Candidates' Matches 1971

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Author: Cafferty, Bernard (1934- )

Year: 1972

Publisher: Chess Player

Place: Nottingham


198 pages with diagrams and tables. Octavo (8" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's pictorial wrappers. (Lusis: 2280) First edition.

Six qualifiers from one Interzonal tournament, plus two seeds play knockout matches, with the winner playing a World Championship match against Spassky in 1972. Petrosian - Hubner was scheduled for Holland, but after the Fischer - Taimanov match was settled for Vancouver, the Dutch backers lost interest and it was moved to Seville, Spain to be palyed 13th - 26th May. Harry Golombek was the judge during this contest which was won by Petrosian four three. The Larsen - Uhlmann match took place in Las Palmas, Spain 13th - 31 May and the match judge was Armin Heintz from East Germany. Larsen moved on five and half to three and half over Uhlmann. The Geller - Korchnoi match took place in Moscow form the 13th of May until 1st of June with Vladas Mikėnas as match judge. Korchnoi moved on with a scor five and half to two and half. The last quarter final was with Fischer - Taimanov in Vancouver from 16th of May to the 2nd of June with Bozidar Kazic from Yugoslavia as judge. Fischer was on a roll with a six zero score. In the semi-finals Fischer met Larsen in Denver July 6th through 20th. The judge was Paul Klein of Ecuador. Fischer again rolled on with a six zero score against Larsen. The Petrosian Korchnoi match took longer and was played form the 4th of July through the 26th with Petrosian moving on with five and half to four and half. In the final match it was Fischer vs Petrosian. Wilfried Dorazil had originally been selected to be judge, but at the last moment he could not be agreed upon. Lothar Schmid had been selected but he was playing in the German International Championship, but with urgent request of Max Euwe he agreed. The event took place in Buenos Aires in September Fischer won six and half to two and half and moved on to play Spassky for the world championship the following year.


Light edge wear, previous owner's name on front end paper else a near fine copy.