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|May-20-15|| ||Mr 1100: They should get Korchnoi to play some games against the latest generation of GM's - like Sam Sevian...|
I mean, there are many players who can say they've played against three "generations" of players, but Korchnoi can then claim to be perhaps the only player to have played against players from three different centuries!!! And Sevian's generation can say they played againt a guy who played against Levenfish...
|May-23-15|| ||TheFocus: <Viktor Kortchnoi was always saying: if you want to make progress, you have to learn new openings all the time. If such a person gives you such an advice, you should listen to it> - Boris Gelfand.|
|May-25-15|| ||TheFocus: <Chessplayers are of varying character. Some, in order to be confident of success, have to see their opponents as a friend, while others must, without fail, feel enmity towards the opponent... There are many more of the second type, and it must be admitted that the author belongs to this group> - Viktor Kortchnoi.|
|May-27-15|| ||TheFocus: <I like to coax my opponents into attacking, to let them taste the joy of the initiative, so that they may get carried away, become careless, and sacrifice material> - Viktor Kortchnoi.|
|Jun-04-15|| ||TheFocus: <At one point, after having already become a Grandmaster and champion of the USSR,I suddenly realized that I am heading for a dead end... I had to start everything over. But how hard and agonizing it is when you're no longer 16, but twice that age!> - Viktor Korchnoi.|
|Jun-04-15|| ||TheFocus: <I don't study; I create> - Viktor Korchnoi.|
|Jun-04-15|| ||TheFocus: <Every time I win a tournament I have to think that there is something wrong with modern chess> - Viktor Korchnoi.|
|Jun-04-15|| ||TheFocus: <It is a gross overstatement, but in chess, it can be said I play against my opponent over the board and against myself on the clock> - Viktor Korchnoi.|
|Jun-04-15|| ||TheFocus: <The human element, the human flaw and the human nobility - those are the reasons that chess matches are won or lost> – Viktor Korchnoi.|
|Jun-04-15|| ||Ron: <If a player believes in miracles he can sometimes perform them.> - Viktor Korchnoi.|
|Jun-05-15|| ||andrewjsacks: <TheFocus> Thank you for posting all these great quotes by Korchnoi.|
|Jun-24-15|| ||Tomlinsky: Reading, and listening, to Korchnoi's views on the KID he clearly has a great disrespect for the system in general. Looking at his results against it one can understand why he appears to view it as some kind of joke in the hands of many players...|
Wins = 157
Draws = 82
Losses = 31
|Jun-24-15|| ||TheFocus: Yet, Korchnoi was known as an expert in the Gruenfeld Defense.|
|Jun-25-15|| ||ughaibu: Korchnoi's results as black, using the KID, are very slightly better than his results with white.|
|Jun-25-15|| ||Caissanist: How many games were you able to find with Korchnoi having black in the KID? I could only find four here at Chessgames.|
|Jun-25-15|| ||Tomlinsky: Viktor Korchnoi with KID as Black:
Wins = 11
Draws = 10
Losses = 3
|Jun-25-15|| ||ughaibu: My comment above involved mistaking his white draws and losses. This morning's guess is that the white result is 6.7% higher. I wonder how his performance varied, black vs. white, in other openings. Who wants to do a few?|
|Jul-03-15|| ||diagonal: Marvelous Photograph of <Viktor Korchnoi> at the third <Pegasus Summit in Dresden 2014>, the meeting of chess grandmasters 75+ years young :)|
Viktor Lvovich, the Inimitable and Infatiguable. The iron man of chess, who played and beat grandmasters of five generations, from <Levenfisch> (born 1889) and <Lilienthal> to <Carlsen> and <Caruana> (born 1992), with a persistant search for new ideas and truth at the chess board, master of aggressive counter-attacking, full of fantasy, with a unique willingness to enter double-edged, unbalanced positions in a fresh style and competitive longevity. What an immense Gallery of Opponents: http://www.chessdiagonals.ch/402840...
|Jul-03-15|| ||HeMateMe: The above article mentions that VK has beaten the last nine undisputed world champions, from post WWII to the present (he has beaten Magnus Carlsen). I wonder about the 'disputed' world champions? Does he have wins against Topalov, Kramnik and Anand?|
|Jul-03-15|| ||Lambda: Kramnik and Anand, disputed?
Topalov different from all the other toy FIDE champions?
|Jul-03-15|| ||HeMateMe: I don't think Kramnik and Anand are 'disputed,' but they aren't given the full respect that the other champions are given, in this article.|
I never considered Topalov world champion just because he won some B.S. consolidating tournament, set up to clean up the mess made by Kasparov's decision.
|Jul-03-15|| ||Troller: No classical wins against Anand (surprising) or Kramnik (less surprising) according to cg database. But he did beat Topalov first time around:
Korchnoi vs Topalov, 1991|
|Jul-03-15|| ||ughaibu: According to the database Korchnoi has never beaten either Kramnik or Anand, but he has beaten Topalov. Naturally the article doesn't mention Topalov, as he was never world champion.|
|Jul-03-15|| ||diagonal: quote from the site: <Viktor Korchnoi is the only man on earth beating every of the eight non-disputed post-war II world chess champions from Botvinnik to Kasparov in a regular classical tournament or match game> then the these eight World Champions are mentioned - plus Carlsen (commonly regarded as the 16th World Chess Champion)|
It is also mentioned (quote) <Korchnoi is in lifetime scores behind 44-years younger Kramnik, and clearly behind Anand (no wins)>
Both statements are imo correct. And of course, Anand and Kramnik are non-disputed World Chess Champions! That's why they are not listed in the Gallery of beaten champs by Korchnoi.
The site mentions, that there are two other Greats, who have also beaten nine undisputed World Chess Champions: <Keres> (widely known), and <Beliavsky> (mostly forgotten or not realized).
Korchnoi beat Topalov once at Las Palmas in earlier years, but Topalov (undoubtedly a strong tournament player somehow in the line of Larsen) is in generally not considered as an undisputed World Chess Champion, he was FIDE Champion during the schism, that's why is not counted here.
Some commentators or players, eg. Nigel Short who was at least co-maker of the chess world split in 1993, might possibly in their own interest also count the FIDE K.-O. (some would say: Lottery) Champions during the schism (Khalifman, was the first of these people, as world no. 44 or 46 in ELO list, then Ponomariov, Kasimdzhanov, and Topalov - Anand and Karpov claimed the FIDE title at some point too, but naturally they reigned as well as longtime undisputed World Chess Champions).
If Topa-Pono-Khalif-Kasim are counted, then only players of their age and era could benefit from beating them in a phase of title inflation and near yearly variety of cup holders. I regard <Magnus Carlsen> as <16th World Chess Champion> in modern history.
|Jul-03-15|| ||Tomlinsky: <diagonal> Why would it be in the interests of Short, and by extension Kasparov, to claim that Khalifman, Ponomariov and Topalov are legitimate World Champions when the title they held was arranged by the "opposition", FIDE?|
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