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|Feb-08-11|| ||chessastronomy64: after 34. Rf7 Rh5!! (instead of Korchnoi´s Rg5-g7) is a killer move attacking Nh2 and Re3...energize your brain with natural sugars (fruits) and water ... go bananas !! alonso acuna barba writer of the book "chess & astronomy" and why Chess is for men, jewelry for women...|
|Feb-08-11|| ||kurtrichards: <On current form, Karpov-2011 would lose to Korchnoi-2011. I'd like to see that match.> Karpov-Korchnoi III - I say, Karpov will destroy Korchnoi just like before.|
|Feb-12-11|| ||messachess: This is a tremendous achievement for the octogenarian. What can one say; he's a phenomenon.|
|Feb-12-11|| ||notyetagm: Game Collection: DDD: DESTRUCTION, DEFLECTION, DECOY|
F Caruana vs Korchnoi, 2011 29 ... Bf5xd3! destroys, 30 Re3xBd3 deflects, decoys
|Apr-02-11|| ||Ulhumbrus: It is not immediately obvious why the innovation 9...Nb6!! compared with placing the N on c5 as Tchigorin did ( for example in the game Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 ) makes it easier for Black to play the advance ....f5 than the move 9...Nc5 makes it easy for Black to play the advance ....f5.|
The reason is that the move ...Nc5 imposes a second task upon the pawn on d6, that of covering a N on c5.
If in the position after 11...f5 we take the black knight which is on b6 and place it on the square c5 instead, the d6 pawn is overworked as it can't defend both a N on c5 and the e5 pawn as well.
White can then win a pawn by 12 exf5 Bxf5 13 Bxc5 dxc5 14 Nxe5.
With the move 9...Nb6 the knight may appear to "do nothing" when compared a N on c5 although even this is not quite true: it does free Black's QB, and with tempo.
However the N also does a second useful thing for Black, by omission: It refrains from imposing a second task upon the d6 pawn and so overworking it as a N on c5 will, in the event that Black plays the advance ...f5.
|May-21-11|| ||chancho: <I may be an old lion, but I can still bite someone's hand off if he puts it in my mouth. – Wilhelm Steinitz.>|
|Jun-28-11|| ||notyetagm: Game Collection: TACTICAL TARGET DETERMINES TACTICAL BASE-DD,DDD|
|Mar-08-12|| ||Yafazuda: "perro viejo late echado"
"missed beats old dog" said my mom and that applies a lot to Korchnoi, here against Caruana
|Aug-13-12|| ||maelith: Bravo VK!|
|Aug-14-12|| ||Wyatt Gwyon: Surprised this hasn't been a Game of the Day.|
|Feb-12-13|| ||FSR: The Old Man and the C.|
|Feb-16-13|| ||andrewjsacks: A pleasure to be reminded of this game.|
|Feb-16-13|| ||RookFile: Unbelievable - Korchnoi has no business playing and winning this game. Yet that's exactly what he did.|
|Feb-16-13|| ||Sneaky: It's nice to see experience trump youth for a change. Let's face it, Victor's beaten a GM more times than Fabiano has had a hot meal.|
|Feb-16-13|| ||rilkefan: Fine pun, great game. Forza Korch the Torch.|
|Feb-16-13|| ||morfishine: 29...Bxd3 was like a torpedo amidship
Seems as though White had to play 30.Qf6+ to exchange Queens; He'd then have one plan left: Nf1-d2
|Feb-16-13|| ||Abdel Irada: Now, which of these is the 2700 player again?|
|Feb-16-13|| ||HeMateMe: It's a superior pun. And, Hemingway's old fisherman in Cuba DID manage to win, he hauled in the giant tuna in a twenty hour battle. Fantastic movie.|
Korchnoi hauled in his own prize, here.
|Feb-16-13|| ||King Sacrificer: Superb game and great pun. Old man battles for hours to catch the big young fish and he never gives up.|
And what a brave move <13...g5> is. It says "all in!"
|Feb-16-13|| ||Abdel Irada: Curious. I've read _The Old Man and the Sea_ but never watched the movie based on it.|
Not only to catch the fish, <KS>, but also to fend off the shark on the way back to shore, when he was already exhausted. That's where he really had to reach for his last reserves of stamina and resolve.
|Feb-16-13|| ||kevin86: It looks like white's position is about to collapse.|
|Feb-16-13|| ||SuperPatzer77: Not bad for an old man, huh???
I bet my boots Fabiano Caruana has been learning the tough lessons from the great Viktor Korchnoi.
Hell of a game by the great Viktor Korchnoi!!
|Feb-16-13|| ||diagonal: Just for days ago, chessgames kibitzer <FSR> twittered <The Old Man and the C> – what a splendid idea – and already cg.com is offering us Caruana vs. Korchnoi, Gibraltar 2011, as game of the day:|
Great Pun for a Great Game!
|Feb-16-13|| ||hellopolgar: This could be the last "good" game by the legendary Viktor Korchnoi|
|May-21-13|| ||hellopolgar: This is the first and the last time that someone who is 80 years old (rounded) beats someone who is rated over 2720+.|
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