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    Chess World Champions

    Year of Publication
    1960 2014 1960 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Al Lawrence (1)
    2. Alan S. Russell (1)
    3. Alexander Alekhine (7)
    4. Alexander Kotov (2)
    5. Alexander Liepnieks (2)
    6. Alexander Raetsky (2)
    7. Alexandra Kosteniuk (2)
    8. Anatoly Karpov (3)
    9. Andrew Soltis (2)
    10. Arnold Denker (1)
    11. Bobby Fischer (5)
    12. Brad Darrach (1)
    13. Bruce Pandolfini (2)
    14. Cyrus Lakdawala (5)
    15. Dale Brandreth (1)
    16. David Edmonds (1)
    17. David Hooper (1)
    18. David Levy (1)
    19. Donn Mosenfelder (1)
    20. Dr. J. Hannak (1)
    21. Dr. Max Euwe (1)
    22. Edmar Mednis (1)
    23. Eduard Shekhtman (1)
    24. Edward Shektman (1)
    25. Elie Agur (1)
    26. Emanuel Lasker (2)
    27. Eric Schiller (2)
    28. Eric Schiller (2)
    29. Frank Brady (3)
    30. Frank X. Mur (1)
    31. Fred Reinfeld (3)
    32. Frisco Del Rosario (1)
    33. Garry Kasparov (22)
    34. Gedeon Barcza (2)
    35. Genna Sosonko (1)
    36. Geza Maroczy (1)
    37. Haije Kramer (1)
    38. Hans Berliner (1)
    39. Hans Bohm (1)
    40. Harry Benson (1)
    41. Helgi Olafsson (1)
    42. Iakov Damsky (1)
    43. Iakov Damsky (1)
    44. Igor Berdichevsky (1)
    45. Igor Stohl (1)
    46. Igor Zaitsev (foreword) (1)
    47. Irving Chernev (1)
    48. Isaak Linder (1)
    49. Ivo Nei (1)
    50. J.F.S. Rumble (1)
    51. James Gelo (1)
    52. Joe Gallagher (1)
    53. Joel Johnson (1)
    54. John Donaldson (1)
    55. John Eidinow (1)
    56. John Nunn (2)
    57. Jose Raul Capablanca (3)
    58. Karsten Muller (2)
    59. Kees Jongkind (1)
    60. Ken Neat (1)
    61. Kevin J. O'Connell (1)
    62. Kotronias & Logothetis (1)
    63. Kurt Landsberger (1)
    64. Larry Parr (1)
    65. Lev Alburt (1)
    66. Lou Hayes (1)
    67. M. Blaine (1)
    68. Mad Euwe (1)
    69. Max Euwe (11)
    70. Maxim Chetverik (2)
    71. Mikhail Botvinnik (7)
    72. Mikhail Tal (3)
    73. Mikhail Tal & Alexander Koblencs (1)
    74. Mikhail Tal & Iakov Damsky (1)
    75. Murad Amannazarov (1)
    76. Neil McDonald (1)
    77. Nick Aplin (3)
    78. Pablo Moran (1)
    79. Paul Powell (1)
    80. R.G. Wade (1)
    81. Raymond Keene (5)
    82. Raymund Stolze (1)
    83. Renzo Verwer (1)
    84. Reuben Fine (3)
    85. Richard Roberts (1)
    86. Robert Byrne (1)
    87. Robert E. Burger (1)
    88. Robert G. Wade (2)
    89. Rogelio Caparros (1)
    90. Ron Henley (2)
    91. Rona E Petrosian (1)
    92. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
    93. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
    94. Stuart Marquilies (1)
    95. Svetozar Gligoric (2)
    96. Thomas Engqvist (2)
    97. Tibor Karolyi (6)
    98. Tigran Petrosian (3)
    99. Vik Vasiliev (1)
    100. Vishwanathan Anand (1)
    101. Walter Meiden (2)
    102. William Steinitz (1)
    103. William Winter & R. G. Wade (1)
    104. Yasser Seirawan (1)
    105. Zenon Franco (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (70)
    2. LFAN - Long Figurine (1)
    3. AN - Algebraic (44)
    4. LAN - Long Algebraic (2)
    5. DN - Descriptive (45)
    6. NL - Notationless (8)
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    Topics
    1. Biographical (3)
    2. Game Collections (3)
    3. General Chess Instruction (1)
    4. Opening (1)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Move by Move (10)
    2. My Great Predecessors (8)

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    1. The World Champions I Knew

      The World Champions I Knew

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      The legendary chess players that Genna Sosonko brings to life in this new collection of his acclaimed writing have one thing in common: Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal and Petrosian, they were all world champions. Learn More
    2. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

      Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

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      Learn to think the same way Bobby Fischer did. This is the fastest, most efficient, most enjoyable book on chess ever compiled. As the student, you start at the beginning and progressively develop your skills as you apply Bobby Fischer's principles and learn how to play Chess the Bobby way.

