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Viktor Korchnoi vs Zsofia Polgar
Pan Pacific International (1995), San Francisco, CA USA, rd 4, Feb-24
Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43)  ·  1-0

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Jul-15-06
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  Eggman: Here is video footage of these two playing blitz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9k5...). At the end Polgar (who won) says something about having been afraid of losing the respect of her elders, and as Korchnoi exits he says "it was the first time and the very last time you will beat me", and she says "oh, really?", and he says "the very last time in your life!" He does not seem pleased.
Jul-15-06  CapablancaFan: Lol. Victor does not seem to be very sporting at the end there. Jeez, the guy didn't even shake her hand. In contast Sophia seemed very humble, almost surprised that she even won the game. You can tell that she held Korchnoi in high regard, even though he stormed out like a crotchy old man.
May-04-10  renumeratedfrog: LOL, Korchnoi _is_ a crotchety old man who hates losing. I think it's a typical behavior of him.
May-04-10  I play the Fred: I also liked that Korchnoi threw in "I'm sorry" in the middle of that exchange, as if to say, "I get really ticked after a game, especially when I lose. I can't turn it off."

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