Greatest Chess Photos

  • #201
    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.

  • #202

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

  • #203
    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

  • #204

    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.....

  • #205

    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"

  • #206

    Korchnoi and Bill Wall, 1979

  • #207
    phishcake5 wrote:

     

    Bobby visits Mikhail in hospital 1962


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

  • #208
    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.

  • #209

    Walter Browne and Bill Wall, 1975

  • #210

    Bobby Fischer today

  • #211

    Campomanes, 1990

  • #212

    John Donaldson and Bill Wall, 1991

  • #213

    John Donaldson and his wife Elena

  • #214

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

     

  • #215

    Karpov and Hjartarson, World Quarter Finals Championship in Seattle 1989

  • #216

    Kasparov - Karpov, New York 1990

  • #217

    George Koltanowski

  • #218

    Yasser Seirawan, 1989

  • #219

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

  • #220

    Alekhine

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