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Viktor Korchnoi vs Ivan Cheparinov
NH Chess (2008), Amsterdam NED, rd 3, Aug-22
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Classical System Neo-Classsical Line (E99)  ·  0-1



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Aug-25-08  IT4L1CO: Is 14 c5 correct? Is it theory?...
Aug-25-08  IT4L1CO: ok, it's theory,
M Abeln vs P Vandevoort, 2005

Aug-25-08  ToTheDeath: The famed KID slayer Korchnoi smashed in a mere 27 moves. Great game!
Aug-25-08  Marmot PFL: Most people his age can't even remember where they live.
Aug-27-08  Andrew Chapman: What's the finish? 28.Kh1 Qe4+ 29.Rg2 Bh3 looks promising but I can't see the win
Aug-27-08  BarcelonaFirenze: I think after 28.Kh1 Qe4+ 29.Rg2 Bh3 black is threatening Rg6 with no possible defence.
Aug-27-08  Xeroxx: <IT4L1CO> Well just because its been played before doesnt mean its any good does it? What is that word "theory" (as something posetive) anyway such a stupid thing. If every move that has been played before is theory then the fools mate would be theory as well and that would make the word "theory" quite useless.
Aug-28-08  Ulhumbrus: After 20...Qe8 there is an interesting piece sacrifice: 21 Nc6 Bf6 ( 0r 21..Bf8) and now 22 Bc5 dxc5 23 bxc5
Aug-28-08  KingG: Korchnoi hasn't played this line in quite a few years. Good to see him using it again, but a shame about the result. Probably Cheparinov wasn't the best person to try such a sharp and theoretical line against.

14.c5 is definitely theory, and has been played many times. Here is another example L E Johannessen vs Carlsen, 2005.

Aug-28-08  ksr: old Korchonoi was in serious time trouble as per the report in nhchess site. He had only seconds left on clock. He blundered away a winning position
Aug-28-08  Xeroxx: What I mean is that there is nothing that says that a theory move has to be good or bad. A bad move that has been played 20 times is just as much theory as a good move that has been played 3 times. Sometimes peoples are trying to justify a mistake by calling it theory.
Aug-28-08  ToTheDeath: At no point does White appear to be winning. Black has clear compensation for the pawn after 20...Qe8.

To be in time trouble at move 27 is a symptom of poor play and bad judgement- I doubt Korchnoi accepts his age as an excuse.

Aug-28-08  Jole: To be in time trouble at move 27 is to be Korchnoi.
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  plang: Ree feels that 21 g3 is probably the decisive mistake.

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