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The name H.T. Bland (1858-1932) is already known to our regular readers on account of his egregious verse, but in the offering below he truly lives down to his name:

Kashdan has sprung up into fame
All of a sudden, as it were.
Scarcely a handful till quite late
Had been familiar with his name.
‘Divine afflatus' he has shown
A gift bequeathed him by the gods,
Now far and wide his power is known.

Source: American Chess Bulletin, January 1931, page 13.

The Wolf Accusing The Fox Before The Monkey

A wolf, affirming his belief
That he had suffered by a thief,
Brought up his neighbour fox –
Of whom it was by all confessed,
His character was not the best –
To fill the prisoner's box.
As judge between these vermin,
A monkey graced the ermine;
And truly other gifts of Themis
Did scarcely seem his;
For while each party plead his cause,
Appealing boldly to the laws,
And much the question vexed,
Our monkey sat perplexed.
Their words and wrath expended,
Their strife at length was ended;
When, by their malice taught,
The judge this judgment brought:
"Your characters, my friends, I long have known, As on this trial clearly shown;
And hence I fine you both – the grounds at large To state would little profit –
You wolf, in short, as bringing groundless charge, You fox, as guilty of it."

Come at it right or wrong, the judge opined
No other than a villain could be fined.

"There just isn't enough televised Chess." — David Letterman

"Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don't be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren't paying any attention to you. It's your attention to yourself that is so stultifying. But you have to disregard yourself as completely as possible. If you fail the first time then you'll just have to try harder the second time. After all, there's no real reason why you should fail. Just stop thinking about yourself." — Eleanor Roosevelt

"Many have become Chess Masters, no one has become the Master of Chess." — Siegbert Tarrasch

Drive sober or get pulled over.

"For surely of all the drugs in the world, chess must be the most permanently pleasurable." — Assiac

Feb-23-23 FSR: Thanks, Susan. I never saw Albert after my freshman year of high school (he and his family moved to the Chicago suburbs, where he went to a different school and played for a different chess team). Super nice guy. I was very surprised many years later to learn that he and your son had started this site.

Switch your pawn advances to Promotion and you could save hundreds.

"There are more adventures on a chessboard than on all the seas of the world." ― Pierre Mac Orlan

"You can only get good at chess if you love the game." ― Bobby Fischer

"Chess is an infinitely complex game, which one can play in infinitely numerous & varied ways." ― Vladimir Kramnik

"As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight." — The Revenant


Meet me then, within this grid,
this little wooden battlefield as equals,
as we forget our bodies to inhabit these pieces, control these spaces, trade threats and responses, send our thoughts out into possible positions, our eyes imagining nothing but sweet forks and lancing fianchettoes. We chessplayers, pretend enemies, bound to our miniature war inexplicably & inescapably: when did we find ourselves so obsessed, insidiously seduced to advances and exchanges, lost inside this abyss of infinite moves, willing servants of it's rules?

- Rael

"Chess is the gymnasium of the mind." — Blasie Pascal

"Sometimes in life, and in chess, you must take one step back to take two steps forward." — IM Levy Rozman, GothamChess

So much, much, much better to be an incurable optimist than deceitful and untrustworthy.

Lichess has all the same basic offerings as a large community, many game types, tutorials, puzzles, and livestreams. The site has a simple appearance, and it seems built to get you where you want to go in as few clicks as possible. You can create an account, but if you're not concerned with tracking your games and finding other players at your level, there's no need to log in. Just fire up a new game, try some puzzles, or watch a chess streamer play three-minute games while listening to techno and chatting with the comments section.

A toast to friendship:

‘Here's to Tall Ships,
Here's to Small Ships,
Here's to all the Ships at Sea.
But the best Ships are Friendships,
Here's to You and Me!'

