|Nov-05-05|| ||percyblakeney: Korchnoi is lost already after his thirteenth move since there's no avoiding heavy loss of material. Things would have looked less desperate after 13. ... dxc3 14. Bxc3:|
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|Nov-05-05|| ||euripides: Korchnoi later got the hang of traps in the QID: Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974|
|Nov-17-06|| ||Rama: Could he not get three pieces for the Queen with 15. ... Bxg2, 16. Nxe6 Bxf1, 17. Nxf8 Bh3.|
I once lost a Q's Indian thanks to trouble on the long diagonal.
|Nov-17-06|| ||michael104: <Could he not get three pieces for the Queen with 15. ... Bxg2, 16. Nxe6 Bxf1, 17. Nxf8 Bh3.>|
Just looking at this offhand without a board, I think not. White could follow up with 18. Nxh7 Kxh7 19. Qd3+ followed by 20. Qe4. No?
|Nov-18-06|| ||Rama: Qe4 good eye, that is nasty. Yes, it looks like black was lost just about all the way.|
|Jan-02-09|| ||M.D. Wilson: Spassky once made a statement claiming that Korchnoi "had no chess talent". I don't know the exact quotation, but I read it a few years ago and just remembered it. Does anyone know what Spassky said? I have a feeling it was regarding Korchnoi's perceived lack of intuition, or something along those lines. Cheers!|
|Jan-02-09|| ||M.D. Wilson: Interesting article: http://www.kevinspraggett.com/humou...|
|Oct-21-09|| ||ughaibu: The shortest game played in this tournament, not excluding draws.|
|Dec-21-09|| ||Honza Cervenka: Already 11...c5 and 12...cxd4 look dubious. 11...Na6 or 12...Nbd7 seem to be better alternatives though white's position looks still a bit better there.|
|Jan-29-12|| ||King Death: <Honza Cervenka> This looks about right, I just think the variation with 7...d5 isn't too hot and White can also play 8.Ne5 without the exchange. It took some sharp calculation for Spassky to prove that Black's plan was dubious though.|
This game was crucial for Korchnoi as he needed to win for any chance at one of the 3 spots at the Interzonal.