Excerpt from Gaprindashvili's book I Prefer Risk (Предпочитаю риск).
A Bow to the Veterans
The first woman world champion Vera Menchik was tragically killed on 27th June 1944 during the Nazi bombing of London. After Alexander Ale... | Read More
After reading some comments on Nigel Short's article about difference between men and women, I realized I had surprisingly strong feelings about this issue.
I, frankly, don't see Short's comments as sexist, but that's probably because of my diffe... | Read More
Original in Russian here.
The World Championship finalist Natalia Pogonina told in the interview for Gazeta.ru about her path in the Sochi tournament, the secrets of Olympiad victories, Russian-Ukrainian friendship and the benefits of chess for c... | Read More
A 2005 interview of Vladimir Kramnik where he discusses all previous chess world champions of the time. The Russian original is here: http://www.e3e5.com/article.php?id=190
FROM STEINITZ TO KASPAROV
I got to know the legacy of chess classics rel... | Read More
Another game of mine. As usual, nothing particularly great, but I really liked the pawn ending.
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An interesting insight as to why Korchnoi was disliked by Soviet authorities and chess society in 1970s. He didn't exactly make many friends.
How I fell out with Korchnoi and Karpov
In 1973, there were two Interzonals in Leningrad and Petropolis... | Read More
This game was played in a double round-robin playoff for the 1956 USSR Championship. Averbakh and Spassky were both tired after the main tournament, and this obviously showed.
Annotated by Yuri Averbakh.
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Vasily Panov. "Before the New Difficult Battles"
(The part about Petrosian - Korchnoi match is omitted)
Now let's discuss the match between two foreign stars: Robert Fischer, 28, USA, and Bent Larsen, 36, Denmark; it's kind of inappropriate now ... | Read More
From the old 64 newspapers.
As a foreword: prognosis by Igor Bondarevsky, Boris Spassky's coach. Incredibly spot on, both about Fischer and Korchnoi.
Many commentators and especially the public wait impatiently for the match between Robert Fisch... | Read More
THE TOURNAMENT WINNERS' PROFILES
The World Champion, Master of Sports Lyudmila Vladimirovna Rudenko was born on 27th July 1904 in Lubny, Ukraine, in a teacher's family. Father taught her chess when she was 10 years old. In 1925,... | Read More