By Jon Speelman

Unique discoveries within the endgame unearthed by means of Britain's best professional and international championship challenger.

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Tt'lxc3 This was my sealed move. Fridrik did not take up the game for the third time. He resigned. l::!. xd 1 85 �xd 1 �xf3 but this was, of course, just for fun. 5 J a n Ti m m an Holland Grandmaster Jan Timman has established himself as the greatest post-war Dutch chessplayer. In 1 993 he contested the FIDE (World Chess Federa­ tion) Championship against Anatoly Karpov and his exploits in­ clude many first prizes in top tournaments as well as editorship of the prestigious New in Chess magazine.

Yes, Nimzowitsch was quite good at making propaganda for his ideas and his books. He had just written the little Die Blockade and My System, which was published by the famous Kagan in Berlin, and he wanted to sell a lot of copies. When he was young his strange play was strongly criticised by the dominating Dr. Tarrasch, Bent Larsen 35 and he learnt that he had to speak loudly to be heard. Now times were changing, he was accepted, but he saw no reason to be mod­ est; his ideas had been proved right, and he did not want the world to forget that they had been his ideas.

B7 aS I played this rather quickly, it was part of my plan. It annoyed me to read later that Bole­ slavsky called 14 . . liifd8 the normal move in this position. I had never seen another game with this position! I still ha­ ven't. Maybe two unknown Russians had played such a game with 14 . . liifd8, but the text is not bad at all. _ 38 Bent Larsen Mecking ' s next move was an unpleasant surprise for me. 15 ifc4 ! ifb8! This cost me quite some time. Should I play for a draw with 1 5 . . fc8?

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