SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
POSITION AFTER WHITE’S 36th MOVE (36.Qe8)
Black has an obvious edge . Black now broke thru in fine style:
36…Rxc4! 37. PxR Bc5!
All of a sudden White’s King finds itself in a mating net. The game did not last long…
The old lion Viktor Korchnoi showed that he still has a lot of chess left him as he quickly crushed his opponent in great style. Korchnoi did not castle and instead began a Kingside attack with Qf3 and then g4. It looked very much like a typical Sicilian attack…Korchnoi turned 80 years young just weeks ago!
POSITION AFTER 26 MOVESLILLO CASTAYGM KORCHNOI
Korchnoi broke in with the spectacular 27.Nxg7!! If the Knight is taken then 28.Nh5 and 29.Nf6-ch is immediately decisive. And if 27…Bxf4 then 28.Nxe8 Bg5!? 29. Qf7-ch wins the house. Black resigned after Korchnoi’s 27th move!