THE WEEK IN CHESS 80			28/04/96	Mark Crowther

1)  Introduction
2)  PCA Rapidchess Grand Prix. Kremlin Stars '96
3)  5th Melody Amber Tournament
4)  European FIDE meeting in Utrecht. Kamsky letters. Press Articles
5)  IBM Match Zsuzsa Polgar versus Simen Agdestein on the Internet.
6)  Iceland versus Israel Chess Match
7)  A Couple of interesting games
8)  Estonian Team Championship by Mart Tarmak
9)  Pinfork Dallas International Grand Prix II
10) Final Bundesliga Results by Wolfgang Haar
11) I. Internationa Tournament with Bobby Fischer's rules by Sinisa Joksic.
12) Yugoslav Tournament played at Mataruska Banja by Bosko Grove
13) The Batsford Schools Chess Problem Solving Championship
14) BOOKS, BOOKS and more of then (7) Bertrand Weegenaar


PCA Rapidplay Kremlin Stars Tournament			18 games
Melody Amber Tournament Monaco				36 games
Iceland vs Israel Chess Match				12 games
IBM Internet match Zsuzsa Polgar v Simen Agdestein	 6 games
A couple of interesting games				 2 games
Edinburgh Correction (wrong player last week)		 1 game
Estonian Team Championships				15 game



Pinfork International 					61 Games
Book Section games.				approx 100 games

Extra Sections available via ftp and from my www:

These extra sections are available at:

Pittsburgh ftp site. (, group/chess/NEWS)
(probably Monday)

and straight away at my www site -

(note this is tilda mdcrowth, some terminals display this
as a percent sign which won't work)

1)  Introduction

My thanks to the many who made this issue possible. Jonathan Tisdall,
Eugeni K. Grigorian, TASC, Patrick Rasenberg, Frederic Friedel,
Einar Karlsson, Dadi Jonsson, Jason Luchan, Rudi Van Kemenade, Steven Rix,
Mart Tarmak, Jim Kerr, Wolfgang Haar, Sinisa Joksic, Graham Burgess
(for the Batsford Schools competition, for which the deadline is
approaching), and last but decidedly not least Bertrand Weegenaar.
(apologies for any missing names.)

Yesterday I thought I had this issue under control with a nice relaxed
Sunday afternoon ahead. Instead the issue continued to bulge and
several things get excluded until next week. The whole FIDE crisis
is coming to a head with European Nations along with some others
such as Canada and the US working together for the long needed reform
of FIDE. World reaction will be interesting.

The event is crammed full of chess with the first PCA Grand Prix of
the new series in Moscow, the end of Melody Amber, the Z Polgar -
Agdestein match and Iceland vs Israel match being merely the highlights.

So not much time for reflection (a plea for full internet coverage of
the Armenian Olympiad will have to wait until next week but they need
to get the site and setup in place very soon). But I think there is
much to enjoy this week. Check out my www page for reports of further
FIDE news or the PCA Moscow Kramlin Stars 96 event.


2) PCA Rapidchess Grand Prix. Kremlin Stars '96

The 1st PCA Rapid Chess Grand Prix of the 96-7 season is underway in the
Kremlin in Moscow. The games have been appearing on the internet in postings
by Eugeni K. Grigorian my thanks to him for sending the final games from
round one to me in time for my deadline.

On day one Alexander Chernin a speed play expert beat Alexey Shirov the
nominal favourite and Kramnik had a hard task against Short after losing the
first game with the white pieces. Ivanchuk beat Bologan and Polgar beat Bareev
which was more or less to be expected.

On day two Sergei Rublevsky shut out Rafael Vaganian and Anand won comfortably
against Mikhail Krasenkow.

In the next round it will be

Ivanchuk v Judit Polgar
Chernin v Kramnik
Rublevsky v Anand
Dreev v Kasparov

I will keep my www page updated.

DAY 1 27/4/96

V Ivanchuk      1 1     2
          ---------------------  V Ivanchuk
V Bologan       0 0     0
J Polgar        1 1     2
          ---------------------  J Polgar
E Bareev        0 0     0

A Chernin       = = 1   2
          ---------------------  A Chernin
A Shirov        = = 0   1
V Kramnik       0 1 =   1.5 *
          ---------------------  V Kramnik
N Short         1 0 =   1.5

DAY 2 28/4/96

S Rublevsky     1 =     1.5
          ---------------------  S Rublevsky
R Vaganian      0 =     0.5
V Anand         1 1     2
          ---------------------  V Anand
M Krasenkow     0 0     0

A Dreev		1 1	2
	  ---------------------  A Dreev
V Topalov	0 0	0
G Kasparov	1 1	2
	  ---------------------  G Kasparov
B Gelfand	0 0	0

* Through after 5 minute/4 minute blitz playoff. Kramnik
was black and goes through.

3) 5th Melody Amber Tournament

Another great piece of internet coverage by TASC of the tournament was
available daily throughout the event on

Vladimir Kramnik took most of the prizemoney available taking clear first in
the combined standings and blindfold section. He also was only half a point
behind Anand and Ivanchuk the joint winners of the rapidplay section. Kamsky
and Karpov had quiet tournaments which is not too surprising considering the
activity surrounding their FIDE match.

Rapidplay Tournament

Round 9 (1996.04.22)

Kramnik, Vladimir    - Nikolic, Predrag      1/2   34
Piket, Jeroen        - Kamsky, Gata          0-1   58
Polgar, Judit        - Ivanchuk, Vassily     1-0   53
Shirov, Alexei       - Lautier, Joel         1-0   41
Xie Jun              - Anand, Viswanathan    0-1   34
Ljubojevic, Ljubomir - Karpov, Anatoly       1/2   16

Round 10 (1996.04.23)

Anand, Viswanathan   - Polgar, Judit         1-0   32
Ivanchuk, Vassily    - Ljubojevic, Ljubomir  1-0   69
Kamsky, Gata         - Shirov, Alexei        1-0   35
Lautier, Joel        - Kramnik, Vladimir     1/2   35
Karpov, Anatoly      - Xie Jun               1/2   84
Nikolic, Predrag     - Piket, Jeroen         0-1   60

Round 11 (1996.04.24)

Kramnik, Vladimir    - Kamsky, Gata          1/2   47
Piket, Jeroen        - Lautier, Joel         1-0   62
Polgar, Judit        - Karpov, Anatoly       1-0   44
Shirov, Alexei       - Nikolic, Predrag      1-0   37
Xie Jun              - Ivanchuk, Vassily     0-1   32
Ljubojevic, Ljubomir - Anand, Viswanathan    0-1   43

Monte Carlo (MON), IV 1996.                            cat. XVII (2673)
                                     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
 1 Anand, Viswanathan    g IND 2725  * = = = = 1 = = = 1 1 1  7.5  2801
 2 Ivanchuk, Vassily     g UKR 2735  = * 1 0 = 0 = 1 1 1 1 1  7.5  2800
 3 Kramnik, Vladimir     g RUS 2775  = 0 * 1 = = = 1 = = 1 1  7.0  2766
 4 Piket, Jeroen         g NED 2570  = 1 0 * 0 = 1 = = 1 1 1  7.0  2784
 5 Kamsky, Gata          g USA 2735  = = = 1 * 0 = 1 0 1 = 1  6.5  2732
 6 Polgar, Judit         g HUN 2675  0 1 = = 1 * 0 0 1 0 1 1  6.0  2709
 7 Lautier, Joel         g FRA 2630  = = = 0 = 1 * 0 = 1 0 1  5.5  2677
 8 Shirov, Alexei        g ESP 2690  = 0 0 = 0 1 1 * 0 1 = 1  5.5  2671
 9 Karpov, Anatoly       g RUS 2770  = 0 = = 1 0 = 1 * 0 = =  5.0  2628
10 Nikolic, Predrag      g BIH 2645  0 0 = 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 1 =  4.0  2573
11 Xie Jun               g CHN 2530  0 0 0 0 = 0 1 = = 0 * =  3.0  2511
12 Ljubojevic, Ljubomir  g YUG 2600  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = = = *  1.5  2371

Blindfold Tournament

Round 9 (1996.04.22)

Anand, Viswanathan   - Xie Jun               1-0   32
Ivanchuk, Vassily    - Polgar, Judit         1/2   49
Karpov, Anatoly      - Ljubojevic, Ljubomir  1-0   94
Lautier, Joel        - Shirov, Alexei        1-0   41
Kamsky, Gata         - Piket, Jeroen         1-0   63
Nikolic, Predrag     - Kramnik, Vladimir     0-1   41

Round 10 (1996.04.23)

Kramnik, Vladimir    - Lautier, Joel         1/2   33
Shirov, Alexei       - Kamsky, Gata          0-1   70
Polgar, Judit        - Anand, Viswanathan    0-1   93
Piket, Jeroen        - Nikolic, Predrag      1-0   73
Ljubojevic, Ljubomir - Ivanchuk, Vassily     0-1   55
Xie Jun              - Karpov, Anatoly       0-1   65

Round 11 (1996.04.24)

Anand, Viswanathan   - Ljubojevic, Ljubomir  1-0   20
Ivanchuk, Vassily    - Xie Jun               1-0   49
Karpov, Anatoly      - Polgar, Judit         1-0   55
Lautier, Joel        - Piket, Jeroen         1-0   45
Kamsky, Gata         - Kramnik, Vladimir     0-1   50
Nikolic, Predrag     - Shirov, Alexei        1/2   43

