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The Master Game

A Chess Tournament
Presented by Jeremy James
'It's funny - I was sure he didn't know this opening... played it a little slowly... but he's playing the right ones. Now he's undermining these two advanced centre pawns of mine!'
WILLIAM HARTSTON, reigning Master Game Champion, analysing an opening by his opponent, brilliant 11-year-old player NIGEL SHORT.
In this new series of The Master Game, six of Britain's top chess players, including the foremost woman player in Western Europe, are joined by two outstanding youngsters in a competition for the BBC2 Master Game Trophy and a first prize of £250. Round 1, Game 1
Nigel Short, one of the best 11-year-old players of all time v William Hartston, International Master and expert on the Benoni.
Expert analysis Leonard Barden
Designer JOHN BONE
Director GEOFF WALMSLEY
Producer ROBERT TONER
BBC Two England

The Master Game

A Chess Tournament
Presented by Jeremy James
' Women can't play chess - I could give any of them a knight's start ... ' BOBBY FISCHER , former world champion. Round 1, Game 2
Jana Hartston , Western Europe's No 1 woman player, hopes to prove Fischer wrong tonight, when she competes with mathematical prodigy and former European Junior champion John Nunn.
Expert analysis by Leonard Barden
Designer JOHN BONE
Director GEOFF WALMSLEY Producer ROBERT TONER
BBC Two England

The Master Game

A Chess Tournament
Presented by Jeremy James
'Oh dear, another rotten position ... seems that the younger you are, the better you play the opening ... '
GEORGE BOTTERILL , former British Champion, commenting on the third game of a titanic struggle with 13-year-old JULIAN HODGSON , who beat his first ' Master' at the age of 11 and was London Amateur Champion at 12.
A chance to see the second of our rising young stars in this knock-out tournament for the BBC2 chess trophy and a first prize of L250. Round 1, Game 3
Julian Hodgson , the youngest player ever to compete in the recent Hastings Challenge tournament v
George Botterill , lecturer at Aberystwyth University, who played No 1 board for Wales in last year's chess Olympics.
Expert analysis by Leonard Barden
'Designer JOHN BONE
Director GEOFF WALMSLEY Producer ROBERT TONER
BBC Two England

The Master Game

A Chess Tournament
Presented by Jeremy James
* This seems very aggressive to me -he's going to play his rook ... try and deal a knockout on the King's side. He's evidently going to show that he's a Grandmaster and knock me out straight away ...' Chess writer and expert PETER CLARKE faces a formidable task in tonight's game against TONY MILES, Britain's first and the World's youngest Grandmaster. Round 1, Game 4
Tony Miles , who has recently won important tournaments in Amsterdam and Stockholm v
Peter Clarke , Russian specialist and master of defensive play Expert analysis by Leonard Barden
Designer JOHN BONE
Director GEOFF WALMSLEY Producer ROBERT TONER
BBC Two England

The Master Game

A Chess Tournament
Presented by Jeremy James First Semi-final
Two rivals who met in a fascinating and exciting struggle in the semi-finals of the last series.
Tonight the loser of that game George Botterill seeks his revenge against William Hartston the man who went on to become the first Master Game champion. Expert analysis by Leonard Barden
Designer JOHN BONE
Director GEOFF WALMSLEY Producer ROBERT TONER
BBC Two England

The Master Game

A Chess Tournament
Presented by Jeremy James Second Semi-Final
'... I've got to be careful - after all, I am playing a Grandmasterand I had a winning position in the first game, only to let it slip to an ingenious defence.'
(JOHN NUNN )
John Nunn v Tony Miles
Expert analysis by Leonard Barden
Designer JOHN BONE
Director GEOFF WALMSLEY
Producer ROBERT TONER
BBC Two England

The Master Game: The Final

A Chess Tournament
Presented by Jeremy James
William Hartston, reigning champion, is challenged by John Nunn in the final battle of this war game for the Master Game trophy and a first prize of £250. Expert analysis by Leonard Barden.
BBC Two England

Top Crown

Champions of Crown Green Bowling compete for the BBC2 Masters Trophy Match 4
Noel Burrows (Manchester) v
Reg Pointon (North Midlands)
BURROWS, seeded No 4, won the Waterloo Handicap in 1972. One of the game's finest exponents, he has yet to prove himself in these Championships.
POINTON, the Midlands Masters Champion, makes his first appearance in the BBC2 Masters and will be particularly keen to win this match - both men are publicans.
Introduced by Colin Welland from the Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool. Commentator HARRY RIGBY
Producer NICK HUNTER BBC Manchester
BBC Two England

Top Crown

Champions of Crown Green Bowling compete for the BBC2 Masters Trophy First Semi-final
Roy Price (Potteries) v
Brian Duncan (Lancashire)
Price has already surprised the experts in reaching the Semi-finals, and will have nothing to lose as he takes on Duncan, the top professional in the game and the clear favourite to win these Championships for a record-breaking third time.
Introduced by Colin Welland from the Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool. Commentator HARRY RIGBY
Producer NICK HUNTER BBC Manchester
BBC Two England

Where Karpov is King

Presented by Paul Jennings
Sixty-four squares and a million threats - chess is the oldest and still the best war game. The present world champion is a 26-year-old Russian genius called
Anatoly Karpov. Tonight he talks about the qualities needed by a great chess player.
Paul Jennings follows in the foot-steps of the world champion,' and examines the game claimed by some to be the most intellectually demanding exercise known to man. Also appearing are former world, champion Dr Max Euwe , President of the World Chess Federation. and many leading figures in the current chess scene.
Film editor DON CANDLIN Producer ROBERT TONER (A new series of Master Game next week on Wednesday)
BBC Two England