"Friend, you don't have to earn God's love or try harder. You're precious in His sight, covered by the priceless blood of Jesus, and indwelt by His Holy Spirit. Don't hide your heart or fear you're not good enough for Him to care for you. Accept His love, obey Him, and allow Him to keep you in His wonderful freedom." ― Charles F. Stanley

Korchnoi's one and only Bird?!
Korchnoi vs G Goldberg, 1950 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 49: Chess Informant Best Games 1-100
Korchnoi vs Reshevsky, 1968 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 69: Russians versus Fischer
Korchnoi vs Fischer, 1967 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (A06) 1-0 Bully B wants to be taken
Korchnoi vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Zwischenzugs
Korchnoi vs G Flear, 1986 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Qh3 fork is coming!
Korchnoi vs K Langeweg, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Reti resembles Colle-Zukertort (A09) 1-0 White shoots up Kside
Korchnoi vs E Torre, 1987 
(A09) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Game 23: Chess Secrets - Innovation (Pritchett)
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 79 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights (A28) 1-0 White survives the pressure
Korchnoi vs Gipslis, 1976 
(A28) English, 47 moves, 1-0

Englund Gambit (A40) 1-0 Theory gets iffy; Discovered+ wins
Korchnoi vs E Koning, 1978 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Averbakh Var (A42) 1-0 R sac, 2 N's coordinate
Korchnoi vs D Solak, 2002 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 19 moves, 1-0

Jude Acer wrote about this game in November 1974
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 79 moves, 1-0

London System vs Dbl Fio (A48) 0-1 VK maliciously robs the pin
M Ballmann vs Korchnoi, 1995 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Adler (A52) 1/2-1/2 Busy Queens
M Gurevich vs Korchnoi, 1988 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 Excellent Kingside attack
Korchnoi vs Panov, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Benoni /KID Four Pawns. Dynamic Attack (A56)1-0 Gain time on Q
Korchnoi vs Gheorghiu, 1986 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
Korchnoi vs B Gurgenidze, 1957 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Fianchetto Var (A62) 1-0 Tied to guard duty
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. Classical. Czerniak Def (A76) 1-0 N+ into spearhead
Korchnoi vs I Bilek, 1967
(A76) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 57 moves, 1-0

Teenagers Battle; Exchanging off the Modern Stonewall dark Bd6
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1946 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Dutch. Alekhine Var (A90) 0-1 Drew the attention of GMs
V Golenishchev vs Korchnoi, 1949 
(A90) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Classical. Ilyin-Zhenevsky Var (A97) 0-1
Taimanov vs Korchnoi, 1950 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 35 moves, 0-1

Polish Opening. KID vs Sokolsky Attack(A00) 0-1 P problem grows
J Sander vs Korchnoi, 1985
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

French, Two Knights Var (C00) 0-1 Swap Q's, gain space
T M Mok vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

French Defense vs 2.c4 (C00) 1/2-1/2 Liquidation
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 2009 
(C00) French Defense, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 sKorching counterattack on f2
L M Kovacs vs Korchnoi, 1969 
(C01) French, Exchange, 25 moves, 0-1

The Korchnoi Queen on g3 piles on the pinned f2 pawn
S Tatai vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C01) French, Exchange, 14 moves, 0-1

French Exchange 5...c5 (C01) 1-0 King walk
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C01) French, Exchange, 45 moves, 1-0

French Advance 5.Ne2 f6 (C02) 0-1 Pins are a problem.
A Romero Holmes vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Lputian 6.a3 Nh6 (C02) 0-1 Viktor strikes w/pin
Fressinet vs Korchnoi, 1996 
(C02) French, Advance, 29 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.a3 a5 7.Bd3 Bd7 (C02) 0-1 Pesky Q shuffle
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1999 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Euwe 6.a3 a5 7.Bd3 Bd7 (C02) 0-1 Qside Q fork
H Vatter vs Korchnoi, 1986
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1Pin action, extra P
I Rotov vs Korchnoi, 2010 
(C02) French, Advance, 44 moves, 0-1

French Advance b6 (C02) 1-0 Viktor is the victor over Viktor.
Kupreichik vs Korchnoi, 1970 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

French Advance ML 6.a3 Bd7 7.b4 (C02) 0-1 Black is up a piece
E Formanek vs Korchnoi, 1978
(C02) French, Advance, 34 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Euwe Var (C02) 0-1 Spassky spurned draw offer
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.Be2, 8.dxc5 Paulsen Attack (C02) 0-1 Discovery
O H Castro Rojas vs Korchnoi, 1979
(C02) French, Advance, 44 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6.Be2 Nge7 7.Na3 Euwe (C02) 0-1 Qside passer
J de la Villa Garcia vs Korchnoi, 1990 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Lputian 6.a3 Nh6 7.b4 (C02) 0-1 The B pair
R Molander vs Korchnoi, 2002 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

