chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing


register now - it's free!
Lev Polugaevsky vs Viktor Korchnoi
Korchnoi - Polugaevsky Candidates Semifinal (1977)  ·  English Opening: English Defense. General (A10)  ·  0-1
To move:
Last move:

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 2 times; par: 93 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 66 more Polugaevsky/Korchnoi games
sac: 18...Rxe2 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can display posts in reverse order, by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page and checking the option "Display newest kibitzes on top."

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with the default chess viewer, please see the Pgn4web Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-04-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  refutor: quite an unusual queen sortie for a candidates match i'd think
Feb-04-04  clendenon: I was goin to sacrifice my queeen once, but then i realized i had already lost it.
Feb-04-04  TrueFiendish: LOL. You guys!
Aug-01-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  IMlday: Some nice opening prep in this game!
May-14-12  LoveThatJoker: GG

LTJ

May-15-12  HeMateMe: Crazy game. Is Evian the city in France or Switzerland that has its name on the bottled water?
May-15-12  LoveThatJoker: <HeMateMe> Two links of importance in regards to your question:

a) http://www.worldchesslinks.net/ezdo...

b) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89...

LTJ

Jun-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Game 6. Kortschnoi was leading the match 3-0 with 2 draws.

After 3.e4


click for larger view

Polugaevsky has been allowed to place his pawns three abreast. But Kortschnoi starts to attack them immediately. In fact when he plays 3...Bb7 Polugaevsky already seems puzzled about how to protect e4. He wants to avoid Nc3 owing to ...Bb4. So he plays Qc2, and may have been a little surprised by Kortschnoi's 4...Qh4!


click for larger view

The game revolves around e4 for a while. Lev Polugaevsky is not above making surprising opening moves himself and he comes out with a really good one. Black has just played 7...Bb4xd2+:


click for larger view

Now Polugaevsky plays 8.Kf1! Quite a surprise.

After 11...Nc6


click for larger view

White has ♗♗(and an extra pawn) v ♘♘ but he has some weak pawns. Also, his king is a target.

After 27...gxf6 play goes into a rook ending.


click for larger view

42.Kf3.


click for larger view

55...d2 .


click for larger view

Jan-22-16  siggemannen: Isnt 35. bxa5 better? Getting a passer?
Jan-22-16  Howard: Perhaps, but then Polugaevsky ended up with a passed pawn anyway within just a few moves---the b-pawn. Perhaps he thought the passed b-pawn would be stronger than a passed a-pawn.

According to Chess Life & Review, not to mention Kasparov's MGP, Korchnoi had pretty much a won game by about the 25th move. But he made a careless mistake somewhere after that, and now Polugaevsky had a drawn endgame...but then just a few moves into the second session (The game was adjourned around the 41st move.), Polu made a very careless slip in this drawish position, and Korchnoi now had an easy win.

This time, Korchnoi didn't botch it !he way, Korchnoi

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Candidates semifinals Game #6
from Run for the Championship - Viktor Korchnoi by Fischer of Men
Game 6 July 16
from Korchnoi - Polugaevsky Candidates Semifinal 1977 by Tabanus
Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky Candidates Semi Final
by Open Defence
Challenger Korchnoy
by Gottschalk
Rook Endgames
by SpiritedReposte
Round 6
from WCC Index [Korchnoi-Polugaevsky 1977] by Hesam7
Game 25
from On My Great Predecessors 5 (Kasparov) by Qindarka
White captured the pawn the wrong way
from Qside Fianchettos; Zukertort, QID & Tartakower by fredthebear
Korchnoi's best wins not in his best wins books.
by mcgee
classical
from 96_Tückische - random rook endgames I by whiteshark
English Defense
from OMGP 5 - Korchnoi - Karpov by grellas
Korchnoi
from Trammy's Fav's by Trammy Cotch
Match Korchnoi! (i) The Early Years (1956-1984)
by amadeus
25
from OMGP V by keypusher
Endgames
by obrit
It was right here all the time....
from "The Inner Game Of Chess" - the anthology by Operation Mindcrime
My Great Predecessors by Garry Kasparov
by LionHeart40
f2/f3/f5
from 56_IPC = Irish Pawn Centre/middlegame-structure by whiteshark


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2016, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies