Mikhail Tal at Porz (1981/82).

A blog post featuring Tal’s annotations to his wins v. Miles and Gerusel, from the international tournament at Port (West Germany), held at New Year 1981/82. Mikhail Tal, pictured in January 1982 At New Year 1981/82 an international tournament was organised in Porz, a city-district of Cologne, in what was then West Germany.  It featured…

Psakhis-Pritchett (Troon, 1984), with annotations by Psakhis.

Lev Psakhis’s report on the tournament at Troon (Scotland) in 1984, translated from ’64’, and including detailed annotations to his dramatic final-round game v. Craig Pritchett (available to download in .PDF format). At the Press Centre for the World Chess Championship in Moscow, September 1984. Left to right: Semyon Palatnik, Lev Psakhis, Sergei Dolmatov, Mark…

Stein v. Kapengut (39th USSR-ch, Leningrad 1971), with annotations by Kapengut.

Among the 22 participants in the final of the 39th USSR Championship (Leningrad, 1971) were Smyslov, Tal, Karpov, Bronstein, Polugaevsky, Geller and Stein.  Taking part in such distinguished company for the first time, the master from Belarus, Albert Kapengut, took 10th place.  This blog post features Kapengut’s annotations to his win over Stein, together with some biographical…