Monte Carlo (MON), IV 1996.                            cat. XVII (2673)
                                     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
 1 Kramnik, Vladimir     g RUS 2775  * 1 = = = = 1 1 1 1 1 1  9.0  2926
 2 Anand, Viswanathan    g IND 2725  0 * = 1 1 0 = 1 1 = 1 1  7.5  2801
 3 Ivanchuk, Vassily     g UKR 2735  = = * = = 0 1 = = 1 1 1  7.0  2769
 4 Karpov, Anatoly       g RUS 2770  = 0 = * 0 0 1 1 = 1 1 1  6.5  2729
 5 Lautier, Joel         g FRA 2630  = 0 = 1 * 1 0 = = 1 = =  6.0  2713
 6 Shirov, Alexei        g ESP 2690  = 1 1 1 0 * 0 1 = = 0 =  6.0  2707
 7 Kamsky, Gata          g USA 2735  0 = 0 0 1 1 * = 0 1 1 =  5.5  2667
 8 Polgar, Judit         g HUN 2675  0 0 = 0 = 0 = * 1 = 1 1  5.0  2637
 9 Nikolic, Predrag      g BIH 2645  0 0 = = = = 1 0 * 0 = 1  4.5  2610
10 Piket, Jeroen         g NED 2570  0 = 0 0 0 = 0 = 1 * = 1  4.0  2580
11 Ljubojevic, Ljubomir  g YUG 2600  0 0 0 0 = 1 0 0 = = * 1  3.5  2547
12 Xie Jun               g CHN 2530  0 0 0 0 = = = 0 0 0 0 *  1.5  2377

Combined Standings

Monte Carlo (MON), IV 1996.                                        cat. XVII (2673)
                                     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12
 1 Kramnik, Vladimir     g RUS 2775 ** =1 0= =1 == == 1= 11 =1 =1 11 11  16.0  2839
 2 Anand, Viswanathan    g IND 2725 =0 ** == == =1 =1 =0 == 11 11 11 11  15.0  2801
 3 Ivanchuk, Vassily     g UKR 2735 1= == ** =1 1= == 10 01 0= 1= 11 11  14.5  2784
 4 Kamsky, Gata          g USA 2735 =0 == =0 ** 00 =1 11 11 0= 10 11 ==  12.0  2703
 5 Karpov, Anatoly       g RUS 2770 == =0 0= 11 ** =0 10 =1 01 0= =1 =1  11.5  2678
 6 Lautier, Joel         g FRA 2630 == =0 == =0 =1 ** 01 01 1= 1= 1= 0=  11.5  2691
 7 Shirov, Alexei        g ESP 2690 0= =1 01 00 01 10 ** == 11 1= 10 ==  11.5  2685
 8 Piket, Jeroen         g NED 2570 00 == 10 00 =0 10 == ** == 11 1= 11  11.0  2682
 9 Polgar, Judit         g HUN 2675 =0 00 1= 1= 10 0= 00 == ** 01 11 11  11.0  2673
10 Nikolic, Predrag      g BIH 2645 =0 00 0= 01 1= 0= 0= 00 10 ** == 11   8.5  2595
11 Ljubojevic, Ljubomir  g YUG 2600 00 00 00 00 =0 0= 01 0= 00 == ** =1   5.0  2469
12 Xie Jun               g CHN 2530 00 00 00 == =0 1= == 00 00 00 =0 **   4.5  2446


Each player will receive three prizes; for each of his/her final
classifications one. Therefore the biggest total prize to be earned by the
player who manages to win all three first prizes is US$ 25 000. Similarly the
unfortunate one to be last three times will still take US$ 1 350.

                              Prizes in US dollar

      Place Rapid tournament Blindfold tournament Combined classification
       1.        7 500              7 500                 10 000
       2.        5 000              5 000                  7 000
       3.        4 000              4 000                  5 500
       4.        3 500              3 500                  4 750
       5.        3 000              3 000                  4 000
       6.        2 500              2 500                  3 250
       7.        2 000              2 000                  2 750
       8.        1 500              1 500                  2 250
       9.        1 000              1 000                  1 750
       10.        750                750                   1 250
       11.        500                500                   1 000
       12.        300                300                    750

4) European FIDE meeting in Utrecht. Kamsky letters. Press Articles

Just on the deadline last week the crisis which has accompanied FIDE and
its World Championship exploded. Kamsky followed up the letters in
last weeks TWIC with a rejection of Elista as a venue for the World
Championship. The meeting that has just taken place in Utrecht took
on great importance.

It became clear even after the first day that FIDE has reached a crisis
point. Although a European meeting it was attended by a Canadian
delegate and by the US delegate Fan Adams. There was a motion from
the German delegation for the Federations represented at the meeting
to cancel their payments to FIDE. It is reported that FIDE Treasurer Iclicki
said to this that this would mean a bankruptcy of FIDE within 2 months.
(he is reported to have said the there is only $50,000 left in the bank

A summary of what was discussed follows:

The FIDE Meeting in Utrecht

Patrick Rasenberg sends information on the extremely important
meeting of European and some other delegates in Utrecht.

27-28 APRIL 1996

AUSTRIA                                       	K. Jungwirth
BELARUS                                         proxy Makarov
BELGIUM                                         D. de Ridder
CANADA                                          P. Haley
DENMARK                                         S.B. Hansen
ENGLAND                                         D. Jarrett/D. Sedgwick
ESTONIA                                         I. Nei
GERMANY                                         E. Ditt/H. Metzing
GEORGIA                                         proxy Makarov
HUNGARY                                         Z. Ambrus/M. Krajcovits
ICELAND                                         E. Einarsson
ISRAEL                                          A. Burstein/I. Gelfer
LATVIA                                          proxy Nei
LIECHTENSTEIN                                   proxy Liniger
NETHERLANDS                                     G. Loewenthal/H.H. Hamers
                                                J. Hogenbirk/A.A. Schuering
                                                H. Hoogendoorn/J.J. Piket
                                                F.G. Maas
PORTUGAL                                        J. Durao
RUSSIA                                          A. Makarov/ N. Alova (inter-
SCOTLAND                                        J. Glendinning
SPAIN                                           R. Toran
SWEDEN                                          proxy Hansen
SWITZERLAND                                     R. Liniger
UKRAINE                                         proxy Makarov
USA                                             F. Adams
WALES                                           proxy Jarrett

Present as observers:

IGM I. Rogers (27 April)
IGM J. Timman (27-28 April, former chairman of Players Council)
Roustam Kamsky (father of Challenger Kamsky)
W. Iclicki (FIDE Treasurer, 27-28 April)
B. Kouatly (FIDE Deputy President, 28 April)
Motion 28/01/r


The meeting of European, US and Canadian Chess Federations convened
by the Royal Dutch Chess Federation, resolves that

1. the interruption during a cycle for the World Championship
   is not allowed by Regulations
2. therefore the Interzonal Tournament and Candidate Tournament
   and the World Championship must be organized
3. changing of the formula for the organization of the World
   Championships for the next cycle might be an alternative, but
   cannot simply be accepted since only a few details are known
   and there are reasonable doubts that US$ 5,000,000 a year will
   be available on a structural basis.

Motion 28/02/r

The meeting of European, US and Canadian Chess Federations convened
by the Royal Dutch Chess Federation, has established that

1. the match for the World Championship on no condition be held in
2. the Russian Chess Federation was not consulted on the organizatiom
   of the World Championship Match in Elista; therefore granting the
   match to Elista is not according to FIDE Regulations
3. FIDE Regulations for organization of the match for the World Cham-
   pionship should be abided by
4. the Challenger has requested further reassurances and information
   on the conditions and did not receive a reply and now is being
   threatened to be excluded of all FIDE events.

The meeting demands that for both players of the World Championship
match the same rights and conditions should be guaranteed and that FIDE
should take proper steps to realise this.
If one of the two participants does not play in the match, he should
not be expelled from FIDE-events.

Motion 28/03/r

The meeting of the European, US and Canadian Chess Federations convened
by the Royal Dutch Chess Federation, wishes:

1. to express their dissatisfaction about the inscrutability of the
   decision making and the lack of consistency in the policy in FIDE
2. to express their great concern about the lack of cooperation and
   communication within and between the various sections of FIDE
3. to express their great concern about the financial situation if FIDE
4. to express their that the reunification match looks further away than
   ever, in spite of the promises made in Paris
5. to recommend all federations not satisfied with the decisions, actions
   and services of the FIDE administration and officers to withhold their
   payments to FIDE with the exception of those payments for services really
   received (e.g. for titles) or to maintain the membership rights. This
   motion should be reconsidered latest at the Yerewan Congress. No
   sanctions will be taken against federations following this recommenda-
and the meeting decides:
6. that in relation to the coming election of the Presidential Board a nomina-
   tion committee will be formed which shall make a proposal for a presiden-
   tial ticket before 1 June 1996. Members of the committee shall be:
   E. Ditt
   I. Gelfer
   G. Loewenthal
and the meeting wishes:
7. that FIDE be preserved; however, a committee is appointed to evaluate
   alternatives to the present situation:
   a.  by significantly changing the FIDE Statutes and Regulations to im-
       prove the performance of FIDE
   b.  by creating another organization which will operate within FIDE to
       represent the interest of the chess federations which choose to join
   c.  by creating a substitute organization for FIDE.
   Members of the Committee are:
   F. Adams
   E. Ditt
   E. Einarsson
   G. Loewenthal
   A. Makarov
   The Committee shall make a report by 30 June 1996.

Utrecht, 28 April 1996

I published the Kamsky letters last week. However there was an
earlier communication and a later one refusing to play in Elista.
Here are all the communications in the correct order.