French Adv. Lputian 6a3 Nh6 7b4 (C02) 0-1 Black's Q is a sneak!
S Erenburg vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch Morozevich Var (C03) 0-1 Sac for a passer
Van der Wiel vs Korchnoi, 1993 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed (C05)1-0 Resembles Milner-Barry Gambit
Korchnoi vs M Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Botvinnik Variation (C05) 0-1 A Rook whippin'
Y Kotkov vs Korchnoi, 1956 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch Closed (C05)0-1 Heavy Kside attack shifts Qside
R Filguth vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 0-1 P wipeout
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Old Korchnoi isn't called "The Terrible" for nothing.
Timman vs Korchnoi, 2009 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 59 moves, 0-1

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne w/b6, Bb7 (C10) 1/2-1/2 Spearhead
Kamsky vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein, Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 VA survives bold VK
Anand vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne (C10) 1/2- Early pressure...stalemate
Nunn vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Two pawn majorities
A Antunes vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Two pawn majorities
Short vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Half-open g-file
Van der Wiel vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne w/b6, Bb7 (C10) 1/2-1/2 No combos
Short vs Korchnoi, 1991
(C10) French, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def. Classical. Burn (C11) 0-1 Entombed Bishop, Zugswang
Sax vs Korchnoi, 1989 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

How to beat 2670+ player with black being 77+ years old
V Gashimov vs Korchnoi, 2008 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 87 moves, 0-1

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attack. Albin-Chatard G. (C13) 1-0 KOd
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(C13) French, 26 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Poisoned P (C18) 0-1 Heavy handed punches hurt!
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1958 
(C18) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 0-1

K Chase Featuring Q's Zig Zag Maneuver
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Retreat Var Armenian Line (C18) 0-1 Pins finish
Golubev vs Korchnoi, 1996 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Classical Var (C19) 0-1 Minors EG
T van der Vorm vs Korchnoi, 1995
(C18) French, Winawer, 67 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional(C19) 0-1 Black backs up, comes forth
R Byrne vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 49 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional (C19) 0-1 Black finally takes center
Velimirovic vs Korchnoi, 1984 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 42 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional Var (C19) 0-1Promo or capture = fork
Short vs Korchnoi, 1986 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 36 moves, 0-1

KGA Schallop Def (C34) 0-1 VK became a great positional player
Korchnoi vs G Borisenko, 1950 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

KGA Cunningham, McCormick Def(C35) 1-0 Epaulette's Mate on side
Lutikov vs Korchnoi, 1951 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 24 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi wins in 12; Spassky could play on with 12...Kd8!
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
Korchnoi vs N Levin, 1949 
(E03) Catalan, Open, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD: Albin Countergambit (D08) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Korchnoi vs Shapkin, 1949 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

How to turn the tables in a tense position
S Khavsky vs Korchnoi, 1950 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Modern. Main Line (B57) 0-1 M's games
Korchnoi vs O Moiseev, 1950 
(B57) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Exchange Var (D71) 0-1
G Ilivitsky vs Korchnoi, 1952 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

English vs. Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A13) 1-0 USSR Champship
Korchnoi vs I Lipnitsky, 1952 
(A13) English, 22 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Nimzowitsch (Paulsen) (C49) 0-1 promotion
Kasparian vs Korchnoi, 1952 
(C49) Four Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Hunt Var. Lasker Simul Gambit (B02) 1/2-Perpetual
Vasiukov vs Korchnoi, 1953 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Def: Four Pawns Attk. Trifunovic Var (B03) 0-1 48...?
Feldman vs Korchnoi, 1953 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Pin, add attackers
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1954 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 31 in 'Soviet Chess Strategy' by Alexey Suetin.
Korchnoi vs S Szabo, 1954 
(A22) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Classical Var (D86) 0-1 K flushed
Lilienthal vs Korchnoi, 1954 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 32 moves, 0-1

