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I really like the chess pieces in post # 10 with Fischer. Does anyone know anything about these pieces ? Is it a jacques set perhaps ? Typical set in Argentina ?
I've had that photo in the NY Times magazine since 1971 and it's not the greatest for detail, so it's hard to know where they came from. They definitely are not the same style Jaques pieces used in the Spassky match but they appear to have the Jaques lines, older and better lines.
I recall that at first the organizers wanted to us the same equipment from Capablanca-Alekhine, but they later reconsidered and wanted to have equipment that they could say, "Here are the men and table from the Fischer-Petrosian match."
Comparing the Capa-Alekhine equipment (previous photo) to the hard-to-inspect photo from 1971, they look a lot alike. If I had to put my money down I'd say the organizers found another antique Jaques and used that.
The terms and conditions of the match might even state explicitly what men they were to use.
Does anyone else think that old Karpov looked like a movie villain? or at least...right hand man to a movie villain.
Yes, like a James Bond movie villain
Karpov always looks like he needs to shampoo his hair to me. Almost every picture I have seen of him his hair looks dirty/greasy and in person I noted its the same.....
Villains don't have time to shampoo, he has to use that time to plot dastardly deeds.
"hahahahaah Mr. Bond... you're far too late, checkmate Mr.Bond"
Korchnoi and Bill Wall, 1979
Bobby visits Mikhail in hospital 1962
Did Tal have a hand deformity I never heard about? 0.o
It wasn't really a secret. Two fingers and a thumb on his right hand.
Walter Browne and Bill Wall, 1975
Bobby Fischer today
John Donaldson and Bill Wall, 1991
John Donaldson and his wife Elena
Early Tal--1954--just a punk kid...playing Keres.
Karpov and Hjartarson, World Quarter Finals Championship in Seattle 1989
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Yasser Seirawan, 1989
Bill Wall, Walter Browne, Paul Keres - Vancouver, British Columbia 1975
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