Bobby (Robert) James Fischer vs Mark Taimanov

One of the most famous games showing the Bishop versus Knight endgame is game number four in the quarterfinals of the candidates match between Robert James Fischer and Mark Taimanov.

Fischer – Taimanov 1971

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The next lesson in this series is about Zugzwang.

  1. Have you thought about writing about this amazing chess prodigy – Hou Yifan.Hou Yifan (born February 27, 1994, in Xinghua, Taizhou, Jiangsu, China) is a Chinese chess prodigy, who in 2008, became the youngest ever female in history to qualify for the title of Grandmaster, the highest a chess player can attain. In 2007, she became China’s youngest ever National Women’s Champion. In the July 2008 FIDE rating list, she is ranked the strongest girl player and the fourth strongest female player in the world. On September 12, 2008 she became the youngest ever finalist for the Women’s World Championship title.I may use one of her games in the future, but it has to fit within one of the chess lessons that I am preparing.

    Maybe you have a suggestion (?)

    You have a great and informative website here. I’m also trying to setup a blog dedicated to chess only at

    I’m not yet sure what should I really write about it, but if i find time and subject and audience, maybe I’ll register a separate domain for it.

    By the way, I see that you are hosted at 110mb. So far, how was your experience with this free host?

    Success with your blog.

    I am very satisfied with 110mb. Whenever something was wrong they managed to solve it within a very reasonable time, which is better than what can be said of most paid hosting services.

    It’s wordpress you are using here, right? So you paid for the mysql addon? I wonder, why don’t you register your own domain name? It’s supported here in 100mb, right?

    Yes, this site is running on WordPress. To enabe the MySQL Database support costs about $10. The .htaccess is $9 which makes it possible to use the friendly links.

    An own domain name is supported ar 110mb, but I haven’t done this (yet). It was not needed to make this site up and running and I am thinking more about chess and chess lessons than about sites.

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