Tag Archives: Fischer

Game of the Month: April 2014

Game of the Month: April 2014

Posted on 8th April 2014

The April 2014 Game of the Month from the BCM’s Games Editor, Andrew Martin, features the 6 h3 (Fischer?) variation of the Sicilian Najdorf Defence. The game is from the recent Khanty-Mansisyk Candidates Tournament in …

Book Review: Not Another Bobby Book!?

Book Review: Not Another Bobby Book!?

Posted on 27th May 2013

‘A Psychobiography of Bobby Fischer: Understanding the Genius, Mystery, and Psychological Decline of a World Chess Champion’ – Joseph G. Ponterotto (Thomas 2012). 189 pages + xxvi, hardback, 10 plate photos (some, extremely rare – …

Happy Birthday to Peter Leko

Happy Birthday to Peter Leko

Posted on 8th September 2012

International Grandmaster Peter Leko (b. 8th September, 1979) is 33. Happy Birthday to Hungary’s top board in the Olympiad which concludes today. EG Winter called him ‘a gentleman’; high praise indeed. We did hear a …

Obituary ‘Gligo’ – the Light of the World – Gentleman Grandmaster

Obituary ‘Gligo’ – the Light of the World – Gentleman Grandmaster

Posted on 14th August 2012

International Master (1950), International Grandmaster (1951), Svetozar Gligoric has died in Belgrade. He was 89. Born in modest circumstances he grew up in a country torn by war but if he developed a thicker skin it …

As I Please  by  Neville Twitchell

As I Please by Neville Twitchell

Posted on 18th July 2012

I have recently found a new use for YouTube in trying to track down film footage of the great players of the past. Whilst there is an abundance of footage of present day players, and …