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Fabiano Caruana vs Viktor Korchnoi
"The Old Man and the C" (game of the day Feb-16-2013)
Tradewise Gibraltar (2011), Catalan Bay GIB, rd 2, Jan-26
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77)  ·  0-1

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Feb-16-13
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  andrewjsacks: A pleasure to be reminded of this game.
Feb-16-13  RookFile: Unbelievable - Korchnoi has no business playing and winning this game. Yet that's exactly what he did.
Feb-16-13
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  Sneaky: It's nice to see experience trump youth for a change. Let's face it, Victor's beaten a GM more times than Fabiano has had a hot meal.
Feb-16-13  rilkefan: Fine pun, great game. Forza Korch the Torch.
Feb-16-13
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  morfishine: 29...Bxd3 was like a torpedo amidship

Seems as though White had to play 30.Qf6+ to exchange Queens; He'd then have one plan left: Nf1-d2

Feb-16-13  Abdel Irada: Now, which of these is the 2700 player again?
Feb-16-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: It's a superior pun. And, Hemingway's old fisherman in Cuba DID manage to win, he hauled in the giant tuna in a twenty hour battle. Fantastic movie.

Korchnoi hauled in his own prize, here.

Feb-16-13  King Sacrificer: Superb game and great pun. Old man battles for hours to catch the big young fish and he never gives up.

And what a brave move <13...g5> is. It says "all in!"

Feb-16-13  Abdel Irada: Curious. I've read _The Old Man and the Sea_ but never watched the movie based on it.

Not only to catch the fish, <KS>, but also to fend off the shark on the way back to shore, when he was already exhausted. That's where he really had to reach for his last reserves of stamina and resolve.

Feb-16-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: It looks like white's position is about to collapse.
Feb-16-13  SuperPatzer77: Not bad for an old man, huh???

I bet my boots Fabiano Caruana has been learning the tough lessons from the great Viktor Korchnoi.

Hell of a game by the great Viktor Korchnoi!!

SuperPatzer77

Feb-16-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  diagonal: Just for days ago, chessgames kibitzer <FSR> twittered <The Old Man and the C> what a splendid idea and already cg.com is offering us Caruana vs. Korchnoi, Gibraltar 2011, as game of the day:

Great Pun for a Great Game!

Feb-16-13  hellopolgar: This could be the last "good" game by the legendary Viktor Korchnoi
May-21-13  hellopolgar: This is the first and the last time that someone who is 80 years old (rounded) beats someone who is rated over 2720+.
May-03-14
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  morfishine: He may have aged into a crotchety, irascible old man, but this guy should sure play chess
Jun-26-14  mlcm: "morfishine: 29...Bxd3 was like a torpedo amidship
Seems as though White had to play 30.Qf6+ to exchange Queens", But that is hopeless: 30...., Qxf6; 31. Rxf6, Rxg2, threatning mate "and all that jazz"
Feb-01-15
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  HeMateMe: chessbase notes that Fabs was a 2700 player at the time of this game, and he was also 61 years younger than Korchnoi.
Jun-06-16  Thrajin: Rest in peace, Viktor Korchoi. This game will always be your swan song to me.
Jun-06-16
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  Keyser Soze: Not bad for an 80 y.older huh?
May-03-17  ZackyMuhammad: Amazing game from 80years old
Aug-07-18  1d410: Playing like Korchnoi must be how to beat this generation! Wei Yi and the younger guys should study Korchnoi's games to get theirs!
May-28-19
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  Fusilli: <Thrajin: Rest in peace, Viktor Korchoi. This game will always be your swan song to me.>

Indeed!

May-28-19
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  Fusilli: <morfishine: He may have aged into a crotchety, irascible old man, but this guy should sure play chess.>

Yup, crotchety, irascible young men usually end up as crotchety, irascible old men. But again, what a phenomenal player he was.

May-28-19  wtpy: Fusilli, It would certainly be strange if getting older made you less irritable, at least until dementia takes its hold. And then you are likely to still be irascible, you just might not remember why.
Oct-11-19  Damenlaeuferbauer: Maybe this is the last eternal game in Victor Lvovich's long-lasting chess career: a win at the age of 79 years with the black pieces in his beloved Ruy Lopez against a later contender for the world's crown - very, very impressive indeed!
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