Chess Match & Tournament Books
Carlsbad International Chess Tournament 1929
Persona Non Grata
Yasser Seirawan deeply analyzes each of the 24 games of the 1990 World Chess Championship . played in New York and Lyon. France. He answers all of the big questions, who was belligerent, who blew it and why.
The final section gives all 158 tournament games played by Kasparov and Karpov, arguably the two best chess players who have ever lived. The games appear by opening, a far more useful arrangement for the chess student than the ordinary chronological presentation.
The roaster of stars spanned generations, crossed political and economic boundaries, and included the women's World Champion, Xie Jun of China, and history's strongest African American chess player, Grandmaster Maurice Ashley of New York. Whether young or old, man or woman, communist or capitalist, there was someone for everyone.
These chmapions from the former Soviet Union, China, England, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and the United States vied for supremacy for two grueling weeks. They produced some of the finest fighting chess ever witnessed in this country, and their analysis of the games fill these pages. It was only fitting that such a competitive event was ultimately won by the greatest fighter of them all, Viktor Korchnoi.
San Francisco 1995 GM Invitational Tournament
This book tells the full story of this historic encounter, from the personalities, hype and controversies to the debates over computer intelligence and the future of chess. Every game is analyzed in detail and the earlier 1989 and 1996 matches between the two contestants are reviewed.
Man versus Machine: kasparov vs. Deep Blue is the definitive on-the-scene report that every chess enthusiast must read.
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Man versus Machine - Kasparov versus Deep Blue
The World Chess Championship
Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953
1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz
Tal Botvinnik 1960
St. Petersburg 1909
Hastings - 7 Christmas Chess Congresses
Garry Kasparov, the 20-year old Grandmaster from Baku, is already the second highest ranked player in the world and has won several top tournaments including the Soviet Championship. 52 year old Victor Korchnoi was a Grandmaster before Kasparov was even born and already had played two matches for the world title.
Kasparov vs. Korchnoi - London 1983
London 1922 & Capablanca-Lasker 1921
New York 1927
In addition to covering all of the games in both tournaments (and in the play-off in Portoroz), this book includes annotations by over 20 to-level grandmasters, including Korchnoi, Karpov, Meckling, Pulagayevsky, Hubner, Larsen, Taimanov, Bronstein, Keres and Smyslov. Complete with 269 diagrams and 35 photographs this is an outstanding tournament book of timeless value.
World Championship Interzonals: Leningrad 1973
This book covers the story of the Olympiad with 130 annotated games, nearly half of them annotated by Grandmasters, complete tables of team performances in both the preliminary and the final groups, tables of every individual result of every player and the results of all past Olympiads.
1974 Chess Olympiad
Billed as the "match of the century", it became a unique test of endurance and ended in chaos and controversy. The book is aimed at the reader with an interest in chess and combines detailed scrutiny of the games with an eye-witness account of the proceedings in Moscow.
No other record of the match has this combination of careful research and constant, on-the-spot reporting.
In order to help settle this dispute, a Dutch radio company, Allgemeese Vereningun Radio-Omroep (A.V.R.0.) organized a tournament exclusively of the eight strongest players in the world at the time, with the belief that the winner of the tournament, if not Alekhine himself, would earn the right to the next World Chess Championship.
This book describes, in detail, that tournament, the circumstances that lead up to it, the participants and their games, as well as the results of the legendary, but under-appreciated tournament.
AVRO 1938 - The Ultimate Chess Tournament
Fischer vs. Spassky
The World Chess Championship - 1951
SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV
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SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
Botvinnik - Petrosian
The Hague-Moscow 1948
Bobby Fischer's Conquest of the World Chess Championship
The Best of Lone Pine
Kings of Chess
First Piatigorsky Cup International
Second Piatigorsky Cup International
San Antonio 1972
Both Sides of the Chessboard