January Kings Of The King’s Gambit

by National Life Master Loal Davis     There are of course many chess players who have their birthday in January, but two King’s of the King’s Gambit immediately come to mind.   1916-01-07 – Paul Keres 1937-01-30 – Boris Spassky     Paul Keres   Event “URS-ch12” Site “Moscow” … Continue reading

Boris Spassky – And – The Englishes

by National Life Master Loal Davis Boris Spassky The “English” is used as the name of an Opening – and also the name of a Defense.  One of the most brilliant players is history, and of course a World Champion, dismantles the “English” then plays the “English”.  “USSR versus The World”“Belgrade – 1970”White … Continue reading

Karpov vs. Spassky FIDE World Cup 1982

Classical games: Anatoly Karpov vs. Boris Spassky 14 – 2,  23 draws.Including rapid/exhibition games:  Karpov  vs. Spassky 15 – 3, 25 draws. Karpov vs. Spassky FIDE World Cup 1982 – YouTube [Event “15 min, Hamburg-TV”][Site “15 min, Hamburg-TV”][Date “1982.??.??”][EventDate “?”][Round “?”][Result “1/2-1/2”][White “Boris Spassky”][Black “Anatoly Karpov”][ECO “C42”][WhiteElo “?”][BlackElo “?”][PlyCount “103”]1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 … Continue reading

Fischer On Spassky

 Boris Spassky Spassky was on Robert Fischer’s Top Ten List.  These views of Fischer on Spassky were made in 1964.  Remember Spassky played for the World Championship in 1966 and lost. He played again in 1969 and won; both matches were against Tigran Petrosian. Boris Spassky Spassky, as 25-year old Russian player is … Continue reading

Pawn Sacrifice

PAWN SCARIFICEProductionA Mica Entertainment presentation of a Material Pictures, Gail Katz production in association with Palmstar. Produced by Gail Katz, Tobey Maguire, Edward Zwick. Executive producers, Dale Armin Johnson, Josette Perotta, Glenn P. Murray, Julie B. May, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Kevin Frakes, Raj Singh, Mike Ilitch Jr. Co-producer, … Continue reading

Fischer’s Top Ten

Bobby Fischer  Bobby Fischer’s Top Ten Players of All Time. His insights into these players is remarkable and he may well hit the nail on the head in the evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses.   Paul Morphy Howard Staunton Wilhelm Steinitz Siegbert Tarrasch Mikhail Tchigorin Alexander Alekhine Jose Capablanca … Continue reading