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Viktor Korchnoi vs Nigel Short
"When I'm 64" (game of the day Nov-26-2014)
Madrid (1995), Madrid ESP, rd 4, May-13
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Variation (E45)  ·  1-0



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Apr-26-06  goldenbear: This is a good one. You should check it out.
Apr-26-06  blingice: Interesting of Short to resign after his rook was taken, as if he wanted to see if Korchnoi would take it.

<goldenbear> Is your avatar a picture of the Mandelbrot set?

Apr-26-06  goldenbear: <blingice> I don't know what a Mandelbrot set is, although I've heard of it and I think it has something to do with mathematics. My avatar comes from one of the available options on this site. When I chose it, I thought that it either was or just resembled strongly one of the covers to the "Dick's Picks" volumes the Grateful Dead has put forth in recent years. "Dick's Picks" so far is a collection of 36 three, four, and five disc sets of live Grateful Dead. So, being a relentless Dead-head, I chose it. Although in all honesty I haven't listened to much Dead in a couple of years. But for three years in my teens (01-03), I exhausted the entirety of their known works, boot-leg or otherwise.
Apr-26-06  blingice: <gb> A Mandelbrot set is something in fractal geometry that supposedly has infinite perimeter but a finite area (whaaaaaaat?), and it involves multiplications of complex numbers and polynomials and graphing them. I really have no clue as to how they work at all.

People seem to think they are cool (understandable) and like tye-dye type things, so they add colors to them. Here is a variety of them, with the Mandelbrot set underlying all of them.

You'll notice the central pattern in all of them, sort of the core of the Mandelbrot set.

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  FSR: When I'm 64.
Nov-26-14  waustad: I made a request to have the bartender play that on my most recent birthday.
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  FSR: This is the 75th pun of mine that has used. Game Collection: Puns I submitted
Nov-26-14  newzild: <FSR> It's not a pun.
Nov-26-14  morfishine: This game demonstrates why Korchnoi belongs on the list of strongest chess players never to have won the WC, and why Short doesn't

Excellent Game


Nov-26-14  Ratt Boy: <newzild>: You're right.

You're also a buzzkill.

Nov-26-14  kamagong24: I must say Korchnoi is still a fighter!!!
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  Penguincw: Damn. Korchnoi played this game and won the tournament (with 6 1/2 points I believe) at age 64. Meanwhile, Short was 30 (or perhaps 29).
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  kevin86: Korch can still dish it out!
Nov-26-14  Isilimela: Very cool exchange sac 27. Rxb6 by Skorchnoi!
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  HeMateMe: was this a blitz game?
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  FSR: <newzild> OK - 75th name that I've submitted for GOTD that has used.
Nov-26-14  diagonal: <When I'm 64> the pun stands the test of time :)

Empirical evidence from Victor Korchnoi's chess career in the year 1995 (64 years young and a very busy top twenty-five player):

> victory as clear first at the Magistral de Madrid 1995 (a series of supertournaments from 1992 to 1998, always with a strong field, ahead of Salov, then ranked no. 3= of the world, followed by Yusupov, Epishin at his prime time, Judit Polgar who won at Madrid in 1994, the then two best Spain GM San Segundo and Illescas, Beliavsky, Short, and Timman as last; eight top-30 players)

> victory as clear first at San Francisco 1995 ("Pan Pacific", celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the sigining of the United Nations' charter in San Francisco, ahead of Nunn and Gulko as runner-up, DeFirmian, Hübner, Christiansen, Xie Jun, Browne, and amongst others Maurice Ashley)

> victory at Beer-Sheva, Israel (Match vs. GM Alon Greenfeld)

> victory at Wenzhou, China (Match vs. GM Xie Jun, in her first reign as Women's World Chess Champion)

> victory as clear first at Hamburg 1995 (Wichern Open, 373 players, including many strong grandmasters, Korchnoi always in the lead, playing at the first board)

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  PawnSac: Victor is one of the all time great players. With 4,459 games in the CG database, he is a veritable wealth of knowledge for any student of chess. He missed the WCC by a frog's hair on multiple occasions, but no doubt will be seen in the future as the Nimzovich of our modern era.

He worked unusually hard at the game, both over the board and in preparation, as his wife attested one time in an interview. She actually complained he worked far more than he should considering his age and health, and wished he would rest more. But hey.. He is a true fighter. Maybe that is what keeps him going!

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  WannaBe: Ol' Vic is still a grouch, to me at least. But I still am glad, that I got to see him in person at Las Vegas.
Nov-27-14  MindCtrol9: This game shows how good korchnoi is.He may be the older chess player still active.I do know when one learnt to play chess it becomes a very important part of one life, and we get to love this game more and more when we understand it.
Dec-22-14  newzild: <Ratt Boy>

Sorry to have disturbed your "buzz"!

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