Kortchnoi with white against the Benko gambit!


 










Position after:

 

(14) Korchnoi Viktor - Shersher Ya [A58/10]
Ch URS, Frunze (Kyrgyzstan), 1956

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.Nf3 d6 6.0-0 c5 7.d5 b5 8.cxb5 a6 9.bxa6 Bxa6 10.Nc3 Nbd7 11.h3 Nb6 12.Re1 Qc7 13.e4 Nfd7 14.Bg5 Nc4 15.Qc2 Rfb8 16.b3 Na3 17.Qd2 Ne5 18.Nxe5 Bxe5 19.Rac1 Rb4 20.Be3 Qa5 21.f4 Bd4 22.e5 Bb7 23.Kh2 Bxc3 24.Rxc3 Nb5 25.Rc2 Nd4 26.Rb2 Qa3 27.Qf2 Rd8 28.exd6 Rxd6 29.Bxd4 Rxd4 30.Rxe7 Bxd5 31.Bxd5 R4xd5 32.Rc2 Qb4 33.Ree2 h5 34.h4 Qb5 35.Rc4 Rd4 36.Rcc2 R4d5 37.Qe3 Re6 38.Qf3 Red6 39.Qc3 Qd7 40.Qe3 Qf5 41.Qf2 Kh7 42.Re5 Qd7 43.Rce2 Rxe5 44.fxe5 Rd5 45.a4 Rd1 46.e6 fxe6 47.Qxc5 Qb7 48.Rg2 Rb1 49.Qe5 Rxb3 50.Rc2 Kg8 51.Qxe6+ Kh7 52.Qe5 Kg8 53.Qd6 Rf3 54.Qxg6+ Kf8 55.Qxh5 1-0



 










Position after:

 

(16) Korchnoi Viktor - Gurgenidze Bukhuti [A58/10]
Ch URS, Moscow (Russia) (21), 1957

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.c4 c5 6.d5 b5 7.cxb5 d6 8.Nc3 a6 9.bxa6 Bxa6 10.0-0 Nbd7 11.Qc2 Qc7 12.Rd1 Rfb8 13.h3 Nb6 14.Nd2 Nfd7 15.Rb1 Nc8 16.b3 Qa5 17.Bb2 c4 18.Ba1 cxb3 19.Nxb3 Qc7 20.Nd4 Rxb1 21.Qxb1 Rb8 22.Qc1 Bxd4 23.Rxd4 Bxe2 24.Kh2 Ba6 25.Qh6 Nf8 26.Ra4 Qb6 27.Ne4 f6 28.Bxf6 exf6 29.Nxf6+ Kf7 30.Rf4 1-0



 










Position after:

 

(151) Korchnoi Viktor - Calvo Minguez Ricardo [A57/19]
Palma de Majorca (Spain), 1972

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.e3 d6 6.Nc3 g6 7.a4 Bg7 8.Qb3 axb5 9.Bxb5+ Bd7 10.Ra3 0-0 11.Nge2 Na6 12.0-0 Nc7 13.Bc4 Rb8 14.Qc2 Bc8 15.b3 Ba6 16.Bd2 Qc8 17.Qd3 Qb7 18.e4 Nd7 19.f4 Nb6 20.Nb5 Bxb5 21.axb5 Ra8 22.Rxa8 Rxa8 23.Bc3 Bxc3 24.Nxc3 Ra3 25.e5 Qa8 26.exd6 exd6 27.Ne4 Ne8 28.h3 Ra1 29.Rxa1 Qxa1+ 30.Kf2 f5 31.Ng5 Nc7 32.Ne6 Qa7 33.Kg3 Qb7 34.Nd8 Qa8 35.Ne6 Qb7 36.Nxc7 Qxc7 37.Qe3 Kf7 38.Qe1 h5 39.Kh2 Kg7 40.Qa5 Qb7 41.Qc3+ Kh7 42.Qf6 Qd7 43.Qf8 Nc8 44.Kg3 Nb6 45.Kh2 Nc8 46.Kg1 Nb6 47.Kh1 Qc7 48.Kh2 Qd7 49.Qb8 Nc8 50.b6 Qe8 51.Bf1 Qe1 52.Qc7+ Ne7 53.b7 Qxf1 54.Qxe7+ 1-0



 










Position after:

 

(198) Korchnoi Viktor - Quinteros Miguel A [A58/10]
Izt (cat.12), Leningrad (Russia), 1973

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 d6 4.g3 g6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.Nf3 b5 7.cxb5 a6 8.bxa6 0-0 9.Nc3 Bxa6 10.0-0 Nbd7 11.Qc2 Qb6 12.Rb1 Rfb8 13.b3 Ne8 14.Nd2 Qa5 15.Bb2 c4 16.Rfc1 Ne5 17.Ba1 Rb4 18.bxc4 Nxc4 19.Rxb4 Qxb4 20.Nxc4 Bxc4 21.Bh3 Nc7 22.e4 Bd4 23.Bd7 Na6 24.Bc6 Ra7 25.Rb1 Qa5 26.Nb5 Bxa1 27.Qxc4 1-0



