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Korchnoi's one and only Bird?!
Korchnoi vs G Goldberg, 1950 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 49: Chess Informant Best Games 1-100
Korchnoi vs Reshevsky, 1968 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 69: Russians versus Fischer
Korchnoi vs Fischer, 1967 
(A04) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (A06) 1-0 Bully B wants to be taken
Korchnoi vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Zwischenzugs
Korchnoi vs Flear, 1986 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Qh3 fork is coming!
Korchnoi vs K Langeweg, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Reti resembles Colle-Zukertort (A09) 1-0 White shoots up Kside
Korchnoi vs E Torre, 1987 
(A09) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Game 23: Chess Secrets - Innovation (Pritchett)
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 79 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights (A28) 1-0 White survives the pressure
Korchnoi vs Gipslis, 1976 
(A28) English, 47 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit (A40) 1-0 Theory gets iffy; Discovered+ wins
Korchnoi vs E Koning, 1978 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Averbakh Var (A42) 1-0 R sac, 2 N's coordinate
Korchnoi vs D Solak, 2002 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 19 moves, 1-0

Jude Acer wrote about this game in November 1974
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 79 moves, 1-0

London System vs Dbl Fio (A48) 0-1 VK maliciously robs the pin
M Ballmann vs Korchnoi, 1995 
(A48) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Adler (A52) 1/2-1/2 Busy Queens
M Gurevich vs Korchnoi, 1988 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 Excellent Kingside attack
Korchnoi vs Panov, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Benoni /KID Four Pawns. Dynamic Attack (A56)1-0 Gain time on Q
Korchnoi vs Gheorghiu, 1986
(A56) Benoni Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
Korchnoi vs Gurgenidze, 1957 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Fianchetto Var (A62) 1-0 Tied to guard duty
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. Classical. Czerniak Def (A76) 1-0 N+ into spearhead
Korchnoi vs I Bilek, 1967
(A76) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 57 moves, 1-0

Teenagers Battle; Exchanging off the Modern Stonewall dark Bd6
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1946 
(A90) Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Dutch. Alekhine Var (A90) 0-1 Drew the attention of GMs
V Golenishchev vs Korchnoi, 1949 
(A90) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky Var (A97) 0-1
Taimanov vs Korchnoi, 1950 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 35 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening. KID vs Sokolsky Attack(A00) 0-1 P problem grows
J Sander vs Korchnoi, 1985
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

French, Two Knights Var (C00) 0-1 Swap Q's, gain space
T M Mok vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

French Defense vs 2.c4 (C00) 1/2-1/2 Liquidation
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 2009 
(C00) French Defense, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 sKorching counterattack on f2
L Kovacs vs Korchnoi, 1969 
(C01) French, Exchange, 25 moves, 0-1

The Korchnoi Queen on g3 piles on the pinned f2 pawn
S Tatai vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C01) French, Exchange, 14 moves, 0-1

French Exchange 5...c5 (C01) 1-0 King walk
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C01) French, Exchange, 45 moves, 1-0

French Advance 5.Ne2 f6 (C02) 0-1 Pins are a problem.
A Romero Holmes vs Korchnoi, 1990 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Lputian 6.a3 Nh6 (C02) 0-1 Viktor strikes w/pin
Fressinet vs Korchnoi, 1996 
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.a3 a5 7.Bd3 Bd7 (C02) 0-1 Pesky Q shuffle
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1999 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Euwe 6.a3 a5 7.Bd3 Bd7 (C02) 0-1 Qside Q fork
H Vatter vs Korchnoi, 1986
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1Pin action, extra P
I Rotov vs Korchnoi, 2010 
(C02) French, Advance, 44 moves, 0-1

French Advance b6 (C02) 1-0 Viktor is the victor over Viktor.
Kupreichik vs Korchnoi, 1970 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

French Advance ML 6.a3 Bd7 7.b4 (C02) 0-1 Black is up a piece
E Formanek vs Korchnoi, 1978
(C02) French, Advance, 34 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Euwe Var (C02) 0-1 Spassky spurned draw offer
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.Be2, 8.dxc5 Paulsen Attack (C02) 0-1 Discovery
O Castro vs Korchnoi, 1979
(C02) French, Advance, 44 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.Be2 Nge7 7.Na3 Euwe (C02) 0-1 Qside passer
J M De La Villa Garcia vs Korchnoi, 1990 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Lputian 6.a3 Nh6 7.b4 (C02) 0-1 The B pair
R Molander vs Korchnoi, 2002 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

French Adv. Lputian 6a3 Nh6 7b4 (C02) 0-1 Black's Q is a sneak!
S Erenburg vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch Morozevich Var (C03) 0-1 Sac for a passer
Van der Wiel vs Korchnoi, 1993 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed (C05)1-0 Resembles Milner-Barry Gambit
Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Botvinnik Variation (C05) 0-1 A Rook whippin'
Y Kotkov vs Korchnoi, 1956 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch Closed (C05)0-1 Heavy Kside attack shifts Qside
Filguth vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 0-1 P wipeout
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Old Korchnoi isn't called "The Terrible" for nothing.
Timman vs Korchnoi, 2009 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 59 moves, 0-1

