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Victor Korchnoi: Greatest Insults

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Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Victor Korchnoi
, a living chess legend and probably the strongest vice-champion ever, is playing actively and successfully at the age of 78. However, this remarkable grandmaster is known not only for his chess masterpieces. His eccentric behaviour and poisonous insults towards his opponents have become famous not only among his colleagues. Victor is a fierce fighter, and one of the most bitter chess critics ever. Let's enjoy some of his greatest escapades:

No Chess Grandmaster is normal; they only differ in the extent of their madness

Viktor Korchnoi

Korchnoi vs. Sofia Polgar.
Punch line: "It is the very first and very last game in your life you won against me"

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Korchnoi - Javakhishvili
Punch line: "You were winning at a certain point...but to see that you should know how to play chess! How talentless, how talentless!"

Korchnoi vs. Muzychuk A.
Punch line: "I lost on time? Fantaaastic achievement! No, I do not sign"

Korchnoi vs. Humpy. The classical Death Stare of Victor Korchnoi

Korchnoi - Lovely the Cow. Typical mimics and behavior by Korchnoi

Bonus: at one team event Korchnoi was playing against a young grandmaster. The guy sacrificed a rook, but failed to find the winning continuation, so the game ended in a draw. Many spectators have been watching, and in solemn silence came Korchnoi's proprietary remark: "You are the DUMBEST chess player I have ever seen!". The GM had to swallow his pride, become red like Santa, and walk away in a shock (btw, that's the typical behavior of Korchnoi's victims). A fellow well-known grandmaster came up to him and tried to reassure him: "It's all right, never mind".

Guess what happened during the next round?! This time Korchnoi was to play the young GM's savior. The game ended somehow (usually it doesn't matter), and Korchnoi has spat out something along the lines of "you haven't got a clue how to play chess!". A crowd has already gathered around the table, everyone was prepared to see a show. Korchnoi's opponent reacted instantly and with a smile: "Victor Lvovich, could you please...F... OFF!" Victor the Insulter was quite shocked, while everyone in the hall applauded and cheered!

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Comments (6)
1. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 06:46 17 2009 .
What a miserable old sod! He's got a streak of malice running through him Old Vic, hasn't he? And i don't mean that rather endearing trait of cantankerous old men who are too old to give a sh**; no, i mean a REAL dark, nasty streak. You cn tell by his demeanour. Watching the vids where he's readying to leave having played those two young women, you get the strong impression that he's misogynistically savouring their humiliation with his biting put-downs. (':sigh')That's not on! We often overlook bad behaviour by geniuses or great talents that we wouldn't dream of letting others get away with. We put it down to eccentricity. (Notice how crazy rich people are "eccentric", while crazy poor people are "insane". Same goes for those with a wealth of intellectual acumen i guess). The GM who told him to F off behaved quite properly; might give him pause to hesitate before making an acid remark in the future to some other young master (of either gender). He's lucky some feisty WGM hasn't slapped him! :grin
2. Written by on 10:54 17 2009 .
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3. Written by Vladimir on 11:11 18 2009 .
No Chess Grandmaster is normal; they only differ in the extent of their madness  
His photo indicates that he is right.
4. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 15:44 26 2012 .
A great read! Thank you, maihsnp!I have been following (let me use Polish spelling) Korcznoj for 50 years and he is such a fascinating personality. A touch of genius mixed with a lot of human frailty. I guess I would not like him at all in person, but I greatly admire him.
5. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 16:02 06 2012 .
he is great
6. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 17:17 30 2014 .
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Thanks a lot for this interesting article.  
Great chess player, small man. 
He should have learned that losing the game is a part of being a chess player as it is a very complicated game! 
Can you upload these two videos: 
Korchnoi vs. Humpy. The classical Death Stare of Victor Korchnoi 
Korchnoi vs. Muzychuk A.  
I would appreciate it very much!

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