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|Jul-05-15|| ||Ron: Korchnoi is a killer of the King's Indian Defense. One of his favorite opening systems is this:
Repertoire Explorer: Viktor Korchnoi (white)|
White's strategy is clear. Attack on the Queenside, defend your Kingside. Notice that White's two bishops are placed to both support a queenside attack and defend the Kingside.
I've used this system in offhand games with good results.
|Jul-22-15|| ||diagonal: <Tomlinsky> sorry for answering late: Today, Short rarely speaks about the schism in opposition to the FIDE he & Kasparov provoked in 1993, and the mess they caused.|
Nigel Short in an interview or eg. Judit Polgar in one of her recent published books - as well some media recipients - tend to counting Kasim, Khalif & Co. as Chess World Champion, pimping up the number of beaten Champions. An example: "Judit Polgar has defeated nine World Champions", Quote from http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/30/w...
In historical comparisons, some of these FIDE lottery winners, were relatively weak (still on a high level, of course), beaten by many players wtihin a short time. Don't forget, Kasimdzhanov never ever was a top-ten player, not a single month, neither FIDE nor SONAS. Khalifman was about number forty something in the ELO rating list when winning that title. Kasparov clearly not count them.
It's all about the definition of <undisputed>: I regard Magnus Carlsen as the 16th World Chess Champion in modern history following Anand, Kramnik, Kasparov, Karpov, Fischer, Spassky and predecessors.
According to this line, Beliavksy (often forgotten), Korchnoi and Keres have beaten nine World Chess Champions in classical games.
|Jul-22-15|| ||Tomlinsky: <diagonal> Not a problem. Yes, I understand the thrust of what you are saying and thought your post made some good factual points only to be ruined by basing the final sloppy paragraph wholly on a 'might possibly'. I don't even disagree with the points made but randomly throwing your gut feeling on what GM Short may, or may not think, on the subject adds no value to them at all as far as I can see.|
|Jul-22-15|| ||savagerules: When Korchnoi was in his mid 70s a few years back he beat a twenty something IM with White in a Benko gambit and it lasted around 60 moves or so and when he shook hands at the end of the game he sarcastically told the IM "Why did you give me a pawn at move 3?" The IM was all miffed at Korchnoi for this and was saying Korchnoi was a bad sportsman and bad human being for doing this. lol The IM was just mad for getting beat by a 76 year old most likely.|
|Jul-22-15|| ||perfidious: <savagerules> Recall such a story--difference was, Korchnoi beat up on his beloved whipping boy, the KID and had some smarmy remarks postgame.|
|Jul-22-15|| ||tamar: I recall reading about the KID at Gibraltar, but it never found its way into our database. http://doubleroo.blogspot.com/2011/...|
|Jul-23-15|| ||offramp: Korchnoi's style reminds me of a gifted child who has been given a one hour chess lesson by Botvinnik and a two hour chess lesson by Smyslov then told to go out there and give it his best shot.|
|Aug-25-15|| ||RookFile: If that's the case, sign me up for those lessons too.|
|Sep-22-15|| ||siggemannen: Nice kill by Korchnoi in that KID (or more of a modern)-game|
|Sep-29-15|| ||7he5haman: I saw Korchnoi once. He was giving a simultaneous and the London Chess Classic a few years ago. I must've caused some disturbance, because he gave me such a stern look!|
|Oct-14-15|| ||offramp: Three huge King's-Indian-Annihilators are Petrosian, Kramnik and Kortschnoi.|
It's odd in a way because their styles are all dissimilar.
|Oct-18-15|| ||PJs Studio: I've read Kortchnoi is a stern GM, but hasn't he earned enough through age, accomplishment and certain difficulties with the government he expatriated? I've always considered him as Sisyphus - Disrespected yet undaunted. |
If I lost to him with the Benko and he asked me "Why did you give me a pawn on move three?" I'd laugh my ass off. Some players are so full of themselves.