 










Position after:

 

(317) Korchnoi Viktor - Miles Anthony J [A57/09]
It, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 1976

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.f3 g6 6.e4 d6 7.a4 Bg7 8.a5 axb5 9.Bxb5+ Nfd7 10.Qa4 0-0 11.Ne2 Na6 12.0-0 Nc7 13.Bc4 Rb8 14.Nd2 Ne5 15.Qc2 Rb4 16.Ra2 Na6 17.Ra4 Qe8 18.Rxb4 Nxb4 19.Qb3 Qd7 20.f4 Nxc4 21.Nxc4 Ba6 22.Bd2 Rb8 23.Rc1 Qd8 24.Qa3 e6 25.dxe6 fxe6 26.Qh3 Qe7 27.Qe3 Na2 28.Rc2 Nb4 29.Rc1 Na2 30.Rc2 Nb4 31.Bxb4 Rxb4 32.b3 Qc7 33.Qh3 Kf7 34.f5 Bxc4 35.Rxc4 Rxc4 36.fxe6+ Ke7 37.bxc4 Qxa5 38.Kf2 h5 39.Qd3 Qa2 40.Kf3 g5 41.g4 h4 42.Qe3 Bf6 43.e5 Qa8+ 44.Kf2 Bxe5 45.Qxg5+ Kxe6 46.Nf4+ Bxf4 47.Qxf4 Qa2+ 48.Kf3 Qb3+ 49.Kg2 h3+ 50.Kf2 Qc2+ 51.Kg3 Qd3+ 1/2-1/2



 










Position after:

 

(426) Korchnoi Viktor - Diez Del Corral Jesus [A57/17]
Olympiad, Buenos Aires (Argentina), 1979

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.Nf3 g6 5.cxb5 a6 6.e3 Bg7 7.Nc3 0-0 8.a4 d6 9.Ra3 axb5 10.Bxb5 Na6 11.0-0 Nb4 12.Nd2 Bb7 13.e4 e6 14.dxe6 fxe6 15.Be2 d5 16.exd5 exd5 17.Nb5 Qb6 18.Rg3 Rae8 19.b3 Re7 20.Ba3 Rfe8 21.Bf3 Ba6 22.Bxb4 cxb4 23.Rg5 Bxb5 24.axb5 Bh6 25.Rxd5 Nxd5 26.Bxd5+ Kh8 27.Nc4 Qc5 28.Bf3 Bg7 29.Qd6 Qxd6 30.Nxd6 Rb8 31.b6 Rxb6 32.Nc8 Rbe6 33.Nxe7 Rxe7 34.Rd1 Bc3 35.Kf1 Kg7 36.g3 Kf6 37.h4 h6 38.Be2 Re4 39.Rd6+ Re6 40.Rd7 Re7 41.Rd8 Re6 42.Bc4 Ke7 43.Rg8 Rd6 44.f4 Bb2 45.Ke2 Bd4 46.Kf3 Bc3 47.g4 Be1 48.g5 hxg5 49.hxg5 Bd2 50.Rg7+ Kf8 51.Rf7+ Ke8 52.Ra7 Kf8 53.Ke4 Bc3 54.Bd5 Ke8 55.Ra5 Kf8 56.Kd3 Ke8 57.Ra8+ Ke7 58.Ra7+ Kf8 59.Kc4 Bd2 60.Kd4 Be1 61.Ke5 Rb6 62.Be6 Bf2 63.Rf7+ Ke8 64.Rf6 1-0



 










Position after:

 

(457) Korchnoi Viktor - Sax Gyula [A57/05]
It, London (England), 1980

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.Nf3 bxc4 5.Nc3 g6 6.e4 d6 7.Bxc4 Bg7 8.e5 dxe5 9.Nxe5 0-0 10.0-0 Bb7 11.Qb3 Qb6 12.Re1 Na6 13.Bg5 Qxb3 14.Bxb3 Rac8 15.Nc4 Nxd5 16.Nxd5 Bxd5 17.Bxe7 Rfe8 18.Nd6 c4 19.Nxe8 Rxe8 20.Ba4 Rb8 21.Bd6 Rd8 22.Be5 Nc5 23.Bxg7 Kxg7 24.Bc2 Be6 25.Rad1 Rb8 26.Rb1 Kf6 27.Re3 a5 28.Kf1 a4 29.Ke1 Rd8 30.f4 Na6 31.Bxa4 Nb4 32.Rd1 Ra8 33.a3 Rxa4 34.axb4 Rxb4 35.Rd2 Kf5 36.Rf3 Rb5 37.Re2 Kf6 38.Rfe3 Bf5 39.Ra3 Bd3 40.Rf2 Kf5 41.Kd1 Ke4 42.Kc1 Rh5 43.h3 Rf5 44.Ra7 g5 45.g4 Rxf4 46.Re7+ Kd4 47.Rxf4+ gxf4 48.Kd2 f6 49.Re6 Bf1 50.Rxf6 Ke4 51.Rh6 1-0



