Saturday 22 August 1998
In fact, it wasn't all that quick. Under the new rules of the Bobby Fischer clock Mark II, which had been launched on Fischer's 80th birthday, each player received an extra minute per move for each year of his life. So the games dragged on a bit. After days of tense struggle, there was a huge commotion at the board when they had reached this position.
Old Anatoly, playing White, who had just made his move, suddenly tried to retract it. The arbiter rushed in to stop him as Anatoly moaned: "But I could have mated him. In one move. I missed a mate in one." The arbiter, furious at this breach of protocol, declared the game a draw.
Then in the second game, they reached the position at the top of the next column and the same thing happened again. Only this time it was Old Garry who tried to take his move back, protesting that he had missed a mate in one. The third game reached this position:
and the fourth this one:
All you have to do is work out in each case what White had just played, and what mate he missed.
Answers: A: c2-c4 had been played; d5 is mate. B: b4xc5 was played; d5xc6 e.p. was mate. C: b5xc6 e.p was played; d7 is mate. D: c6-c7 played; d8=N is mate.
, , , ,
, , , ,
, , , B
, , , ,
, , ,A,
, c , ,
, , , ,
The best TV shows and films coming to the servicetv
Watch the new House of Cards series three trailerTV
Oscars 2015It was the first time Barney has compered the Academy Awards
Oscars 2015 From Meryl Streep whooping Patricia Arquette's equality speech to Chris Pine in tears
Oscars 2015 Mexican filmmaker uses speech to urge 'respect' for immigrants
TV ReviewThe intrigue deepens as we delve further but don't expect any answers just yet
Razzies 2015 Golden Raspberry Awards 'honours' Cameron Diaz and Kirk Cameron
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face death penalty
- 2 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
- 3 Dakota Johnson's 'It's only Isis' Saturday Night Live sketch sparks controversy
- 4 Robert Mugabe eats a zoo for 'obscene' 91st birthday party
- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
Broadchurch series 3: David Tennant and Olivia Colman to return for third season, ITV confirms
Downton Abbey Christmas special 2014, review: Love is everywhere, actually
EastEnders may bring transgender character to Albert Square to challenge 'traditional' viewers
Spectre: Director Sam Mendes teases clips from upcoming James Bond movie
Indian Summers recommissioned: Channel 4 confirm a second series of British Empire drama
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'