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    • Nona Gaprindashvili. A Bow to the Veterans, part 1

      Excerpt from Gaprindashvili's book I Prefer Risk (Предпочитаю риск). A Bow to the Veterans The first woman world champion Vera Menchik was tragically killed on 27th June 1944 during the Nazi bombing of London. After Alexander Ale... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2015.04.27.
      • | 183 megtekintés
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    • On Nigel Short's article and #sexisminchess

      After reading some comments on Nigel Short's article about difference between men and women, I realized I had surprisingly strong feelings about this issue. I, frankly, don't see Short's comments as sexist, but that's probably because of my diffe... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2015.04.26.
      • | 402 megtekintés
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    • Natalia Pogonina: "There were no politics in the chess final"

      Original in Russian here. The World Championship finalist Natalia Pogonina told in the interview for Gazeta.ru about her path in the Sochi tournament, the secrets of Olympiad victories, Russian-Ukrainian friendship and the benefits of chess for c... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2015.04.07.
      • | 1538 megtekintés
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    • Vladimir Kramnik: From Steinitz to Kasparov

      A 2005 interview of Vladimir Kramnik where he discusses all previous chess world champions of the time. The Russian original is here: http://www.e3e5.com/article.php?id=190 FROM STEINITZ TO KASPAROV I got to know the legacy of chess classics rel... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2015.04.01.
      • | 2028 megtekintés
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    • The big pawn breakthrough

      Another game of mine. As usual, nothing particularly great, but I really liked the pawn ending. | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2015.03.24.
      • | 1969 megtekintés
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    • Yuri Averbakh: How I fell out with Korchnoi and Karpov

      An interesting insight as to why Korchnoi was disliked by Soviet authorities and chess society in 1970s. He didn't exactly make many friends. How I fell out with Korchnoi and Karpov In 1973, there were two Interzonals in Leningrad and Petropolis... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2015.03.14.
      • | 2038 megtekintés
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    • Five Miracles of Yuri Averbakh

      This game was played in a double round-robin playoff for the 1956 USSR Championship. Averbakh and Spassky were both tired after the main tournament, and this obviously showed. Annotated by Yuri Averbakh. | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2015.02.24.
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    • Fischer - Larsen 1971, from 64 newspaper

      Vasily Panov. "Before the New Difficult Battles" (The part about Petrosian - Korchnoi match is omitted) Now let's discuss the match between two foreign stars: Robert Fischer, 28, USA, and Bent Larsen, 36, Denmark; it's kind of inappropriate now ... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2015.02.11.
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    • Fischer - Taimanov 1971, annotated by Mikhail Tal

      From the old 64 newspapers. As a foreword: prognosis by Igor Bondarevsky, Boris Spassky's coach. Incredibly spot on, both about Fischer and Korchnoi. Many commentators and especially the public wait impatiently for the match between Robert Fisch... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2015.02.08.
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    • Women's World Championship, Moscow 1950, by Elizabeth Bykova. Winners' profiles.

      THE TOURNAMENT WINNERS' PROFILES Lyudmila Rudenko The World Champion, Master of Sports Lyudmila Vladimirovna Rudenko was born on 27th July 1904 in Lubny, Ukraine, in a teacher's family. Father taught her chess when she was 10 years old. In 1925,... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2015.01.19.
      • | 1221 megtekintés
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