by greenpawn34 on Feb 13 2019 15:33 | 5269 views | 2 edits | Last edit on Feb 13 2019 15:37
...and now at no expense spent...The History of Chess (the last bit)
In 1984 Karpov and Kasparov started playing the first of their 144 World
Championship games in Moscow, London, Leningrad, Lyon, Servile and
New York. It finally finished in 1990 with the score Kasparov 21 Karpov 19.
(I make that 104 draws which is the same number of books covering these matches....
by greenpawn34 on Jan 29 2019 15:23 | 1158 views | 1 edit | Last edit on Feb 13 2019 15:05
Where were we...Oh yes...the mid 40’s.......Alekhine passed away in 1946
Russia decided that FIDE needed a Chess World Champion and so invited
three Soviet players, Botvinnik, Keres and Smyslov to play for the vacant
title. FIDE meekly pointed out that it would look better if chess players from
other nations were allowed to take part. In the spirit of fair play Russia agreed....