The Kamsky LETTERS

To:     His Excellency Kirsan Iljumzhinov
        FIDE President

From:   Grandmaster Gata Kamsky
        Challenger for the World Chess Championship title

April 20, 1996

Dear FIDE President, Mr. Kirsan N. Iljumzhinov:
After your phone conversation with my father and manager Roustam Kamsky,
we learned that You want to organize the World Championship Match in
Elista, the capital of Kalmic Republic. We disagree with your choice in view of
the following ideas, which require immediate explanations.
1.  In case that the match will be held in Elista, who will be held responsible
for myself and my father personal safety during our trip through Russian
2.  How will be accounted for the situation where Anatoly Karpov will be able
to use help of numerous Russian chess professionals during then match,
and I will be playing against whole Russia?
3.  Why until now no corrections of my rating were made? I personally and
Mr. Denis Barry, the President of USCF, wrote to you numerous times
about this problem. Verbally, during our phone conversations in New York
and Paris, you promised to do the correction on March 29 of this year, but
you did not keep your promise. For chess players and world chess no
distinction must be made on systems of rating calculation on PCA and
FIDE. There are games, which were played in the presence of judges and
results were recorded and known to the whole world. The total of all
tournament and game=92s results leads to calculation of rating which shows
the strength of the player and his world class. In my view, the fact that you
did not do any corrections to my rating, which has to be truly the first, and
what considered to be unofficial acceptance of the world championship,
and that you want to hold the match in undesirable and unsafe for my life
place, shows that your interests are in favor of Russian World Champion
Anatoly Karpov and disqualified champion Gary Kasparov. As well known,
your Republic is completely dependent from desires of Russian governing
body, and chess are politics in Russia.
4.  Anatoly Karpov and I, as well as the USCF President, asked in writing and
verbally a number of times that you announce and discuss with us
officially about a place for the match, conditions for participants, and even
more important, present financial guarantee. No statement, no letter, not
even a single question was answered by you in writing to Karpov,
Kamsky, or to the president of USCF. Thus, I insist, once again, for my
participation in the match, follow all rules of FIDE which are required for
these cases. Make written financial guarantees followed by explanations
about taxes, guarantee personal safety of participants, and equal
conditions. Violation of time terms for the match announced earlier is a
fault of Russian Champions and the former FIDE president, Campomanes.
This is insulting and discriminatory against me in front of the whole world.
And I would like to ask you, please would you be so kind and show some
respect in business relationship. Look for yourself, nobody saw any
documents about Iraq or Elista, as well as financial guarantees. You did
not answer any letters and inquiries. Unfortunately your words are often

At the same time, I agree to play the match in the presence of the
guarantees, mentioned above, more or less equal external conditions and
circumstances, and neutral territory.

I am much obligated to you for taking care of the organization of the world
championship match. Waiting for your answer by mail or by fax. Compelled to
present this letter openly to the press and Internet.

With all my respect Your excellency.
Grandmaster Gata Kamsky, Challenger for the world championship title.

p.s. Some questions about selection of the Chief arbiter and elaboration on
the number of seconds are still in the air, it is not possible to solve them
without consultation with players.




Singapore, 21 April 1996

c/o Metropole Palace Hotel, Monaco

Dear Grandmaster Kamsky,


We have received notice of your refusal to play in the World Championship
Match scheduled for Baghdad, Iraq, on 1 June 1996 because of advice from
the United States State Department and the United States Treasury

In order to help, FIDE President Kirsan Iljumzhinov has decided to host the
World Championship Match in Elista, Kalmykia, starting 1 June 1996. As per
FIDE Regulation D.I.07.2.12, the minimum prize fund if Sfr. 1,000,000 will be

President Iljumzhinov is inviting you, World Champion Anatoly Karpov and
the General Sponsor to attend a press Conference next week in Moscow
where he shall furnish all details concerning the Match. He shall reimburse
your travel expenses and provide you with board and lodging in Moscow.
Upon your arrival and during your stay in Moscow, your security shall be

President Iljumzhinov awaits your confirmation to play the Match in Elista not
later than Wednesday, 24 April 1996. Please also confirm if you will attend
the Press Conference scheduled next week in Moscow. You could fax your
reply to the undersigned in Singapore on (65) 2355303 or to FIDE Deputy
President Bachar Kouatly in France on (33) 1 46043130.

Thank you for your kind co-operation.

Yours sincerely

Ignatius Leong
Administrative manager.

cc      FIDE President Kirsan Iljumzhinov
        FIDE Deputy President Bachar Kouatly



From:   Candidate for the World Chess Champion title,
Grandmaster Gata Kamsky

To:     FIDE President, Mr. Iljumzhinov, K.

Monaco, April 21, 1996
Dear President,

I have received a strange invitation to attend a press-conference in Moscow
and an announcement concerning my match. I would like to have the
following to be included in this invitation:

1. Discussion and talks concerning the conditions of the match.
2. Creating and after discussing  signing of a contract between three parties:
Mr. Kamsky, Mr. Karpov and FIDE president  Mr. Iljumzhinov.
3. Reception of the official bank guarantees.

Only if these points will be included in the invitation, then my representative,
Mr. Roustam Kamsky will come to Moscow 25-26 of April. He will need your
assistance with the Russian consulate in Nice for obtaining a visa.
I am asking you to provide security and a means of transport for my
representative upon his arrival and during his stay in Moscow.


Gata Kamsky


To:	Kirsan Iljumzhinov,
	FIDE president

From:	Grandmaster Gata Kamsky,
Challenger for the World Chess Championship Title

April 24, 1996

Dear President:

Thank you very much for the attempt to organize the world championship
match in Elista. Unfortunately, I did not receive any guarantees from you as I
requested earlier, thus I can not play in Elista.

I am sorry, but I am afraid for my own life and life of my father. This constant
fear will not allow me to play well Psychologically and physically. My seconds
are not willing to accompany me in this trip, knowing the degree of hostility
toward me and my father from Russian Government after we defected.

I have the right to insist on the equality of the conditions for the match. To
play the World championship match was the goal of my life and it is
impossible to play it in Russia. Because I fear for my life and knowing the fact
that GM Karpov will be helped by unlimited number of chess professionals in
Russia, I refuse to take such risk and refuse to accept such unfavorable
conditions. I am strongly convinced that this match must be hosted in neutral
country to secure the fairness of the game.

So far I waited a long time for this match and can wait some more. Please
inform me if you decide to change the time and the place for the world
championship match no later then May 1, 1996 because of my participation in
Dos-Hermanos tournament. We have faith in your capacity as FIDE president
to bring the match on equal terms to both contenders.

With all my respect Your Excellency

Grandmaster Gata Kamsky,
Challenger for the world championship title

P.S. At this moment I did not receive any rules for the World Championship
Matches or guarantees. I will attach correspondence of Mr. Kouatly which I
consider a mockery.


Kirsan Iljumzhinov and Elista.

Frederic Friedel posted an interesting article translated from an interview
that appeared in TRUD. (date unknown but it must have been very recent.)
It raises the possibility that Kamsky might be defaulted and replaced by

In addition (and the article was almost certainly seen by Gata Kamsky
over last weekend) was an article on Kalmykia and Iljumzhinov in last
week's Times Magazine.

Here are the two articles:


Article 1

-------- Interview in TRUD -----------

President's move

Unexpectedly we have found out that the match between A. Karpov and G. Kamsky is
not going to be held in Baghdad after all. "On Monday the 22nd of April I shall
name the city where the chess championship between A. Karpov and G. Kamsky will
take place within the framework of the scheme proposed by FIDE," said Kirsan
Ilumzhinov, the president of FIDE at the meeting that took place in the editors'
office of the newspaper "TRUD". The president of the International Chess
Federation was asked many questions, but the first one focused on this
unexpected statement.

TRUD: A month ago you announced the city of Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, as the
venue for the match between A. Karpov and G. Kamsky. Now you are going to name
another city. What has happened in the meantime?

Ilumzhinov: Dozens of articles appeared in the Russian and foreign mass media
which entirely rejected Baghdad as the city candidate for the championship. Our
desire was considered a direct assistance to Saddam Hussein. And the USA
authorities had even warned us that should Kamsky go to Baghdad he would be put
into prison for a period of 12 years and will be forced to pay a fine of one
million dollars. After this Rustam Kamsky, his father and trainer, called me and
said that they will not go to Baghdad because they are afraid to do so. We had
foreseen that things could be like this. If Gata didn't play, then it was
announced by our Federation that we would replace him with Valery Salov, who had
lost in the candidates' match against Kamsky. All other details of the event
were to be conducted in accordance with the scenario previously approved: the
city of Baghdad, the day of the beginning of the match, which is the 1st of
June, the prize fund of two million dollars. By the way the money was given by
the elder son of Saddam Hussein.

TRUD: This scenario was called a "criminal act against chess" by Garry Kasparov
in his interview with the German newspaper "Welt am Sonntag". He said chess
players will have to spend a lot of time and efforts to prove that they had no
intention of demonstrating solidarity with the regime of Saddam Hussein, who was
condemned by the entire international community. In the same interview Mr.
Kasparov expressed the opinion that Mr. Ilumzhinov "had his own business
interests in Baghdad".

Ilumzhinov: I don't have any interest in Baghdad whatsoever. Russia has them. At
the order of the Russian government I am in the process of negotiating with the
leadership of Iraq with the goal to return to our country the money that Iraq
owes it. It is an enormous sum of money. I have no intention to explain the
whole situation in unpleasant detail, but the situation is such that we could
never receive them.

And now I would like to reveal a secret. On the very day we announced Baghdad as
the site for the upcoming match between A. Karpov and G. Kamsky we already knew
that it would take place in another city. I am going to name it on the 22nd of
April after consultations in Baghdad where I am going to spend the last days of
this week. And the name of Baghdad was announced intentionally. It was some kind
of advertising. I knew that there would be a lot of fuss around the name of this
city in TV and newspapers. But, and I would like to stress this once again, I
did it intentionally for the benefit of match advertising, which was practically
"shaded" by the powerful propaganda "machine" of Mr. Kasparov, constantly
announcing to the whole world his inventiveness, managerial talent and business
initiatives. And one more thing: the name of the city of Baghdad in this context
was discussed with the leadership of Russia.