 










Position after:

 

(472) Korchnoi Viktor - Borik Otto [A57/06]
It (cat.9), Baden-Baden (Germany), 1981

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.Nf3 Bb7 5.Qb3 Qb6 6.Nc3 bxc4 7.Qxb6 axb6 8.e4 e6 9.Ne5 exd5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Bxc4 Nxc3 12.Bxf7+ Kd8 13.bxc3 d6 14.Nc4 Bxg2 15.Rg1 Bc6 16.Bf4 Ra7 17.Be6 Ke7 18.Bh3 Kf7 19.Nxb6 Nd7 20.Nc8 Ra3 21.Rg3 Ne5 22.Bxe5 dxe5 23.Rb1 g6 24.Rb6 Be4 25.Re3 Bb1 26.Rxb1 1-0



 










Position after:

 

(643) Korchnoi Viktor - Greenfeld Alon [A58/14]
It (cat.11), Beer-Sheva (Israel), 1984

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.Nf3 g6 5.cxb5 a6 6.bxa6 Bxa6 7.g3 d6 8.Bg2 Bg7 9.0-0 Nbd7 10.Nc3 Nb6 11.Re1 0-0 12.Nd2 Qc7 13.Nb3 Nc4 14.h3 Rfb8 15.Qc2 Qb6 16.Rb1 Nd7 17.Bf4 Nde5 18.Rec1 Bc8 19.e4 Bd7 20.Kh1 Ba4 21.Nxa4 Rxa4 22.Nxc5 Rxa2 23.Nd7 Nxd7 24.Qxc4 Rxb2 25.Rxb2 Qxb2 26.Qc7 Rb7 27.Qc8+ Bf8 28.Kh2 Ne5 29.Rc2 Rb8 30.Qc7 Qb3 31.Bxe5 Rb7 32.Qc8 dxe5 33.Rc3 Qb6 34.Rf3 Rb8 35.Qc6 Bg7 36.Bf1 Bf6 37.Bc4 Kg7 38.Kg2 Qd4 39.Bd3 Rb3 40.Qa6 Rc3 41.h4 h5 42.Re3 1/2-1/2



 










Position after:

 

(1017) Korchnoi Viktor - Borik Otto [A59/03]
Vienna (Austria), 1986

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6 6.Nc3 Bxa6 7.e4 Bxf1 8.Kxf1 d6 9.g3 Bg7 10.Kg2 0-0 11.Nge2 Nbd7 12.Qc2 Ra6 13.a4 Qa8 14.Nb5 Qb7 15.Rd1 Rfa8 16.Nec3 c4 17.Be3 Nb6 18.Bxb6 Qxb6 19.Rd4 Rc8 20.Nd1 Ng4 21.Rxc4 Rxc4 22.Qxc4 Qxf2+ 23.Nxf2 Ne3+ 24.Kf3 Nxc4 25.Nd3 Bxb2 26.Ra2 Ba3 27.Nc3 Ra5 28.Ke2 Bc5 29.Nxc5 Rxc5 30.Nd1 f5 31.Rc2 fxe4 32.Nf2 Nb6 33.Rxc5 dxc5 34.a5 Nxd5 35.Nxe4 c4 36.Nd2 c3 37.Ne4 c2 38.Kd2 Nb4 39.Nc5 Kf7 40.a6 Nc6 41.Kxc2 Kf6 42.Kc3 Kf5 43.Kc4 e5 44.Kb5 Na7+ 45.Kb6 Nc8+ 46.Kb7 Nd6+ 47.Kb8 Nb5 1-0



 










Position after:

 

(2262) Korchnoi Viktor - Metral Jean_Paul [A58/01]
It (open), Val Maubuee (France), 1990

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6 6.Nc3 Bxa6 7.Bg5 d6 8.Bxf6 exf6 9.e4 Bxf1 10.Kxf1 Bg7 11.g3 0-0 12.Kg2 Nd7 13.Nf3 Qb6 14.Rb1 Rfb8 15.Re1 Qb4 16.Qe2 Bh6 17.Qc2 Nb6 18.a3 Qa5 19.b3 Nc8 20.a4 Na7 21.Nd1 Rb4 22.Nb2 Rab8 23.Nc4 Qa6 24.Red1 Nc8 25.Ne1 Ne7 26.Nd3 R4b7 27.Qc3 Bg7 28.Qa5 Qxa5 29.Nxa5 Rb6 30.Nc4 Ra6 31.a5 f5 32.e5 Bxe5 33.Ndxe5 dxe5 34.d6 Nc6 35.Rd5 Rb5 36.d7 Ra8 37.Nxe5 Nd8 38.Ra1 Ra6 39.Nd3 Raxa5 40.Rxa5 Rxa5 41.Re5 1-0



