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GM Joel’s Chess Week Recap - Espisode 6

GM Joel’s Chess Week Recap - Espisode 6

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GM Joel’s Chess Week Recap - Episode 6

Opening: A41, C64, B19, B32:

Player(s): Batsiashvili, Skripchenko,Ivanov, Reprintsev, Eliseev, Yuffa, Taimanov, Karpov

During the last week the chess world has lost two protagonists. GM Mark Taimanov passed away at the age of 90. Taimanov was a leading Russian chess player in the years between 1946 and 1971. He was also a world-class concert pianist. Russian GM Urii Eliseev also died at age 20, falling down from a 12 store building. He was a fan of the modern sport Parkour, which was fatal for him. Joel Benjamin shows two games to tribute the two late GMs. Then GM Joel analyzes for us a game from the Senior World Championship over 50, and the episode closes with a nice game analysis from the Women FIDE GP played in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

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