Karpov Korchnoi 1978. I remember it so well.
Then I was devouring everything on chess. I ran my own chess magazine.
(usually made up with the same stuff I put in the blog. Traps, tricks and blunders.)
I had joined three chess clubs so I could play in 3 club championships
thus allowing me to play more mid week games.
I refer to this as my chess with cornflakes period.
I really did wake up, stagger to a board and eat my breakfast whilst playing
over a game of chess.
I recognised the move 11.Ng5 right away and was dismayed that Paul spotted it.
I want to be first.
I looked at the Keene book covering the match just to get the exact
game no's and analysis but it all came flooding back.
Karpov - Korchnoi 1978.
This was the famous Yoghurt match. Karpov was leading 5-2 and it's all over.
(The match was first to six wins ) Suddenly Korchnoi wins games 28,29 and 31.
Next game Korchnoi plays a Pirc. He had surprised Karpov with it in game 18.
Karpov was waiting for him. 1-0 Karpov wins 6-5.
The move 11.Ng5 according to Keene came from Tal and was acclaimed as the TN
of the century.
Korchnoi looked at it for 45 minutes before rejecting the piece sac and playing
11...dxc6. Which Anand played v Kasparov. One line Korchnoi saw OTB was...
In the actual game after Korchnoi declined the sac Karpov went badly astray
and Korchnoi outplayed him but blundered in the final hour and a draw was agreed.
We follow one line of Keene's if Black does not take the Knight.