Viktor Korchnoi( chess-player)
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Biography Viktor Korchnoi
Born March 23, 1931 in Leningrad
Member of two matches at the World Championship 1978, 1981, four-time champion of the USSR, winner of numerous international tournaments
Grandmaster since 1956, Mr..
Professional rating of 1 October 2001. - 2609
FIDE Rating October 1, 2001. - 2639
At age 14, when now become grandmasters, y Korchnoi was only the third level. Master, he became the twenty -. Perhaps this late start and has caused so surprising longevity of chess? Kochnev, like anyone else, characterizes the word 'warrior'. He always fought with full effort, tremendous pressure and even bitterness. Play it - aggressive, tenacious and bright immediately gained him many admirers, both among ordinary fans, and colleagues on shop. Will even have the term 'zakorchnit' position.
. At length, the crusade for Korchnoi chess crown is unique chess history - nearly 40 years! In an age when the power of the majority of players is on the wane, Korchnoi played the more powerful
. Take, for example victory over the old enemy Spassky (which he unreservedly gave in 1968) in the final match of applicants in 1977. Stepping forty-year milestone, Korchnoi was able to surpass all their peers, but just at that moment they were replaced by a new wave. Alas, Korchnoi replenished some great players who have the fate ugotovila role 'brilliant, but the eternal second'. Recently celebrated his seventieth birthday of Viktor Korchnoi is still in staggered ranks. His yubliley perennial veteran said the sharing second place in the strong tempo-tournament, in an organized it in honor of, in St. Petersburg. Korchnoi does not lose fidelity and impact in the classics. It seems he really intends to storm the height of 2700. First victory in the composition of a strong tournament in Biel, now a brilliant start in Hoogevene. First round Victor L. finished sole leader. Mark Glukhovsky in his article "The Past and Present" no doubt that the first place will be for a veteran. I fully share his confidence!