 










Position after:

 

(2685) Korchnoi Viktor - Alterman Boris [A57/09]
It (scheveningen), Beer-Sheva (Israel), 1992

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.f3 g6 6.e4 d6 7.Nc3 Bg7 8.Bg5 0-0 9.a4 h6 10.Be3 e6 11.dxe6 Bxe6 12.Nge2 d5 13.Bxc5 Re8 14.Nf4 Nbd7 15.Be3 dxe4 16.Nxe6 Rxe6 17.Bc4 Re8 18.f4 Qc7 19.Qe2 Rac8 20.Ba2 axb5 21.axb5 Nc5 22.0-0 Qb7 23.g4 Red8 24.g5 Ne8 25.f5 gxf5 26.Rxf5 Ne6 27.g6 Nd6 28.gxf7+ Kh8 29.Bxe6 Nxf5 30.Bxf5 Ra8 31.Rf1 1-0



 










Position after:

 

(3618) Korchnoi Viktor - Topalov Veselin [A59/02]
Olympiad, 1994

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.Nf3 g6 5.cxb5 a6 6.bxa6 Bg7 7.Nc3 Bxa6 8.e4 Bxf1 9.Kxf1 d6 10.h3 Nbd7 11.g3 Nb6 12.Kg2 Qd7 13.Qb3 Qb7 14.Qb5+ Nfd7 15.a4 Qa6 16.Bd2 Nc4 17.Rhc1 Nxd2 18.Nxd2 Qc8 19.Qe2 0-0 20.Nc4 Qb7 21.Nb5 f5 22.Rd1 f4 23.Rd3 fxg3 24.fxg3 Ne5 25.Nxe5 Bxe5 26.Rb3 Qa6 27.Raa3 Qa5 28.Rf3 c4 29.h4 Rac8 30.Rxf8+ Rxf8 31.Rf3 Rxf3 32.Kxf3 Qxa4 33.Nc3 Qa1 34.Nd1 Qc1 35.Kg2 Bd4 36.Kh3 Bxb2 37.Nxb2 c3 38.Nd3 Qh1+ 39.Kg4 c2 40.Kf4 1/2-1/2



 










Position after:

 

(3644) Korchnoi Viktor - Klarenbeek Hans [A57/06]
Ch Netherlands (team), Netherlands, 1994

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.Nf3 Bb7 5.Nbd2 bxc4 6.e4 g6 7.Bxc4 d6 8.Qa4+ Nfd7 9.Nb3 Bg7 10.Na5 Bc8 11.0-0 0-0 12.Qa3 Nb6 13.Bd3 Bd7 14.Bd2 a6 15.Rfe1 Bb5 16.Bc2 N8d7 17.Bc3 Nf6 18.b3 Rc8 19.Rad1 Qc7 20.Qb2 Rfe8 21.h3 Nh5 22.Bxg7 Nxg7 23.Qc3 e6 24.a4 Bd7 25.dxe6 Bxe6 26.Qd2 c4 27.b4 Red8 28.b5 axb5 29.axb5 c3 30.Qh6 f6 31.Nc6 Re8 32.Re3 Bc4 33.Rxc3 Bxb5 34.Bb3+ Kh8 35.Nh4 1-0



 










Position after:

 

(4058) Korchnoi Viktor - Khalifman Alexander [A57/04]
It (active), Yalta (Ukraine) (2), 1995

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.Nd2 bxc4 5.e4 c3 6.bxc3 g6 7.c4 d6 8.Bd3 Bg7 9.Rb1 0-0 10.Ngf3 e5 11.Nb3 Nh5 12.0-0 Nf4 13.Bxf4 exf4 14.Qd2 g5 15.g3 Bg4 16.Kg2 Nd7 17.gxf4 Bxf3+ 18.Kxf3 Qf6 19.f5 Ne5+ 20.Kg2 g4 21.Be2 Bh6 22.Qc3 Bf4 23.h3 h5 24.hxg4 hxg4 25.Rh1 Kg7 26.Rbg1 Rh8 27.Nc1 Rxh1 28.Rxh1 Rh8 29.Rxh8 Kxh8 30.Nd3 Qh6 31.Nxf4 Qxf4 32.Qe3 Qxe3 33.fxe3 Kg7 34.Kg3 f6 35.Bxg4 Nxc4 36.Kf2 Ne5 37.Be2 Kf8 38.Ke1 1/2-1/2



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