One of the best of the west, Timman belongs to that category of players who reached the final match for the world championship, but weren’t able to win it. Yet he won endless top tournaments ahead of the reigning world champions.
In my first article I described that chess does not only consist of openings, tactics and tournaments, but that the chess enthusiast can and should also show an interest in the history of the game and the playing material. This recent article shows the close links between the two. Today I want to tie in