All 13 episodes from the seventh series of the BBC television show which broadcast chess tournaments between 1976 and 1982. The competitors in this series include Andras Adorjan, Nigel Short, Walter Browne, Eric Lobron and Raymond Keene.
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 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.