The "Immortal Zugzwang Game" is a 1923 chess game between Friedrich Sämisch and Aron Nimzowitsch, played in Copenhagen. Andrew Soltis has objected to the characterization of this game as "the Immortal Zugzwang Game". And Raymond Keene prefer to see it as an example of total paralysis of the opposition.
Link tointerviewwith Mark Taimanov at ChessBase News (23.05.2002). And when reading the interview we can hear in the background Taimanov playing Mozart's Concerto for two pianos in E-flat, KV 365 Rondo Allegro, with the Leningrad Chamber Orchestra...
The Reassess Your Chess Workbook: How to Master Chess Imbalances, by Jeremy Silman.
This is the workbook to Jeremy Silman's book "How to Reassess Your Chess: The Complete Chess Mastery Course". Steven Winer writes at ChessCafe.com about "How to Reassess Your Chess: The Complete Chess Mastery Course": "...one does not need How to Reassess Your Chess to use the Workbook, since the early chapters of the Workbook summarize Silman’s thinking techniques".
Secrets of Spectacular Chess (2nd edition), by Jonathan Levitt and David Friedgood.
Lubomir Kavalek writes about the book in The Washington Post (June 30, 2008):
Chess is magical and beautiful. Just read "Secrets of Spectacular Chess" by Jonathan Levitt and David Friedgood (recently issued by Everyman Chess), and you realize that almost everything is possible on the chessboard. This excellent study on the aesthetics of chess is full of fascinating examples created by players and composers. The current edition is vastly enlarged from the 1995 original. Among the new material is the amazing 1999 game between Kasparov and Topalov in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.
Games from the chess history played by many other strong chess players beside the World Champions Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov...
I played my first chess game in December 1977 and was lucky to hold draw. I continued to play chess and joined a chess club in September 1978.
I'm still enjoying playing chess.
I like to do many other things than playing chess.
Long walks, some jogging, cycling, reading books, listen to music, watch movies, writing and much more. Life is fun!