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Viktor Korchnoi Wins In Geneva

  • SonofPearl
  • on 12-08-12 04:01.

The word 'indefatigable' could have been invented to describe the great Viktor Korchnoi, who still terrorises his chess opponents at the age of 81.

Korchnoi's latest tournament was the 'CEG (Geneva Chess Club) versus Legends' chess tournament which took place from 4-10 August in Geneva, Switzerland. 

The Legends comprised of Ulf Andersson, Vlastimil Hort, Zoltan Ribli, Kevin Spraggett and Viktor Korchnoi himself.  They played a double Scheveningen tournament with five CEG players Alexandre Domont, Bastien Dubessay, Richard Gerber, Lars Rindlisbacher and Alexandre Vuilleumier.

The Legends won the team contest convincingly by a score of 33-17 with Korchnoi, Spraggett and Ribli all scoring 7/10, and Korchnoi took the individual prize on superior tie-breaks. Kevin Spraggett was second and Zoltan Ribli third.

The final results table:

Team Name Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts
Legends Hort, V 2475 ½ ½ 0 1 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 5.5
Legends Spraggett, K 2595 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 7.0
Legends Ribli, Z 2561 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 7.0
Legends Korchnoi, V 2519 ½ 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 7.0
Legends Andersson, U 2569 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 6.5
CEG Rindlisbacher, L 2304 ½ 1 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 ½ ½ 4.0
CEG Vuilleumier, A 2332 0 ½ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.5
CEG Dubessay, B 2350 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 3.0
CEG Gerber, R 2408 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 4.5
CEG Domont, A 2361 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 3.0

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Games and table via TWIC. Photos here and at ChessVista here.  Official website here.

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  • 2 jaar geleden

    cormac_zoso

    wow way late stumbling across this one but thrilled to see Korchnoi's name in the headlines ... what a player ... what a grand GM he is ... 81!! outstanding ... he's my fave all time player really ... such a battler and such a great player to have come so close to the world championship and not get it ... just a bit out of reach ... but he's such a fine ambassador for chess and shows chess is a game one can enjoy throughout a lifetime, a long lifetime, even at the higher end of the skill level

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Mamumundok

    hort, korchnoi, andersson, ribli makes me remember the old Chess Informators that I love reading 30 years ago!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    jogk

    Korchnoi is our hero we think if he can play at the age of 81 why not we

  • 2 jaar geleden

    El_Gremio

    si!!! viva korchnoi!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Shadow_47

    Bless You V.Korchnoi! The only one who did win against Fisher and Kasparov but never got to be a world champion. In my heart You will stay a real champion, long live the King of Chess, the most amazing player in my opinion, congratulation Victor!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Appa

    his entire life is dedicated and devoted to chess, for the love of chess..a walking chess history.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    JoeTheV

    Congrats for Viktor the Terrible, possibly my favorite player who was never World Champion.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    alemain

    Way to go Vic, and hopefully a few more! BRAVO!!!Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    _valentin_

    "His body is in a wheelchair, but his mind still thinks he is Usain Bolt."

    Very well said!  A legend he is.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    tomxypdq

    Victor is a personal hero of mine and continues to be so!  Talk about endurance!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    GodsBishop

    Korchnoi is simply amazing.  81 and still a 2500+ GM.  God Bless him

  • 2 jaar geleden

    yk333218

    I want to keep playing chess when I'm 81!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    joey0094

    the great viktor korchnoi still playing... now thats what you call bravado and amor for chess! tagay!Laughing

  • 2 jaar geleden

    S-E-D

    It is really interesting. He is still alive!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    fabelhaft

    "It's funny to see Korchnoi playing at 81, while Kasparov retired when he was 42"

    And Fischer retired when still in his 20s while Korchnoi keeps winning tournaments in his 80s.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    mattattack99

    It's funny to see Korchnoi playing at 81, while Kasparov retired when he was 42

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Silex777

    Nice.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    gregdocot

    Now I can say, wow!!!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    SonofPearl

    @ marklimpin - Korchnoi was playing in a wheelchair, so I'm not sure how healthy he is at the moment, but it seems like nothing will stop him from playing chess!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    NM Petrosianic

    Glad to see Ulf finish a tournament.

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