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne w/b6, Bb7 (C10) 1/2-1/2 Spearhead
Kamsky vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein, Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 VA survives bold VK
Anand vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne (C10) 1/2- Early pressure...stalemate
Nunn vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Two pawn majorities
Antunes vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Two pawn majorities
Short vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Half-open g-file
Van der Wiel vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne w/b6, Bb7 (C10) 1/2-1/2 No combos
Short vs Korchnoi, 1991
(C10) French, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def. Classical. Burn (C11) 0-1 Entombed Bishop, Zugswang
Sax vs Korchnoi, 1989 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

How to beat 2670+ player with black being 77+ years old
V Gashimov vs Korchnoi, 2008 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 87 moves, 0-1

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard G. (C13) 1-0 KOd
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(C13) French, 26 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned P (C18) 0-1 Heavy handed punches hurt!
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1958 
(C18) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 0-1

K Chase Featuring Q's Zig Zag Maneuver
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Retreat Var Armenian Line (C18) 0-1 Pins finish
M Golubev vs Korchnoi, 1996 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Classical Var (C19) 0-1 Minors EG
T van der Vorm vs Korchnoi, 1995
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 67 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional(C19) 0-1 Black backs up, comes forth
Robert E Byrne vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 49 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional (C19) 0-1 Black finally takes center
Velimirovic vs Korchnoi, 1984
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 0-1Promo or capture = fork
Short vs Korchnoi, 1986 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 36 moves, 0-1

KGA Schallop Def (C34) 0-1 VK became a great positional player
Korchnoi vs G Borisenko, 1950 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

KGA Cunningham, McCormick Def(C35) 1-0 Epaulette's Mate on side
Lutikov vs Korchnoi, 1951 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 24 moves, 1-0

Center pawn duo and fianchetto against Philidor
Korchnoi vs Guimard, 1960 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 59 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi wins in 12; Spassky could play on with 12...Kd8!
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
Korchnoi vs N Levin, 1949 
(E03) Catalan, Open, 31 moves, 1-0

How to turn the tables in a tense position
A Khavsky vs Korchnoi, 1950 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 31 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Hunt Var. Lasker Simul Gambit (B02) 1/2-Perpetual
Vasiukov vs Korchnoi, 1953 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Pin, add attackers
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1954 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Modern. Alburt Var (B04) 0-1 Bishop pressure
R Toran Albero vs Korchnoi, 1956 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 38 moves, 0-1

QGD Austrian Def. Gusev Countergambit (D06) 1-0 Rob the pin
Korchnoi vs N Gusev, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange (D41) 1-0 Strong center march
Antoshin vs Korchnoi, 1957 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense (B07) 1-0 Runaway pawns inflict damage
Korchnoi vs Pirc, 1957 
(B07) Pirc, 55 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Saemisch Var (E29) 0-1Dbl N sacs, h-file attk
Cherepkov vs Korchnoi, 1959 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def. Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 0-1 Where r u going now?
Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
Geller vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Defense: Marshall Variation (B01) 1/2-1/2
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1961 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System Except ML (D28) 1-0 P race
Korchnoi vs G Borisenko, 1961 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 71 moves, 1-0

Game 14: Move by Move - Korchnoi by Cyrus Lakdawala
Fischer vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch. Closed 7c6 (E88) 0-1 Positional sac of Queen
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1963 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 56 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Serious pins
A Lein vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 0-1 Holes HURT!
Kholmov vs Korchnoi, 1965 
(B30) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

15 y.o. Mecking beats Korchnoi
Mecking vs Korchnoi, 1967 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Closed. Korchnoi Def (B23) 1/2-1/2 N&Ps ending
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Blitz game but still fun. Queen never moves.
Korchnoi vs Fischer, 1970  
(E97) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attk (B77) 0-1 AK's 1st loss to Dragon
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi, "Chess is My Life" (Edition Olms 2004), pp.75-76
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1971 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 26 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange Var (D41) 1-0 B sac, P dash
Korchnoi vs Najdorf, 1971  
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi to arbiter: "Can I castle if my rook is attacked?"
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: East Indian Def (E00)0-1 Fishin' Pole Spearhead
Korchnoi vs E Chick, 1974 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi bests Spassky in a real donnybrook
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1977 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 48 moves, 1-0

Game 56 in Move by Move - Korchnoi (Lakdawala)
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 71 moves, 1-0

Game 26 in Move by Move - Karpov by Sam Collins
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Black retains all 8 pawns; support rook penetration w/a pawn
J Diez del Corral vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 32 moves, 0-1

The longest WC game; Korchoi missed # in 7, cost him the title.
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 124 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio de Janeiro Var(C67) 1-0 Photo
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 57 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner. Rubinstein (E42) 1-0 R sac
Korchnoi vs D Gurevich, 1983 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Main Lines (C80) 0-1 Long SCB ending
Timman vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 74 moves, 0-1

QGD Ragozin Def. Vienna (D39) 1/2-1/2 Happy w/draw after Q sac
A Greenfeld vs Korchnoi, 1988
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

'The Pirc in Black and White' by James Vigus
Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1989 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 61 moves, 0-1

Game 22 in The Art of Logical Thinking by Neil McDonald
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 31 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi squeezes opponent to death using Karpov's own strategy
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 0-1

Schooled; read the blogger notes. It happens.
Korchnoi vs Carlsen, 2004 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

QGA Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Awesome is overused nowadays
Korchnoi vs Mihajlo Stojanovic, 2007 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Fingerfehler!?
Bagirov vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B32) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

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