TRUD: What about the initiative of Garry Kasparov, the world champion, to
arrange a match between the champion of the Professional Chess Association and
the champion of FIDE, in order to determine who is the one and only leader on
the chess Olymp.

Ilumzhinov: I can't accept Mr. Kasparov's proposal. I have already explained to
all the great chess masters: all of you are geniuses, but let your genius remain
within the framework of the 64 squares. And let FIDE resolve all the other
problems. I have explained to all those great chess players that FIDE is not a
servant of the world champion, independent of which side they are on. From now
on FIDE is for all chess players. I will do everything so that they have no
problems outside of the chessboard, I will do everything so that chess players
will receive for their job more money than tennis players, soccer players, ice
dancers. But they should not interfere with the FIDE business and they should
not force it to adopt their own policies.

And now I would like to say a few words about Mr. Kasparov's proposal in detail.
We have adopted a new scheme according to which from now on the FIDE world
championship will be conducted every year, as is already the case for most other
sports. And the first such championship with a prize fund of five million
dollars will be conducted at the end of this year, on December 20th to be more
precise. We will invite Mr. Kasparov and the winner of the A. Karpov - G. Kamsky
match to take part in the new world chess championship, starting from the
semi-finals. But we hope that it will be no use for him to force us to follow
the guidelines laid out by him.

You could ask me where I am going to get such a huge amount of money - five
million dollars for the new world championship. The answer is very simple: it
will be given by businessmen. By the way, why has FIDE nowadays found itself
without money? The only reason for such a situation is the chaos that dominated
the world of chess: two champions of the world emerged suddenly and the agreed
way of competing for the chess crown has simply disappeared. Businessmen didn't
know where to put their money in order to assure the advertising of their
products and companies. But now when we had explained to the businessmen what I
have just explained to you, when they saw for themselves that order could be
assured in the world of chess, and it couldn't be distorted by any genius, I was
addressed by dozens of international companies willing to put their money in
chess. I have a whole line of them now.

Article 2


There was an article in THE TIMES MAGAZINE April 20th 1996
"Knight Errant" "Russia's brashest new President." by Thomas de Waal

Here is my summary of the points which are of most interest to
chess players given the possibilities of an Olympiad and a
World Championship match being held there:

Elista is the Capital of Kalmykia and has a population of 94,000.
Kirsan Iljumzhinov believes the city will soon be a boom town
"a centre for World religion and a new capital of the chess World."

However Kalmykia is according to the article statistically one of
the poorest places in Russia and salaries are less than half the
national average standing at 40 UK pounds a month and unemployment
is high.

There are plans to build an Olympic village in time for the Chess
Olympiad in 1998 and a new International Terminal for the airport.
At the moment this airport is an old wartime aerodrome.

"A criminal investigation into the millions missing from the budget
has been opened."
This was launched by the Kremlin in early 1995. One of the sums
mentioned was 14 billion Roubles from the Russian budget allocated
to STEP (a firm which has Iljumzhinov as President) for the purchase
of wool  and of which 9 billion (a cool 33 million UK pounds) is
unaccounted for.

The commission of investigation that went to Kalmykia to look at the
problem after claiming official obstruction went back to Moscow.
A formal request to Kalmykia from the Russian Government for
the return of the missing money has been made.

At this point Kirsan called a snap Presidential Election in which
the opposition found it impossible, despite its best efforts to
register a Candidate. The term of office was increased from 5 to
7 years, so Kirsan is in charge until 2002.

Following the aborted commission two criminal investigations were
launched in Moscow. The process has been frozen. Probably nothing
to do with Kirsan joining President Yeltsin's campaign team.

At the moment the Capital Elista is totally unprepared for the
Chess Olympiad. (and one wonders about the World Championships)
Although plans are afoot for the Olympic village with 180 cottages,
a hotel and a "chess palace" Elista has to make do with one
"mediocre Soviet era hotel. with intermittent water and broken
lavatory seats." according to the article. I know that Kamsky
will have had the opportunity of seeing the article also.

"To the opposition to Iljumzhinov, it is all becoming preposterous.
They say that the new Kalmykia is a house of cards that will collapse
under its President."

It tells of Larisa Yudina who produces Sovetskaya Kalmykia which
is the only unofficial newspaper in the state. She produces
in Volgograd 200 miles away after being evicted by a policeman
from her Kalmyk office who fired a gun in the air to frighten her.
She found another man at her desk later writing in her diary.
"She describes Iljumzhinov as a "khan", a despot who is charming
abroad but vengeful at home: "If you are against him, that's it."

Yudina thinks that Iljumzhinov has been gambling with Kalmykian
resources in the Russian Banking World. She expects that he has
already failed in his gamble and is planning a future elsewhere.

Others, as other documentaries have shown, have a touching faith
in Iljumzhinov.

"Iljumzhinov? I'm a real patriot. Of course you can only expect
extravagance and ambition from a young man. But he is an
extraordinary man. After all, he is President of FIDE"
[Zina a woman selling oranges in Elista's market.]

5)  IBM Match Zsuzsa Polgar versus Simen Agdestein on the Internet.

Alongside a PC conference in Norway was a very enjoyable internet match
between Norway's strongest ever player Simen Agdestein and women's World
Champion Zsuzsa Polgar. The Norwegian Champion Jonathan Tisdall provided a
commentary and the moves were updated roughly every 5 minutes.

The match itself was an exciting one. Played at a rapidplay timerate of 45
minutes per side all 6 games were decisive. Agdestein won both games on day
one and day three. Polgar won both games on day two!

You can pick up the games with Tisdall's comments from the www page

The results:

Agdestein, Simen - Polgar, Zsuzsa    1-0   28
Polgar, Zsuzsa   - Agdestein, Simen  0-1   51
Agdestein, Simen - Polgar, Zsuzsa    0-1   21
Polgar, Zsuzsa   - Agdestein, Simen  1-0   49
Agdestein, Simen - Polgar, Zsuzsa    1-0   44
Polgar, Zsuzsa   - Agdestein, Simen  0-1   52

Oslo (NOR), IV 1996. Action Chess g/45
                               1   2   3   4   5   6
Agdestein, Simen  g NOR 2585   1   1   0   0   1   1   4.0  2675
Polgar, Zsuzsa    g HUN 2550   0   0   1   1   0   0   2.0  2460

6)  Iceland versus Israel Chess Match

There were a number of matches and rapidplay events held in Reykjavk Iceland.
This is a regularly contested match and was held in the Grand Hotel Reykjavik
April 22nd - 26th.

The main event was a two round match held on April 22nd and April 26th.

Round One 22. april:
Board 1   -    Yudasin, Leonid       Petursson, Margeir      1/2
Board 2   -    Hjartarson, Johann    Psakhis, Lev            1-0
Board 3   -    Alterman, Boris       Stefansson, Hannes      0-1
Board 4   -    Thorsteins, Karl      Greenfeld, Alon         0-1
Board 5   -    Kosashvili, Yona      Gretarsson, Helgi A     1-0

      Round one results:  Iceland 2.5    Israel 2.5

Round Two 24. april:
Board 1   -    Petursson, Margeir    Yudasin, Leonid         1-0
Board 2   -    Psakhis, Lev          Hjartarson, Johann      1-0
Board 3   -    Stefansson, Hannes    Alterman, Boris         1/2
Board 4   -    Greenfeld, Alon       Thorsteins, Karl        1/2
Board 5   -    Gretarsson, Helgi A   Kosashvili, Yona        1-0

      Round two results:    Iceland 3    Israel 2

      Overall results:      Iceland 5.5    Israel 4.5

My thanks to Einar Karlsson for sending the results and there is some more
background on Dadi Jonsson's excellent Icelandic Chess page

In the blitz competition Iceland won 39-33 and in the active chess match
Israel got some measure of revenge by winning by a single point.

7) A Couple of interesting games

Reshevsky versus Fine. Hall of Fame Game.

A few years back I bought a two volume set of the Best of Chess Life and
Review. The volumes are full of fascinating information. (although I could do
without the poems and stories and the massive gaps in some areas in chess
history). It had a picture of Reuben Fine and Sammy Reshevsky playing a game
of chess on their induction to the Hall of Fame. Now I had never heard of this
and rather disappointingly there was no game presented. Fine and Reshevsky
were great rivals and I am an admirer of both players (especially Fine's
style) so I thought it would be nice to see the game.

I posted a request for information on the internet and I'm very greatful to
Jason Luchan for supplying the story. It appeared in Chess Life November 1986
with Larry Parr writing the article.  Fine who had not played seriously for
many years actually held the advantage for much of the game in their first
game for 35 years.  Parr quotes the players after the game:

Fine: 		"Reshevsky never learned the openings as he should have,
       		but he was great in the middlegame.  I should know."
Reshevsky: 	"Fine lacked self-confidence at times, but he had enormous
		natural talent.'"