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    3. The Road to Chess Mastery

      The Road to Chess Mastery

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      Through an introduction that explains how the ordinary chess player can improve in the various phases of the game of chess, and in enlightening commentaries far more extensive than space permits in an ordinary annotated game, former World Champion Dr. Max Euwe shows how a chess player should think, by indicating the moves for all but the most obvious moves of each game. By applying what he learns in this work the reader may, indeed, find himself traveling the road to chess mastery.

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    4. SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

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      Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level. Learn More
    5. Strategy & Tactics in Chess

      Strategy & Tactics in Chess

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      In this book, the great Dutch World Champion, Dr. Max Euwe, discusses both strategy and tactics in chess, having special emphasis on the latter, to which about two-thirds of the book is dedicated. Tactics have been, comparatively speaking, neglected in chess literature, and it is therefore, interesting to find that five out of eight chapters of this book are devoted to combinations which are analyzed and classified. Learn More
    6. Theorie der Schach-Eroffnungen - GERMAN EDITION

      Theorie der Schach-Eroffnungen - GERMAN EDITION

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      Hinweis uber die Entstehung mit einer biografischen Erganzung. Dr. Euwe hat es verstanden, durch seine einfache und methodische Kommentierung der Eroffnungsgedanken und der Zugfolgen den schwierigen Stoff jedermann leicht zuganglich zu machen. Was die Euwe'schen Werke speziell auszeichnet, ist vor allem ihre grossartige Klarheit im Aufbau der verschiedenen Systeme, die jederzeit ein rasches Nachschlagen der gewunschten Variante erlaubt. Dieses Werk hat schon vielen Schachfreunden zur Meisterstarke verholfen! Learn More
    7. Botvinnik Selected Games - RUSSIAN EDITION

      Botvinnik Selected Games - RUSSIAN EDITION

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      M. M. Botvinnik - Selected Games Due to the interest of a wide range of players to be creative strongest chess player of the USSR, and later the first Soviet world champion Mikhail Botvinnik periodically came out of his best books, and commented on them in detail parties. T Learn More
    8. The Fire Attack - RUSSIAN EDITION

      The Fire Attack - RUSSIAN EDITION

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      The Fire Attack" by Mikhail Tal and Iakov Damsky, brings out all the brightest and most beautiful of the great victories of the Soviet Grandmaster of Chess and World champion Mikhail Tal Nehemevicha. His aggressive, unpredictable, graceful, and in some cases even warlike games are always admired and will always be admired by millions of players around the world. He was a true master of the attack on the king. Tal showed that the need for a good attack, unexpected solutions, endless sacrifices, even if not always correct in terms of computer analysis. Learn More
    9. The Development of Chess Style

      The Development of Chess Style

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      This is essentially a book on chess history, showing how different styles of chess play became popular and flourished and then faded in popularity, such as for example the Hyper-Modern Style of play that became "All the Rage" in the 1920s and 1930s. Learn More
    10. The Hague-Moscow 1948

      The Hague-Moscow 1948

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      On March 24, 1946, the fourth world chess champion, Alexander Alekhine, passed away. He was the first – and still the only – champion to die while holding the title. To select a new champion, a powerful quintuple round-robin was held in The Hague and Moscow. The five strongest players of the era, including one former world champion, two future world champions, and two perennial contenders, took part in a grueling two-month, 25-round tournament Learn More
    11. Study Chess with Tal

      Study Chess with Tal

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      Mikhail Tal is one of the all-time chess greats. In 1960 he became the youngest champion in world history at the age of 23, sweeping to victory at his first attempt. His extraordinary tactical ability has never been bettered, and his reputation goes from strength to strength.

      This absorbing book, first published in the early 1980s, is based on diaries kept by Tal’s coach from their training sessions, and this unique perspective makes it a fascinating and effective chess instructor, written in engaging language and suitable for teenagers as well as older readers.

      It shows how Tal achieved greatness through hard work, application and the influence of a world-class coach, and through this book modern readers can catch a glimpse of the development of a true chess genius. The book is fully updated and converted to algebraic format.

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    12. **PRE-ORDER** Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3

      **PRE-ORDER** Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3

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      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part III is the final volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chessplayer of all-time. Learn More
    13. Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves

      Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves

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      This book contains a collection of the most brilliant, ingenious and outrageous moves ever played by Bobby Fischer, the American who is generally acknowledged to be the greatest chess player of all time.

      These 101 moves - every one a move that either forced checkmate, gained material or lead to an overwhelmingly superior position - have been selected from among all of Fischer's recorded games, most of which were were played under tournament or match conditions.

