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I had the pleasure of meeting korchnoi and his wife in London in 2011. He got grumpy with me when I asked him to autograph some chess boards and he found out that were 15 to sign. He asked me:"All of them?". He was winging whilst signing!!! Great chess legend and personality. Thanks GM Roman for educating us on something that its deeper that strategy or opening lectures.
Hmm Roman's explaination of Viktor's personality explains Viktor's infamous blow up when he lost to Sofia Polgar in blitz.
Thanks for the insight into the mind of Korchnoi & very enjoyable game.
for me the video stopped after whites Bd3?
i do like to see a game and not a talk but I actually quite liked that talk good job
Thanks!!! I enjoyed the story and presentation as well!
my video is not playing only the sounds is playing
Amazing!! Great video and nice to hear all the good commments about Korchnoi!!
best player switzerland ever had!
I think Roman's personal insights into the most famous figures in the history of our game is, quite frankly, priceless... I truly appreciate every word he has to speak about these incredible chess players. Perhaps not as many "x's and o's" in the beginning, but the information and stories are unarguably invaluable...
really an unknown chess genius..... good lesson
Wonderful! Thank You Roman
Non-Stop barrage of Sledge hammer blows...WOW!
Thoroughly enjoyed the story and presentation as well!
It was not a lesson, only if you did not have your ears on. A wonderful learning experience. I'm going back to some of my old books of Viktor's with new insights. Thank you and keep up this oral history of the greats.
I'm not a premium member but I enjoyed the first 4 minutes and 56 seconds.
Wow, i think this game had something like 30 pins...
Wow! This guy knew everybody! Great stories.
Great commentary and story telling from GM Roman about one of the legends of chess. I like the way you built up the story with suspense and humour and so well spoken. With your comments one can see and feel the excitement of every move coming to a grand conclusion, you had me on the edge of my seat.
I also like the background you gave on GM Korchnoi because it gives a better understanding of his style of play.
Thank you Roman, excellent work
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
Cover the TV with blankets! The spies could be watching! Of the many things you will learn from GM Roman Dzindzichashvili's incredibly insightful description of the great Viktor Korchnoi, is that Viktor could be quite paranoid... We also learn, via a classic gambit in the French Defense, that Viktor understood the initiative a little more than he gave himself credit for, with the Qh4 shot being as brilliant as any move!
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GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
GM Dzindzichashvili was once one of the top players in the world. Born in Georgia, his chess first developed in the USSR. While still an International Master, he defeated opponents like Botvinnik and Bronstein before emigrating, first to Israel where he became a Grandmaster, and then to the United States. His accomplishments in the U.S. include two U.S. Championship first places, and one World Open. He has not played actively in tournaments recently, but has become even more famous perhaps in the U.S. for quality instructional materials, in particular chess videos! Roman Dzindzichashvili now teaches chess classes and seminars for Chess.com University. Feel free to contact him for more information!
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