After spending three days developing the Caro-Kann resource with full service paid to each line in MCO, I find myself daunted at the prospect of doing the same for my 1.d4 repertoire.
For this reason, I'm looking for assistance in producing in pu... | Read More
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... | Read More
Capablanca v Lasker, New York, 1924
Botvinnik v Capablanca, AVRO, 1938
Fischer v Benko, USA ch, 1963
Alekhine v Rubinstein, The Hague, 1921
Johner v Nimzovitsch, Dresden, 1926
Spassky v Smyslov, Bucharest, 1953... | Read More
In our modern chess world, computers are now regarded as superior to humans. Although they are very quick in tactics, there are some positions where they are completely (not a little bit, but completely!) off. For example, I was toying with... | Read More
Alexander Alexandrowitsch Aljechin and alcohol
A couple of sentences about Alekhine will give the flavour:
‘In a few tournaments he was found in a field drunk. He would urinate on the floor in other events.’ For these dainty tidings no doc... | Read More