf3 Rf8+ 25.Ke4 Qg2+ 26.Kd3 Rxf1 27.Rxf1 Qxf1 28.Qd2!=|
|Apr-08-10|| ||Craigokat: Didn't you mean "Korched earth policy"|
|Apr-08-10|| ||kevin86: Like Fischer,Korchnoi was a bit paranoid-too bad they couldn't have played for the title.|
On Captain Queeg's ship.
|Apr-08-10|| ||drpoundsign: in the Napoleanic wars and WW2 the Russians burned their fields so the Enemy could not have the crops|
|Apr-08-10|| ||drpoundsign: I beat Chessica two days ago..first time ever! Got perpetual check a few times with it previously|
|Apr-08-10|| ||Once: Ah, an old friend! I have played the classical dutch for many years, but not (it has to be said) with anything like the elan that Korchnoi shows here.|
It's a shame that white didn't play on a little to allow us this pretty near-symmetrical mate:
36. Kc1 Bg5+ 37. Kc2 Qd3#
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|Apr-08-10|| ||psmith: <outplayer> Why is the position equal after 23.Bxf3 Rxf3 24.Kxf3 Rf8+ 25.Ke4 Qg2+ 26.Kd3 Rxf1 27.Rxf1 Qxf1 28.Qd2 Qf5+ followed by Qxe6?|
I grant this is better than the game continuation, but isn't Black up a Pawn?
|Apr-08-10|| ||Domdaniel: In 1974, before his Candidates Final match with Karpov in Moscow, Korchnoi said "I will beat Karpov to protect him from Fischer."|
Typical irony. Coming on like a loyal soviet citizen while putting the boot into his opponent. A pity he didn't quite make it happen.
The scary thing is he was in his 40s and supposedly "nearing the end of his career".
|Apr-08-10|| ||johnlspouge: < <Craigokat> wrote: Didn't you mean "Korched earth policy" >|
korchit' (Russian verb) = to shrivel, shrink, contract
perfective form = skorchit'
PS. Aren't there any real Russians on this site?
|Apr-08-10|| ||ajile: Wow Black way to wimp out with 23.Ke3.
We gotta assume Black has something tangible after 22..Nxf3 right? It's Korchnoi so let's play "safe" and not take the Knight.
|Sep-17-10|| ||keypusher: <ajile: Wow Black way to wimp out with 23.Ke3.
We gotta assume Black has something tangible after 22..Nxf3 right? It's Korchnoi so let's play "safe" and not take the Knight.>|
I guess when you say Black you mean White.
23.Bxf3 Rxf3+ 24.Kxf3 Rf8+ 25.Ke4 Qg2+ 26.Kd3 Rxf1 -- that tangible enough for you, agile? I mean, I realize you're a cg.com poster while Taimanov is merely an international grandmaster, but maybe he had some reason besides fear of Korchnoi for not taking the knight.