Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Michael Karp vs Eric Lobron
9th European Junior Championship (1979/80), Groningen NED, rd 1, Dec-20
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  0-1



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 26 times; par: 32 [what's this?]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 912 more games of Lobron
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: The tournament is found above the game. For the newest chess events, this information may be a link which takes you to the tournament page which includes other games, a crosstable, discussion, etc.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Karpov at his top was not outplayed in this way very often. Here he underestimated or overlooked opponent's attacking chances on the Kingside. Very nice game of Eric Lobron.
Feb-06-04  Benjamin Lau: Lobron played very strangely in this game. His d pawn never moves at all, very unusual in the Sicilian.
Jun-10-05  Shams: why not 11...Qxd4 getting back the pawn?
Jun-10-05  Kangaroo: <<Shams>: why not 11...Qxd4 getting back the pawn?>>

Perhaps, Lobron thought that the position of his Queen on the kingside will be more threatening to Karpov's king.

Jun-10-05  paul dorion: <<Shams>: why not 11...Qxd4 getting back the pawn?>>

11... Qxd4??
12 Qxd4 the bishop at b5 guards e2

Jun-10-05  Kangaroo: <paul dorion: <<Shams>: why not 11...Qxd4 getting back the pawn?>>

11... Qxd4??
12 Qxd4 the bishop at b5 guards e2>

I thought - and apologize for the error overlooked - that the proposed moves were

AFTER 11. ... a6. 12. Ba4 - there is nothing wrong with 12. ... Qxd4. 13. Qxd4 Ne2+ then.

However, it looks like the trip Qb6 - d8 - h4 is more attractive and more promising.

Jun-10-05  paul dorion: Right!

In both cases black is very happy. Karpov has often stumbled when out of his books

Jun-10-05  Everett: <Honza Cervenka>

Karpov wasn't outplayed as much as caught in opening prep it seems. He's near busted out of the opening.

Jun-14-05  Shams: yes, I meant 12...Qxd4 of course. I would not want to leave Karpov with an extra center pawn, but I think Kangaroo is right -- the queen sortie is better. Thanks all.
Feb-28-06  mcgee: Does anyone know the exact tournament this was played in? West Germany did not qualify for the 1980 European team championship..
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessdreamer: <mcgee>It was European Junior Championship in Groningen 20.12.1979 - 4.1.1980. Actually White was Michel Karp (Luxemburg)!
May-15-11  Xeroxx: So it wasn't Karpov?
May-15-11  myschkin: . . .

Michael Karp

May-15-11  Xeroxx: Once you go Karp you never Karpov.
May-15-11  I Like Fish: that is it...
May-07-14  celtrusco: There was a druid on d6, not a Bishop.

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?]
Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 0-1 N sac; Rob the pin
from Attaxing Themes KP by fredthebear
Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 0-1 N sac; Rob the pin
from PM Joins the Under 30 Crowd@Fredthebear's Place by fredthebear
Hello Tolia punch attack on the kingside.....where are my pants
from beautifull attacking combinations by totololo
Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 0-1 N sac; Rob the pin
from yFredthebear's Knights Add Spice III by trh6upsz
Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 0-1 N sac; Rob the pin
from yFredthebear's Pawn Mowers & Trimmers by trh6upsz
More Fun in the Sicilian
by mmzkr
Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 0-1 N sac; Rob the pin
from yWalk the King 1.e4 to Fredthebear's Store by maverian
Lobron's Blitzkrieg
from Honza Cervenka's favorite games2 by Honza Cervenka

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