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    14. Three Days with Bobby Fischer

      Three Days with Bobby Fischer

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      Three Days with Bobby Fischer and Other Chess Essays: How to Meet Champions & Choose Your Openings is a chess book you can sit back comfortably in your armchair and just read. Or, when you feel like getting the pieces out of the box and learning from some great games, tactics and strategies - that's all here as well.

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    15. Kasparov - How his Predecessors Misled Him About Chess

      Kasparov - How his Predecessors Misled Him About Chess

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      Over the past few years the great chess player Garry Kasparov has written five best-selling books praising the contributions to chess made by the previous world champions. The series is called ''My Great Predecessors''. As a reaction to this wonderful series of books, leading chess writer Tibor Karolyi has written this imaginary sixth volume.

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    16. Kasparov Short 1993

      Kasparov Short 1993

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      The epic 1995 match for the World Chess Championship between Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short, with all games deeply annotated by Grandmaster Raymond Keene. In this inside account, Grandmaster Raymond Keene, one of the world's foremost chess writers, describes the action both on and off the board. As the Times (London) correspondent, he played a key role in the breakaway from FIDE and had exclusive access to both Kasparov and Short during the match.

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    17. World Chess Championship - Kasparov vs. Anand

      World Chess Championship - Kasparov vs. Anand

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      The Champion: Garry Kasparov, Seemingly invincible, but showing signs of some frailty when bombarded with ideas from the young generation of players. Could he yet again stamp his authority on the chess world, and snuff out the hopes of another young pretender? The Challenger: Vishy Anand, Calm and modest away from the board, but renowned for his sharp, lightning-fast chess. Could the young Indian topple the giant?

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    18. Mikhail Tal - Tactical Genius

      Mikhail Tal - Tactical Genius

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      Did you ever notice how some famous GM games are more interesting to play through than others? For instance, tell me you have a Tartakower or Nimzowitsch game and I'm sorry, but I just can't get that excited. But tell me you have a Fischer, Alekhine, or Tal game you want to show me and woo-hoo!, break out the milk and cookies because I know I'm in for a real treat! And Mikhail Tal: Tactical Genius by Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik is loaded with enough tasty treats to satisfy the most demanding of palates.

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    19. Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire

      Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire

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      This work has been updated in 2012 to include all of the latest World Chess Championship matches by Garry Kasparov.

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    20. 1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz

      1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz

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      The 1958 Interzonal Chess Tournament in Portoroz was one of the most important and strongest tournaments in chess history, and is still regularly discussed in chess circles today. This is the tournament where the 15-year-old Bobby Fischer earned the grandmaster title and first became a contender for the World Chess Championship. It is also the tournament where Mikhail Tal finally got his first chance to compete in a grandmaster tournament outside of the Soviet Union, and started one of the longest non-losing streaks in chess history on his march to the World Chess Championship. Learn More
    21. The World Chess Championship - 1951

      The World Chess Championship - 1951

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      The 1951 match for the World Chess Championship was exceptionally hard fought. Each player won 5 games and the remaining 14 games were drawn. The match ended in a 12-12 tie and, under the rules, the champion, Botvinnik, retained his title. A new appendix has been added to the end of this book with all the games converted to Algebraic notation and the concluded diagram for each game. Learn More
    22. Both Sides of the Chessboard

      Both Sides of the Chessboard

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      An analysis of the 1972 World Championship Chess Match from both sides of the chessboard - a Russian and an American analysis. Learn More
    23. Fischer Spassky

      Fischer Spassky

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      AT LAST- after cancellations, protests, demands, disappearances, apologies, reporter limitations, referee uncertaincies, chessboard glares, unsuitable chairs and disputes about lighting, noise, and player and audience distance were resolved-at last Bobby Fischer was in Iceland and ready to play. Jully 11, 1972, the Green Day, had arrived at last... Learn More
    24. Reunited

      Reunited

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      Following the split with FIDE when World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov defended his title in a match with Nigel Short in 1993 outside of FIDE, there had been two world chess champions, the “Classical Champion” who had won his title by defeating the current champion in a long match, and the FIDE World Champion who had won one of the World Championship tournaments organized by FIDE. Learn More
    25. Bobby Fischer - 60 More Memorable Games

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      National Master Paul Powell explores the games of Bobby Fischer from a unique point of view. Focusing on his own personal journey and taking up the mission statement of his bestselling book “Chess Patzer to Master - How an Everyday Joe Does it” he continues the battle to help the average player become a chess master. Learn More
    26. Carlsen - Anand Match for the World Chess Championship

      Carlsen - Anand Match for the World Chess Championship

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      Including all games from the World Chess Championship Match, plus previous games between Anand and Carlsen and a ground breaking history of the World Chess Champions, including representative games by each of the 19 prior holders of the world title. All annotated by Grandmaster Raymond Keene, OBE. Includes 36 annotated chess games, 234 chess diagrams, plus puzzles and quizzes based upon the games of the match. Learn More
    27. Carlsen's Assault on the Throne

