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    • Mikhail Tal: "We fought like Hussars". Interview after Riga 1979 Interzonal

      Some games are added to the interview. TANJUG Agency (Yugoslavia): Could you please evaluate the tournament and the players? Mikhail Tal: Look at the second Interzonal in Rio. Quiet playing, dense results, a big leading group. Riga was very diff... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2016. máj. 3.
      • | 1610 megtekintés
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    • Veselin Topalov discusses the Candidates' tournament

      http://chess-news.ru/node/21231 Interview given on March 25th. Maria Manakova: How would you evaluate the Svidler - Giri endgame? Veselin Topalov: I think it's a draw, obviously. Mark Dvoretsky: Of course. Giri had a solid advantage, but, as a... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2016. márc. 29.
      • | 1968 megtekintés
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    • GM Daniil Dubov discusses the Candidates' tournament and cheating in chess

      http://chess-news.ru/node/21182 The interview was conducted on March 16th. Daniil Dubov: This tournament is so depressive that this is the most interesting thing. Maria Manakova: "This"? What are you talking about? DD: Is Maria Manakova actual... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2016. márc. 24.
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    • "Robert Fischer As He Is", an article by Alexander Kotov

      From Kotov's old book Jokingly and Seriously (1966, the article was written around 1965) Robert Fischer As He Is There was no salvation for the Black King. Doomed, he stood among the remnants of his army, still trying to fight off the attacks o... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2016. márc. 21.
      • | 2091 megtekintés
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    • Another secret of Russian chess school

      Russians play chess in icy water. For fun! And yes, that's a different video, not the one featured in the News some time ago :D | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2016. febr. 23.
      • | 1581 megtekintés
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    • Karpov's doctor

      Everyone knows the infamous parapsychologist, Dr. Vladimir Zukhar, whose presence was so unbearable for Korchnoi in Baguio that he demanded to remove him from the first rows of the playing hall. But there was another doctor working with Karpov on... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2015. nov. 27.
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    • Influenced by Silman: the tale of a Queen in a pin and a rampaging Knight

      I was never a particularly good player to begin with, but those instructive articles by Silman seem to be paying off. I'm not quite an epitome of an analyst either: aside from a couple variants, I didn't even move the pieces on the board during t... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2015. nov. 18.
      • | 2789 megtekintés
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    • Spassky - Fischer: The Return Match

      The last chapter of the Krogius book, mostly consisting of quotes from other authors. The Spassky - Fischer series: Part 0: Excerpts from the chapter about Spassky's preparation. Part 1: Pre-match, Spassky waiting for Fischer in Reykjavik. Par... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2015. okt. 30.
      • | 2451 megtekintés
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    • Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 7

      Part 7. The fallout: Boris returns to USSR Previously on: Part 0, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6. And so, the departure day came. This time, we flew to Copenhagen through Oslo. The cold and rainy Icelandic autumn seemingly ... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2015. okt. 27.
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    • Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 6

      Part 6. Ending and Aftermath, with Bobby speaking Russian Previously on: Part 0, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5. But while some wrote articles, and others prepared to greet the new world champion in person, thinking that the next fe... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2015. okt. 27.
      • | 2093 megtekintés
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