Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Alexander V Cherepkov vs Viktor Korchnoi
Leningrad (1959)
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E29)  ·  0-1



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 12 times; par: 37 [what's this?]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 10 more A V Cherepkov/Korchnoi games
sac: 23...Nxc4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you find a mistake in the database, use the correction form. There is a link at the bottom that reads "Spot an error? Please suggest your correction..." Avoid posting corrections in the kibitzing area.

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
  Chessical: A brilliant combatative win by Korchnoi smashing through Cherepkov's K-side with 25...Nxg3!! followed by a B and then a R sacrifice.

17.f4?! is too weakening; 17.Nc1 Nf6 18.Nb3 Nxb3 19.Qxb3 Bh3 20.Rfe1 is preferable

24.Qd1 is Cherepkov's last hope of resistance 24...Na5 25.c4

30...Rh8 31.Rf1 Qe4+ 32.Rf3 g4 wins.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Whitehat1963: Amazing win. And the pawns are arranged as if they are playing checkers.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: If instead <13...Nh5>, Sokolsky recommended the radical 14.f4!? exf4 15.Nxf4!? gxf4 (15….Nxg3! seems even better than Sokolsky’s move)16.Bxf4 stating that it would be difficult for Cherepkov to defend, but is this so? 16...Nxf4 17.Rxf4 Qg5 18.Qf1 cxd4 19.cxd4 Nxd4 does not seem particularly good for Korchnoi.

Instead 14.d5 Na5 15.f3 is both more quiet and more solid.

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: The 'natural' <24.Bxc4??> is the decisive mistake as shown in the game. But after <24.Rb1!> White's center holds and Black's queenside majority can't be exploited quickly.

click for larger view

Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: 22.Bc1 is a useless mistake. It's the sixth move by this bishop! White is in jail. He's got to unwind his cramped position toward the queenside. Black's Na5 is surprising useful.
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <fredthebear: 22.Bc1 is a useless mistake....>

As opposed to a useful mistake?

<....Black's Na5 is surprising useful.>

The whole point of Black's game is to obtain play against the pawn weaknesses in return for conceding the two bishops and the knight at a5 pressurises the chief weakness.

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?]
Nimzo-Indian Def. Saemisch Var (E29) 0-1Dbl N sacs, h-file attk
from h-file Attacks, some Greek Gifts by Fredthebear by JoseTigranTalFischer
Nimzo-Indian Def. Saemisch Var (E29) 0-1Dbl N sacs, h-file attk
from 1950s Barious Beauties & Bonehead BBQs by fredthebear
Nimzo-Indian Def. Saemisch Var (E29) 0-1Dbl N sacs, h-file attk
from yKnights Add Spice w/Rice IV Fredthebear by fredthebear
98_E30-E31_Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Varia
by nakul1964
98_E30-E31_Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Varia
by whiteshark
double knight sacs
by obrit
double knight sacs
by trh6upsz
Nimzo-Indian Def. Saemisch Var (E29) 0-1Dbl N sacs, h-file attk
from h-file Attacks, some Greek Gifts by Fredthebear by Del ToRo
Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
by JoseTigranTalFischer
Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
by Gottschalk

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