Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Robert Huebner vs Lajos Portisch
Huebner - Portisch Candidates Semifinal (1980), Abano Terme ITA, rd 5, Aug-10
English Opening: Symmetrical. Three Knights Variation (A34)  ·  1/2-1/2



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 39 more Huebner/Portisch games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Games that have been used in game collections will have a section at the bottom which shows collections which include it. For more information, see "What are Game Collections?" on our Help Page.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-02-15  Howard: According to the Informant, Portisch missed a win in this game but I don't recall exactly where.

By the way.....there's an interesting story about this game---has to do with the Korchnoi-Polugaevsky match.

Anyone know what it was ?

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Howard> Are you sure it's this game and not the final game Huebner vs Portisch, 1980 ? There Portisch's seconds made him play <43... a3?> after resumption of the adjourned game.
Nov-16-15  happyjuggler0: <Howard> From Korchnoi - Polugaevsky Candidates Semifinal (1980) :

<In game 14, Korchnoi dropped a bombshell 8...Ne6 on Polugaevsky. He floundered badly, spent too much time, and lost a piece on move 31 while in severe time trouble.13 The move 8...Ne6 was not exactly new, but had been played ten days before in Italy in the other semifinal (Huebner vs Portisch, 1980). The Dane Bent Larsen worked there as a commentator, and had sent an analysis to Clarín, but Polugaevsky's camp had failed to read it. "That's for not reading Clarín!", Larsen said.>

Jan-22-16  Howard: Looked at Informant 30 last night, and Portisch did indeed miss a win. Remind me to look at it again tonight.
Jun-13-18  Howard: It's over two years "late", but according to the Informant, Portisch would have won had he played 34...Nh7!
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: The most complicated move are once with knight backwards.


Jun-13-18  ChessHigherCat: White has an insane advance in development by move 14 but black manages to neutralize it over the next few moves and then even gains an advantage.
Jun-18-18  Howard: Whether White's lead in development is really "insane by move 14" is debatable. Granted, he has three pieces in play as opposed to just one by Black, but...

...White's king is awkwardly placed on f1, so getting the KR into play will take at least two moves. Plus, Black has already castled, which further cuts White's "advance in development."

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?]
Game 5 Aug 10
from Hübner - Portisch Candidates Semifinal 1980 by Tabanus
Game 5
from WCC Index [Huebner-Portisch 1980] by nescio2
zz30_B:N - Realise their magic relationship
by whiteshark

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