Rare (chess) footage released by AP
LONDON July 22,2015— The Associated Press and British Movietone, one of the world’s most comprehensive newsreel archives, are together bringing more than 1 million minutes of digitized film footage to YouTube. Showcasing the moments, people and events that shape the world, it will be the largest upload of historical news content on the video-sharing platform to date.
The two channels will act as a view-on-demand visual encyclopedia, offering a unique perspective on the most significant moments of modern history. Available for all to explore, the channels will also be powerful educational tools and a source of inspiration for history enthusiasts and documentary filmmakers. READ MORE HERE.
ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS…
Many thanks to Australian GM and journalist Ian Rogers for pointing this out to us! No doubt more rare material will soon be uncovered.
Below is a short clip about the 1966 World Championship match between defending champion Tigran Petrosian and challenger Boris Spassky. The match started on the 9th of April (in Moscow) and ended on the 9th of June. Petrosian successfully defended his title, to the surprise of most commentators.
But Spassky’s match strategy (of trying to provoke the title holder to attack him) failed to make much of a dent on the Armenian’s disciplined resolve to play his own style and not to risk absolutely anything in the process, no matter how tempting it might appear. It became clear–as the match progressed– that Petrosian had nothing against drawing all of the games!