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Chess and love: The Selimanov case

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

chess and love
If you liked it, share it! 🙂Chess and love… Sometimes chess and love are connected. In 1957, North American William Lombardy won the World Junior Championship with an impressive 100% score – 11 out of 11! Following him, the German and Dutch players, Matthias Gerusel and Lex Jongsma respectively were also classified. The representative of the USSR, Vladimir Selimanov, could only manage the fourth position. This was a frustrating result for him and for the soviet…
Chess and love: The Selimanov case
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Botvinnik and the USSR in the Olympics (II)

Antonio Ventura Gude

Artículo escrito por: Antonio Ventura Gude , publicado: Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
Categorias: Gude's Corner

Botvinnik
If you liked it, share it! 🙂The USSR participates in the Olympics… When the team members of the soviet team were gathered in Voronovo, near Moscow. They all had the feeling that Botvinnik was not in form. And the Chess Section convoked them all and a delegate interviewed (interrogated?) each one of them individually. Botvinnik shared later that they asked him if he could secure the individual gold medal in the first board (he did not…
Botvinnik and the USSR in the Olympics (II)
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