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Anatoly Karpov vs Viktor Korchnoi
Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Match (1981), Merano ITA, rd 12, Nov-02
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Anglo-Grünfeld Variation (A16)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Dec-24-07  talisman: This is the game where Korchnoi tells Karpov to "Stop squirming in your chair you snivelling little worm.". I must admit i just about fell out my chair when i read this.BBC said that that was no way to talk to a champion.Ray Keene says that suspicion remains that what was actually said(in russian) was more obscenely physical.Karpov kept his cool and offered a draw later directly and verbally to Korchnoi who started gyrating and protesting.Karpov officially complained, the complaint was upheld by the jury who issued Korchnoi a warning.It's interesting that this incident occurred right after Shamkovich(VC's second) had left.Korchnoi would win the next game but it would be his last.He also didn't win a game until Shamkovich showed up before the 6th game.
Dec-24-07  RookFile: Korchnoi never was boring, was he?
Dec-24-07  hovik2003: No, he wasn't boring at all, he was only boaring!
Dec-24-07  talisman: <RookFile> no he wasn't.i wonder what he really said.. anyway...merry xmas to both.
Apr-11-08  Knight13: <RookFile: Korchnoi never was boring, was he?> Depends on what you mean by "boring." :-D Many people find positional chess players "boring" and tactical players more "interesting" but then I have to disagree.
Jan-14-15  Howard: The complaint that Karpov filed after this particular game, turned out to be the only official complaint lodged during the match....

....quite unlike their 1978 encounter !

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  woldsmandriffield: Karpov grabbed the b-pawn with 31 Bd3 but Korchnoi has adequate compensation. As chess likes to remind kibitzers, “rooks belong behind pawns”. 31 Qxc4 bxc4 32 Rb7 and if the Knight moves, Rc7. White rounds up the c-pawn with good winning prospects as Black is completely passive.

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