New PDF release: Curacao 1962

By Jan Timman

ISBN-10: 9056911392

ISBN-13: 9789056911393

On the top of the chilly warfare, 8 gamers contested the precise to problem international Champion Botvinnik. 3 gamers from the Soviet Union (Keres, Petrosian, and Geller) have been making suspiciously brief attracts whilst taking part in one another, whereas one of many favorites, a lanky 19-year-old boy from Brooklyn referred to as Bobby Fischer, brazenly accused the Soviets of collusion and was once later confirmed correct. Jan Timman returns to this conflict of giants, describes the process the event and annotates an important video games (including sixteen of Fischer?s!) in his ordinary lucid and instructive variety.

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Forcing Black's queen to the c5-square) 26 .. :iVc5 27 g5 White is better. tf2; but in reality matters are not so clear. That game continued 16 .... te2 (18 a4? ) 18 ... txc4? bxc3 21 b3 a6! txc4 ctJxc4 25 bxc4 l::rb2 26 'ii'd3 l::rd2 27 'ii'f3 f5! with a decisive advantage for Black, White should have played 20 ctJb5! At the very least, the line proposed by Nunn: 20 ... ctJxb2 21 ctJxd6 b3 22 'ii'b 1 ctJxa4 23 ctJxe8? txa 1 24 'ii'xal b2 25 'ifa2 'ii'xel +! txel bl'ii' 'and Black wins' can be improved by 23 l::ra3!

TtJe4?! tc3, Balashov-Dvoretsky, Moscow 1967, 22 iVc1! txd4+ 21 'li'xd4 ~xc4! 22 bxc4 ~e3 23 h3 ~d3 24 iVxa7 iVh4 2S ~a2 ttJe3 26 'li'b8+ cJ;g7 27 iVeS+, Pomar-Toran, Palma de Mallorca 1966, and now instead of 27 ... f6? 28 iVe7+ cJ;h6 29 ttJe4 with a large advantage for White, Black should have played 27 ... cJ;h6! 28 ttJe4 (Or 28 ~c1?! ttJxg2! with a strong attack) 28 ... ttJxfl 29 ttJf6 ttJe3 30 ttJg8+ with a perpetual check (Dvoretsky). I would not be surprised if White can improve his play in this line.

Txf6 ~xd6 27 l:tg7+ 'iith8 28 lH7+ with a perpetual check. :txg6+?! :txf6 is certainly not better for White . tf2 24 ... ~b8? 25 ttJe8! winning. 25 ~a5 25 iNc3? th4 turns the game in Black's favour. td4 ~d2 28 iNf4 iNc8 29 Main Line with 9.. lle8 39 30 ttJeS? This allows Black to achieve a theoretical draw by sacrificing his queen. xd4! cxd4 31 h3 would have retained some winning chances. 30... e6 44 'Wi d4+ 1/2_1/2 GameS Vaisser-Ibragimov Bern 1992 opment and then to prepare e4eS. ttJa6 10 Black has no less than five plausible alternatives: a) The rare 1O ..

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