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GM Stuart Conquest on Averbakh's Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes (Part 2)
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Tuesday, May 01, 2012 23:12
I seldom review chess books. To review a chess book one has to read it - at least, I always do - and this immediately presents a problem, for what if the book is no good? In that case one's time is doubly wasted, for not only has one read a worthless book, but afterwards one is obliged to write about it. In such unhappy circumstances there is no...
Stuart Conquest on Averbakh's Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes (Part 1 of 2)
Thursday, April 26, 2012 17:41
I seldom review chess books. To review a chess book one has to read it - at least, I always do - and this immediately presents a problem, for what if the book is no good? In that case one's time is doubly wasted, for not only has one read a worthless book, but afterwards one is obliged to write about it. In such unhappy circumstances there is no...
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...
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Wednesday, February 08, 2012 13:37
Only a week after Boris Spassky, the oldest living former World Champion, turned 75, we have another legend celebrating a special birthday. Yuri Averbakh, the oldest living grandmaster in the world, turned 90 today. Yuri Averbakh at his 80th birthday | Photo Jurgen Stigter, Wikipedia Yuri Lvovich Averbakh is one of the last true legends of the...