I am off this week, but I have some awesome bonus content for you. Have a listen to the January 7, 2004 interview that Fred Wilson conducted with the now-deceased, legendary chess trainer, author, and player IM Mark Dvoretsky. This is one of the many great historical chess interviews that I am posting on the Perpetual Chess Patreon page for those who donate $3.50 per month or more. Fred WIlson's archive will also feature old interviews with GMs Andy Soltis, Arthur Bisguier, Maurice Ashley, Lubomir Kavalek and many more. Here are a few of the questions that Fred asked of IM Dvoretsky in their conversation:
Did Mark agree with GM Lev Alburt's suggestion that Boris Spassky had more chess talent than Bobby Fischer as a youth?
How many positions did IM Dvoretsky have in his legendary file of positions for titled students to study?
What were some of his favorite chess books of all time (besides his own)?
What did he think of Peter Svidler's prospects of becoming World Champion in 2004? Was there any other young talent he thought might ascend to the highest title?
So much chess history is shared within this 90 minute conversation that it is difficult for me to do it justice in a summary. Just listen and enjoy! The Perpetual chess t-shirt and hoodie sale ends on December 4- get one here while you can.