A man and his passion

https://vimeo.com/169783014 Video tribute 2016 by Michael Chukwuma Mkpadi
(profile: http://social.chessclublive.com/members/profile/1) for Chess Club Live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwHwsqMgcDg Simul in a wheelchair (1 min.)

Watch this touching and not often linked sequence of a simul exhibition against students and teachers at the University of Leipzig with rolling Viktor: June 2012, Viktor Korchnoi and his wife Petra who worked in earlier days at this University, were invited as special guests of the economic faculty - and visiting afterwards the new Paulinum (former church, now assembly hall with an oratory) of the University of Leipzig. Organized on initiative of Dr. Gerhard Köhler, Chairman of ORWO Net: http://www.orwonet.de/index.php?id=95 on the visit of Korchnoi

 

A collection of video links

Viktor playing Lovely, the cow (an advertising spot for Swiss Milk)

Interview with Korchnoi at Chess Olympiad, Turin 2006

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3k8o4B-tJI (2006, Viktor Korchnoi on chess as a profession and a hobby, his World Championship matches against Anatoly Karpov, the KGB attempt on his life, his friend David Bronstein, and the strongest chess player of the 20th Century, great interview, in english)

Korchnoi, individual and team gold medal at Chess Olympiad, Skopje 1972

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwXMAFf35ls (film sequences without comments, impressions from the 20th Chess Olympiad, the first which combined the men and woman tournament at the same place). After the unfortunate earthquake in 1963, Skopje, the Macedonian capital (of the former Yugoslavia) organized a Solidarity Tournament running as a yearly event from 1967 – 1971 plus 1976), and hosted the 20-year Jubilee Olympiad for Men and Women, in October 1972. The Soviet-Union won with a team fielding Petrosian, Korchnoi, Smyslov, Tal on the first four boards, plus rising Karpov and IM Savon (surprising national champion from 1971) as reserve player. Spassky had been just beaten earlier in 1972 by Fischer and was not part of the Olympic team. It was the eleventh consecutive team gold for the USSR, followed by Hungary and Yugoslavia.

Viktor turns 80 in 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih20ajqoUi4 (2011, Viktor Korchnoi 80 years young, interview and portrait by Robert Fontaine, Europe Échecs, http://www.europe-echecs.com, english, part I)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMIOfJa9AoU (2011, Viktor Korchnoi 80 years young, interview and portrait by Robert Fontaine, Europe Échecs, http://www.europe-echecs.com, english, part II)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mL50G7Hg3s (2011, Viktor Korchnoi 80 years young, interview and portrait by Robert Fontaine, Europe Échecs, http://www.europe-echecs.com, english, part III)

Viktor Korchnoi as special guest at Amber in 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72yjniGZZuo (2011, beautifully impression and interview video by Macauley Peterson and Peter Doggers Chess Digital Strategies LLC - Macauley Peterson). At the final Melody Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament in Monte Carlo, Monaco (sponsored and organized by Chess Correspondence Grandmaster and World Champion Joop van Oosterom, a dutch chess and carambole billiards enthusiast), special guest Viktor Korchnoi talks about people who are older than sixteen years, human temperament and the computers. Highly recommended!

Viktor Korchnoi giving a simul in 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOjQCjoY_Ac (2011, in german and english, produced by Deep Chess Media)

«Légendes» vs. CEG Geneva in 2012

http://www.europe-echecs.com/art/ceg-vs.-legendes-4418.html (Korchnoi is individual best, Scheveningen system, Andersson, Hort, Ribli, Spraggett, and others, in French language, please scroll down the page a little for the video of round 10, following after the standings)

His first game against Vasily Smyslov in 1952

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgGu71t1igo (In this video, Viktor Korchnoi is commentating in english language game and win versus Smyslov from 1952 at the 20th USSR championship, Viktor’s first national championship)

The Video is taken from the DVD. My Life for Chess Vol. 1 and My Life for Chess Vol. 2 from Viktor Kortchnoi, published by chessbase: http://shop.chessbase.com/en/authors/68.

World Chess Championship match at Baguio City 1978

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xT2BokRYJs (1978, with rare original film recordings from the World Chess Championship at Baguio City in 1978 versus Anatoly Karpov, and a documentation about Vladimir Zoukhar, parapsychologist in the soviet camp). Youtube: Ajedrez - Karpov vs. Korchnoi y la Parapsicologia mental negativa, by Christian C. De Luca, some Spanish language, easy to understand. Must see!

Viktor Korchnoi undercover at Lone Pine 1981

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy4kyjsgTbA (1981 at Lone Pine, Extract from the excellent "The Great Chess Movie" produced by the National Film Board of Canada). Insightful accounts on the life of the great chess grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi. He reflects on his defection, sacrifice, seeking asylum, and being boycotted and outcasted by the Soviet Federation.

Виктор Корчной. "В гостях у Дмитрия Гордона"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwiONymSukw (2012, interview in Russian language, part I)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYTZ6z4rpQ0 (2012, interview in Russian language, part II)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMfBGuCxjKY (2012, interview in Russian language, part III)

Viktor Korchnoi about chess and his life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A31W3G_kZ0M (2005, Interview by Axel Jomeyer from Jomeyer Film, Wiesbaden, in German language, part I) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5B1Oq_CbAQ (2005, Interview by Axel Jomeyer from Jomeyer Film, Wiesbaden, in German language, part II)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FemOaJCuSmY (2005, Interview by Axel Jomeyer from Jomeyer Film, Wiesbaden, in German language, part III)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB1d5GGooFY (2005, Interview by Axel Jomeyer from Jomeyer Film, Wiesbaden, in German language, part IV)