[Event "Hall of Fame g/30"]
[Site "New York USA"]
[Date "1986.08.10"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Fine, R"]
[Black "Reshevsky, S"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. Nc3 Ne4 7. Qc2 Nxc3 8.
Qxc3 O-O 9. O-O c5 10. Rd1 Bf6 11. Qc2 Nc6 12. dxc5 bxc5 13. Be3 Qe7 14. Rd2
Rfd8 15. Rad1 d6 16. h3 h6 17. Bf4 e5 18. Be3 Nd4 19. Bxd4 exd4 20. Ne1 Bxg2
21. Nxg2 Bg5 22. Rd3 h5 23. h4 Bh6 24. e3 dxe3 25. Nxe3 Bxe3 26. Rxe3 Qd7 27.
Qe2 Qf5 28. Qf3 Qxf3 29. Rxf3 Rd7 30. Rf5 Re8 31. Kf1 Rde7 32. Rxd6 Re1+ 33.
Kg2 R1e2 34. Rd7 f6 35. Rxa7 Rxb2 36. a4 Re5 37. Rxe5 fxe5 38. Rc7 Rb4 39. a5
Rxc4 40. a6 Ra4 41. a7 Kh7 42. Kf3 Kg6 43. Rxc5 1/2-1/2

A League game

Rudi Van Kemenade who plays for a rival Bradford team beat IM George Botterill
in a recent Woodhouse Cup match. On top for most of the game Rudi blundered
allowing Botterill the opportunity for a brilliant win which he didn't find.
The position with black to win after move 30 is an interesting one.

[Event "tt"]
[Site "Bradford ENG"]
[Date "1996.04.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Van Kemenade,R"]
[Black "Botterill,G"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. h3 c6 5. a4 Nf6 6. Be3 O-O 7. Nf3 Nbd7 8. Be2
Qc7 9. O-O b6 10. Nd2 Bb7 11. f4 a6 12. Qe1 c5 13. d5 e6 14. Bf3 exd5 15. exd5
Rfe8 16. Kh1 Rab8 17. Nc4 Ba8 18. Qd2 b5 19. axb5 axb5 20. Rxa8 bxc4 21. Ra6
Rxb2 22. Rc6 Qb8 23. Ra1 Nb6 24. Ra6 Nc8 25. Na4 Rb1+ 26. Kh2 Nd7 27. Qa5 Ra1
28. Bd2? {28. Ra8 Qb7 29. Rc7 Rxa4 30. Rxb7 Rxa5 31. Rxa5 Rxe3 32. Rxd7 +-
Rudi is still a long way ahead on the clock however} Qb1! 29. Qc7 Qg1+
30. Kg3 Nb8?? {George has to get to move 42 and has only about two minutes
to do so. The position is a win, but try finding it! This is the reason
I present this game here. Answer at the end of the game.} 31. Qxb8 h5
32. Rxc8 h4+ 33. Kg4 f5+ 34. Kg5 Kh7 35. Rxe8 {The win was: 30. ...Bd4! this
leads to mate in 8. The main line is, 31. Qxd7 Qf2+ 32. Kg4 h5+ 33. Kg5
Bf6+ 34. Kh6 Bg7+ 35. Kg5 Re5+ 36. fxe5 Bh6+ 37. Kf6 Qh4+ 38. Bg5 Bxg5 mate}

8) Estonian Team Championship by Mart Tarmak

Last weekend the second half of the Estonian Team Championship's final
tournament was played in Paide. More 5 rounds were played. The local
chess-club from this small town in the middle of Estonia had a lead after the
first half and kept the first place. They even played without their first
board GM Jaan Ehlvest and Latvian IMs Olegs Krivonosovs and Valerijs

Final results:

1. Chess Club of Paide 			41
2. Reval-Sport from Tallinn 		29
3. CC Fellin from Viljandi 		29
4. Chess Club of Narva 			23
5. Vabaettur from Tallinn 		20.

The team of Paide Maleklubi (chess club in Estonia):

five times Estonian champion

IM Olav Sepp 		2440
IM Kaido Kulaots 	2400
FM Vallo Maidla 	2370
Ular Lauk 		2325
Tarvo Seeman 		2320
Hendrik Olde 		2275
WIM Tatjana Fomina 	2305.

The Paide team will represent Estonia in the next European club championship.

9) Pinfork Dallas International Grand Prix II

Jim Kerr sends the following results and the games.

Grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov took clear first in
the second installment of the six part Pinfork Grand Prix
in Dallas, Texas.  The event was a seven round swiss system
open event held from March 1-4.

Grandmaster Kaidanov was tied for first with local
FIDE Master Igor Shtern into the last round, but Kaidanov
won the game to finish +5-0=2.  GM Semion Palatnik
finished in clear second at +4-0=3.  Shtern followed
a first round loss against Expert John Bick (USCF 2112)
with five straight wins, including a victory over GM
Igor Ivanov, to finish +5-2=0 and in clear third.

Pinfork Grand Prix Open Section

1. Kaidanov, Gregory    (2662) GM  W10 W12 W8  D7  W5  D2  W3   6.0
2. Palatnik, Semion     (2571) GM  W6  W28 D5  W4  D7  D1  W12  5.5
3. Shtern, Igor         (2414) FM  L24 W26 W16 W13 W12 W7  L1   5.0
4. Gurevich, Dmitry     (2630) GM  W21 W23 L7  L2  W15 D12 W6   4.5
4. Lein, Anatoly        (2517) GM  W11 W24 D2  D8  L1  D9  W7   4.5
4. Jacobs, John         (2368) FM  L2  W11 H-- W15 W22 W8  L4   4.5
7. Ivanov, Igor         (2540) GM  W27 W13 W4  D1  D2  L3  L5   4.0
7. Odendahl, Steve      (2517) IM  B-- W9  L1  D5  W10 L6  D11  4.0
7. Chow, Albert         (2382) FM  W25 L8  W18 L12 W21 D5  D13  4.0
7. Calogridis, Michael  (2312)     L1  W19 D22 W17 L8  W13 H--  4.0
7. Pickard, Sid	        (2190)     L5  L6  B-- D14 W23 W22 D8   4.0
12. Ardaman, Miles      (2443) FM  W16 L1  W14 W9  L3  D4  L2   3.5
12. Anderson, Selby     (2334)     W20 L7  W24 L3  W18 L10 D9   3.5
12. Simms, Gary         (2328)     D26 D22 L12 D11 D24 D17 W18  3.5
12. Weinberg, Alexander (2257)     H-- W17 D23 L6  L4  W27 D16  3.5
12. Weaver, Richard     (2205)     L12 W25 L3  D24 D17 W21 D15  3.5
12. Root, Alexey        (2135) WIM H-- L15 W20 L10 D16 D14 W26  3.5
18. Dejmek, Mark        (2204)     L23 W21 L9  W19 L13 W24 L14  3.0
18. Zuniga, Ivan        (2108)     L28 L10 W27 L18 W25 D20 H--  3.0
18. Williams, Lee       (2009)     L13 W27 L17 L21 D26 D19 W22  3.0
21. Dorsey, Philip      (2228)     L4  L18 W26 W20 L9  L16 D25  2.5
21. Campbell, Mathew    (2188)     H-- D14 D10 W23 L6  L11 L20  2.5
23. McClintock, Doug    (2440) FM  W18 L4  D15 L22 L11 H-- U--  2.0
23. Bick, John          (2112)     W3  L5  L13 D16 D14 L18 U--  2.0
23. Steigman, A.J.      (2032)     L9  L16 H-- W26 L19 U-- D21  2.0
23. Lester, Robert      (1775)     D14 L3  L21 L25 D20 B-- L17  2.0
27. Trammell, George    (2219)     L7  L20 L19 B-- H-- L15 U--  1.5
28. Dunning, John       (2410)     W19 L2  U-- U-- U-- U-- U--  1.0

10) Final Bundesliga Results by Wolfgang Haar

These are the last round of the German team league for this season. And SG
Koeln Porz becomes the team champion. This team has won all his matches!

1. Bundesliga 1995/96   14th round  April,20 1996

SV Tuebingen          -         Muenchener SC
Horvath,T           = : =          Hertneck,G
Palkoevi,J          = : =             Atlas,V
Kraut,K             = : =         Pezerovic,E
Zeller,F            = : =            Sandor,C
Dutschak,H          0 : 1           Ankerst,M
Von Naso,L          = : =            Riedel,W
Gass,U              0 : 1           Geisler,F
Ellinger,H          0 : 1          Lentrodt,T
(14.5)            2.5 : 5.5            (21.5)

SK Zaehringen         -             SK Passau
Rosentalis,E        = : =             Ribli,Z
Hodgson,J           1 : 0           Smejkal,J
Siegel,G            0 : 1         Schlosser,P
Mohr,S              0 : 1           Schmidt,P
Mann,C              = : =           Pichler,J
Brendel,O           = : =           Baumhus,R
Schmaltz,R          1 : 0   Schlingensiepen,C
Weidemann,J         0 : 1            Kaiser,W
(16.5)            3.5 : 4.5            (19.5)

Hamburger SK          -            SC Bamberg
Wahls,M             = : =           Pfleger,H
Ftacnik,L           1 : 0            Pribyl,M
Mowsziszian,K       = : =            Pribyl,J
Mueller,K           1 : 0              Kurz,A
Michaelsen,N        0 : 1          Meister,PJ
Maus,S              1 : 0           Huemmer,B
Heinemann,T         1 : 0              Loew,G
Sievers,S           = : =              Rupp,M
(24.5)            5.5 : 2.5            (11.5)

SV Empor Berlin       -          Dresdener SC
Lobron,E            = : =           Bologan,V
Luther,T            = : =             Teske,H
Boensch,U           = : =             Lanka,S
Tischbierek,R       = : =           Uhlmann,W
Volke,C             0 : 1          Maiwald,JU
Muse,M              0 : 1           Borriss,M
Stern,R             0 : 1          Goldberg,A
Poldauf,D           1 : 0          Andresen,S
(14.0)            3.0 : 5.0            (22.0)

Delmenhorster SK      -        Castrop-Rauxel
Rogers,I            0 : 1             King,DJ
Stohl,I             1 : 0          Hoffmann,M
Beckemeyer,W        0 : 1            Watson,W
Reefschlaeger       0 : 1            Sehner,N
Borik,O             0 : 1          Dinstuhl,V
Breutigam,M         = : =            Hennig,D
Schlemmermeyer,W    0 : 1        Hermesmann,H
Lauber,A            1 : 0             Hille,I
( 9.5)            2.5 : 5.5            (26.5)

