The Polish/Russian - French - Jewish grandmaster Dawid (David Markelovich) Janowski (1868 - 1927) was known for his fiery attacking style, occasional impossible blunders and hatred of draws. Someone said of him, "He would rather lose a game than d... | Read More
Part 1: Yuri Averbakh, Olga Botvinnik, Mark Taimanov http://blog.chess.com/Spektrowski/botvinnik-100th-anniversary-part-1
Part 2: Viktor Korchnoi, Evgeny Vasiukov http://blog.chess.com/view/botvinnik-100th-anniversary-party-at-suzdal-part-2
N. P... | Read More
Part 1, with speeches from Yuri Averbakh, Olga Botvinnik and Mark Taimanov, can be found here: http://blog.chess.com/Spektrowski/botvinnik-100th-anniversary-part-1
N. Polyanskikh: Our people have conquered Alps, time to time. First Suvorov used R... | Read More
Transcript of an almost 1.5-hour long video which can be found here: http://chessm.ru/vecher-posvyaschennyj-100-letiyu-mmbotvinnika/
GM Sergey Makarychev (from the screen): More than half a century ago, in Moscow, in the Pillar Hall of the House ... | Read More
Interview by Yuri Vasilyev, Sport-Express. 17 August 2011
A senior tournament is currently held in Suzdal in memory of Mikhail Botvinnik. The arbiter of this tournament is the 89 years old grandmaste... | Read More
There are jokes in Tbilisi that during his illness, Tigran Petrosian took some beneficial drug, called "antidefeatine", and he crushes all his opponents with ease after that. He won 5 games out of 8 and drew such strong players as D. Bronstein, P.... | Read More
Next installment in the series of Salomon Flohr's articles is dedicated to the 1959 USSR Championship won by Tigran Petrosian. The original report didn't include games, but I will post all the games he mentioned.
In the Age-Old Tbilisi
The Sovie... | Read More
This article about Mikhail Tal was written by the famous Czech-Soviet Grandmaster and chess writer Salomon Flohr after Tal won his first USSR Championship in 1957. He was quite accurate in his prediction that Tal would eventually challenge Botvinn... | Read More
Annotations by Leonid Shamkovich, from his book Sacrifice in Chess.
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64, issue 45, 1970. Tal's third (and final) report from Sochi.
Either the masters have finally managed to acclimatize or their physical form was better than their venerable opponents', but the struggle in the last seven rounds was completely even... | Read More