[Event "Beersheba"] [Site "Beersheba"] [Date "1988.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Korchnoi, Victor"] [Black "Pinter, Jozsef"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D11"] [WhiteElo "2640"] [BlackElo "2570"] [Annotator "Llewellyn, Alan"] [PlyCount "67"] [EventDate "1988.02.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "ISR"] [EventCategory "10"] [Source "ChessBase"] [SourceDate "1989.04.01"] {Victor Korchnoi is posibly the most famous and in my view best player not to be World Champion against him was Jozsef Pinter, a hungarian grandmaster who although not famous in his own right, certainly knew the moves. In this game Jozsef gets caught cold by a nice Rook sacrifice from Victor which comes almost out of the blue.} 1. Nf3 {actually the first recorded reference to this move is when Napoleon Bonaparte played it in a historic game. Its called the Reti Opening and in Hyper-Modern era when it became very popular during the early 1900's, it was a way of ceeding the centre to your opponent and counter attacking, even as White. Richard Reti familiarised it and won a famous game against the then World Champion Jose Capablanca with it, in 1924.} Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 c6 4. O-O Bg4 5. b3 Nbd7 6. Bb2 e6 7. c4 Bd6 8. d4 {a position well known to theory although d3 was the traditional way to play this line but it got superceded as being too passive.} (8. d3 $11) 8... O-O 9. Nc3 Qe7 10. Qc1 { The idea of this move is to unpin the Knight from Jozsefs g4 Bishop to allow e4 to be played and then move the Knight but also the Queen is able to infiltrate on the g5 square from here. This is well known to theory.} Rac8 11. h3 Bh5 12. Nh4 b5 (12... Rfe8 $11 {played by Jozsef against our own (ie British) Stuart Conquest in 1999.}) 13. e4 $1 Nxe4 14. Nxe4 dxe4 15. Bxe4 bxc4 (15... f5 16. Bf3 Bxf3 17. Nxf3 bxc4 18. bxc4 $11) 16. bxc4 Nf6 17. Bg2 Bb4 $6 18. a3 Bd6 $1 (18... Ba5 $6 19. Qg5 Rb8 20. Qxa5 Rxb2 21. Bxc6 $14) 19. Re1 $5 {Sowing the seeds of a devilish plan by a saint like player (in terms of chess playing).} Qc7 20. Qc3 $6 {an aimless move I guess Victor is human afterall.} Rfd8 21. Re3 $5 {keep a close eye on the Rooks.} Bf8 22. Qc2 Rd7 $2 (22... Rb8 $14) 23. Rae1 $3 {Victor is seemingly aiming at nothing on the e-file.} Bg6 24. Nxg6 hxg6 25. h4 Ng4 26. Rxe6 $3 {This came as a surprise in the game when I looked it over, totally out of the blue, Victor concucts a wonderfully compelling attack.} fxe6 27. Bh3 $1 Nf6 28. Bxe6+ {now all becomes clear.} Rf7 $6 (28... Kh8 29. h5 (29. Qxg6 Qd8 30. d5 Qe8 31. h5 cxd5 32. Bxf6 Qxg6 33. hxg6 gxf6 34. Bxd7 Rc7 35. Bf5 dxc4 $14) 29... gxh5 30. Kg2 Re7 31. Qf5 Qb7 32. Rh1 Rxe6 33. Qxe6 Rc7 $19) 29. Qxg6 {now d5 is threatened when Victor brings the dark squared Bishop into the game, and there is no real defence.} Rb8 30. Ba1 $5 Bxa3 31. d5 Kf8 {Bxf6 was threatened the King move does little though.} 32. Be5 $3 cxd5 (32... Qb7 33. dxc6 Qe7 34. Bxb8 Bb4 35. Re5 Ne8 36. Rh5 $3 Nf6 37. Rh8+ Ng8 38. c7 Qf6 39. c8=Q+ Ke7 40. Qxf7+ Qxf7 41. Qd7+ Kf6 42. Qxf7#) 33. Bxc7 Rxc7 34. h5 {the threat of h6 and especially the loss of the Queen, signal a resignation.} 1-0