SV Werder Bremen      -             SG Bochum
Hracek,Z            0 : 1              Glek,I
Kindermann,S        = : =            Piskov,Y
Blatny,P            0 : 1       Schmittdiel,E
Knaak,R             1 : 0        Backwinkel,P
Heissler,J          = : =          Sonntag,HH
Meins,G             1 : 0            Luecke,N
Floegel,U           = : =        Buenermann,V
Hedke,F             0 : 1             Kitte,S
(14.5)            3.5 : 4.5            (21.5)

PSV Wuppertal         -         Turm Duisburg
Emms,J              = : =          Unzicker,W
Conquest,S          = : =      Keitlinghaus,L
Schebler,G          0 : 1            Enders,P
Hausrath,D          = : =           Thesing,M
Schiffer,KU         0 : 1            Pirrot,D
Kern,G              0 : 1             Prang,E
Fischdick,G         = : =            Kilian,R
Sukharisingh,R      0 : 1       Quast,Michael
(11.0)            2.0 : 6.0            (25.0)

Solinger SG           -         SG Koeln Porz
Adams,M             = : =              Lutz,C
Jussupow,A          = : =           Huebner,R
Gabriel,C           = : =      Christiansen,L
Chandler,M          = : =          Vaganian,R
Bischoff,K          = : =            Stangl,M
Lau,R               = : =             Hickl,J
Schaefer,M          0 : 1              Vogt,L
Podzielny,KH        0 : 1           Brunner,L
(16.5)            3.0 : 5.0            (19.5)

Ranking after 14th round
 1. SG Kvln Porz          28 :  0   76.5  (320.5)
 2. Solinger SG           23 :  5   77.5  (357.0)
 3. Dresdener SC          21 :  7   67.0  (300.0)
 4. Turm Duisburg         19 :  9   59.0  (272.0)
 5. Hamburger SK          18 : 10   62.0  (274.0)
 6. SV Empor Berlin       17 : 11   64.5  (286.0)
 7. SG Bochum             17 : 11   56.0  (237.0)
 8. Castrop-Rauxel        14 : 14   57.0  (251.5)
 9. PSV Wuppertal         13 : 15   53.5  (242.5)
10. SV Werder Bremen      13 : 15   53.5  (234.5)
11. Muenchener SC         10 : 18   51.0  (236.0)
12. SK Passau             10 : 18   47.5  (227.0)
13. Delmenhorster SK       8 : 20   51.0  (233.0)
14. SK Zaehringen          8 : 20   45.0  (218.5)
15. SV Tuebingen           3 : 25   38.0  (184.0)
16. SC Bamberg             2 : 26   37.0  (158.5)

1. Bundesliga 1995/96   final (15th) round April,21 1996

Muenchener SC         -         SK Zaehringen
Hertneck,G          0 : 1        Rosentalis,E
Atlas,V             = : =           Hodgson,J
Pezerovic,E         1 : 0              Mohr,S
Sandor,C            0 : 1              Mann,C
Ankerst,M           = : =           Brendel,O
Riedel,W            1 : 0          Schmaltz,R
Geisler,F           0 : 1           Vatter,HJ
Lentrodt,T          = : =             Maier,C
(15.0)            3.5 : 4.5            (21.0)

SK Passau             -          SV Tuebingen
Ribli,Z             = : =           Horvath,T
Smejkal,J           1 : 0          Palkoevi,J
Schlosser,P         1 : 0             Kraut,K
Schmidt,P           0 : 1            Zeller,F
Pichler,J           0 : 1          Dutschak,H
Goetz,R             1 : 0          Von Naso,L
Schlingensiepen,C   1 : 0              Gass,U
Kaiser,W            1 : 0          Ellinger,H
(23.0)            5.5 : 2.5            (13.0)

SC Bamberg            -       SV Empor Berlin
Pfleger,H           0 : 1            Lobron,E
Pribyl,M            = : =            Luther,T
Pribyl,J            0 : 1           Boensch,U
Kurz,A              0 : 1       Tischbierek,R
Meister,PJ          0 : 1             Volke,C
Huemmer,B           0 : 1              Muse,M
Loew,G              = : =             Stern,R
Rupp,M              0 : 1           Poldauf,D
( 4.5)            1.0 : 7.0            (31.5)

Dresdener SC          -          Hamburger SK
Bologan,V           1 : 0             Wahls,M
Teske,H             = : =           Ftacnik,L
Lanka,S             1 : 0       Mowsziszian,K
Uhlmann,W           = : =           Mueller,K
Maiwald,JU          0 : 1        Michaelsen,N
Borriss,M           1 : 0              Maus,S
Goldberg,A          0 : 1         Heinemann,T
Andresen,S          0 : 1           Sievers,S
(23.0)            4.0 : 4.0            (13.0)

Castrop-Rauxel        -      SV Werder Bremen
Van der Sterren,P   1 : 0            Hracek,Z
King,DJ             = : =        Kindermann,S
Libeau,R            0 : 1            Blatny,P
Sehner,N            0 : 1             Knaak,R
Dinstuhl,V          1 : 0          Heissler,J
Hennig,D            = : =             Meins,G
Hermesmann,H        0 : 1           Floegel,U
Hille,I             = : =            Meyer,CD
(17.5)            3.5 : 4.5            (18.5)

SG Bochum             -      Delmenhorster SK
Glek,I              = : =            Rogers,I
Piskov,Y            = : =             Stohl,I
Schmittdiel,E       = : =        Beckemeyer,W
Backwinkel,P        1 : 0           Hermann,M
Sonntag,HH          0 : 1             Borik,O
Luecke,N            0 : 1         Breutigam,M
Buenermann,V        1 : 0    Schlemmermeyer,W
Kitte,S             0 : 1            Lauber,A
(17.5)            3.5 : 4.5            (18.5)

Turm Duisburg         -           Solinger SG
Unzicker,W          0 : 1             Adams,M
Keitlinghaus,L      = : =          Jussupow,A
Enders,P            = : =           Gabriel,C
Thesing,M           1 : 0          Chandler,M
Pirrot,D            0 : 1          Bischoff,K
Prang,E             0 : 1               Lau,R
Kilian,R            0 : 1        Podzielny,KH
Quast,Michael       0 : 1           Schmidt,B
(11.5)            2.0 : 6.0            (24.5)

SG Koeln Porz         -         PSV Wuppertal
Lutz,C              = : =              Emms,J
Huebner,R           = : =          Conquest,S
Christiansen,L      = : =          Schebler,G
Vaganian,R          1 : 0          Hausrath,D
Stangl,M            = : =         Schiffer,KU
Hickl,J             1 : 0              Kern,G
Vogt,L              = : =         Fischdick,G
Brunner,L           = : =      Sukharisingh,R
(22.0)            5.0 : 3.0            (14.0)

Final Ranking
 1. SG Kvln Porz          30 :  0   81.5  (342.5)
 2. Solinger SG           25 :  5   83.5  (381.5)
 3. Dresdener SC          22 :  8   71.0  (323.0)
 4. SV Empor Berlin       19 : 11   71.5  (317.5)
 5. Hamburger SK          19 : 11   66.0  (287.0)
 6. Turm Duisburg         19 : 11   61.0  (283.5)
 7. SG Bochum             17 : 13   59.5  (254.5)
 8. SV Werder Bremen      15 : 15   58.0  (253.0)
 9. Castrop-Rauxel        14 : 16   60.5  (269.0)
10. PSV Wuppertal         13 : 17   56.5  (256.5)
11. SK Passau             12 : 18   53.0  (250.0)
12. Delmenhorster SK      10 : 20   55.5  (251.5)
13. Muenchener SC         10 : 20   54.5  (251.0)
14. SK Zaehringen         10 : 20   49.5  (239.5)
15. SV Tuebingen           3 : 27   40.5  (197.0)
16. SC Bamberg             2 : 28   38.0  (163.0)

11) I. Internationa Tournament with Bobby Fischer's rules by Sinisa Joksic.

In Kanjiza small town at the north of Yugoslavia, near by Hungarian board,
played First International tournament with Fisher's rules. In the three days,
12 players played round robin, with time control 25 minutes for 20 moves and 5
minutes for the end of the game. First part of the game was playing under
Rapid Chess Rules and last 5 minutes played with lighting chess rules.
Organizer did not collect games because mostly of the games finished in
time-trouble. Drawing the pieces was procedings by four dice, because they had
not original "The Piece Shuffler", small computer, Bobby Fisher's inovation,
which automatically determined disposition of the pieces. Only two GM took
part in the tournament. Peter Leko, 17 year old Hungarian star, who was born
in neighbour town Subotica in Yugoslavia, already played some of the chess
modification and Stanimir Nikolic, who is well-known as the weakest YU GM.
Leko won easily. THe games were not high level.

Here are one short game playing between GM.
Pieces order: B, N, N, R, K, Q, R, B.
Nikolic - Leko: 1.d4 d5 2.g3 g6 3.Qh3 h5 4.Bd5 e6 5.Bg2 Rd4 6.O-O Rd1
7.Rd1 Qe7 8.Nd3 Nd7 9.Nd2 Nd6 10.c4 Nf5 11.b3 Ba1 12.Ra1 O-O 13.g4 hg4
14.Qg4 b6 15.Nf3 Bf3 16.Bf3 Kg7 17.Rd1 Rh8, 1/2. Leko offer draw.

