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    • Karpov's doctor

      Everyone 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... | Lees meer

      • Spektrowski
      • | 27 nov. 2015
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    • Influenced by Silman: the tale of a Queen in a pin and a rampaging Knight

      I 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... | Lees meer

      • Spektrowski
      • | 18 nov. 2015
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    • Spassky - Fischer: The Return Match

      The 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... | Lees meer

      • Spektrowski
      • | 30 okt. 2015
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    • Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 7

      Part 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 ... | Lees meer

      • Spektrowski
      • | 27 okt. 2015
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    • Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 6

      Part 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... | Lees meer

      • Spektrowski
      • | 27 okt. 2015
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    • Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 5

      Part 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... | Lees meer

      • Spektrowski
      • | 27 okt. 2015
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    • Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 4

      Part 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... | Lees meer

      • Spektrowski
      • | 24 okt. 2015
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    • Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 3

      Part 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... | Lees meer

      • Spektrowski
      • | 22 okt. 2015
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    • Spassky - 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... | Lees meer

      • Spektrowski
      • | 21 okt. 2015
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    • Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 1

      As 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... | Lees meer

      • Spektrowski
      • | 21 okt. 2015
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