BBC: The Master Game Series 6
2 DVD set
by William Hartston (presenter), Jeremy James (presenter)
Publisher: British Video Association, 2013
Video running time: 6 hours 30 mins
The Master Game broke new ground in the 1970s and 1980s when it established itself as the only international chess tournament played for television. Following its launch by BBC Television in 1975, it became a firm favourite amongst chess fans and grandmasters alike.
The list of competitors featured is a who’s who of famous Grandmasters from the 1970s including Anatoly Karpov, Viktor Korchnoi, Tony Miles, Bent Larsen, Nigel Short, John Nunn, Walter Browne and many more.
Whereas computers have taken over the analysis of games in the modern age, the unique aspect that made of The Master Game so popular was the players voicing their inner thoughts and letting viewers understand their thinking on the game.
Series Six (was filmed / broadcast in 1980-1) is a 2DVD set and includes all 13 episodes originally broadcast in the series. The contestants for this hard fought series included: World Championship contenders Bent Larsen, Nigel Short, Svetozar Gligoric, Vlastimil Hort and Robert Byrne, plus Tony Miles, Lothar Schmid and the inimitable Jan Hein Donner.
Includes all 13 episodes from the series and features the following games:
1. Gligoric vs Short
2. Byrne vs Hort
3. Miles vs Larsen
4. Schmid vs Donner
5. Hort vs Gligoric
6. Short vs Byrne
7. Donner vs Miles
8. Larsen vs Schmid
9. Gligoric vs Byrne
10. Short vs Hort
11. Larsen vs Donner
12. Miles vs Schmid
13. Short vs Miles
Presenters: Jeremy James & William Hartston
Region Code: Region Free
Audio: Dolby Digital
2 DVD Video Set
Attention all North American & Japanese Customers
The Master Game DVDs are Region 0 DVDS (or "region free") and are compatible with DVD players from any region. However, customers in NTSC format countries (USA & Japan) should ensure that their DVD is able to play PAL-format DVDs before ordering (older DVD players are particularly unlikely to play a PAL format DVD).
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