Final standing:
 1.Peter Leko g(HUN) 9,5 (from 11)
 2.Stanimir Nikolic g(YUG) 9
 3.Goran Vojinovic m(YUG) 7
 4.Ervin Mozes m(ROM) 6,5
   Gaspar Mathe m(HUN) 6,5
 6.Vladimir Milosevic f(YUG) 6
 7.Tibor Farkas f(HUN) 5,5
 8.Stevan Popov f(YUG) 4,5
 9.Mirko Mamuzic (YUG) 4
10.Lajos Abel m(HUN) 3,5
11.Vojislav Petrovic f(YUG) 2
   Sandor Lerinc (YUG) 2.

Organizer invaited Bobby Fischer but he did not replayed.

12) Yugoslav Tournament played at Mataruska Banja by Bosko Grove
1. Tosic      9.5
2= Imitrov    7.5
4= Kozma      7
6= Cabrilo    6.5

Other players included:


13) The Batsford Schools Chess Problem Solving Championship

For the attention of the teacher in charge of chess and/or the Headmaster

24th January 1996

Dear Sir/Madam,

This letter concerns a new, national schools chess problem solving
competition. I hope there is already thriving chess activity at your school;
even if there is not, this competition may help to stimulate such an interest.
As many schools have already dis covered, chess has great potential as an
educational tool. Apart from logical thinking and planning ahead, children
also learn from the feedback they get when playing the game. They can see the
limits of their own thinking process and can start to feel re sponsible for
their own decisions. I am organising the event on behalf of the British Chess
Problem Society (BCPS). Our objective is to spread the understanding and
appreciation of chess problems. Chess is not just a game to be played -
problem composition is an almost independent art, tho ugh, of course, good
players make good problem solvers. Problems and pretty studies are a wonderful
tool for anybody trying to teach chess to children, since the puzzle element
captures their concentration and the surprising solutions can stimulate their
imagination. The competition involves a postal round with qualifiers moving on
to a grand final in London on the 28th September 1996. There will be generous
prizes for both the team and the individual championship, courtesy of the
world's leading chess publisher, B. T . Batsford Ltd., as follows:

First Prize:	L250	token for Batsford Chess Books
Second Prize:	L100	token for Batsford Chess Books
Third Prize:	L50	token for Batsford Chess Books

and four runners-up prizes of a L25 token for Batsford Chess Books

Entry to the competition is free.

Please find enclosed:
1) a sheet of competition rules;
2) a sheet of examples with solutions;
3) the competition entry form.

All of this material may be photocopied and used freely. Teachers may find the
example sheet useful both as 'model answers' and also as the content of a
chess lesson. Enquiries about the competition or about any aspect of chess
problems (other than the co mpetition solutions!) may be made to John Rice on
0181-399 6254. I would like to acknowledge the support of The British Chess
Federation, The British Chess Educational Trust, David Norwood, The British
Chess Academy (if your school can afford to hire a professional chess teacher,
contact Andrew Martin of the BCA on 012 52 870235 for details of teachers
available in your area) and Chess & Bridge Ltd. The latter may be contacted,
should your school be interested in purchasing chess sets, boards, books or
computers, at 369 Euston Rd, London NW1 3AR. Telephone: 0171-388 240 4.

It remains for me to thank the main sponsors, Batsford. A catalogue of their
large selection of chess books (on all aspects of the game and for all
standards of play) may be obtained by writing to Batsford Chess Books, 4
Fitzhardinge St, London W1H 0AH or by telephoning 0171-486 8484.

Lastly, good luck with your problem solving! I do hope you will enter the
competition even if you have not found all the answers, since we anticipate up
to 100 schools competing in the final.

Yours sincerely,
Jonathan Levitt,
International Grandmaster

Batsford Schools Chess Problem Solving Championship

Postal Round - Instructions and Guidance for Solvers

General Rules

Each school may enter one set of solutions only.
Entries to reach the following address not later than 1st May 1996:

Barry Barnes,
Marsh House,
Marsh Road,

Schools which succeed in qualifying for the final round will be notified at a
later date (before July), and will be permitted to send either one or two
teams (at the organiser's discretion), each consisting of a maximum of three
solvers. Please mention, w ith your solutions, if you wish to send more than
one team. Any student of the school, current or otherwise, born later than 1st
September 1976 will be eligible to represent the school in question. All
schools in the UK are eligible to enter. Competing schools are asked not to
use computers as an aid to solving, since they will not be allowed in the

Solving Requirements For The Postal Round

White to play and force mate in 2 moves, against any defence that Black may
play White has only one move that works. Give this move.

White to play and force mate in 3 moves

White's first move may threaten a mate in 2 further moves, against any move
that Black might play. Give:

1) White's first move (there is only one that works);
2) any mating continuation that this move threatens;
3) Black's defences and White's second move continuations.

White to play and force mate in 4 moves
1) White's first move (there is only one that works);
2) any mating continuation that this move threatens;
3) Black's defences and White's continuations up until the move before mate.

White to play and win

White has only one move that succeeds. Give this move, and each line of play
(Black's replies and White's continuations) that leads to a clearly won
position. Similarly for Black to play and win.

Helpmate in 2 moves: n solutions

Black plays first and co-operates with White to enable White to mate on his
(White's) second move. Give all moves for each side in each solution.

Serieshelpmate in n moves

Black (playing alone) plays a sequence of n moves to reach a position where
White can mate in 1. Black may not walk into check at any stage and is only
allowed to give check on the last move of the sequence. Give all of Black's
moves and the White mating move.

Please examine the examples sheet to familiarise yourselves with the method of
writing out solutions. Telephone enquiries concerning this competition may be
directed, at civilised hours, to John Rice on 0181-399 6254.

Enjoy your solving, and good luck!

14) BOOKS, BOOKS and more of then (7) Bertrand Weegenaar

In the last few weeks I have received more new books. I'm happy to tell you that
Interchess has published the first volume on endgames by GM G.van Perlo. Van Perlo
writes endgame columns, bookreviews and analyses for Schaakschakeringen.
His endgame columns, which have now been collected into book form, are based
on more then 30 years of research into practial endgames.

Furthermore in this issue a new publisher can be introduced: J.Beyer Verlag from
Germany. This publisher has a wide range of chessbooks, from several
opening monographs to practical books from novice to master.

Also I have to returned to two books:

the Nunn & Burgess King's Indian and to G.Josten's History book on Chess.

And last but not least I have paid special attention to a book about
Culture, Chess & Art, something different from all the other books.

Special attention to a new Biography
Alexander Alekhine's Best Games, Alexander Alekhine, Batsford 1996

Spelen met Eindspelen 1, Dame- en Pionneneindspelen, G.C.van Perlo, Interchess

Cultures, Chess & Art, A collector's Odysses Across Seven Continents, Volume 1
Sub-Saharan Africa, Ned Munger, Mundial Press 1996

The Main Line King's Indian, John Nunn & Graham Burgess, Batsford 1996, 320 p
(ISBN 0-7134-7835-7)
Price: UK Pounds 17.99

What's a reviewer to do when he is quite unfamiliar with the theoretical subject of
a chess book (this problem not only occurs for opening books, but also for
studies, composition etc.) Some opening books can be skipped through and played
with a little to get the picture of the contents and the value of the work for
you, possibly interested buyers. Some points in favour of the book are
gained by it's coverage of an actual variation, presenting new an interesting
ideas, having a good lay-out with indexes, introduction, conclusions to every
chapter so that a reader easily can see what the mainline is according to the
author(s), where the traps lay and study must be done etc.
But again, what to do if a line is unfamiliar?!
Lately I discovered that there are several types of opening books:
-     the "Informator"-style presented by S1 and FIDE
-     the games style, where each chapter present one or more games giving
      theoretical information. This type has come into fashion in recent years
-     the "classical"-style giving lines with subdivision etc. A "road" with
      best lines for Black or White can be found easily;
-     the less structured, mix or pure chaotic.

For this book I did the thorough job: playing through the mainlines the
authors recommended in their conclusion of the chapter and secondly I used
several game sources, magazines, yearbooks etc. to see if the ideas of the
author matches recent games and analyses.

I went through several lines for new news and ideas and discovered a lot.

The Petrosian (7.d5 c5 8.Bg5! will give Black a hard time), the 7.0-0 Nbd7-line
where 8.Be3 Ng4 9.Bg5 f6 10.Bc1! is nice, 8...c6?! 9.d5 c5 10.Ne1 Ne8 11.g4
played by Gelfand on several occasions giving Black a hard time.

And I, for my own fun, went through the Bayonet-attack because this pops up in a
lot of CC-games. I have added a large ammount of CC-material on this line to the
games section of this edition of Books, as well with a lot of recent CC-games.

When you study several of them you will find some novelties or practical examples
of the ideas of the authors. (Like the game Guilian - Anton, Peirera - Kopilov and
Santos - Kopilov)

But most information is covered by Nunn and Burgess. To the work and play of
correspondence chess they show a lot of interest. (something which isn't done in
a lot of recent opening books.)

So a final conclusion? No, that's something I can't make. For books of the type
where the authors collect games and analyses by others and present them
(sometimes as their own) I can say something, but the level of analyses and
ideas is huge in this book, the positions often complex and I have little or no
experience with them. But I'm highly impressed to the depth of the material and
the recent material they use, and the thoroughness of introducing, presenting
and concluding their material.

Der Laufer war eine Dame, Gerhard Josten, Rochade Europa 1995, 160 p. (ISBN 3-
Price : DM 9.80
(text completely in German)

"The German poet Goethe did researches on the original plant, the German
engineer Josten does researches on the origin of chess.
Today most of the chess-historians are sure, that chess originated in India
about 500 AD. On the other hand Josten is convinced, that chess was born at
Sumerian times about 4500 BC in Uruk, the homeland of the famous Gilgames epos.

