chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Viktor Korchnoi vs Anatoly Karpov
Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Match (1978), City of Baguio PHI, rd 1, Jul-18
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. General (D58)  ·  1/2-1/2

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 120 more Korchnoi/Karpov games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: As you play through the game, you can get the FEN code for any position by right-clicking on the board and choosing "Copy Position (EPD)". Copy and paste the FEN into a post to display a diagram.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-05-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: "We were only testing the equipment."
- Karpov.
Oct-02-04  hongisto24: If you don't want to read DhavalVyas's messages, use this link: >> IGNORE all kibitzing by DhavalVyas
Oct-02-04  iron maiden: <hongisto24> The ignore list doesn't prevent messages from people you're ignoring from popping up on the recent kibitzing page.
Oct-02-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  cu8sfan: <doesn't prevent messages from people you're ignoring from popping up on the recent kibitzing page> Instead of using the "recent kibitzing" list try using the "kibitz" button which is on the top of every page right next to the "search" button. In this menu all kibitzes of those on your ignore list are gone!
Dec-03-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <RayKeene> told a funny story about this game.

"Although both players had previously settled and approved the chess pieces to be used in the match They both decided at the last minute (finally agreeing on something) that they were too lightweight. Thus a match which had been planned months in advance was in danger of failing to start on time because no suitable ches set was available"!

A new set was rushed 150 miles from Manila and arrived with 15 minutes to spare.

A World Chess Championship and they haven't got a chess set!

Feb-09-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: After 1972 the whole world was chess-aware; yet we had to wait 6 years for the next WC match. Fortunately the two Ks gave us a great match (despite the slow start). Those of us who had caught chess fever in 1972 were very grateful to them.
Apr-09-08  Knight13: <offramp: "We were only testing the equipment." - Karpov.> Are you serious? Why would they test opening in a world champ game?
Feb-10-09  TheWizardfromHarlem: knight13--it wasnt literal of course..
Feb-21-09  WhiteRook48: looks only a bit more than a GM draw
May-21-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  sillybilly47: A quiet beginning to a great match.
Jul-09-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: The shortest first game of any World Championship match.
Nov-09-13  Caissanist: Well, not anymore.
Jun-22-16  RookFile: A mistake by Korchnoi. You play this one out to the last pawn. Karpov had fatigue problems in long matches. Right from the outset you need to keep making him work.
Apr-29-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <The moment when Korchnoi brought out his mirrored sunglasses in the opening game of his 1978 world title match against Karpov.>

https://twitter.com/olimpiuurcan/st...

Looks to be between <3...d5 4.d4>.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

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: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

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.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
QGD TMB Compiled by Xmas Elf
by fredthebear
98_D58/D59_QGD_Tartakover-Makogonov-Band_(TMB)
by whiteshark
+5 -6 =21 vs. Karpov (World Match, Baguio)
from Match Korchnoi! (i) The Early Years (1956-1984) by amadeus
Game 1, Match tied 0-0 (1/2-1/2)
from 1978 World Chess Championship by Penguincw
World Championship Game #1
from Run for the Championship - Viktor Korchnoi by Fischer of Men
1978, Game 1
from Karpov World Championship Games by Penguincw
Game 1
from WCC Index [Karpov-Korchnoi 1978] by nescio
QGD TMB
by Xmas elf
WCC: Karpov-Korchnoi 1978
by WCC Editing Project

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | 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 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC