Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Gibraltar Chess Congress 2011 Round 9

Korchnoi is a Nasty old Man :-)  After winning he said in German " Gegen manche Leute  kann man nicht Koenigs Indisch spielen". So I thanked him for the Game and went outside. He then cornered me and first said in English "I thought you spoke German" I do I said. He then in English repeated what he had said in German. "Against some people you should not play the Kings Indian" I said "Yes thank you, I understood you in German. Korchnoi " I just wanted to make SURE you understood me". He then left feeling very pleased with himself. I wll now be a lot more motivated if I am lucky enough to ever play him again.


I did try to avoid playing the last round by taking a Bye but my message didn't get through. Since I am no longer in the running for a prize or a good opponent and it is the only morning round I would have preferred to climb the Rock and bring you some pictures but I have been paired and will have to waste my last day playing someone several hundred points lower rated. Oh well, **** happens.

8 comments:

  1. Most courteous of you Alex. Your deference to a living legend of the game is admirable, though I had in truth preferred you not to have held your tongue so fastly :)
    JL

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  2. I hope you'll catch him on the losing side soon. I heard he's nastier if he lost. Such as, "This is the 1st & last game you won against me" (to Sofia Polgar and "No, no, this move is to good for her," (while analysing his loss against Irina Krush in earlier edition of the Gibraltar)..

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  3. playing KID against Korchnoi is an insult

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  4. Korchnoi is a legend. Who are you?

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  5. I don't agree with the first Anonymous comment. Play whatever you want against whoever you want (remember Karpov v Miles?) But the second Anonymous comment, while harsh, reflects my sentiment. Korchnoi made you a vain comment, he didn't insult you. Like most of his comments, it says more about him than about you. And you have a big ego too, as shown by your derisive comment about having to play someone several hundred points below you in the last round as a pitiful waste of time. Remember your readers are mostly way below your rating.

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  6. What's the score? ??? 1-0 ? ... RIP Viktor.

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  7. learn the game17 June 2016 at 17:06

    6... f6 ??? ... Are you sure?

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  8. perseverare diabolicum17 June 2016 at 17:16

    7... Nh6 ???

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