Jan Timman at the John Watson Show

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Already for a few months now, IM John Watson hosts a weekly show on Chess.FM. The well-known chess writer and reviewer has had guests of different calibers but the focus is always on chess books. Tomorrow night Watson has a very special guest in his weekly 60+ minute show: GM Jan Timman.

Nine-time Dutch champion Timman is regarded as one of the leading grandmasters' of his generation. In the 1980s and early 1990s he was considered the best non-Soviet player and known as "The Best of the West". He twice reached the final of the Candidates, losing to Karpov in 1990 and Short in 1992. When Short and Kasparov broke away from FIDE, Timman was promoted to contest the FIDE world championship against Karpov, but he lost 8.5-12.5.

As one of the two highly respected editors-in-chief for New In Chess, Timman's writings on the game are said by many to be precise and conscientious, together with a rare objectivity and obvious desire to get at the truth behind the critical position in each game.

The show is available for ICC members only; and for 7-days on-demand.
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