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|Mar-23-16|| ||rgr459: Did Korchnoi used to smoke cigarettes like so many of his colleagues?|
|Mar-23-16|| ||MissScarlett: Man gets old(er). People applaud. They'll be in hysterics when he dies. Give over!|
|Mar-23-16|| ||ketchuplover: Game over too !!!|
|Mar-23-16|| ||gars: Happy Birthday, Grandmaster Korchnoi! Congratulatios to an excellent player and a superb fighter!|
|Mar-23-16|| ||cunctatorg: Happy birthday, On (His) Great Predecessors V!!
Let's hope than some of the successors will be as devoted to the game and such a fighter as "Victor the Terrible" is ... though this scenario is not so much likely to become true... The bottom line is that it's not only the skill and the achievements that create a legend, a proper personality is also necessary for the creation of a legend ... and more for the creation of a living legend!!
|Mar-23-16|| ||RookFile: The guy smoked cigarettes and sat around playing chess for 60 years. He must have indestructible genes.|
|Mar-23-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Viktor the Terrible!!|
|Mar-23-16|| ||et1: Happy Birthday Master !!!|
|Mar-23-16|| ||erniecohen: It must be tough when you're 85 and your rating drops all the way down to 2500. He must miss the good old days when he was only 80 and beat Caruana.|
|Mar-23-16|| ||erniecohen: 4425 games in the database. Who has the record?|
|Mar-23-16|| ||TheFocus: <erniecohen> Korchnoi does. See ChessGames.com Statistics Page.|
|Mar-23-16|| ||diagonal: Viktor Lvovich, a real man, Cheers for one of the all-time greatest die-hard 64-squares fighter!|
<Lech Kulejewski: As far as the style of play is concerned, I think Korchnoi can be compared with Lasker, Larsen.... and Carlsen, perhaps??? What do You think?>
Interesting point, Lasker and Larsen are often named with Korchnoi, .... but Carlsen? Well, a reigning number one of the world certainly would disagree to be compared with an old man - and Magnus says, he has no style (not untypical for young players who seem robots).
There are similarities between VK and MC: dislike of draws (meaning also facing comparativley more defeats than other top players), randomness of the opening, unbalanced positions - putting your opponents under pressure in rather unconventional manner, driving them into errors in the phase of the middlegame or endgame, a sense of timing for when to change the nature of the position, generating a fight out of nothing and brutal counter-attacking!, playing long battles with little material, too - plus energy, energy, energy :)))
MC with a huge natural talent, combined with a non-emotional, pragmatic approach to outsmart the rest, VK fighting and struggling, looking for the drama, searching the ultimate truth.
Both players successfully competing during their peak time also in Open tournaments with swiss system (Korchnoi at Lone Pine 1981 a few months before his World Championship title match or at U.S. Open Chess Championship 1983 and many more, Carlsen at Qatar Masters 2015 as reigning World Champion).
|May-01-16|| ||Shams: Korchnoi doing yoga in Baguio 1978:
|May-01-16|| ||zanzibar: <Shams> even better is the clip of Korchnoi and Keene jogging.|
|May-01-16|| ||diagonal: <zanzibar>, <Shams>: There we are, Korchnoi jogging with his assistants GM Stean (still a close friend of Viktor Lvovich) and GM Keene (one of the most busiest and controversial figures in chess universe, we know): https://twitter.com/OlimpiuUrcan/st..., video taken from a recent twitter by Olimpiu G. Urcan|
|May-01-16|| ||HeMateMe: Bill Clinton and Ray Keene are the fattest joggers ever?|
|May-02-16|| ||zanzibar: The thing I like about Korchnoi, is that he understands fish:|
<[their] mind is very exact, precise ... well, like a fish! ... doesn't have a tendency to underestimate or even to overestimate ... this is [their] best chess quality>
|May-02-16|| ||zanzibar: Kinda fishy...
|May-09-16|| ||thegoodanarchist: < <<<<<<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.>
Wow, that deserves our respect.
|May-10-16|| ||offramp: <I have been training hard with my trainers. |
Vladimir Kramnik is on board with help in the openings and the endgame. Of course in the middle-game I am on my own LOL😏!
But my general plan is to win two or three big tournaments in 2016/7.
Hopefully those results will get me an invite to the Candidstes' tournament in 2018.
I am pretty sure I will win that and I am already preparing little sneaky opening to play against Carlsen in 2019!
Don't be surprised to see a couple of Latvians and a few old Indians in our World Championship match!
When I am World Champion I will defend my title once a year. I will accept all-comers! A whole new era is opening up for chess.">
|May-17-16|| ||dernier loup de T: Si l'homme Kortchnoï avait été à la hauteur de son talent échiquéen, je pense que ses résultats auraient pu être encore supérieurs, comme l'a fait remarquer Boris Spassky en 1977... Son livre "le jeu de la destruction" est si lamentable et bas qu'on ne peut qu'en tomber d'accord.|
|May-17-16|| ||offramp: <dernier loup de T: ... Son livre "le jeu de la destruction" est si lamentable et bas qu'on ne peut qu'en tomber d'accord.>|
Is this the book which was published in England as Anti-Chess, and in Germany as Anti-Schach?
|May-19-16|| ||offramp: From the BCM of December, 1988. Page 555. Quotes & Queries number 4763.|
<No. 4763 — Korchnoi has been playing Maroczy since 1984 and believes that, after 30 moves, he has a winning game. Korchnoi does have one big advantage in that Maroczy has been dead since 1951 (the moves being transmitted via medium Robert Roland), but it does raise the question of the extent of theoretical updating available to those who have gone the way of all flesh. Korchnoi says that he would like to have played Capablanca, but was unable to make contact.>
|May-19-16|| ||alexmagnus: <Korchnoi says that he would like to have played Capablanca, but was unable to make contact.>|
Actually when the medium approached Korchnoi he asked him to name three players of the past he'd like to play. Korchnoi named Capablanca, Keres and Maroczy - and after some time the medium said - "I couldn't find Capablanca and Keres there, but Maroczy tells you it's your move!"
|May-19-16|| ||alexmagnus: That post above is from the words of Korchnoi himself. Though of course I know Korchnoi had Black in that game (Maroczy / Rollans vs Korchnoi, 1985), so "it's your move" must have come together with 1.e4.|
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