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In Switzerland died legendary grandmaster

В Швейцарии умер легендарный гроссмейстерDead chess player Viktor Korchnoi.

In Switzerland died legendary grandmaster, a candidate for the title of world champion Viktor Korchnoi. It is reported by the Russian chess Federation.

It is reported that he died on 86-m to year of life.

Viktor Korchnoi was born in 1929, made his debut in the championship of the USSR over 60 years ago in 1952, and at once took an honourable sixth place.

25 years Korchnoi claimed the world championship, won a lot of tournaments and matches. After leaving the Soviet Union, he settled in Switzerland and lived in that country until his death. He owns all the records chess longevity. For example, in 2001 in Biel, he won a strong round Robin tournament, devoted to their own 70th anniversary.

After his 80th birthday Korchnoi added to his collection another trophy – became the fivefold champion of Switzerland. Some time ago due to health problems Viktor was forced to almost completely stop routine, but this break was temporary. So, in February 2015, during the super tournament in Zurich Viktor Korchnoi played a match in rapid chess with Wolfgang Ullmann (the game ended in a draw 2:2).

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