Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Viktor Korchnoi vs Svetozar Gligoric
Buenos Aires (1960), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 9, Jul-04
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Yugoslav Variation Rare Lines (E64)  ·  1-0



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 4 times; par: 67 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 23 more Korchnoi/Gligoric games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can change the color of the light and dark squares by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page. Or, you can change it with the "SETTINGS" link in the lower right.

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


Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  zydeco: Annotated by Korchnoi in his 'Best Games' collection. He says that he played 13.Ra2 thinking it was inferior to 13.Na4 but wanted to take Gligoric out of theory -- and Gligoric obliged by thinking for forty minutes over his next move.

Korchnoi thinks that Gligoric was right to sacrifice the exchange for an initiative but had his chance with 19....Bf5 20.Nh4 Nxf2! 21.Qf3 Ne4 22.Nxf5 gxf5 23.Rc2 d5 with a wild position.

Korchnoi says Gligoric overrated his position with 20.....d5. Instead, 20.....Bf5 21.Qxd6 Qxd6 22.Rxd6 Nxe2+ 23.Kh1 Nxf4 gives black very good drawing chances.

Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: The first of three wins by Korchnoi over Gligoric in this line over a five year stretch.

Korchnoi says Gligoric overrated his position with 20.....d5. Instead, 20.....Bf5 21.Qxd6 Qxd6 22.Rxd6 Nxe2+ 23.Kh1 Nxf4 gives black very good drawing chances.>
Gligoric added (to that line) that if 24 Rxa6..Nxg2 25 Kxg2..Be4 with good counterplay for Black.

Korchnoi thought Black would have had good drawing chances had he played 22..Bxe4 23 Qc4..Bxf3 24 Bxf3..Bd4 25 b4..Qf6 26 bxc..Qxf4 27 Qxd4..Qxf3 regaining the exchange. Black had nothing better than giving up a second exchange as 26..Qd8 27 Rxe8..Qxe8 28 Rd1 would have been an easy win for White.

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, 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?]
JoseTigranTalFischer's favorite games
by JoseTigranTalFischer
Victor Korchnoi : My best games : With White
by Malacha
Game collection: E64
by Chessdreamer
Game 8
from My Best Games (Korchnoi) by DrOMM
Victor Korchnoi : My best games : With White
by cassiooo
Game 8
from My Best Games (Korchnoi) by Qindarka
The Fianchetto Variation
from Play the King's Indian Defence (Marovic) by Chessdreamer
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 2
by 0ZeR0
Buenos Aires 1960
by sneaky pete
Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
by JoseTigranTalFischer
Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
by Gottschalk
Korchnoi - White
by stevehrop
Victor Korchnoi : My best games : With White
by SantGG

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 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC