|Jun-28-12|| ||Howard: Some writer stated in a Massachusetts-based chess publication in 1987, that this endgame was "one of the hardest-fought endgames in recent times."|
Wonder if Karpov missed a win here. He certainly appeared to have the advantage at one point.
|Aug-31-15|| ||Plaskett: Neither of the players (and they had by then competed in what in effect were the succeeding THREE matches for the World Championship) knew whether the resultant Q VS R + Bishop´s Pawn on the fifth rank position which could have followed 54...Rxg5 55 c8=Q was winning. In fact, following 55...Ke5, it is drawn.|
Six years earlier I saw a critical variation arise in the post mortem of Korchnoi Vs Nunn in London with Korchnoi having two Knights Vs a Pawn. Neither GM knew the correct result.
A spectating Quinteros commented, "Larsen maybe know."
|Sep-01-15|| ||jvv: 41.h4|
|Sep-01-15|| ||offramp: <Plaskett: ...A spectating Quinteros commented, "Larsen maybe know.">|
That's a really good anecdote. IT ALSO SHOWS what Miles and Larsen understood: to beat the eastern bloc players you had to know three crucial things: endgames, endgames and endgames.
|Sep-13-15|| ||perfidious: <Howard: Some writer stated in a Massachusetts-based chess publication in 1987, that this endgame was "one of the hardest-fought endgames in recent times.">|
Probably wasn't me, though I was games editor for Chess Horizons at the time.
|Oct-24-15|| ||Howard: I don't have the article anymore. But if it'll help you any, the piece was a strongly-worded column criticizing Chess Life magazine under its editor at the time, who was the late Larry Parr.|
The first sentence, as I recall, went "For years I defended Chess Life as a magazine trying to do a difficult job under a limited budget--not any more." He then went on to say that the magazine's quality had gone steadily downhill under Parr's leadership.
In my opinion back then, he was right !
|Oct-24-15|| ||Granny O Doul: I don't know if CL actually got worse under Parr, because it had already sunk dramatically from its 70's heyday under the first couple of post-Hochberg editors. He did, though, have a very intrusive editorial hand, which didn't go well with his own extremely pretentious writing style.|
|May-11-16|| ||Howard: Just read on a different website that Parr heavily edited some writers' articles to the point where some of the articles in CL appeared to have all been written by the same person--even though they had different bylines.|