      Carlsen's Assault on the Throne

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      In 2013 chess returned to world headlines. The energetic Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen was front page news and his fans were not disappointed: the World Number 1 won the World Championship. Carlsens Assault on the Throne gives an inside view of Carlsens dramatic journey: from one of eight challengers in the London Candidates tournament, with the near disaster in the final rounds, ending with triumph in Chennai. With behind-the-scenes stories and top-level analysis of the games, Kotronias & Logothetis have written the ultimate book on how Carlsen became the 16th undisputed World Chess Champion. This hardcover edition includes over a hundred colour photographs Learn More
    28. Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles - 1923-1941 - RUSSIAN EDITION

      Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles - 1923-1941 - RUSSIAN EDITION

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      This is the first in a series of four books by World Chess Champion Mikhail Botvinnik. The first three books cover his chess career. This, the last volume covers his essays on a variety of topics of interest to him. The four volumes are: Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1923-1941  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1942-1956  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1957-1970  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles, Memoirs 1928-1986

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    29. Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles - 1942 - 1956 - RUSSIAN EDITION

      Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles - 1942 - 1956 - RUSSIAN EDITION

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      This is the Second in a series of four books by World Chess Champion Mikhail Botvinnik. The first three books cover his chess career. This, the last volume covers his essays on a variety of topics of interest to him. The four volumes are: Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1923-1941  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1942-1956  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1957-1970  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles, Memoirs 1928-1986

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    30. The Middle Game in Chess

      The Middle Game in Chess

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      The Middle Game in Chess by Reuben Fine completes the trilogy between Practical Chess Openings and Basic Chess Endings, both by Fine, so that the three major aspects of chess are discussed. The Middle Game, it has been said, is the heart of chess. Here is the field of battle on which victory or defeat is decided. In this book the world's leading authority turns his talents to the Middle Game. Learn More
    31. Positional Attacks

      Positional Attacks

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      The third installment of the best-selling series of attack books - Formation Attacks, Formation Attack Strategies, and now, Positional Attacks is another 500 page book, full of great attack information with 532 fabulous attack games from all openings and all eras. The aim of Positional Attacks is to uncover the artistic side of attacking, one that is primarily centered on the creation and exploitation of weaknesses. Learn More
    32. The Immortal Games of Capablanca

      The Immortal Games of Capablanca

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      This is the biography of Jose R. Capablanca, famous grandmaster of Chess, with 113 of his greatest games. The fame of the great Cuban Master Chess champion of the world from 1921 to 1927, is ample assurance that this superbly annotated collection of his choicest masterpieces is destined to take its place at once amongst the classics of Chess literature. The book contains many games which have hitherto not been available in book form. The qualities of simplicity and artistry for which Capablanca was famous for in his lifetime will be appreciated by every reader, whether he studies the games for the sheer pleasure of it, of for the purpose of increasing his playing strength. Learn More
    33. Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 1 von Morphy bis Aljechin - GERMAN EDITION

      Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 1 von Morphy bis Aljechin - GERMAN EDITION

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      World Champions of Chess, Volume 1 - containing biographies and games of Morphy, Anderssen, Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine Learn More
    34. Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 2 von Botwinnik bis Fischer - GERMAN EDITION

      Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 2 von Botwinnik bis Fischer - GERMAN EDITION

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      World Champions of Chess, Volume 2 - containing biographies and games of Botvinnik , Smyslov , Tal , Petrosian , Spassky and Fischere Learn More
    35. Weltgeschichte des Schachs - 27 - Spassky - GERMAN EDITION

      Weltgeschichte des Schachs - 27 - Spassky - GERMAN EDITION

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      This is the book Bobby Fischer studied in preparing to play his epic match for the World Chess Championship against Boris Spassky. In order to complete the record of these games, the scores of the Fischer-Spassky Match are included in an appendix in the back of this book. The New York Times reported: "FERNDALE, N.Y. March 31 – Nearly always, when he is seen, he is carrying or reading what is jokingly called “the big red book” to distinguish it from “Quotations From Chairman Mao”, which is the little red book. Learn More
    36. Mikhail Botvinnik - The Life and Games of a World Chess Champion

      Mikhail Botvinnik - The Life and Games of a World Chess Champion

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      The games of Mikhail Botvinnik, world chess champion from 1948 to 1963, have been studied by players around the world for decades. But little has been written about Botvinnik himself. This book explores his unusual dual career--as a highly regarded scientist as well as the first truly professional chess player--as well as his complex relations with Soviet leaders, including Josef Stalin, his bitter rivalries, and his doomed effort to create the perfect chess-playing computer program. The book has more than 85 games, 127 diagrams, twelve photographs, a chronology of his life and career, a bibliography, an index of openings, an index of opponents, and a general index. Learn More

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