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Patrick Wolff vs Viktor Korchnoi
CITS New York (1996), New York, NY USA, rd 1, Mar-22
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation Early deviations (B62)  ·  1-0



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Nov-26-05  aw1988: Wild game, I'll bet both players were sweating bullets
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  naisortep: 43.. Qa7 wins easily. I was at the game broadcasting the moves for the Internet Chess Club. Korchnoi was in massive time pressure and hence the blunder since he did not realize he had made the time control.

Korchnoi was very gracious after the game. He chatted amicably with Wolff (was was apologetic) and even signed a book for me. I believe he is much nicer than his reputation.

Sep-19-09  vonKrolock: <naisortep> Wonderful memories, thanks for sharing them here with us And also a tremendous game

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Imagine the moment - You look at the board and there's this highly threatening position - You look at the other side, and there's <"Viktor, The Terrible">, one of the most formidable tactical players in Chess history... Wolff played the sequence with a quite apparent coolness (41.♗a6!, 42.♗c4! dont' missing his best chance to survive this adventure - Korchnoi was also finding the best rejoinders, until that he fired <43.♖a7> ?? Not just a slip in a - ironically surpassed - time pressure, this move actually turns a virtually won game in another completelly lost... Well, good players are lucky, too

Feb-05-12  RookFile: Complex game.
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  Penguincw: 44...Nd1+? Korchnoi was probably thinking 45.Qxd1 Qc3+ 46.Kb1 Ra1# 0-1 or something.

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Feb-05-12  andrewjsacks: <naisortep> He IS not nearly as bad as his rep here; I do not know why so many at this site castigate Viktor.

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