Yuri Averbakh speaks about Mikhail Botvinnik

Yuri Averbakh speaks about Mikhail Botvinnik

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Aug 19, 2011

Interview by Yuri Vasilyev, Sport-Express. 17 August 2011 http://others.sport-express.ru/reviews/15791/ A senior tournament is currently held in Suzdal in memory of Mikhail Botvinnik. The arbiter of this tournament is the 89 years old grandmaste...

In the Age-Old Tbilisi, part 2

In the Age-Old Tbilisi, part 2

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Jul 19, 2011

There are jokes in Tbilisi that during his illness, Tigran Petrosian took some beneficial drug, called "antidefeatine", and he crushes all his opponents with ease after that. He won 5 games out of 8 and drew such strong players as D. Bronstein, P....

In the Age-Old Tbilisi, part 1

In the Age-Old Tbilisi, part 1

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Jul 18, 2011

Next installment in the series of Salomon Flohr's articles is dedicated to the 1959 USSR Championship won by Tigran Petrosian. The original report didn't include games, but I will post all the games he mentioned. In the Age-Old Tbilisi The Sovie...

The Nineteenth Soviet Grandmaster

The Nineteenth Soviet Grandmaster

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Jul 16, 2011

This article about Mikhail Tal was written by the famous Czech-Soviet Grandmaster and chess writer Salomon Flohr after Tal won his first USSR Championship in 1957. He was quite accurate in his prediction that Tal would eventually challenge Botvinn...

Mikhail Tal. "Fortune smiles to the young", 1970

Mikhail Tal. "Fortune smiles to the young", 1970

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Jun 8, 2011

64, issue 45, 1970. Tal's third (and final) report from Sochi. Either the masters have finally managed to acclimatize or their physical form was better than their venerable opponents', but the struggle in the last seven rounds was completely even...

Mikhail Tal. "Amplitude of the pendulum", 1970.

Mikhail Tal. "Amplitude of the pendulum", 1970.

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Jun 8, 2011

64, issue 44, 1970. Second part of Tal's report. An original match between grandmasters and masters is almost equal, and there's some concrete proof for that. As the readers already know, the teams get White pieces by turns. And that's what is in...

Mikhail Tal. "They don't offer draws to us", 1970

Mikhail Tal. "They don't offer draws to us", 1970

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Jun 7, 2011

Mikhail Tal's first report in 64 about the "grandmasters versus masters" tournament in Sochi 1970. Recently, I received a valuable gift from chess fans of Ryazan: a file of the 64 newspaper published in 1935-37. Reading through the "grandmother" ...

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