Chess-oriented crossword: very difficult

Crazychessplaya

Probably the most difficult of my crosswords so far...

Answers so far:

Across: 1.Miles, 3.Barleycorn, 5.Bird, 7.Regence, 10.Taimanov, 11.Sliwa

Down: 1.Mecking, 2.Bogart, 4.Lilienthal, 6.FEN, 8.Sicilian, 9.Norms

rooperi

1 A Mles

4 A Bird

7 A Regence

8 D Sicilian

9 D Norms

Crazychessplaya
rooperi wrote:

1 A Mles

4 A Bird

7 A Regence

8 D Sicilian

9 D Norms


 Wow, I'm impressed! Miles is just a fingerslip I gather...

rooperi

Yeah, Miles : )

rooperi

Immortal losing game winner?  That's a little cryptic, lol

zankfrappa

6 down is fen?

Crazychessplaya
zankfrappa wrote:

6 down is fen?


 Yes!

zankfrappa

1 down is Mecking.

Crazychessplaya

Correct!

Crazychessplaya
Xylograph wrote:

11 Is Silwa, 4 is perhaps Korchnoi?


 11 is Sliwa, 4 is not Korchnoi.

zankfrappa

4 down is Lilienthal.

Crazychessplaya

Lilienthal is correct.

goldendog

3a barleycorn

zankfrappa

10 across is Taimanov.

Crazychessplaya
goldendog wrote:

3a barleycorn


 Yes!

Crazychessplaya
zankfrappa wrote:

10 across is Taimanov.


 Correct!

goldendog

2d bogart

Lord-Chaos

gah another one?! lol.

Crazychessplaya
goldendog wrote:

2d bogart


 Correct!

Crazychessplaya

Thanks to everyone who helped solve!