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Peter Svidler vs Viktor Korchnoi
Groningen (1996), Groningen NED, rd 4, Dec-22
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System Advance Line (C08)  ·  1-0



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Nov-13-18  secondratemoves: Upon Korchnoi's passing, Svidler mentioned that Korchnoi insulted him sometime after this game, in an elevator encounter. He said his play was superficial and something to the effect of an "I only let you win, because of course you can't beat me." Svidler mentioned it as part of his tribute to the chess player, but were I Korchnoi, I'd rather have that episode forgotten and be remembered as someone who could admit to blundering a rook. I'm no champion, but when my opponent blunders a rook and then, say, lets the remaining minutes of his clock drain, says something spiteful or does something else to diminish the game, I become annoyed with the weaker side of humanity, and not endeared.
Nov-13-18  Muttley101: <secondratemoves> Perhaps you are unaware that Korchnoi was legendary for disparaging people who beat him. You weren't a member of the elite of the chess world if Korchnoi hadn't insulted you after losing to you. So Svidler's comment was made in this context.

Regarding Svidler, it's worth noting he also made the comment that he would have raised his hat to Korchnoi for the way he beat him on the white side of a king's indian, had he been wearing one. Svidler had the right idea, treat it lightly.

Korchnoi vs Svidler, 1997

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