French Def: Tarrasch. Guimard Def (C03) 0-1 That's far enough!
Sokolsky vs Korchnoi, 1954 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer. Delayed Exchange Var (C01) 0-1
B Lebedev vs Korchnoi, 1955 
(C01) French, Exchange, 45 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Malkin Var (C83) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1955 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 33 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Fianchetto Var (A34) 1-0Exchange sequence
Korchnoi vs G Ilivitsky, 1955 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Hromadka System (A57) 1-0
Korchnoi vs Vasiukov, 1955 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 43 moves, 1-0

NID. Normal. Schlechter Def (E52) 1-0Missed Spearhead Mate in 1
Korchnoi vs Suetin, 1955 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 44 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Modern. Alburt Var (B04) 0-1 Bishop pressure
R Toran Albero vs Korchnoi, 1956 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 38 moves, 0-1

QGD Austrian Def. Gusev Countergambit (D06) 1-0 Rob the pin
Korchnoi vs N Gusev, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
Golombek vs Korchnoi, 1956 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Hromadka System (A57) · 1-0
Korchnoi vs A Buslaev, 1956
(A57) Benko Gambit, 45 moves, 1-0

KIA/Sicilian Closed Botvinnik Def (B25) 0-1 Promotion # next
E Bolshakov vs Korchnoi, 1956
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

QGD: General (D30) 1-0 Minor piece sacs to get the Q in close.
Korchnoi vs N Gusev, 1956 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Var (A31) 0-1 USSR Ch
Simagin vs Korchnoi, 1956 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 37 moves, 0-1

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange (D41) 1-0 Strong center march
Antoshin vs Korchnoi, 1957 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense (B07) 1-0 Runaway pawns inflict damage
Korchnoi vs Pirc, 1957 
(B07) Pirc, 55 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Bg7 (A04) 0-1 White cannot find break thru
F Pithart vs Korchnoi, 1957
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

A tightrope endgame clash between Queen+Knight vs 2 Rooks
Ivkov vs Korchnoi, 1957 
(C16) French, Winawer, 94 moves, 0-1

NID. Three Knights. Korchnoi Var (E21) 1-0 31.?
Korchnoi vs S Nedeljkovic, 1957 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 37 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
Krogius vs Korchnoi, 1958 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 41 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn General (C18) 1/2-1/2
Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1958 
(C18) French, Winawer, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Def. Saemisch Var (E29) 0-1Dbl N sacs, h-file attk
A Cherepkov vs Korchnoi, 1959 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 1/2-1/2
Gufeld vs Korchnoi, 1959
(C00) French Defense, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD. Modern. Knight Def (D51) 1-0 Without warning
Korchnoi vs Bronstein, 1959 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B94) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1959 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense (E46) 1-0 Protected unpin wins a pawn
Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 9 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def. Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 0-1 Where r u going now?
Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi's 400 best games by Wade & Blackstock
Geller vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fio vs Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 Black has busted P structure
Korchnoi vs C Guimard, 1960 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 59 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Fingerfehler!?
Bagirov vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B32) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Fischer Var (E44) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Korchnoi vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 42 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Defense: Marshall Variation (B01) 1/2-1/2
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1961 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA Classical Def. Alekhine System Except ML (D28) 1-0 P race
Korchnoi vs G Borisenko, 1961 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 71 moves, 1-0

G67 inThe Soviet Champships by Mark Taimanov & Bernard Cafferty
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1961 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Great Snake Var (A10) 1-0 Qside P droppings
Korchnoi vs J Marsalek, 1961 
(A10) English, 21 moves, 1-0

QGD. Orthodox Defense. Botvinnik Var (D60) 1-0
Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1961 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 14: Move by Move - Korchnoi by Cyrus Lakdawala
Fischer vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

QGD. Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D41) 0-1 N vs B ending
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 62 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1/2-1/2 Rooks, Knights, and Pawns
Stein vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Open Var. Classical Def (C83) 0-1 Stockfish
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 35 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch. Closed 7…c6 (E88) 0-1 Positional sac of Queen
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1963 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 56 moves, 0-1

