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|Jan-02-13|| ||IlluminatoSavio: Korchnoi in a clinic recovering from a stroke
|Jan-02-13|| ||KKDEREK: An interesting reading
|Jan-03-13|| ||lost in space: All the best for 2013. May he have a speedy recovery.|
It is sad that it is unlikely that he returns to competitive chess. Sad.
|Jan-03-13|| ||alexmagnus: If he indeed has to retire, he is in a good company - Smyslov stopped playing at 81. And didn't Korchnoi said some years ago "Smyslov is to me the proof that I will play ten years later!". But hopefully Korchnoi lives longer than the longest-lived world champion Smyslov.|
|Jan-03-13|| ||HeMateMe: It looks like Karpov signed the d5 square, on the above mentioned '78 chess table. Quite a fun thing to have in your living room, if you're a chess fan.|
|Jan-17-13|| ||leka: Korchnoi was a pretty srong player from 1971 to 1978.V.Koechnoi beat Boris Spassky 12,5 points oout of 21 games years from 1971 to 1977.Fischer beat Spassky in 1972 12,5 points out of 20 games.Also Korchnoi in the chess olympiads in 1978 scored 79,8% score.Korchnoi one the strongest ches players never became the world champion|
|Jan-30-13|| ||Eggman: Last night I dreamed I was playing Korchnoi, and he kept cheating, making moves while it was my turn. Finally I'd had all I could stand, and I gave him a good tongue lashing in a Scottish accent (who knew that when I got angry my Scottish ancestry would surface?). Shortly afterward I resigned - I just could not stop his passers on the queenside. Man, Korchnoi is good. I mean, it was *my* dream, and I still lost.|
|Feb-10-13|| ||PhilFeeley: Any more news on his condition?|
|Mar-06-13|| ||Phony Benoni: An interesting project would be to determine how many grandmasters he has faced. Surely more than any other player.|
|Mar-06-13|| ||WannaBe: <Phony Benoni> Is that players already with the title of GM or are we counting IMs/FMs/WGMs/WIMs who later became GM??|
|Mar-06-13|| ||thomastonk: <WannaBe> You didn't ask me, but my reply would have been "Please both, of course!" :-)|
|Mar-21-13|| ||Geronimo: Any up on Viktor's recovery and health? Have there been any public statements? Get well soon, sir. You are an inspiration to chessplayers everywhere.|
|Mar-21-13|| ||Nerwal: Viktor made an appearance at the Zurich chess challenge one month ago :|
|Mar-21-13|| ||Geronimo: Thanks <Nerwal>.|
|Mar-22-13|| ||HeMateMe: Nice story. I hope he will walk again.|
|Mar-22-13|| ||whiteshark: Fine link, <Nerwal>. Thanks|
|Mar-22-13|| ||Just Another Master: Back in the 80s me and a friend were playing a International Tournament in Toronto and partying on Younge street, actually living at the UT Dorms that were left abandoned and throwing parties, alas with no electricity provided by the school :), great city but I digress...My friend had a book of Victors and at about Midnight we were chasing him down Younge Street and into a side street like crazy, we yelled he would not stop, boy he could run, finally he was about to collapse and asked us please don't hurt him, my friend just asked "will you autograph your book for me?" and he laughed like crazy, we actually bought him a couple drinks at a bar called the Cherry Pit and he had great stories. Great guy, get well soon Victor.|
|Mar-22-13|| ||wordfunph: 82 candles for The Terrible, happy birthday!|
|Mar-23-13|| ||Joshka: <Just Another Master> Extraordinary story! Thanks:-)....also one of the reasons I KNOW it's very believable, is that Victor was mugged I believe in the late 70's and roughed up pretty bad. Think it was in England? Wow, pounding a few with Victor:-)..thanks for sharing:-)|
|Mar-23-13|| ||Fiona Macleod: Oh how fast time slaughters these great masters.|
|Mar-23-13|| ||mrandersson: Great Player one of the best. Hope he gets on the mend really soon.|
|Mar-23-13|| ||Tigranny: Happy birthday Viktor! You my favorite player!|
|Mar-23-13|| ||ketchuplover: Thanks for the story and many happy returns of the day to Victor :)|
|Mar-23-13|| ||diagonal: Happy Birthday, Viktor Lvovich!
A life devoted to chess:
Korchnoi was a ten-time Candidate for the World Championship (world record), ranging in the years from 1962 Curaçao to 1991 Brussels. He beat all the eight undisputed consecutive Chess World Champions from Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov to Kasparov.
Including simuls, Viktor Korchnoi played opponents from three centuries and beat grandmasters of five generations, from Levenfisch (born 1889) and Lilienthal to Carlsen and Caruana (born 1992).
Good health to the man who spends his whole energy for the game.
|May-07-13|| ||Wyatt Gwyon: Any updates on Korchnoi's recovery?|
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