29 September 2010
Using the same techniques as in Zonal Cycle 1998-1999, I added a set of clippings for Zonals 2000-01 to my page on the World Chess Championship Zonals. Once again, the set is taken entirely from Mark Crowther's 'The Week in Chess'. Only five more cycles left to finish off the first pass through clippings!
22 September 2010
Has it really been eight months since I last added a new page of zonal clippings? Looking at the date on the post for Zonal Cycle 1995-1997, it indeed seems to have been that long. Since it's high time to start another cycle, I added a first set of clippings for Zonals 1998-99 to my page on the World Chess Championship Zonals. The set is taken entirely from Mark Crowther's 'The Week in Chess'. I also expect TWIC to provide a good base for the remaining cycles.
15 September 2010
It wasn't his best match either.
The caption said,
7/21/71 - DENVER: Bobby Fischer, New York, N.Y., (right), discusses postgame analysis after beating Bent Larsen of Denmark late 7/20 to win the semifinal candidate match for the World Chess Championship. The 28-year-old American won the semifinals, 6-0 and will play the winner of a semifinal tournament currently being played in Russia for the world title. Fischer won the last game in 40 moves. UPI TELEPHOTO DENVER
What were the odds of a 6-0 whitewash?