|Nov-02-15|| ||Big Pawn: <Korchnoi suffered a stroke in December 2012, but returned to competitive chess beginning in 2014.>|
That's such great news! What a tough old bugger!
|Dec-31-15|| ||diagonal: <Big Pawn> Indeed, Viktor Korchnoi recently played a four games rapid match on two days with his friend Mark Taimanov at the Swiss Chess Museum in Kriens near Lucerne.|
The Legends from Saint Petersburg were invited together with their wives Petra Korchnoi and Nadja Taimanov to visit the Chess Museum which opened a special exhibition on VK running until 31st March 2016.
Both players will soon celebrate a jubilee birthday, Taimanov (born in 1926) is turning 90 next February, Korchnoi will be 85 in March.
http://www.schachmuseum.ch/index3.a... (Homepage of the Swiss Chess Museum)
http://www.chessdiagonals.ch/402840... (brief summary in english, scroll down)
http://www.beiuns.ch/luzern-stadt/s... (report in german language with picture gallery)
For Korchnoi it was maybe the first chess match (not single game) against a relatively older opponent compared to him since he played Petrosian in 1980 at Velden (Candidate's quarterfinal).
|Dec-31-15|| ||Petrosianic: That is good news. Taimanov's last game in the database was 2011. When these are added, his career will stretch over 77 years.|
I wonder if that's a record? Reshevsky's only covers 74, and Smyslov's 66. Can anyone beat 77?
|Dec-31-15|| ||TheFocus: NN can.|
|Jan-12-16|| ||Petrosianic: One of the clearest signs of Korchnoi's career renaissance in the mid 70's was the complete turnaround in his results against Petrosian after 1973. Here's how their career results break down (essentially, Korchnoi was dominated before 1973, and did the dominating afterwards)
1946-1973: + 4- 9=29
1974-1980: + 8- 2=18
KORCHNOI IS WHITE
1946-1973: + 2- 3=15
1974-1980: + 7- 0= 8
Lifetime: + 9- 3=23
KORCHNOI IS BLACK
1946-1973: + 2- 6=14
1974-1980: + 1- 2=10
Lifetime: + 3- 8=24
|Feb-12-16|| ||diagonal: https://www.facebook.com/lladaphoto...|
El Gran Victor, Victor el Grande, today at the opening ceremony ZCC (Zurich Chess Challenge) 2016
<I'm very happy for the chance to take yet another portrait of one of my favourite players, Viktor Korchnoi> chess photographer David Llada
|Feb-12-16|| ||WannaBe: He looks like have lost weight, cheeks are a little sallow. Very different than when I saw him in Las Vegas.|
|Feb-12-16|| ||cunctatorg: It will be really sad when this man pass away...
No further comment.
|Feb-13-16|| ||Caissanist: I'm pretty sure that that's a record for GMs but, among lesser masters, the Argentine Francisco Benko had a career that spanned at least 80 years.|
|Feb-13-16|| ||alexmagnus: Korchnoi's 70 is not even a record among GMs. Not sure what the record is, but one counter example is enough: Taimanov has 73 years covered.|
|Feb-13-16|| ||Caissanist: I was responding to <Petrosianic> above, forgot to mention that. As he says Taimanov's 77 years is likely the current record.|
|Feb-14-16|| ||Domdaniel: Korchnoi, 85, is returning after a severe stroke. Taimanov, pushing 90, fathered twins at the age of 78. Both players, incidentally, survived the siege of Leningrad.|
These guys are something else.
|Feb-14-16|| ||Domdaniel: The recent book by Cyrus Lakdawala, <Korchnoi: Move by Move> is magnificent. The games, naturally, are awesome -- Korchnoi was the first player to really impress me, back when he was playing Karpov. I still regularly play the French as Black and the English/Reti as White.|
Lakdawala's annotations are also superb, an excellent counterpart to Korchnoi's brilliance.
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