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|Jan-12-07|| ||talisman: finishing "chess is my life". Mandatory reading.KORCH didn't "throw" anything.in the last hour of play petrosian would start kicking his leg under the table.korchnoi finally says."do you want to say something to me?" petrosian complains to the ref..."he's talking to me during play" the ref agrees w/ petrosian and petrosian resumes kicking his leg.KORCH:"this is your last chance!"....one thing not in the book(somebody tell me where i read it...maybe jude acers) petrosian adjusting his hearing aid accidently kicks KORCH.i'm going to paraphrase and not look up the quote.everybody kind of stops and takes a deep breath knowing the match can blow up and KORCH says ...mr. petrosian would you please look for your adavantages above the board and not below it.
great read.the best thing about the book is korchnoi does not paint himself as a saint.he talks about his obstinate nature etc...you know when i was young i thought the frank sinatra song "i did it my way" (written by paul anka) was kind of egotistical.now i say it's a great victor korchnoi theme song.anyway i recommend the book|
|Jan-12-07|| ||devinjc: It seems to me that white in this game is playing a reverse beioni/KID type setup, but one that is particularly poor.|
|Jul-10-07|| ||sanyas: Sometimes, horrifically cramped positions like the one Petrosian assumed in this game turn out to be tenable. This was not one of those times. Instead of the tactical miscue 21...h8? (Do not hurry!) Korchnoi should instead have played 21...c3, with a total grip on the position, which leaves him free to pursue various attacking ideas which should eventually prove decisive. In fact, it is quite a challenge to defend Petrosian's position after 21...c3.|
|Jul-10-07|| ||Petrosianic: >>Mandatory reading.KORCH didn't "throw" anything.in the last hour of play petrosian would start kicking his leg under the table.>>|
That incident is actually from their 1974 Candidates Match, not the 1971 one. You can read about it here (near the bottom):
|Dec-25-07|| ||notyetagm: Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1971|
GM Keene writes in his excellent book "Petrosian vs the Elite", on page 201, concerning this position:
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<As with so many of Petrosian's winning finales, the aesthetic aggregation of force in the centre serves as fitting testimony to his serene style.">
|Jun-26-08|| ||Ulhumbrus: 28...Qf7 prevents Nxc6 by pinning the N on d4 to the Rook on a2. 29 Rd2 unpins the N on d4 whereupon 28...Bd7 defends the c6 pawn.|
|Nov-22-08|| ||Sem: Talisman, great quotes from the Korchnoi book, thanx!|
|Nov-22-08|| ||stoy: Remember that Korchnoi & Petrosian played four candidates matches: 1971, 1974, 1977, & 1980 with Korchnoi winning the last three. They were apparently on good terms before the 1971 match but not in 1974. The 1977 match was the "Match of Hate". A wooden board was put between them to prevent kicking. Petrosian tried the same opening as in game 9 here with Korchnoi against Fischer in their candidates match: game 6 and Fischer was ready and crunched Tigran. Korchnoi's lifetime score against Petrosian is positive according to this database.|
|Nov-24-08|| ||Sem: I love these stories. Years ago I read an anecdote about Petrosian. The Soviet team played the Danish team at a chess olympiad, and Petrosian's opponent was very much afraid of the Armenian grandmaster. He therefore tried to fix Petrosian with a hypnotic stare as soon as he had played his move. Petrosian's solution was to play a move instantaneously and then fix the Dane on his turn. The Danish position went from bad to worse and the Danish master now looked down at the board, while Petrosian kept staring at him. Guess who won.|
|Nov-24-08|| ||slomarko: the Danish master?|
|Nov-24-08|| ||Jim Bartle: If I were afraid of an opponent, I'd get him his tea, arrange his chair, ask him if he slept well...|
|Dec-01-08|| ||Sem: Nice try, slomarko. Keep it up!|
|Dec-01-08|| ||Zenchess: <Petrosianic> Link doesn't work.|
|Jan-09-09|| ||hoppelstoppler: I agree to Sanyas who wrote:
"Korchnoi should instead have played 21...Bc3."
Possibly 21. b4!? was more accurate than 21. Re1...(?!)
|Jan-11-09|| ||talfan: Jim Bartle: If I were afraid of an opponent, I'd get him his tea, arrange his chair, ask him if he slept well...|
That was funny.
|Aug-09-09|| ||totololo: Is it not this match that was arranged by the Russian government to let Petrosian to face Fischer? Do I miss something? Kortchnoi could play better then that.....|
|Aug-09-09|| ||Lt.Surena: Pre-arranged? Do we sense Fischer's paranoid schizo syndrome in here? Bobby thought that Gary's games were also pre-arranged. Does Viktor still play with Marcozy thru a medium?|
The fact is Tigran won more World Championships than Bobby and Vikor COMBINED. Get over it dude.
|Nov-13-09|| ||M.D. Wilson: Petrosian, Korchnoi and Fischer were all champions. Petrosian was the first player to defend the title by winning a match since Alekhine. Korchnoi is probably the strongest player, second perhaps only to Keres, never to become World Champion. Fischer, the greatest Challenger the game has seen, was head and shoulders above the rest of the world, but, for what ever reason, stopped playing. Could he have kept on playing great games and beating almost everyone? Probably. Would he have retained his aura of invincibility against the new super stars on the block, Karpov and Kasparov? Probably not; but hell, we missed some pretty interesting games, that's for sure.|
|Aug-13-11|| ||Ulhumbrus: The move 22 b4! is the first of a group of moves, the third being the exchange 23 Bxc6!!|
|Nov-12-11|| ||Ulhumbrus: The move 22 b4! is the first of a group of moves, the third being the exchange 24 Bxc6!!|
|Mar-01-12|| ||ewan14: I believe it was Karpov who suggested the 1971 Korchnoi - Petrosian was pre - arranged ( per Kasparov )|
|Mar-01-12|| ||ewan14: I have read one of Korchnoi's books and he does seem to be fair about most of his opponents|
He admits it was a mistake to play the King's Indian Defence against Spassky in 1968 after he ( Korchnoi ) had brought the match back to 2 - 1
|Mar-01-12|| ||King Death: <ewan14> The KID was definitely not in Korchnoi's style and he made what I think of as a psychological miscalculation. He was very lucky (as he knew) to win the game against Spassky that brought him back to 1-2 in decisive games in the 1968 match.|
|Mar-01-12|| ||Penguincw: Knight is going to be trapped.
42.e6 and it's cooked or else white checks on h6 followed by mate.
|Apr-25-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: What a great game!
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