Top Crown

Champions of Crown Green Bowling compete for the BBC2 Masters Trophy The Final
Roy Price (Potteries) v
Dennis Mercer (Cheshire)
Giant-killer Roy Price has already had sensational wins both by 21-20 over two of the game's most respected players. He now takes on Mercer, twice a winner of these Championships, in front of a crowd of several thousand, in what could be a classic final.
Introduced by Colin Welland from the Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool. Commentator HARRY RIGBY
Producer NICK HUNTER. BBC Manchester
BBC Two England

The Master Game

An International Chess Tournament. Presented by Jeremy James This third series of The Master Game is the very first international television chess tournament. In nine knockout matches, Europe's greatest Masters of the game compete for the BBC2 Master Game trophy and a first prize of £1,250. This series is also being televised to millions of chess fans throughout Europe.
Round 1, Game 1 Karpov v Hug
The World Champion, Anately Karpov of Russia, who at 26 is a living legend of the chess arena, plays Werner Hug , former Junior Champion of the World and the greatest player Switzerland has ever produced.
Expert analysis by Leonard Barden
Designer JOHN BONE
Director GEOFF WALMSLEY Producer ROBERT TONER
BBC Two England

The Master Game

An International Chess Tournament. Presented by Jeremy James Eight of Europe's greatest chess players compete for the Master Game trophy and a first prize of £1,250.
Round 1, Game 2 Hartston v Pfleger The competition in this tournament is so strong that International Master WILLIAM HARTSTON
(Great Britain), reigning Master Game champion, is not even seeded. He plays Grandmaster HELMUT PFLEGER (West Germany), a chessnplaying doctor who favours complicated chess positions and a ' counter-punching ' style of play.
Expert analysis by Leonard Barden
Designer JOHN BONE
Director GEOFF WALMSLEY Producer ROBERT TONER
BBC Two England

The Master Game

An International Chess Tournament. Presented by Jeremy James Eight of Europe's greatest chess players compete for the Master Game trophy and a first prize of £1,250.
Round 1, Game 3: Larsen v Donner
' Well, Donner believes very much in the strength of the two bishops. He says he can never lose when he's a pawn down with two bishops ... but that's sheer nonsense,' says BENT LARSEN (Denmark), himself four times world title candidate, whose aggressive and imaginative style of play thrills chess fans all over the world. He clashes with JAN HEIN
DONNER, many times Dutch champion, and one of the great wits of the game.
Expert analysis by Leonard Barden
Designer JOHN BONE
Director GEOFF WALMSLET Producer ROBERT TONER
BBC Two England

The Master Game

International Chess Tournament
Presented by Jeremy James
Eight of Europe's greatest chess players compete for the Master Game trophy and a first prize of £1,250.
Round 1, Game 4 Miles v Schmid
At 22, Grandmaster TONY MILES (Great Britain) is a rising star of the chess world. He has already won several tournaments in brilliant style but faces a very tough fight against Grandmaster LOTHAR SCHMID (West Germany), a witty original player and long-suffering referee of the Fischer-Spassky world-title match in Iceland.
Expert analysis by Leonard Barden
Des°cner john bone
DireYor geoff walmslet Producer ROBERT TONER
BBC Two England

The Master Game

International Chess Tournament
Presented by Jeremy James
The first semi-final of this knockout tournament, where draws do not count, and one mistake can lead to disaster on the board.
Karpov v Pfleger
' In my first game, I could escape with a draw. Now, I think I have to play it sharply ... I shall play like a tiger! ' says HELMUT PFLEGER (West Germany), the chess-playing doctor, who has the awesome task of trying to beat one of the great world champions of our time, ANATOLY KARPOV (USSR).
Expert analysis by Leonard Barden
Design JOHN BONE
Director GEOFF WALMSLET Producer ROBERT TONER
BBC Two England

The Master Game

International Chess Tournament
Presented by Jeremy James
The second semi-final of this knockout tournament
Larsen v Miles
A most exciting clash between Britain's first Grandmaster, TONY MILES, and Western Europe's No 1 player, BENT LARSEN (Denmark), four times a world-title candidate. Expert analysis by Leonard Barden
Designer JOHN BONE
Director GEOFF WALMSLEY Producer ROBERT TONER
BBC Two England

The Master Game

International Chess Tournament Presented by Jeremy James Pfleger v Larsen
A duel for third place and a prize of E750 between close runners-up BENT LARSEN (Denmark) and DR HELMUT PFLEGER (West Germany). Expert analysis by Leonard Barden
Designer JOHN BONE
Director GEOFF WALMSLEY Producer ROBERT TONER
BBC Two England

The Master Game

International Chess Tournament
Presented by Jeremy James The Final
Karpov v Miles
The final game in the present series promises to be a tremendous tussle. ANATOLY KARPOV (USSR) faces unexpected finalist, 22-year-old TONY MILES (Great Britain). At stake is the reputation of the 26-year-old Russian World Champion, the Master Game trophy and a prize of 11,250. Expert analysis by Leonard Barden
Designer JOHN BONE
Director GEOFF WALMSLEY Producer ROBERT TONER
BBC Two England

The Master Game

International Chess Tournament Presented by Jeremy James The Final (continued) Karpov v Miles
After an amazing draw in last week's programme, a second nail-biting game has also resulted in a shock draw.
Tension now mounts as World Champion ANATOLY KARPOV (USSR) faces TONY MILES (Great Britain) in a final blitz' game in which all moves must be made within 30 minutes. Who will emerge with The Master Game trophy and the first prize of £1,250?
Expert analysis by Leonard Barden
Designer JOHN BONE
Director GEOFF WALMSLEY Producer ROBERT TONER






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