Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! https://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Boris Spassky 2016 interviewThis interview was conducted by Yuri Golyshak and Sergei Kruzhkov for their column Friday Talk in the Sport-Express newspaper in early 2016. Heading photo was taken during that interview.   The tenth world champion returned from Paris to Mo...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/boris-spassky-2016-interviewThu, 09 Jun 2016 11:55:37 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/boris-spassky-2016-interviewTributes to Viktor Korchnoi from Russian pressQuoted from the interviews by R-Sport (rsport.ru). Sergey Karjakin "Even though Viktor Lvovich never became a world champion, he still left amazing legacy. His name is written into chess history with golden letters. I remember that when I was 10...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/tributes-to-viktor-korchnoi-from-russian-pressWed, 08 Jun 2016 13:01:09 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/tributes-to-viktor-korchnoi-from-russian-press"Lasker's Successor", Alexander Kotov's article about Viktor KorchnoiI've started to translate the article some time ago, but today seems the most appropriate time to post it. This was published exactly half a century ago, in 1966, when Korchnoi was still a well-respected member of the Soviet chess society. Lasker...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/lasker-s-successor-alexander-kotov-s-article-about-viktor-korchnoiMon, 06 Jun 2016 11:08:15 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/lasker-s-successor-alexander-kotov-s-article-about-viktor-korchnoiMikhail Tal: "We fought like Hussars". Interview after Riga 1979 InterzonalSome games are added to the interview. TANJUG Agency (Yugoslavia): Could you please evaluate the tournament and the players? Mikhail Tal: Look at the second Interzonal in Rio. Quiet playing, dense results, a big leading group. Riga was very diff...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/mikhail-tal-quotwe-fought-like-hussarsquot-interview-after-riga-1979-interzonalTue, 03 May 2016 11:40:41 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/mikhail-tal-quotwe-fought-like-hussarsquot-interview-after-riga-1979-interzonalVeselin Topalov discusses the Candidates' tournamenthttp://chess-news.ru/node/21231 Interview given on March 25th. Maria Manakova: How would you evaluate the Svidler - Giri endgame? Veselin Topalov: I think it's a draw, obviously. Mark Dvoretsky: Of course. Giri had a solid advantage, but, as a...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/veselin-topalov-discusses-the-candidates-tournamentTue, 29 Mar 2016 06:18:32 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/veselin-topalov-discusses-the-candidates-tournamentGM Daniil Dubov discusses the Candidates' tournament and cheating in chesshttp://chess-news.ru/node/21182 The interview was conducted on March 16th. Daniil Dubov: This tournament is so depressive that this is the most interesting thing. Maria Manakova: "This"? What are you talking about? DD: Is Maria Manakova actual...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/gm-daniil-dubov-discusses-the-candidates-tournament-and-cheating-in-chessThu, 24 Mar 2016 03:35:42 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/gm-daniil-dubov-discusses-the-candidates-tournament-and-cheating-in-chess"Robert Fischer As He Is", an article by Alexander KotovFrom Kotov's old book Jokingly and Seriously (1966, the article was written around 1965) Robert Fischer As He Is There was no salvation for the Black King. Doomed, he stood among the remnants of his army, still trying to fight off the attacks o...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/quotrobert-fischer-as-he-isquot-an-article-by-alexander-kotovMon, 21 Mar 2016 09:43:11 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/quotrobert-fischer-as-he-isquot-an-article-by-alexander-kotovAnother secret of Russian chess schoolRussians play chess in icy water. For fun! And yes, that's a different video, not the one featured in the News some time ago :D https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/another-secret-of-russian-chess-schoolTue, 23 Feb 2016 00:03:18 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/another-secret-of-russian-chess-schoolKarpov's doctorEveryone knows the infamous parapsychologist, Dr. Vladimir Zukhar, whose presence was so unbearable for Korchnoi in Baguio that he demanded to remove him from the first rows of the playing hall. But there was another doctor working with Karpov on...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/karpovs-doctorFri, 27 Nov 2015 11:16:10 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/karpovs-doctorInfluenced by Silman: the tale of a Queen in a pin and a rampaging KnightI was never a particularly good player to begin with, but those instructive articles by Silman seem to be paying off. I'm not quite an epitome of an analyst either: aside from a couple variants, I didn't even move the pieces on the board during t...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/influenced-by-silman-the-tale-of-a-queen-in-a-pin-and-a-rampaging-knightWed, 18 Nov 2015 12:46:52 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/influenced-by-silman-the-tale-of-a-queen-in-a-pin-and-a-rampaging-knightSpassky - Fischer: The Return MatchThe last chapter of the Krogius book, mostly consisting of quotes from other authors. The Spassky - Fischer series: Part 0: Excerpts from the chapter about Spassky's preparation. Part 1: Pre-match, Spassky waiting for Fischer in Reykjavik. Par...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/spassky---fischer-the-return-matchFri, 30 Oct 2015 04:35:36 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/spassky---fischer-the-return-matchSpassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 7Part 7. The fallout: Boris returns to USSR Previously on: Part 0, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6. And so, the departure day came. This time, we flew to Copenhagen through Oslo. The cold and rainy Icelandic autumn seemingly ...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/spassky---fischer-the-match-diary-by-nikolai-krogius-part-7Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:06:52 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/spassky---fischer-the-match-diary-by-nikolai-krogius-part-7Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 6Part 6. Ending and Aftermath, with Bobby speaking Russian Previously on: Part 0, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5. But while some wrote articles, and others prepared to greet the new world champion in person, thinking that the next fe...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/spassky---fischer-the-match-diary-by-nikolai-krogius-part-6Tue, 27 Oct 2015 04:33:53 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/spassky---fischer-the-match-diary-by-nikolai-krogius-part-6Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 5Part 5. In which Operation Chair is commenced and fails completely, and there are some draws Previously on the series: Part 0, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Let's discuss the atmosphere around the match; we haven't touched that subject since Fi...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/spassky---fischer-the-match-diary-by-nikolai-krogius-part-5Tue, 27 Oct 2015 00:27:53 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/spassky---fischer-the-match-diary-by-nikolai-krogius-part-5Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 4Part 4. In which Boris recovers, but it's too late  Previously on: Part 0, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 The ninth game was played on 1st August; its opening didn't go well for the world champion. In the improved Tarrasch defence, Spassky went for a v...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/spassky---fischer-the-match-diary-by-nikolai-krogius-part-4Sat, 24 Oct 2015 01:16:35 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/spassky---fischer-the-match-diary-by-nikolai-krogius-part-4Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 3Part 3, in which Boris falters, and Bobby takes the lead  Previous installments: Part 0, Part 1, Part 2 But now, Bobby asked (or, should I say, demanded) that the third game, scheduled for July 16th, be played in a closed room, without any audi...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/spassky---fischer-the-match-diary-by-nikolai-krogius-part-3Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:35:49 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/spassky---fischer-the-match-diary-by-nikolai-krogius-part-3Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 2 Part 2, in which Bobby comes, sees... loses and forfeits Part 0 and Part 1 can be found by following the hyperlinks.   The postponement of the match caused a stir in the world. Spassky received many telegrams from Yugoslavia, Germany, Swede...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/spassky---fischer-the-match-diary-by-nikolai-krogius-part-2Wed, 21 Oct 2015 14:38:00 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/spassky---fischer-the-match-diary-by-nikolai-krogius-part-2Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 1As promised, I'm continuing the translation of Nikolay Krogius' biographical book about Boris Spassky, particularly the most interesting part for the Western readers - about his match against Bobby Fischer. The chapter was divided by arbitrary pa...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/spassky---fischer-the-match-diary-by-nikolai-krogius-part-1Wed, 21 Oct 2015 08:43:00 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/spassky---fischer-the-match-diary-by-nikolai-krogius-part-1"Preparing for the match against Fischer", excerpts from Boris Spassky's bioNikolai Krogius was one of Spassky's coaches during his preparations for the match against Fischer. He shares a lot of insight from the Soviet camp. Here are some quotes from his biographical book about Spassky, published in 1998 and 2000 (2 volu...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/nikolai-krogius-quotpreparing-for-the-match-against-fischerquot-excerpts-from-boris-spasskysTue, 20 Oct 2015 02:22:07 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/nikolai-krogius-quotpreparing-for-the-match-against-fischerquot-excerpts-from-boris-spasskysSerper's Long Lost GameI'll admit, the title is a bit misleading. GM Serper himself probably has it in his archives. But, nevertheless, this game is not featured on chessgames.com, so it certainly was lost for a vast majority of chess fans. The game is from the Soviet ...https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/serpers-long-lost-gameSun, 18 Oct 2015 03:27:39 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrowski/serpers-long-lost-game