Friday, 15 June 2007

Chess photos

Today I discovered some fascinating old chess photos and incredible videos on a Brazilian chess site, xeque.net. It's definitely worth a visit, even if you don't speak Portuguese.

One photo I came across was Boris Ivkov playing Tigran Petrosian in 1979, we featured their encounter at this event (albeit with colours reversed) in a recent Friday chess puzzle:

Tigran Petrosian Boris Ivkov Chess 1979


The first image that caught my eye though, was this incredible picture of what I guess must have been the Leningrad Boys Chess Team:

Korchnoi Spassky Zak Tolush Lutikov Leningrad Chess Players

Without the captions, it would have made for a great quiz question.

Other highlights on the site include video coverage of Tal, Fischer, Keres and Benko at Zagreb 1959, and amazing footage of Capablanca, Alekhine, Grunfeld and others from the Moscow tournament in 1925!

1 comment:

rd said...

Great find - interesting photos...Rich

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