KID. Fianchetto. Yugoslav Variation Rare Lines (E64) 1-0
Korchnoi vs Gligoric, 1963 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 59 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. General (A30) 0-1 Stockfish
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1963 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Serious pins
A Lein vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: Symmetrical (A00) 1-0 Even material, space +
Korchnoi vs P Trifunovic, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Declined (A14) 1-0Stockfish
Korchnoi vs Bronstein, 1964 
(A14) English, 49 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern (B83) 0-1 Penetrate weak squares
B Milic vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(B83) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) Var (B91) 0-1 Stockfish
B Goldenov vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Meran. Reynolds' Variation (D48) 1-0 R-B-N Sac
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1965 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 0-1 Holes HURT!
Kholmov vs Korchnoi, 1965 
(B30) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

IM Jeremy Silman's "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 144-146
Csom vs Korchnoi, 1965 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi's unsupported 39 ... Rc4-c1!! forces h-pawn promotion
Averbakh vs Korchnoi, 1965 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 39 moves, 0-1

QGA: Janowski-Larsen Var (D25) 1-0 32.?
Korchnoi vs A Petersons, 1965 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

QGD: Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D41) 1-0 Outside passer
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1965 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 93 moves, 1-0

Game 6 Chess Informant Best Games 1-100
J Bednarski vs Korchnoi, 1966 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

Kangaroo Def. Keres Def. Transpo (E00) 1-0 Black Rs on 7th duds
Korchnoi vs Barcza, 1966 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

NID. Normal. Hübner Deferred (E50) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1966 
(E50) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5, 72 moves, 1-0

15 y.o. Mecking beats Korchnoi E62 1-0 45
Mecking vs Korchnoi, 1967 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Closed. Korchnoi Def (B23) 1/2-1/2 N&Ps ending
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Closed Bg2, f4, Nf3, Be3 (B25) 1/2-1/2
Reshevsky vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 15 in Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 5
A Matanovic vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 66 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Anglo-Grünfeld (A16) 1-0 Stockfish
Korchnoi vs D Byrne, 1968 
(A16) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 165 in 'Soviet Chess 1917-1991' by Andrew Soltis
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1968 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 38 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian Defense: Yates Var (E16) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1968 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 55 moves, 1-0

QID. Classical. Traditional Main Line (E19) 1/2-1/2
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID: Classical. Traditional Main Line (E19) 0-1 Stockfish
Gheorghiu vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Chigorin Defense (C98) · 0-1
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 36 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: c4 Reti (A00) 1-0
Korchnoi vs Unzicker, 1969 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 51 moves, 1-0

QGA. Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0 Diagonal dangers!
Korchnoi vs Z Mestrovic, 1969 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Normal Var (B45) 0-1 Escape
M Damjanovic vs Korchnoi, 1969 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 54 moves, 0-1

Sicil Scheveningen. Keres Attack (B81) 0-1 Get the Q in close
D Drimer vs Korchnoi, 1969 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal. Schlechter Def (E52) 0-1 17...?
J Kozma vs Korchnoi, 1969 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 21 moves, 0-1

Blitz game but still fun. Queen never moves.
Korchnoi vs Fischer, 1970  
(E97) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 98 of Chess Informant Best Games 1-100
Tukmakov vs Korchnoi, 1970 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attk (B77) 0-1 AK's 1st loss to Dragon
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi, "Chess is My Life" (Edition Olms 2004), pp.75-76
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1971 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 26 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange Var (D41) 1-0 B sac, P dash
Korchnoi vs Najdorf, 1971  
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Open System Main Line (C09)1-0 K walk
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical Var General (B83) 0-1Stockfish
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(B83) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

Chess Life & Review 1971 says Korchnoi offered the draw.
Geller vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID: Orthodox. Korchnoi Attack (E97) 1/2-1/2
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical Var (B84) 0-1 Stockfish
Geller vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 0-1

English vs Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Declined (A14) 1-0 Stockf
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1971 
(A14) English, 29 moves, 1-0

English vs AID. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Korchnoi vs Andersson, 1972 
(A17) English, 40 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Three Knights (A34) 1-0 Blitz
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1972 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 48 moves, 1-0

KGA. Becker Def 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (C34) 1/2-1/2
Korchnoi vs B Malich, 1972 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's English. Four Knts Quiet Line (A28) 1/2-1/2 mate awaits
Korchnoi vs Szabo, 1972 
(A28) English, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: Symmetrical. Rubinstein Var (A34) 0-1 blitz
Stein vs Korchnoi, 1972 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 0-1

