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Viktor Korchnoi vs Ilya Yulyevich Smirin
Dresden Zonal (1998), Dresden GER, rd 5, May-02
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Glek Defense (E94)  ·  0-1
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Aug-03-10  Brucehump: At the end of this game Korchnoi told Smirin "You are really good at playing the King's Indian..." and after a few seconds added "... when your opponent is in time trouble!"
Aug-17-11  ToTheDeath: Korchnoi graceful in defeat as always. Well played by Smirin.
Aug-17-11
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  chancho: That Korchnoi...lol
Apr-04-15
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  Zhbugnoimt: At least Korchnoi didn't give him the old "You will never be good at chess!" and/or "You will never EVER beat me again!"
May-15-18
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  sleepyirv: For a little backstory, Korchnoi spent an hour on the move 24. h3 and Smirin immediately played 24... Ne3, considering it pointless to analyze other moves. Smirin later figured out both Ngf6 and Ndf6 lead to incredibly complex positions that either favor Black or draw.

Apparently Korchnoi looked quite peeved that this YOUNG MAN (as he addressed Smirin after the game) would reply incorrectly so quickly after it was clear he thought there was a lot more to the position.

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