A collection of portraits of chess players.

Kasparov Kramnik in london and the striking effects of video compression algorithms.


Tarrasch, Metger and Teichmann

Bobby Fischer

Karpov vs Kasparov 1985

Mikhail Botvinnik

Tigran Petrossian

André Philidor, an engraving.

Contemporary engravings and photographs of Paul Morphy (1863)

Kortchnoi : Simultaneous exhibition in Bordeaux France

Karpov - Kortchnoi : The 1978 World Championship Match

Anatoly Karpov

Garry Kasparov in Bordeaux, France 1995

Three pictures of Garry Kasparov

Two pictures of David Bronstein

Mikhail Tal

Drawing of Mikhail Tal by Eric Petit

Two pictures of Vassili Smyslov

Three pictures of Samuel Reshevsky

Xavier Tartakover

Akiba Rubinstein and Rubinstein vs Mieses

Emanuel Lasker

Maurice Raizman

Monica Calzetta Spanish national womens champion 1997 Nana Ioseliani
Gaprindashvili (1964) Tchigorin
Judith Polgar Zsuza Polgar (1985)
Spassky Kasparov (young)
Alekhine Smyslov

Note that for copyright reasons these are nearly all very old photographs scanned from period chess reviews. Print quality is therefore very variable. I have done what I can to retouch them but the quality is not always good. Your patience is appreciated.

Thanks go to Valentin Albillo for the pictures of Monica Cazetta and Nana Ioseliani

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Last modified october 1998.