KIA: Yugoslav Var (A07) 1-0 P fork prevails; return material
Panno vs Korchnoi, 1972 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Meitner Variation (C45) 0-1 USSR Championship
Sveshnikov vs Korchnoi, 1973 
(C45) Scotch Game, 55 moves, 0-1

Source: Andy Soltis "Chess Lists", McFarland Publishing, 2002
J Rukavina vs Korchnoi, 1973 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

NID: Huebner. Rubinstein Var (E42) 1/2-1/2 "Be quiet!"
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1973 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Open. Howell Attack (C81) 0-1
Tukmakov vs Korchnoi, 1973 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi to arbiter: "Can I castle if my rook is attacked?"
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: East Indian Def (E00) 0-1 Fishin' Pole Spearhead
Korchnoi vs E Chick, 1974 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def QID formation (A17) 1-0 TP gets mated
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1974 
(A17) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Blitz
Korchnoi vs L Levy, 1974 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Advance Var (C19) 1/2-1/2
R Byrne vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

"With my next move I refute my own analysis!" -- Korchnoi
A Planinc vs Korchnoi, 1975 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var/Hedgehog (A15) 1-0
Korchnoi vs S Garcia Martinez, 1975 
(A15) English, 38 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed. Botvinnik Var (E07) 1-0 Splendid!
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1975 
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 74 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Botvinnik System Reversed (A36) 1-0 51.?
Korchnoi vs P Bakker, 1976 
(A36) English, 52 moves, 1-0

Game 54 in 'Korchnoi: Move by Move' by Cyrus Lakdawala
Timman vs Korchnoi, 1976 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Tarrasch. Pawn Center Var (C05) 0-1 Simul upset
Korchnoi vs Short, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi bests Spassky in a real donnybrook
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1977 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 48 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Wing Gambit (C00) 0-1 Promotion
P Boersma vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(C00) French Defense, 60 moves, 0-1

Game 42 in 'Together with the Candidates' by Alexei Kuzmin
Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky, 1977 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 63 moves, 1-0

Victor prepares a Deflection Sac, Double Check, and Fork+!
W Hug vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 56 in Move by Move - Korchnoi (Lakdawala)
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 71 moves, 1-0

Game 26 in Move by Move - Karpov by Sam Collins
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Black retains all 8 pawns; support rook penetration w/a pawn
J Diez del Corral vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 32 moves, 0-1

The longest WC game; Korchoi missed # in 7, cost him the title.
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 124 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 20 in How Good Is Your Chess? by Daniel King
E Torre vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 37 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Hedgehog Def (A30) 1/2-1/2
Korchnoi vs Andersson, 1978 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04) 0-1 21...?
H Baumgartner vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Hall of Famer IM Lawrence Day would call it a BIG CLAMP
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

Game 4 in 'Korchnoi: Move by Move' by Cyrus Lakdawala
Miles vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 254 Chess Informant Best Games 201-300
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 61 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Averbakh Variation. Pseudo-Saemisch (A42) 1-0
Korchnoi vs A Naili, 1978 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 33 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 0-1 39...?
D Sahovic vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 EG link
Miles vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C01) French, Exchange, 53 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Winawer. Bogoljubow Var (C17) 0-1 Q sac!
J Grefe vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 64 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Leonhardt Var (C40) 1-0 Some Cntrplay
Korchnoi vs F Destrebecq, 1979 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 51 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetrical. Hedgehog Def (A30) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Korchnoi vs Browne, 1980 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 1-0

QID: Classical. Polugayevsky Gambit (E17) 1-0 What a game!
Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1980 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 73 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1980 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 63 moves, 0-1

QGD: Exchange. Saemisch Var (D35) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1980 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

QID. Traditional Main Line (E19) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1980 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 64 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio de Janeiro Var(C67) 1-0 Photo
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 57 moves, 1-0

QGD. Tartakower Defense. General (D58) 1/2-1/2 WC, Game 3
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1981 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID: Kasparov Var (E12) 1-0 Knightly conversations
Korchnoi vs Huebner, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Spanish Open. St. Petersburg Var (C82) 0-1 Find the finish
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1/2-1/2
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 84 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50) 1-0 53.?
D Barua vs Korchnoi, 1982 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner. Rubinstein (E42) 1-0 R sac
Korchnoi vs D Gurevich, 1983 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 22 moves, 1-0

