Korchnoi's Endgame?
Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 3:14PM
Dennis Monokroussos in Viktor Korchnoi

This isn't good. It looks like the hitherto seemingly ageless wonder, Viktor Korchnoi, is finally really slowing down (HT: Thomas Richter). His performance in the Swiss Championship was a disaster, and he was listless and playing in a wheelchair. He is 81, it's true, but even a year and half or two ago he was still vigorous and playing excellent chess, even managing to defeat Fabiano Caruana in last year's Gibraltar tournament.

We all slow down at some point, and must finally give up the ghost and meet our maker. But I for one am hoping Korchnoi can rally at least one more time and stick around the world chess scene a few years more.

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