A (chess)pic is worth a 1,000 kopecs
‘Bobby Fischer relishes his victory–World chess champion Bobby Fischer relaxes with a swim in an outdoor pool in Reykjavik, Iceland. 1972’ LINK
Tigran Petrosian, Hastings 1975. Yes, a Queen can make us happy. LINK
Boris Spassky, 1978 . Face-guard. Same link as above
Raymond Keene. Young, thin, uncorruptible. Those were the days! Hastings, 1970. Link as above.
Today, and a few kilos more…
Nigel Short. An innocent school boy, but deadly serious.Link as above.
”12 YEAR-OLD REGAL SHORT YOUNGEST PLAYER EVER TO TAKE PART IN THE BRITISH-CHESS FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIPS The 64th Annual Congress and Championshiops of the British Chess Federation Opened at the Corn Exchange, Brighton today. And taking part is NIGEL SHORT of Atherton ir Lancazhire and becomes at the age of 12 the youngest player aver to compete in the British Chamsionahip. PHOTO SHOWS : NIGEL SHORT seen trying out the new 100,000 Chess set by Collingwood which was on display during the Championship at Brighton today”
Today, all grown up (almost!)
Jan Timman Link as above. 1969 Hair, lots of hair.
Today. Still hairy.
GENIUS IDEA OF THE DAY!
You know, one way to really popularize chess is to take the male dominated chess-boxing idea and change it for female chess-mud wrestling!
WHICH WOULD YOU PREFER TO SPECTATE?