Game 27 in Korchnoi: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala
Korchnoi vs Seirawan, 1983 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 48 Black is OK! by Andras Adorjan
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

Game 116 in Pawn Structure Chess by Andrew Soltis
Van der Sterren vs Korchnoi, 1984 
(C14) French, Classical, 28 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Accelerated Panov Attk. Modern (B10) 1-0 P grab
P Cramling vs Korchnoi, 1984
(B10) Caro-Kann, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Classical Var (B64) 0-1
Matulovic vs Korchnoi, 1984 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 45 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Kingside Fianchetto (A04) 1-0 Raking Bs
Korchnoi vs Dzindzichashvili, 1985 
(A04) Reti Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned P Var Paoli Var (C18) 0-1 Ghostly
Maroczy / Rollans vs Korchnoi, 1985 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 0-1

French Def: Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def (C07) 0-1 Central thrust
I Veinger vs Korchnoi, 1986
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Romanishin Var (A11) 1-0 26.?
Korchnoi vs J Bellon Lopez, 1986 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 36 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Makogonov Var (D94) 0-1 K walkabout
Miles vs Korchnoi, 1986 
(D94) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Main Lines (C80) 0-1 Long SCB ending
Timman vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 74 moves, 0-1

13.Nb5 won the theoretical novelty prize (SchackInformator#45)
Korchnoi vs K Hulak, 1987 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Berlin Variation (C82) 0-1 44...?
A Sokolov vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 52 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Classical System Neo-Classsical (E99) 1-0 Blitz
Korchnoi vs Van der Wiel, 1987 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 35 moves, 1-0

Dutch Leningrad 7...Qe8 (A80) 0-1 Advanced K vs wasted P moves
Sosonko vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(A80) Dutch, 45 moves, 0-1

Sicil Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Breyer Var (B39) 1/2-1/2
Ljubojevic vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID. Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch, Quiet Line (E15) 0-1 Stockfish
J Pinter vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 63 moves, 0-1

QGD Ragozin Def. Vienna (D39) 1/2-1/2 Happy w/draw after Q sac
A Greenfeld vs Korchnoi, 1988
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def. Classical. Steinitz 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (C14) 1-0 P storm
T Wedberg vs Korchnoi, 1988 
(C14) French, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

'The Pirc in Black and White' by James Vigus
Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1989 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 61 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Open Def. Modern Sharp Var (E04) 0-1 Stockfish
Ivanchuk vs Korchnoi, 1989 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 26 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Var (E32) 1-0
Korchnoi vs K Lerner, 1989 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Budapest, Rubinstein Variation (A52) 1/2-1/2 Tired of the EG?
Korchnoi vs J M Gomez Esteban, 1991 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 22 in The Art of Logical Thinking by Neil McDonald
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 31 moves, 0-1

QGD: Anti-Tartakower Var (D55) 1-0 N trap or N fork next
Korchnoi vs Timman, 1991 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 0-1 Greek gift & more
Van der Wiel vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C14) French, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Noteboom Var (D31) 1-0 Pin that defends
Korchnoi vs E Preissmann, 1991 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni, Spielmann Def (A33) 1-0 Stock
Korchnoi vs Sax, 1991 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 45 moves, 1-0

French Def: Exchange. Monte Carlo Var (C01) 0-1 W did not 0-0
R Kuijf vs Korchnoi, 1992 
(C01) French, Exchange, 31 moves, 0-1

King's English. General (A20) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Korchnoi vs Romanishin, 1992 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 28 moves, 1-0

King's English. Kramnik-Shirov Counter (A21) 1-0
Korchnoi vs I Sokolov, 1993 
(A21) English, 22 moves, 1-0

KID. Orthodox. Classical System Misc. Lines (E98) 1-0 Stockfish
Korchnoi vs Shirov, 1993 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 43 in 'My Best Games' by Viktor Korchnoi
Korchnoi vs Nijboer, 1993 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 6 in 'Korchnoi: Move by Move' by Cyrus Lakdawala
Serper vs Korchnoi, 1993 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 34 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Classical Def. Nimzowitsch Var (A46) 1-0blindfold
Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky, 1993
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def: Wade-Smyslov Var (E11) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Shirov vs Korchnoi, 1993 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi squeezes opponent to death using Karpov's own strategy
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Geller's System (B06)0-1 Backward Ps...Remove the D
Korchnoi vs Azmaiparashvili, 1996 
(B06) Robatsch, 32 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01) 0-1
R Fontaine vs Korchnoi, 1996
(C01) French, Exchange, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 7 Storming The Barricades by Larry Christiansen
Serper vs Korchnoi, 1996 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 29 moves, 0-1

