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Viktor Korchnoi vs Zdenko Kozul
Bosnia 98 (1998), Sarajevo BIH, rd 8, Jun-05
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Steiner Attack (E80)  ·  1-0

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May-16-09
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  plang: One of Korchnoi's best results from the latter part of his career. At the age of 67 in a 10 player Category 15 tournament he finished clear first with +5 (most of the games are not in this database). Korchnoi mentioned 8 0-0-0 as a more aggressive continuation with the idea of 8..a6 9 e5. Yusupov had played 9 Nf2 in his win against Piket at Hamburg 1991. Korchnoi's new idea 9 d5 was intended to interfere with Black's queenside counterplay. 9..b5 10 dxc..Ne5 11 cxb..Bxh3 12 f4 would not have worked for Black. Korchnoi was critical of 17..Rfc8? as the a8 rook never takes part in the game. He recommended either 17..d5 or 17..Rac8 instead. The kingside attack initiated with 19 f4 and 23 Bg4 proved too difficult to defend against as Black's pieces were misplaced.
Feb-27-12  wordfunph: Korchnoi - Kozul

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"The character of a person determines his chess style. Boring people play boring chess. Cheerful people value entertainment in chess. Striking personalities play brilliant chess... To play a solid opening aimed at equalising would be frankly tedious for Kozul. But the King's Indian - this is an opening full of adventures! And he does not follow routine - theory recommends 6...c5 as being strongest - but goes his own way..."

- GM Viktor Korchnoi

Source: My Best Games (Updated and Revised Anniversary Edition) by Viktor Korchnoi

Jul-26-15  sakredkow: What a wonderful, generous quote. I would like to believe that Kozul deserved such lavish praise.
Nov-03-19
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  FSR: Annotated by Robert Byrne at https://www.nytimes.com/1998/09/08/.... And yes, an astonishing result by Korchnoi. By Chessmetrics' reckoning, this is a 2710 performance at age 67, five points higher than Lasker's stunning performance at age 66 at Moscow 1935. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosco...
Nov-03-19  cunctatorg: <@ sakredkow> It's highly improbable that GM Zdenko Kozul didn't <deserve such a lavish praise>!

Why? Because Korchnoi's praise was not at all something that happened often or ... easily, quite the contrary, he was (extremely?) critical and quite a harsh critic; Korchnoi's tendency was to amply criticize in order either to "discourage" or to stimulate, his tendency surely was not to praise!!...

Imho Victor the Terrible doesn't praise GM Kozul's overall results; he is (just?) praising his lively and ambitious approach to the game and his "tasty", energetic style... Hence Korchnoi ALSO criticizes dull, over-prophylactic chess with lack of ambition, artistry and -above all- life and stimulus... After all he was able to understand and evaluate GM Kozul's chess way better than we can...

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