Viktor Korchnoi, chess grandmaster, 2011 in Porto Carras (Photo: Wikipedia by Andreas Kontokanis, Greece)

This is a tribute to Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi, the Inimitable and Infatiguable, the 'Lion from Leningrad'. Master of aggressive counter-attacking, full of fantasy, with a unique willingness to enter double-edged, unbalanced positions. The iron man of chess who played and beat grandmasters of five generations, from Levenfisch (born 1889) and Lilienthal to Carlsen and Caruana (born 1992), beating a non-surpassed nine undisputed World Champions (including all from Botvinnik to Kasparov), with a persistant search for new ideas and truth at the chess board, winner of more than 220 tournaments, matches and team events. His fresh style and competitive longevity should be an inspiration to us all. Viktor Korchnoi will be remembered for

a life dedicated to chess
6. Jun, 2016

The man who has spent his whole life in the game

A fighter and a survivor - Obituaries and Reminiscences

1. Aug, 2016

Player biographies, a selection

Featuring uncrowned chess giants, and players who achieved a special cult character, who have become national heroes and / or worked with Viktor Korchnoi as a second (assistant). Sometimes a strong current or come-back player is portrayed, too. PDF downloads

1. Aug, 2016

On a zero-sum ranking system and Elo rating inflation

In historical comparisons, ranking matters, not nominal rating, referring to top-level. A provocative essay and empirical research

1. Nov, 2016

Compendium: International tournament series

A wrap-up of all past and present major recurring individual international chess tournament *serials* in classical chess (closed invitational round robin all-play-all and open swiss system)

More than 40 tournaments (past and present events) are presented in detail, among them the full story on the former supertournament series in Las Palmas and Palma de Mallorca. Exclusive in the Web: Banja Luka

1. Nov, 2016

Special: International tournament series in Switzerland

Major recurring international open or closed chess tournament series held in Switzerland - past and present, featuring Basel, Bern, Biel / Bienne, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Lugano, Zurich all incl. Horgen

1. Jan, 2017

Hastings Chess Congress

Tournament history - update

1. Jan, 2017

Wijk aan Zee, Tata Steel (Corus / Hoogovens)

Tournament history - update