SIMPLECHESS

Legends celebrate the legend!

Viktor Korchnoi
Viktor Korchnoi won the seniors event in Suzdal, Russia earlier this week. These ten players had all played against Botvinnik, and many of them were amongst the strongest in the world in the sixties and seventies. The legendary Viktor Korchnoi goes on and on, and his love for chess never seems to diminish, despite him passing his eightieth birthday.

A particularity of this four-day rapid event (15th to 18th of August) was that the arbiter, Yuri Averbakh, is himself a legend in the chess world. Apparently the endgame specialist is at present the oldest-living GM in the world.

Rank Name Title Country Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts Achievements
1 Korchnoi, Viktor GM SUI 2553 # 1 = = 1 = 1 1 1 = 7 World Champs finalist 70s
2 Vasiukov, Evgeni GM RUS 2455 0 # = = 1 1 0 1 1 1 6 11th in World (1962)
3 Portisch, Lajos GM HUN 2523 = = # = = 1 1 0 = = 5 Candidates Semi-Finalist 70s
4 Ivkov, Borislav GM SRB 2416 = = = # 0 = 1 0 = 1 4.5 Candidate 60s
5 Zaitsev, Igor A GM RUS 2408 0 0 = 1 # 0 1 = = 1 4.5 Karpov Coach/ theoretician
6 Nikitin, Aleksander S IM RUS 2430 = 0 0 = 1 # 0 1 = = 4 Kasparov Coach/ theoretician
7 Uhlmann, Wolfgang GM GER 2379 0 1 0 0 0 1 # 1 = = 4 Candidates 70s
8 Chernikov, Oleg L GM RUS 2402 0 0 1 1 = 0 0 # = 1 4 World Senior Champion 2000
9 Bykhovsky, Anatoly A IM RUS 2354 0 0 = = = = = = # = 3.5 Trainer
10 Taimanov, Mark E GM RUS 2386 = 0 = 0 0 = = 0 = # 2.5 Candidates 70s, World senior champion 90s

Further information from the official site:

http://www.obninskchess.ru/chess/tournaments/332-chess-tournaments.html 


Published on , Updated on

React to this article

Top of page ▲
All the members having a valid membership (out of trying period) can comment the articles. Let's subscribe !

Reactions (0)

  • No reaction for the moment