Legends meet: Korchnoi beats Hort 5.5-2.5

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Korchnoi-HortA match between Viktor Korchnoi and Vlasimil Hort held in Stara Vraz, Czech Republic last week ended in a 5.5-2.5 victory for Korchnoi. The two legends first drew all four classical games, but then Korchnoi got it going with three wins in a row in the rapids, to end with another draw.

The match between the legendary grandmasters Viktor Korchnoi (79) and Vlastimil Hort (66) took place October 9-15 at the Lazne Hotel Vraz in Stara Vraz, a spa resort about 90 km south of Prague.




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The Lazne Hotel Vraz in Stara Vraz



The two played four classical games from October 9 till 12, and four rapid games on October 14 and 15. The four classical games were all quite friendly draws. But then the oldest of the two, Viktor Korchnoi (who will celebrate his 80th birthday next year), won the first three rapid games in a row, and then held the famous rook ending with f- and h-pawn to a draw in the last game.

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Two old friends meet again...



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...79-year-old Viktor Korchnoi...



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...and 66-year-old Vlastimil Hort



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The two wives came along...



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...to enjoy an artistic setting



Thanks to Peter Mego



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