The Match of the Century
255 pages, hardback, Informator-Verlag, 2. edition 2020
CHESS INFORMANT proudly presents the book about the most famous team match in history of our royal game:
2 outstanding teams
The match between the USSR and the Rest of the World was an epoch-defining event that featured many of the greatest names in the history of chess. Five World Champions, and all of the world’s highest-rated players - without exception - took part. Not for nothing was it billed as the “Match of the Century”.
On the 50th anniversary of that great event in the Serbian capital, we invite the reader to take a step back to those years and to re-live the match as it was experienced at the time, in the words of its participants and some of the leading journalists of the day...
This edition is revised, extended, and compiled by Douglas Griffin, chess historian and connoisseur and Igor \'8evegli\'e6, Chess Informant commissioning editor.
004 System of signs
009 Introduction: Half a century ago
011 Articles in The Soviet & Russian press
011 M.A. Beilin: Carnations for Victory over the World Team - The Submerged Reefs of the 'Match of the Century'
014 A.B. Roshal: Ahead - A Great Match
016 B.M. Kazic: The Match of the Century, Day by Day
023 A.B. Roshal: Against a Blue Background
025 Board-by-board - player profiles and head-to-head scores
079 Round-by-round - The Games of the Match
244 Reaction to the match in the Soviet press