World Chess Championship 2013 Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen at Chennai Hyatt Regency: fred waitzkin

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Legendary Chess Teacher Bruce Pandolfini: Clearly Most-Exciting Chess Event Since Fischer-Spassky!

Posted by World Chess Championship 2013 News Blog Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Chess master, teacher, lecturer, and author Bruce Pandolfini (photo (c) Bruce Pandolfini) is a U.S. National Chess Master, chess teacher, lecturer, and author who has written more than thirty books on chess. Guess who's been his latest student? - Fabiano Caruana! (The young Grandmaster we've been hearing rumours about that he's worked with Viswanathan Anand for match versus Carlsen)

Pandolfini is generally considered to be among America’s best and most experienced chess educators, having possibly given more chess lessons than anyone in the world. He was famously portrayed by Ben Kingsley in the 1993 film 'Searching for Bobby Fischer, based on the book of the same name by Fred Waitzkin. Pandolfini told Chess Magazine Black and White:

Clearly, this is the most exciting chess event since the Fischer-Spassky match of 1972. Commentators around the world are betting heavily on the young lion, Carlsen, the highest rated player in history. But Anand is an incredible champion, who has been through the wars, and always seems to rise to the occasion. He is extremely resourceful and a great fighter. Still, Anand will have to be in his best form and continue to evince that resourceful sangfroid he is so admired for in order to stop what seems to be an irresistible juggernaut. Whatever happens, it will surely be great for chess, the game we all love.

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