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Friday, December 25, 2009

2009 Korchnoi-Spassky chess match update:results from rounds 2-7,Korchnoi-Spassky chess match round 7 crosstable

Since I last reported on the Korchnoi-Spassky match 6 games have been played.Here are the results from games 1-7 (the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Match Kalmykia
Korchnoi, Viktor
-
Spassky, Boris V
1-0
47 moves 
E21
Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Spassky, Boris V
-
Korchnoi, Viktor
½-½
46 moves
C00
French Defence
Korchnoi, Viktor
-
Spassky, Boris V
½-½
50 moves
E21
Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Spassky, Boris V
-
Korchnoi, Viktor
½-½
22 moves
C14
French Classical
Korchnoi, Viktor
-
Spassky, Boris V
0-1
26 moves
A28
English Four Knights
Spassky, Boris V
-
Korchnoi, Viktor
0-1
35 moves
C49
Four Knights Metger
Korchnoi, Viktor
-
Spassky, Boris V
0-1
46 moves
E11
Bogo Indian Defence

These results mean the match is tied entering the 8th and final game. Boris Spassky has the white pieces in the last game.


Name Ti NAT Rtng 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Perf
Korchnoi, Viktor g SUI 2567 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 . 2548
Spassky, Boris V g FRA 2548 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 . 2567

I am not sure what happens if the match is tied after 8 games because the official website of the match: http://chess-rk.ru/, is only presented in the Russian language.

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