chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Joel Lautier vs Viktor Korchnoi
Biel (2001), Biel SUI, rd 9, Aug-02
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 18 more Lautier/Korchnoi games
sac: 12.Nxe6 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can step through the moves by clicking the < and > buttons, but it's much easier to simply use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard.

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]

Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-18-05  ionnn: A beautiful and complicate tactical game.
Some analysis by Lautier :

* 7 ... Nc5?! : a dubious move
* 12 Nxe6! : Lautier : "who can resist to make such a sacrifice against Korchnoi" / 12 ... Bxe3? 13 Ndc7+ Ke7 14 Nxd8 Kxd8 (14 ... Bxa1 15 Raxc1+) 15 Nxa8 * 13 ... Be7 : 13...Kf8 14.Be3 Na6 (14...Nc6 15.Qf5+ Ke8 (15...Kg8 16.Ne7+! Nxe7 17.Bd5+ Nxd5 18.Qxd5+ Kf8 19.Bxc5+ ) 16.Qf4±) 15.Rad1 Qe8 16.Bxc5+ Ndxc5 17.Qd6+ Kf7 18.Rd4 Ne6 19.Rxc4 * 14 Bf3!
* 14 ... Nf8? : the best defence was 14 ... Nf6! 15.Nxf6+ Kf8! 16.Qxc4 Bxf6 17.Bf4 * 15 Qe5!
* 17 Bh6!
* 22 Qxh6+?? : Lautier :"Here i miss a beautiful win" / 22.Rxc4!! a)22...Bg5 23.h4
b)22...Qd6 23.Rf4+ Ke8 24.Rd1!! Nd8 (24...Qxe6 25.Nc7#) 25.Qxh6 c) 22 ... Kg7 23.Nxe7 Nxe7 (23...Qxe7 24.Rxc6 ) 24.Qe5+ Kg8 25.Rd4 Qe8 (25...Qf8 26.Rf4 ) 26.Re4

Feb-18-05  offramp: You've got to admire Kortschnoi for holding out for so long against such a massive attck.
Feb-18-05  offramp: 42...Rd1 is the move that finally loses the game, on d1 the rook is unprotected and can be picked up by 43.Qe5+ Kh6 44.Qf4+ Kg7 45.Rxf7+ Qxf7 46.Qg4+ Qg6 47.Qxd1 leaving White two pawns up.

Instead, 42...Rd4 was better. 43.Qe5+ Qf6 44.Qxf6+ Kxf6 45.Ra7 Rxe4 46.Rxa6+ Kf5 47.Rb6 and white is slightly better.

Oct-06-14  Poisonpawns: Don`t waste time in the opening;especially when the position can become open.
May-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: Black generally plays 7..Qa5 or 7..Bxc3+; Korchnoi's 7..Nc5!? avoided theory but has not been repeated. 10..Ncd7 seems to be an admission that something has gone wrong in the opening. 17..Kg8 was the only defense against threat of 18 Qf5+. 25..Ne5? was a mistake (25..h5 would have been better) which could have been punished by 26 Qxg5..Qxg5 27 Ne6+..Kf6 28 Nxg5..Kxg5 29 f4+..Kg6 30 fxe with a winning endgame.

Clever attacking play by Lautier.

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?]
Round Nine, Game #26
from Biel 2001 by suenteus po 147
kelmeling's favorite games
by kelmeling
Lautier, the french Tal ! best games since 1996
by Yopo

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