Ivanchuk-Kasparov (Linares, 1991), with annotations by Ivanchuk.

A short blog post dedicated to Vassily Ivanchuk’s win v. the World Champion Garry Kasparov, from the Linares super-tournament of 1991.  It features a translation of the contemporary annotations by the winner, from the Soviet magazine ’64’. The 21-year-old Vassily Ivanchuk, pictured after winning the 1991 edition of the Ciudad de Linares tournament. (Credit: unknown.)…

Ragozin’s games v. Reshevsky (Semmering, 1937) & Lisitsyn (11th USSR-ch, Leningrad 1939), with annotations by Lipnitsky & Ragozin.

A blog post dedicated to two remarkable games by Vyacheslav Ragozin, in which the outstanding Soviet theoretician developed the opening system that was to bear his name – the Ragozin Variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined.  Some brief biographical details of Ragozin are also presented. Vyacheslav Ragozin, pictured in play v. Salo Flohr in the…