KID: Orthodox. Positional Defense (E94) 1-0 Brilliancy prize
Korchnoi vs Svidler, 1997 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 31 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Zelenograd Var (B00) 1/2-1/2 Stockfish notes
Korchnoi vs Short, 1997 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 1-0Stockfish notes
Lobron vs Korchnoi, 1998 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

KID. Saemisch. Steiner Attack (E80) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Korchnoi vs Z Kozul, 1998 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Leningrad. Warsaw Var (A88) 1-0 Knights advance
Korchnoi vs Dolmatov, 1999 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 22 moves, 1-0

QGD/Zuke-Rubinstein (D30) 1-0 Black is backed up
Korchnoi vs Grischuk, 2001 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D18) 0-1 Timid White King
Gelfand vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 50 moves, 0-1

French Def: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 0-1 Q+ & fork LPDO N
F Jenni vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 moves, 0-1

King's English. Hungarian Attack (A25) 0-1 Get the Q in close!
Korchnoi vs Sakaev, 2001 
(A25) English, 32 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Var (C14) 0-1
S Polgar vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(C14) French, Classical, 56 moves, 0-1

"Sas Squashed" (game of the day Dec-29-2010)
Sasikiran vs Korchnoi, 2002 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 Open center, Rs & Ps ending
Korchnoi vs Fressinet, 2003
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 71 moves, 1-0

Queen Pawn Game: Symmetrical (D02) 1-0 32.?
C Bauer vs Korchnoi, 2003 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Pterodactyl Def: Miscellany. Queen Pterodactyl Quiet (A40) 1/2-
Korchnoi vs Morozevich, 2003 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Schooled; read the blogger notes. It happens.
Korchnoi vs Carlsen, 2004 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1/2-1/2
Navara vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Veresov Atack. Dutch System 8.g4 Ne4 (A80) 1-0 Kside can opener
Korchnoi vs J Pallesen, 2005
(A80) Dutch, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 28: Chess Secrets: Giants of Innovation by Craig Pritchett
H Stefansson vs Korchnoi, 2005 
(C14) French, Classical, 54 moves, 0-1

QGA Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Awesome is overused nowadays
Korchnoi vs M Stojanovic, 2007 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Korchnoi Line (A28) 0-1 27...?
Korchnoi vs I Krush, 2007 
(A28) English, 27 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Spanish Var (C49) 0-1 Time pressure on Boris
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 2009 
(C49) Four Knights, 35 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 29...?
Caruana vs Korchnoi, 2011 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

French Advance 6a3 a5 Main Line (C02) 1-0 Black R for 2 Kts
K Kiik vs Korchnoi, 2010
(C02) French, Advance, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Closed. Korchnoi Def (B23) 0-1Fred's Miniature Advice
Y Boukhris-Ferre vs Portisch, 2013 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 35 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knts, Fianchetto Lines (A29) 0-1 SF notes
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 41 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Hedgehog Def (A30) 1-0 SF notes
Korchnoi vs Portisch, 1983 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 1-0

White's 23rd is a delightful queen sacrifice offer
Korchnoi vs Y Sakharov, 1951 
(B57) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Modern. Main Line (B05) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Janosevic vs Korchnoi, 1969 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 35 moves, 0-1

French Def: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 0-1He's a golden oldie
A Savanovic vs Korchnoi, 2007 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 49 moves, 0-1

Game 20 On My Great Predecessors 5 (Kasparov)
Larsen vs Korchnoi, 1973 
(A20) English, 43 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Advance Var (C19) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Vasiukov vs Korchnoi, 1965 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Var (B43) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
V Liberzon vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 28 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1972 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 38 'Korchnoi: Move by Move' by Cyrus Lakdawala
Mecking vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C18) French, Winawer, 46 moves, 0-1

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