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    • Just wanted to share a game

      I don't play particularly good, but sometimes I do manage to put out a nice game. I'm satisfied with the attack, though the opponent did help me at a couple of points. | Leggi tutto

      • Spektrowski
      • | 05/dic/2014
      • | 949 visualizzazioni
      • | 10 commenti
    • List of cities that hosted World Chess Championships

      Amsterdam, Netherlands Euwe (Netherlands) vs. Alekhine (France) 1935 (some games) Alekhine (France) vs. Euwe (Netherlands) 1937 (some games) Karpov (Russia) vs. Timman (Netherlands) 1993 FIDE (some games) Arnhem, Netherlands Karpov (Russia) v... | Leggi tutto

      • Spektrowski
      • | 02/dic/2014
      • | 1065 visualizzazioni
      • | 17 commenti
    • Anatoly Karpov 2007 Ukrainian TV interview. Part 2 - Kasparov and other events

      Read part 1 here.   I TOLD YAKOVLEV: "YOU LIKE KASPAROV? OK, YOU CAN BUILD HIM A GOLDEN PALACE OR SOMETHING, BUT WHY DO YOU BADGER ME?" I think that your confrontation with Garry Kasparov was also very sharp and political. You've already menti... | Leggi tutto

      • Spektrowski
      • | 29/nov/2014
      • | 912 visualizzazioni
      • | 7 commenti
    • Anatoly Karpov's 2007 Ukrainian TV interview. Part 1: Fischer and Korchnoi

      http://www.gordon.com.ua/tv/a-karpov/   There was always much more politics than sports in the Soviet chess. For the ruling Communist regime, chess has become a symbol of unrivaled intellectual prowess. The whole big country, from Moscow to far... | Leggi tutto

      • Spektrowski
      • | 26/nov/2014
      • | 1453 visualizzazioni
      • | 10 commenti
    • Average age and age differences of World Championship matches

      Ages are given for the day of the first game. Winner of the match (or champion retaining his title) is in bold. Kramnik vs. Leko still remains the only World Championship match in history in which both players weren't 30 yet. Average age 1892: ... | Leggi tutto

      • Spektrowski
      • | 06/nov/2014
      • | 1374 visualizzazioni
      • | 14 commenti
    • On the hypothetical Botvinnik/Alekhine match

      Article by chess historian Sergey Voronkov. http://www.chesspro.ru/_events/2008/voronkov_rc45.html Right after the 13th USSR Championship, the first wartime chess conference took place. All the points of its agenda were fair for the time: intens... | Leggi tutto

      • Spektrowski
      • | 13/set/2014
      • | 1053 visualizzazioni
      • | 10 commenti
    • Possessed by Mikhail Tal?

      Yesterday, I won two games in a row, with White and Black, with a typical Tal-like "not fully correct" sacrifices at f7 and f2, with opponents failing to find best defence. Just a funny turn of events, nothing too flashy here.   | Leggi tutto

      • Spektrowski
      • | 01/set/2014
      • | 807 visualizzazioni
      • | 2 commenti
    • Fyodor Dus-Chotimirsky. Memories, part 1

      Here are memories of Fyodor Ivanovich Dus-Chotimirsky, an old-time Russian and Soviet player. Take note that those were published in old Soviet times, soon after Stalin's death. In that time, to get non-fiction books published, anyone and everyone... | Leggi tutto

      • Spektrowski
      • | 30/ago/2014
      • | 724 visualizzazioni
      • | 5 commenti
    • Yuri Averbakh remembers Mikhail Botvinnik

      Some fragments from his memoirs. Games added by me. World Champion's sparring partner When we were preparing for a match against USA, Botvinnik offered me to play a couple of training games. Of course, it was interesting to train with a World Ch... | Leggi tutto

      • Spektrowski
      • | 28/ago/2014
      • | 942 visualizzazioni
      • | 9 commenti
    • Yuri Averbakh remembers some old-time players

      Yuri Averbakh is currently the oldest living grandmaster (he's 92 years old). Here are some of his memories about old-time Soviet players. Games were picked by me. Nikolai Mikhailovich Zubarev (1894-1951). A thickset man with shaved head, always... | Leggi tutto

      • Spektrowski
      • | 27/ago/2014
      • | 881 visualizzazioni
      • | 9 commenti