chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Efim Geller vs Victor Ciocaltea
Valletta Olympiad (1980), Valletta MLT, rd 13, Dec-04
Pirc Defense: Classical Variation. Quiet System Czech Defense (B08)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 4 more Geller/V Ciocaltea games
sac: 26.Rxe6 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

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
Mar-18-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: GM Geller commented.

<Those brief decisive minutes

No, on this occasion we are not talking about time trouble, which so often decides the fate of a game. It was the minutes which were available to prepare for this game that were brief. After all, with the Swiss system, on which the Olympiad was held, the name of one's opponent is discovered not long before the gong announcing the start of play. But during these minutes I looked through a number of games by the Rumanian player, and noticed his way of handling the Pirc Defence with ...c6 and a subsequent interesting knight manoeuvre. Literally on the way to the tournament hall I managed to outline a general plan of campaign....

I should also mention that the game was played in the last round of the Olympiad, and my task was simultaneously complicated and simplified by the fact that the position of our team demanded a win at all costs!>

Source: The Application of Chess Theory by Geller

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.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Those brief decisive minutes
from The Application of Chess Theory by xajik
Scotch and Evans Gambit Study
by fispok
Those brief decisive minutes
from The Application of Chess Theory by Benzol
Game 38
from Application of Chess Theory (Geller) by Okavango
Scotch and Evans Gambit Study
by Patca63
Those brief decisive minutes
from The Application of Chess Theory by nakul1964
Game 38
from Application of Chess Theory (Geller) by skisuitof12
Scotch and Evans Gambit Study
by dukekane
Game 38
from Application of Chess Theory (Geller) by Qindarka

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