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

Vassily Ivanchuk vs Viktor Korchnoi
Interpolis 13th (1989), Tilburg NED, rd 9, Sep-25
Catalan Opening: Open Defense. Modern Sharp Variation (E04)  ·  0-1



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 50 times; par: 29 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 23 more Ivanchuk/Korchnoi games
sac: 15...cxb4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If we are missing an important game, you can submit it (in PGN format) at our PGN Upload Utility.

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


Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-10-04  ughaibu: This seems to be the earliest bridging game for Korchnoi and Ivanchuk and definitely worth a look.
Jul-28-05  aw1988: <ughaibu> Korchnoi vs Ivanchuk, 1989
Jul-28-05  ughaibu: Thanks (what were we talking about? a "bridging game"?)
Jul-28-05  aw1988: Er, yes.
Dec-12-07  suenteus po 147: While maybe obvious to most, it took me a few minutes to see that 27.Ne4 falls to 27...Qb3+
Dec-12-07  goldenbear: I can't see how 27.Be4 loses.
Dec-12-07  Jim Bartle: Wouldn't black just take the knight?
Dec-12-07  goldenbear: I assume you mean after an interposing Rc3+, cuz if you take the knight then BxR. But I still don't see it, even after Rc3+ Kd2 Qxd6, where is the win after 27.Be4? Anyone with a program want to check it out?
Dec-12-07  Jim Bartle: Right, that's what I meant. AFTER Rc3+, riiiiight, that's the ticket.
Nov-30-12  standingtal: After Qxd6, the Q threatens both d4 and f4, forcing e3, and after Rfc8 Korchnoi has doubled Rs, a passed pawn and more material.
Jul-31-17  Toribio3: Korchnoi is a good teacher! He taught Ivanchuk how to take advantage against uncastled king.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is 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, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any gratuitous name-calling of any members—including Admin and Owners—or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

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, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Game 42 in Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 5
from Fictional Atticus Finch Subpoenaed Fredthebear by fredthebear
Superb game
from d4 : Catalan Opening by ISeth
OneBadDog's Nimzos, QID's and Catalan games
by OneBadDog
Victor Korchnoi's : My Best Games: With Black
by stevehrop
Game 42
from On My Great Predecessors 5 (Kasparov) by Qindarka
Game 42
from On My Great Predecessors 5 (Kasparov) by isfsam
motel swim pool Entertained Fredthebear
by fredthebear
Victor Korchnoi's : My Best Games: With Black
by SantGG
Victor Korchnoi's : My Best Games: With Black
by Dedodger
Victor Korchnoi's : My Best Games: With Black
by nakul1964
by gambitfan
Victor Korchnoi's : My Best Games: With Black
by Malacha
Game 531
from number 6 by Frodo7
Victor Korchnoi's : My Best Games: With Black
by nakul1964
Game 90
from My Best Games (Korchnoi) by Qindarka
My Great Predecessors(2) by Garry Kasparov
by LionHeart40
Game 42
from book: Kasparov's O.M.G.P. part 5 by Baby Hawk
Catalan Opening
from OMGP 5 - Korchnoi - Karpov by grellas

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 | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us

Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC