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Lajos Portisch turns 75
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Wednesday, April 04, 2012 18:14
Lajos Portisch celebrates his 75th birthday today. The legendary Hungarian grandmaster, currently rated 2523, was born on April 4th, 1937 in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. Portisch was one of the strongest non-Soviet players from the early 1960s into the late 1980s. His positional style earned him the nickname "Hungarian Botvinnik". He participated in...
Testimonials translated: living legends speak about Botvinnik
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 10:53
2011 was the "Botvinnik year" in Russia, because Mikhail Botvinnik was born on August 17th, 1911. You'll probably remember the Botvinnik Memorial Veterans rapid tournament, held in August last year and won by Viktor Kortchnoi. In our report, we embedded a long video in Russian in which a number of former opponents of Botvinnik spoke about the 6th...
Jan Timman, Tata GM group B: "I don't have illusions"
Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:51
We continue our series of three interviews, with players from the Tata Steel A, B and C groups, who all make some sort of comeback. In the second interview we have Dutch chess legend Jan Timman, one of the world's leading players for two decades. At the peak of his career he was considered to be the best non-Soviet player and was known as "The...