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|Feb-17-15|| ||HeMateMe: It's a sketchy claim because Pono was not the real world champion; he was just the survivor of one of those giant two-game match tournaments. |
That certainly isn't Chucky's fault. Kasparov split the title by walking away from FIDE. I think most chess fans would agree that Kasparov was world champion, and Ivanchuk would have had to play Kaspy to be considered a WC participant.
Great player, but like Keres, Bronstein, Korchnoi, Aronian and Goldsby, he just wasn't the right player at the right time.
|Feb-17-15|| ||john barleycorn: <HeMateMe: ...
Great player, but like Keres, Bronstein, Korchnoi, Aronian and Goldsby, he just wasn't the right player at the right time.>
Goldsby's time will come when the WC's will stop ducking him.
|Feb-17-15|| ||perfidious: <john b: Goldsby's time will come when the WC's will stop ducking him.>|
You, or anyone else, has a better chance of winning the Powerball for US $10B than of <that> happening.
|Feb-17-15|| ||Eduardo Bermudez: I think that Bronstein had the keys about Korchnoi. If you read his book "Secrets notes", will found the true about the great Viktor.|
|Feb-18-15|| ||Andrijadj: Olavi,
Are you absolutely sure? Perhaps I am wrong but I can definitely swear there was a game. I even remember the opening-poisoned pawn sicilian.
|Feb-18-15|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi Andrijadj,
An interesting detective story you have set before us.
Both Euwe and Korchnoi played a poisoned pawn variation in 1958.
Maybe you read about the Euwe game in the Russian notes. The Korhnoi game is v Tolush
Korchnoi vs Tolush, 1958
This took place in the Russian Championship. Don't know if Koblenz did a book about the event.
The Euwe game played in the same year :
A Dueckstein vs Euwe, 1958
Both games follow each other for the first 11 moves. Euwe notes up his game.
In the notes he does not mention Korchnoi but he does mention recent analysis by Spassky & Tolush.
|Feb-18-15|| ||Olavi: Good catch Sally, such things can easily cause false memories.|
There's no tournament or match that they played together, but of course there may have been exhibition games that do not always find their way into the databases. For example, of the two Sosonko-Euwe 1975 match games only one is in this database.
|Feb-20-15|| ||Andrijadj: Well, I wasn't lazy-I went to my parents' house and managed to find the book in question, "Chess Mastery" by Alexander Koblencs and you are completely right-I made a oversight. The book consists of short study/instructions about middlegame, endgame and opening and in the section about openings Sicilian Poisoned Pawn is also analyzed (the book was written in late 50s). There are three games presented, in this order: Keres-Fuderer, Duckstein-Euwe and Korchnoi-Tolush. It seems I "blundered" Duckstein and Tolush (before yesterday last time I saw that book was some 10 years ago :)) and interpreted an analysis as a Korchnoi-Euwe game. My apologies for the mistake and imprecise information, of course!|
|Feb-20-15|| ||Benzol: It seems that Max Euwe didn't play every player in the soviet elite. As well as missing Korchnoi he apparently didn't play Spassky and I've only seen one game against Tal.|
Euwe vs Tal, 1961
|Mar-23-15|| ||lost in space: Happy birthday, Grandmaster Korchnoi. I met you once in Zürich in 1980 during a big chess tournament and you was not willing to give me an autograph because you though „The Russians" had done that already on my piece of paper with a lot of autographs of famous chess players.|
I was lucky because there were only autographs from western players like Timmann, Hübner, Seirawan,...Haven’t had met "The Russians" so far.
Your wife (or girlfriend at that time?) Petra heart that I pinpointed this and called you back so that I got what I was aiming for: The auograph of the best player in world in my eyes at that time (I hated Karpov, such a boring fish; and Kasparov was just a rising star at that point in time)
|Mar-23-15|| ||NBAFan: Happy 84th B-Day GM Korchnoi :)|
|Mar-23-15|| ||Karposian: Happy Birthday, Viktor Lvovich!
A true legend of our beautiful game.
|Mar-23-15|| ||lost in space: Upps, it was not 1980 in Zürich, it was 1982 in Luzern.|
|Mar-23-15|| ||Pirandus: What about Korchnoi's style?|
|Mar-23-15|| ||Karposian: <Pirandus: What about Korchnoi's style?>|
Korchnoi's playing style is very pragmatic and versatile. He is kind of an all around player, I would say.
More positional than tactical, but he is strong in every aspect of the game. A great and tenacious defender combined with superb counter attacking skills. A terrific fighter.
|Mar-23-15|| ||Travis Bickle: Happy Birthday GM Korchnoi!
Victor, I think you vs Bobby Fischer in 1975 would have been a great Match! ; P
|Mar-23-15|| ||Harvestman: Happy Birthday to Viktor the Great.|
|Mar-23-15|| ||gars: Long live Viktor, the Great!|
|Mar-23-15|| ||cunctatorg: Happy birthday to a true citizen of the Chess Kingdom!|
|Mar-23-15|| ||Alex Schindler: Happy 84th- amazing that GM Korchnoi has seven decades on this database.|
|Mar-23-15|| ||paavoh: Happy Birthday GM Korchnoi - always a fighter and among the best ever in my eyes.|
Long may you run...
|Mar-23-15|| ||TheFocus: Didn't he have a birthday about a year ago?|
|Mar-23-15|| ||WannaBe: <TheFocus> Yeah, exactly a year ago, weird...|
|Mar-23-15|| ||diagonal: <amazing that GM Korchnoi has seven decades on this database> in fact, <eight decades> of competitive chess! |
He's playing and beating grandmasters of five generations, from Levenfisch (born 1889) and Lilienthal up to Carlsen and Caruana (born 1992), beating a non-surpassed <nine undisputed World Champions> (including all from Botvinnik to Kasparov): http://www.chessdiagonals.ch/402840...
Biography of professional chess achievements: http://www.chessdiagonals.ch/402840...
Happy birthday to Viktor Lvovich! Good health and a next match for GM Korchnoi.
|Mar-23-15|| ||juan31: el Maestro Korchnoi is a Super Star|
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