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Mikhail Tal vs Viktor Korchnoi
LAT-RSFSR (1955), Riga URS, Jul-??
Spanish Game: Open. Malkin Variation (C83)  ·  0-1

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Nov-21-05  who: Tal never seems to get anything going, and after winning the exchange it seems that the knight is just stronger than a rook anyway. This seems to be how Tal's awful record against Korchnoi started.
May-07-06  madlydeeply: Didn't Tal say something like, "there are three kinds of sacrifices, sound, unsound and mine". I guess a great defender like Korchnoi shows that Tal's sacrifices are not in the first category.

May-07-06
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  penarol: <who> In an interview to Tal shortly after he won the WCh in 1960, the Hungarian Dimitri Bjelica asked him about Korchnoi. Tal answered that Korchnoi was a very fine player and that their score was 5-5: 5 games won by Korchnoi, and the other 5...were drawn!!
Sep-04-09  The Rocket: tal said "There are two kinds of sacrifices: sound ones, and mine"
May-03-14  sls: D.B. was not Hungarian but Serbian.
Sep-27-14
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  Fusilli: I just played through this game on Guess the Move.

Tal vs Korchnoi, 1955.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF KORCHNOI.
Your score: 62 (par = 49)

I'm proud I guessed some key defending and counter-attacking moves. I only played a bad move once (lost a point) and got no credit once. It's a good way to start my Saturday! I wished I played like Korchnoi. He's one of my heroes.

Sep-27-14  celtrusco: Sorry, but...
1)<madlydeeply> You can leave out the suffix. 2)< Fusilli> Korchnoi certainly is one of my favourite players too, but he never was a world champion, like Tal, ... playing like Tal, a Semi-god of chess and an artist as well . 3)< Fusilli> La próxima vez te escribo en español¿Tenés yerba mate? Espero que sí. Y felicitaciones por el score, yo no llegaría ni a la mitad.Un abrazo.
Sep-28-14
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  Fusilli: <celtrusco> Sure, but if you'll write in Spanish do it in my forum. I do have yerba mate, but I don't really use it! :)

Where do you live?

Jul-20-18  Inocencio: There are great masters who did not get the prestigious position of being a World Champion. One of them is Viktor the Great! Destiny is not in his DNA, perhaps?
Jul-10-19  popnstart: didn't realize Mr Korchnoi had such a win/loss record to the magician! Much respect to Mr. Korchnoi.
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