According to the principle that Shakespeare gets Hamlet to say:

"There are more things in heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in your
philosophy" the author outlines his longstanding and straight on enthusiastic
search for the origin of chess in old divination practices. One of his results
says, that the great chess figures once represented the old Sumerian deities,
for example the bishop in modern chess then represented the goddess Venus. The
title of the book therefore means:

"The bishop was a queen".

It's a question of a very fantastic theory, and the auther connects his theory
with an interesting and subjective report on his experiences and studies. Once
and for all it's worth to participate in his study trip into the past, though
some interpretations of the academic discoveries may remain questionable. His
study trip enriches the reader, because it allows him access to myths, historic
works and pictures."

Spelen met Eindspelen 1, Dame- en Pionneneindspelen, G.C.van Perlo, Interchess
1996, 160 p. (ISBN 90.5691.003.5)
Price: Dfl. 24,75

Over the last two years the readers of Schaakschakeringen have exclusively enjoyed
the endgame column Practice of the endgame by CC-GM Ger van Perlo. This series
of practical endgame examples shows a coherent set of positions where the strong
get weak, and some weak get really strong. Dozens of positions show that a large
number of points are lost, due to grave errors in the last phase of the game.

Van Perlo has worked on this collection of positions for more then 30 years. Besides
the very well selected positions, his comments on the events happening on, and
sometimes off the board, make this book also very entertaining to read.
The lay-out is well executed by Interchess.

In this book, which is the start of a series of 3, called Playing with endgames,
Queen and pawn-endings are discussed. Later this year the Rook endings, and
next year the minor-piece endings follow.
(The book will come out also in a German and English version. When this happens
you will be informed)
Die klassisch Variante 4.Dc2 in der Nimzowitsch-Indischen Verteidigung,
J.Konikowski, Joachim Beyer Verlag, 1995, 112 p. (ISBN 3-88805-097-9)
Price: DM 19,80 (figurines)

In the serie Aktuelle Schach Eroffnungen (actual chess openings) by Jerzy
Konikowski, the author gives an overview on an actual variation with lots of
recent material. In this sixth part the Capablanca-line in the Nimzoindian 4.Qc2
is presented. This year a saw several other books on this line, which gave me
the impression that little has happenes sinths 5 years. I have to take that
conclusion back. The material in this book gives a good overview (75 pages of
theory and 35 analysed games) of what is going on, where new ideas have popped

Petrosjan-System 4.a3 in der Damenindischen Verteidigung (E12), J.Konikowski,
Joachim Beyer Verlag, 1995, 164 p. (ISBN 3-88805-260-2)
Price:  DM 20 (figurines)

This 7th part in this series covers the in the 80's extremely popular Petrosian-
line 4.a3 in the Queens Indian.  120 pages of theory, supported with 40 analysed
games give a thorough impression of what is going on.

Schach Weltmeisterschaft 1995, W.Uhlmann & G.Trepner, Joachim Beyer Verlag,
1995, 142 p. (ISBN 3-88805-099-5)
Prijs: DM 25

This is the fourth book I've received on THE match, but this clearly isn't the
best. The book contain 142 pages of which 91 are used by telling the history of
the match, starting early 1991. It covers the start of the PCA, but also
discusses the matches played to reach the FIDE-final (held somewhere in a by God
and the UN forbidden place.) I have the impression that the publisher had in
mind to put both matches covered in one book. The constant delay of the FIDE-
match made waiting with the report on the PCA-match impossible.
So the covering of the match, with only 50 pages including dayly reports on the
background, make space for deeply analyses of the games by Uhlmann not possible.
For these you have to wait for the Informator or the earlier noted New in Chess-
magazin (by Interchess).

Two educational works

Testbuch fur Meister von Morgen, G.Treppner & J.Konikowski, Joachim Beyer
Verlag, 1995, 134 p. (ISBN 3-88805-112-6)
Price:  DM 20
(text in German)

This series of books for the Chess Master of tomorrow covers all sort of items,
like combinations, attack on the king, opening preparation. This book gives 140
positions which the reader has to analyse. Every diagram contains a multiple
choice question the reader should answer. Every diagram is discussed in detail
later on, and points can be collected.
If more then 50% (up to 80%) is answered correctly the reader is a
Master candidate. Between 80 and 100% he certainly has the Master level. The
choice of the questions is excellent and they are divided in different chapters
like mating combinations, "simple" endgame positions etc.

Wie gut ist deinem Schach, Daniel King, Joachim Beyer Verlag, 1995, 109 p. (ISBN
Price:  DM 20
(text in German)

Daniel King presents 20 analysed games, in which the reader is asked
on different occasions to analyse the position and predict the move choosen by
the players. Depending on the difficulty of the position and the move, more or
less points can be scored.

Alexander Alekhine's Best Games, Alexander Alekhine, Batsford 1996, 304 p. (ISBN
Price: UK Pounds 17,99

The games by ex-worldchampion Alekhine belong to the best played in the history
of chess. After his convincing start as a young player in the memorable Sint
Petersburg tournament in 1914, till his death in 1946, he was not only playing
chess, but also writing books and article on his games. This edition by
Batsford, is a combining of three books on the best games by Alekhine.
The analyses where critically reviewed by John Nunn, and when necessairy, Nunn
added comments (Alekhine wasn't a very critical analist on his own combinational
skills). These annotations are an enrichment to the analyses by Alekhine.
This book will be a beautiful volume in your bookshelf, the games when played
through will bring great beauty on your chessboard.

Alekhine in his young years played some correspondence tournaments, using his
brothers name T.Alekhine. In the gamespart of this WIC, some of these games can
be found. The German CC-magazine Fernschach, publishes in the March and April-
issue some games on a 1905-1906-tournament which was won by Alekhine.

Der Trompovsky-Angriff im Damenbauernspiel, W.Gerstner, Dreier Verlag 1995, 205
Price: 34,80 DM (+10 DM voor CAL-diskette met 2000 partijen)

The openingline 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 goes by the name Trompovski, although for me it's
more like the Piket-attack, because the complete Piket family (father and sons
Jeroen and Marcel) played this almost constantly in there young years.
This book gives an extensive overview on the several set-up which Black can use.
A small letter, little diagrams, and lots and lots of analyses. For 10 DM more
even 2000 additional games can be bought. If you are fet up with preparing the
latest in an other Indian line, with 2.Bg5 there is an alternative, and this
book is an excellent gide.

Cultures, Chess & Art, A collector's Odysses Across Seven Continents, Volume 1
Sub-Saharan Africa, Ned Munger, Mundial Press 1996, 120 p. (ISBN 0-944046-6-4)
Price: $75

Saving the best for last, is somehow dangerous using a fast medium as an
Internet WEB-page, where scrolling can be annoyingly slow. But you've come here
This book was presented by the editor using Mark's E-mail, and I couldn't
completely imagine, what the book would be about.
First I was impressed by the way it was send to me. I receive a lot of books,
from all different publishers, but this was quit a treat for me, with stamps for
sending the copy of Schaakschakeringen with the review. It included a fact-sheet
about the other, the book etc. So the sending of this book, if you order it,
will be taken care of splendidly

But what it's about?  It's about chesssets and-pieces. And about the history of
Africa. It's about memories the author has of his dozens of travels to this
continent, the people he met. It's also about antropology and sociology (the
author today is a professor emeritus at the California Institute of Technology.
He is an authority on the geography, history and politics of sub-Saharan
The chesssets are almost recent, so they aren't of historical value, but most of
them are of great personal value to the author, who asked artist, woodcarvers
etc. on his many travels to create the sets according to the ideas he had about
the countries, the cultures and people he visited. Therefor most sets are
unique, and all the very entertaining stories are clinged to the idea and making
of the sets. The more then 40 sets are colourful presented in excellent
photography and reflect in the toughts put in them by the creators beautifully.

I enjoyed it in the first weekend this year I could sit in the my girlfriends
colour-exploding garden after a long, cold winter? This added extremely well
with the sunny pictures and stories. So if you have a change, try this way of
reading the book for yourself. It's better this way then lying in bed.

This book is the first in a serie of four. The other volumes cover The
Americans, Asia and Europe, Russia&the Middle East.


Batsford Ltd
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Books reviewed in Books
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Winning with the Benko, Byron Jacobs, Batsford 1995, 144p. (ISBN 0-7134-7232-4)
Price: UK Pounds  12.99 (51)

The complete Vienna, M.Tseitlin en I.Glazkov, Batsford 1995, 144 p. (ISBN 0-
Price : UK Pounds  12.99 (51)

The complete Benoni, Lev Psakhis, Batsford 1995, 256 p. (ISBN 0 7134 7765 2)
Price: UK Pounds  15.99 (51)

The Saemisch King's Indian, Joe Gallagher, Batsford 1995, 240 p. (ISBN 0 7134
7730 X)
Price: UK Pounds  14.99 (51)

The Latvian Gambit,Tony Kosten, Batsford 1995, 144 p. (ISBN 0 7134 7619 2)
Price: UK Pounds  12.99 (51)

Nimzo-indian Defence Classical Variation, I.Sokolov, Cadogan Press 1995, 148 p. (ISBN
1 85744 120 6)
Price: $17.95 (51)

Ruy Lopez Arkhangelsk System (C78), J.Konikowski, S1 Editrice, 1995, 283 p.
(ISBN 88-86127-36-7)
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Queen's Gambit Accepted (D20-D29), S1 Editrice, 1995, 179 p. (ISBN 88-86127-34-
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Neuerungen im Slawisch, E.Varnusz, Dreier Verlag 1994, 104 p.(ISBN 963-04-4408-
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1946-1970 Het tijdperk Botwinnik, Hans Bouwmeester, van Spijk 1995, 111 p. (ISBN
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