BBC: The Master Game Series 7
2 DVD set
by William Hartston (presenter), Jeremy James (presenter)
Publisher: British Video Association, 2013
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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 7 (was filmed / broadcast in 1981-2) is a 2DVD set that includes all 13 episodes of this hard fought series which included Andras Adorjan, Nigel Short, Walter Browne, Eric Lobron, Raymond Keene, Larry Christiansen, Miguel Quinteros and Hans-Joachim Hecht.
Also included on this special edition is a bonus BBC documentary - The Lowdown: The Master of the Game - which follows the rise to international success of a young Matthew Sadler.
Includes all 13 episodes from the series and features the following games:
1. Hecht vs Christiansen
2. Adorjan vs Short
3. Keene vs Browne
4. Lobron vs Quinteros
5. Christiansen vs Adorjan
6. Short vs Hecht
7. Browne vs Lobron
8. Quinteros vs Keene
9. Christiansen vs Short
10. Hecht vs Adorjan
11. Lobron vs Keene
12. Quinteros vs Browne
13. Adorjan vs Lobron
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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