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

Martyn J Corden vs Vasily Smyslov
Hastings (1969/70), Hastings ENG, rd 5, Jan-03
Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 2,626 more games of Smyslov
sac: 27.Bxf6 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: At the top of the page we display the common English name for the opening, followed by the ECO code (e.g. "C55"). The ECO codes are links that take you to opening pages.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-07-03  Fulkrum: Pretty good game. This is Smyslovs only loss in this database with this opening. Check out the a1-h8 diagonal after move 13.
Apr-08-03  ughaibu: Corden seems to have been an expert in this line. Here's another famous scalp: M Corden vs NN, 1970
Mar-02-08  jon01: It is a very good theoretical game. Now I am looking forward to play 8. b3 in the same position.
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: In post-game analysis Smyslov told Corden that he should have played 24...♘xc2, with a variation being 25. e5 ♘h5 26. ♖c1 ♘b4 27. e6
fxe6 28. ♗xe6+ ♖xe6 29. ♖xe6 ♗d4+ 30. ♔f1 ♗xg2+ 31. ♔e1 ♘xf4 32. ♖d6 ♗c5.

Analysis contained in "CHESS in the 1970's", John Saunders, CHESS, March 2012, p. 40.

Premium Chessgames Member
  PeterGrant: I was at Hastings when this game was played. I think Corden was about 18 then. From Bolton, Lancashire, England.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Very well played by Corden. This game was played 49 years ago today.
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 member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  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.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
A tribute to the lower rated
by waddayaplay
from 1945-1989 by pim
Repertoire Games Compiled by KingG
by fredthebear
John Saunders, CHESS, March 2012, p. 40.
from 1970s Nixon, Scooby D, Jaws, BJK, Disco, Evel Kn by fredthebear
John Saunders, CHESS, March 2012, p. 40.
from Short games by masters by rbaglini
Round 5 - 3rd January 1970.
from Hastings 1969/70 (1970) by Chessical
Repertoire Games
by KingG
White wins in Italian Game
by jon01

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