|Aug-09-04|| ||offramp: <chessgames> surely this is a draw! |
|Aug-09-04|| ||pim: I'm not a 100% sure about the draw, given the bishop pair and black's blacksquared pawns but anyway it seems to early to resign. More important than my opinion about this endgame is that I haven't been able to find this game, neither in their candidates match, nor in the Moscow tournament. Something wrong here? |
|Aug-09-04|| ||ray keene: blitz? white won on time?? |
|Aug-09-04|| ||offramp: <ray keene> Ray! Perhaps it was a friendly game! [Laughter]. |
|Aug-09-04|| ||henrilin: It was a blitz game. Played in Moscow 1971 according to my database(megabase CB) Probably lost on time. |
Does anybody - by the way - know why Korchnoi had such a hard time with Petro until 1972-1973? After that he crushes Petro convincingly.
|Aug-09-04|| ||Gypsy: When did Korchnoi emigrate <henrilin>? |
|Oct-11-04|| ||henrilin: I think it was late in the summer of 1976 after a tournemnet in Holland (The IBM-tournement) |
|May-03-05|| ||Caissanist: Petrosian's early advantage over Korchnoi was not as lopsided as it would seem from the games in this database, they played a lot of games inside the USSR that I imagine would be hard to find today. When Korchnoi defected the Soviet government ordered that all his games be removed from new books and new editions of old ones. No doubt they were particularly rigorous about Korchnoi's victories. |
I remember that when their 1977 match began, Edmar Mednis commented that the lifetime record between the two was dead even.
|Aug-10-05|| ||BobbyBishop: Korchnoi on Petrosian - "Now how can I be his second when watching how he plays chess makes me sick?" That's priceless...|
|Mar-25-06|| ||Nezhmetdinov: Korchnoi suffered against Petrosian during the sixties because P was the strongest player in the world for at least 3 years during that decade. K had not attained his full strength. For some reason, I cannot put my finger on it, I detest Korchnoi's chess - there is something crabbed and un-generous about it yet without the crystaline ferocity that marks other great positional players (Petrosian, Karpov, Kramnik). I'd like to appreciate his games more... Even Keene's book on the 1978 WCC with its welter of bizarre detail fails to get me enthused. On that subject: When will we see a proper World championship match? Tournements are only tournements, whatever FIDE wants to call them. I WANT A BLOODY 24 GAME MATCH TO IMMERSE MYSELF IN!|
|Mar-25-06|| ||suenteus po 147: <I WANT A BLOODY 24 GAME MATCH TO IMMERSE MYSELF IN!> So would I, but those are a thing of the past. The most recent talks for a classical match between two human players is focusing on twelve games maximum. More likely ten.|
|Mar-26-06|| ||Nezhmetdinov: Why should we simply accept this travesty of WC chess? Because there is nothing we can do. Except pray that FIDE changes hands.|
|Mar-26-06|| ||suenteus po 147: <Except pray that FIDE changes hands.> I would like to believe that this would change things for the better, but something tells me that the interest and sponsorship in long matches is not what it once was. Sure the public wants more games, but the players, their managers, and the sponsors negotiate the venue. It seems their interest in longer matches has lessened over time.|
|Aug-24-07|| ||M.D. Wilson: "Nezhmetdinov: For some reason, I cannot put my finger on it, I detest Korchnoi's chess - there is something crabbed and un-generous about it yet without the crystaline ferocity that marks other great positional players (Petrosian, Karpov, Kramnik)."|
Korchnoi was essentially a calculator of variations, and an excellent one at that. Many of his opponents played more "natural" moves. I don't see any intuition in Korchnoi's games, but I respect him for his tenacity and strength.
|Aug-24-07|| ||Honza Cervenka: For a blitz game Petrosian's positional pressure was quite impressive here. But he missed some tactical shots that could turn his advantage into clear win. In normal game he would have found 22.Bxh7+! Nxh7 23.Rh3 easily and also 26.Bb4 Qxb4 27.Nxc6 would not have escaped him though 26.Nxc6 is quite good as well. Also 35.Bf1 with next Rb3 would have happened for sure in a game with different time control.|
|Aug-16-10|| ||Ulhumbrus: Three differences between the present game and the game Bogoljubov vs Botvinnik, 1936 are that firstly, Botvinnik castled before playing the move ...d5; secondly, Bogoljuboff spent a move on the move b3; thirdly, Bogoljuboff developed his QB to e3 and not to g5. In the present game after 9 Bg5 Black cannot play 9...Ne4 as White has 10 Bxe7 Qxe7 11 cd ed 12 Bb5+ Kf8 and Black has lost the right to castle.|
All this suggests that instead of 8...d5, 8...0-0 is better.