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  • 5 years ago · #201

    goldendog

    Reb wrote:

    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.

  • 5 years ago · #202

    Kupov

    Does anyone else think that old Karpov looked like a movie villain? or at least...right hand man to a movie villain.

  • 5 years ago · #203

    malko

    Kupov wrote:

    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

  • 5 years ago · #205

    Kupov

    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"

  • 5 years ago · #206

    billwall

    Korchnoi and Bill Wall, 1979

  • 5 years ago · #207

    pwnsrppl2

    phishcake5 wrote:

     

    Bobby visits Mikhail in hospital 1962


    Did Tal have a hand deformity I never heard about?  0.o

  • 5 years ago · #208

    goldendog

    pwnsrppl2 wrote:
    phishcake5 wrote:

     

    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.

  • 5 years ago · #209

    billwall

    Walter Browne and Bill Wall, 1975

  • 5 years ago · #210

    idosheepallnight

    Bobby Fischer today

  • 5 years ago · #211

    billwall

    Campomanes, 1990

  • 5 years ago · #212

    billwall

    John Donaldson and Bill Wall, 1991

  • 5 years ago · #213

    billwall

    John Donaldson and his wife Elena

  • 5 years ago · #214

    goldendog

    Early Tal--1954--just a punk kid...playing Keres.

     

  • 5 years ago · #215

    billwall

    Karpov and Hjartarson, World Quarter Finals Championship in Seattle 1989

  • 5 years ago · #216

    billwall

    Kasparov - Karpov, New York 1990

  • 5 years ago · #217

    billwall

    George Koltanowski

  • 5 years ago · #218

    billwall

    Yasser Seirawan, 1989

  • 5 years ago · #219

    billwall

    Bill Wall, Walter Browne, Paul Keres - Vancouver, British Columbia 1975

  • 5 years ago · #220

    billwall

    Alekhine


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