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Curaçao 1962 [INNBUNDET]

Nivå C-D
Utgivelsesdato September 2022
Paperback 2005 (ikke tilgjengelig)
Pris 450 NOK
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Nå i innbundet utgave! Kandidatturneringen i Curacao 1962 var sjakk på høyeste plan og dessuten ikke lite drama rundt kampen og partiene mellom Fischer og Sovjetdynastiet. Timman leverte en av årets bøker i 2005!

Forlagets egen omtale

The 1962 Candidates’ Tournament in Curaçao was one of the fiercest chess battles of all time. At the height of the Cold War, eight players contested the right to challenge World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik. The format of the tournament was a gruelling quadruple round-robin. Twenty-eight games were to be played on the tropical island, in a contest that lasted two months.

The air trembled with drama and intrigue. One of the favourites, the brilliant Mikhail Tal,was taken to hospital after 21 rounds and had to withdraw. Three other players from the Soviet Union, Keres, Petrosian, and Geller, were making suspiciously short draws when playing each other. The two American players came to blows over the services of the second they were supposed to share.

Bella Kortchnoi, whose husband took an early lead in the tournament, was a puppet in the hands of the scheming Rona Petrosian, the wife of the later winner. And one of the favourites was a lanky 19-year-old boy from Brooklyn, Bobby Fischer, who openly accused the Soviets of collusion and was later proven right.

In the end, Tigran Petrosian was the winner and went on to become the new World Champion the following year. But such was the impact of Fischer’s accusations that this was the last time such a battle was organised. Henceforth the challenger to the highest crown was determined in a series of matches. Curaçao 1962 was the last Candidates’ Tournament until the concept was restored only in modern times.

In Curaçao 1962, Jan Timman returns to this clash of giants and takes a fresh look at the games. Timman describes the course of the tournament and annotates the most important games (including 16 of Fischer’s!) in his usual lucid and instructive style. Curaçao 1962 revives a tradition of great tournament books, such as Alekhine’s New York 1927 and Bronstein’s Zurich 1953.

Shortlisted for the British Chess Federation 2005 Book of the Year Award.


007 Preface
011 Prelude
016 The Players
025 Combine
034 The Course of the Tournament - Part I
035 Round 1
042 Round 2
050 Round 3
053 Round 4
057 Round 5
062 Round 6
066 Round 7
070 Cross table first Part
075 The Course of the Tournament - Part II
076 Round 8
079 Round 9
082 Round 10
087 Round 11
093 Round 12
097 Round 13
102 Round 14109 Cross table second Part110 Six days in St. Martin
113 The Course of the Tournament - Part III
114 Round 15
119 Round 16
125 Round 17
134 Round 18
138 Round 19
145 Round 20
155 Round 21
163 Cross table third Part
164 The Course of the Tournament - Part IV
165 Round 22
170 Round 23
178 Round 24
180 Round 25
189 Round 26
192 Round 27
196 Round 28
203 Cross table fourth Part and final standings
205 Epilogue
208 Index of Games
209 Index of Openings
210 Index of Names215 Index of Photographs
Detaljert info
Innbundet? Ja
Type Bok
Språk Engelsk
Antall sider 224