Hardinge Simpole

Second Piatigorsky Cup
Spassky's Greatest Tournament Triumph
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By Kashdan, Isaac (Editor)
ISBN 1843820633
SERIES Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics
Paperback  268 pages
Published 20 February, 2004
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If anything, the Second Piatigorsky Cup, organised on behalf of the millionaire Piatigorsky family by USA GM Isaac Kashdan, excelled the First Piatigorsky Cup in tension and excellence of play. Once again the competing grandmasters - including Fischer, Larsen, Petrosian and Spassky - contributed their comments to create a superlative tournament book. The race for first prize between Spassky and Fischer, the temporary eclipse of the reigning world champion Petrosian, and the classic clash of arms between Spassky and Fischer themselves, combined to elevate this to one of the supreme chess experiences of all time.

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