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Inspirational Games of Viktor Korchnoi
Compiled by MadBishop
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These are just a few of the miraculous games of my all-time favorite GM. I shall be adding more as i go along!

My #1 favorite game! Definitley one for the history books!
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 36 moves, 0-1

Maybe Korchnoi could have beaten Botvinnik!?
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1958 
(C18) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 0-1

A relatively simple game, beautifully orchestrated by the Master
Korchnoi vs Gheorghiu, 1968 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Karpov? Really? Are u sure it's not an amateur??
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

Legends never get too old for brilliance!
Korchnoi vs Lautier, 2006 
(E49) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System, 40 moves, 1-0

The Sicilian attack that came from a Dragon!
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Hold your horses, little man!
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

Positional brilliance!
Korchnoi vs D Byrne, 1968 
(A16) English, 31 moves, 1-0

World-class inspiration!
Korchnoi vs Reshevsky, 1968 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

The Queen's Gambit Declined like it should be played!!
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1971 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 26 moves, 1-0

'Just an innocent blunder then mate?'
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1974 
(A17) English, 36 moves, 1-0

The all-mighty French!
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 0-1

Tactical precision and perfect timing!
Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Forward, my minions!!
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Beating the Master and Teacher!
Korchnoi vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 42 moves, 1-0

Straight out of a beginner's book!
Korchnoi vs Najdorf, 1971  
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

Veteran mastery
Korchnoi vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Giving rise to the future...and teaching them a few lessons;-)
Korchnoi vs Carlsen, 2004 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

Puzzle master!
J Kozma vs Korchnoi, 1969 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 21 moves, 0-1

"King's Indian? 1-0"
Korchnoi vs Van der Wiel, 1987 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 35 moves, 1-0

You can't touch me!
Korchnoi vs Mihajlo Stojanovic, 2007 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1-0

Straight Shooter!
Korchnoi vs I Sokolov, 2000
(D85) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 1-0

Child's play!
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Trapped like a rat in a cage!
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 0-1

Sacrifice of the Century!
Averbakh vs Korchnoi, 1965 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 39 moves, 0-1

Chopped liver!!
Korchnoi vs Huebner, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Dutch courage!
Taimanov vs Korchnoi, 1950 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 35 moves, 0-1

Attack & Sac!!
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1954 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Open vice!
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1955 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 33 moves, 0-1

Winning Structure!
Golombek vs Korchnoi, 1956 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Curled up into a ball!
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1955 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 41 moves, 1-0

Oh soo Old!!
Korchnoi vs Panov, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Beating the Man at his own game!
Korchnoi vs Pirc, 1957 
(B07) Pirc, 55 moves, 1-0

Prodigy? Him??
Fischer vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(B89) Sicilian, 45 moves, 0-1

TOTAL ANNIHILATION
S Tatai vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C01) French, Exchange, 14 moves, 0-1

Crazy Town
Korchnoi vs M D Tseitlin, 1993 
(D85) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1-0

Magic moves!
Filguth vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

Tactical Flurry!
Korchnoi vs Suetin, 1953 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

Most Memorable Game
Geller vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Top of his game
Short vs Korchnoi, 1980 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

Still great at 78!
Timman vs Korchnoi, 2009 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 59 moves, 0-1

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