The World Chess Championship was organized by FIDE in 1948 after all the leading contenders or claimants for the world title died during or immediately after World War II. The Hague and Moscow saw the first tournament to decide the World Chess Championship. Botvinnik, Keres and Smyslov of the USSR, Euwe of Holland, Reshevsky of the USA, the great masters of the day, played lively, imaginative and highly distinctive games in this historical event. Harry Golombek, personally acquainted with all of the contestants and an opponent of most of them, studied the tournament games closely. He gives all the games with thorough and complete annotations, biographies of the players and a discussion of the theoretical values of the openings used.
World Chess Championship
This book was originally published in 1947 with 55 of his best games, the last game being against World Championship Botvinnik, which ended in a draw. In 1981, he sought to expand this book by adding ten more games including his draw against Fisher, the last game, bringing the total number of games to 65 and the last year to 1976.
If You Must Play Chess
Strategies, Techniques and Surprising Ideas
The Tarrasch Defence is one of the most ambitious ways to play against 1.d4. Former Russian Champion Alexey Bezgodov has more than 30 years of experience with the Tarrasch and is one of the world’s greatest experts. The Art of the Tarrasch Defence is a deeply researched journey into the positional structures, the key moments in the fight for the initiative, the players and the variations.
The Art of the Tarrasch Defence
Learning Chess Through History
What’s the best way to learn chess? Great Moves: Learning Chess Through History blends the intricacies of chess play with the game’s compelling and colorful history, putting real people at the 64 squares.
Unpublished Ideas and Analysis from Decades of Elite-level Chess
In this book, he opens his extensive opening files and presents the most important games and unused novelties in the Ruy Lopez (or Spanish Game). He also explains the strategies and ideas behind these lines, and places the key games in their historical settings. Anecdotes abound, as do reflections on his key rivals, including Fischer, Karpov, Tal, Larsen, Spassky and Timman.
My Secrets in the Ruy Lopez
This major work of the famous Russian chess openings theorist Alexei Sokolsky is distinguished by its original approach to the subject. Whereas other standard books deal with openings mainly in the form of lines and variations, Sokolsky's is a distinctive and analytical treatment. The effect of the openings on the game as it proceeds is explained and developed.
The Modern Openings in Theory and Practice
A Surprise Weapon for Black
Alexey Bezgodov provides a complete chess opening repertoire for Black against 1.d4. After replying with 1…d5, the former Russian Chess Champion advises you to take up the Double Queen’s Gambit and play 2…c5! against both 2. c4 and 2. Nf3. In The Double Queen’s Gambit Black’s attitude is as active and ambitious as that of White in the Queen’s Gambit. This ambition may seem premature at first sight, but many strong grandmasters have already successfully played this system.
SHOPWORN - The Double Queen's Gambit
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Chosen and Annotated by Golembek
In this volume Harry Golombek, the distinguished chess correspondent of the times and one of Great Britain's leading players, has bought together Capablanca's Hundred Best Games. These will provide the expert as well as the beginner with a new insight into the master's extraordinary grasp of the game's fundamental strategic principles, the brilliance of his tactical development. Golombek's clearly written notes highlight the games most crucial phases and provide the reader with many interesting clues as to possible variations.
Capablanca's Hundred Best Games of Chess
A Surprising and Complete Black Repertoire Against 1. d4
In many 1.d4 openings, Black has trouble getting his bishop on c8 into play. Former Russian Chess Champion Alexey Bezgodov presents a radical solution to this nagging problem; liberate your bishop right away and put it on f5 on the second move! Play 2...Bf5! against either 2.c4 or 2.Nf3 will surprise your opponent and is also a great way to support your development, because the bishop takes control of the important square e4.
SHOPWORN - The Liberated Bishop Defence
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Grandmaster of Chess
This is the autobiography of Paul Keres. It is the third and final volume in a series of three books. The other two volumes are The Early Games of Paul Keres Grandmaster of Chess ISBN 4871875407 and The Middle Years of Paul Keres Grandmaster of Chess ISBN 4871875415.
The Later Years of Paul Keres
Grandmaster of Chess
This is the autobiography of Paul Keres. It is the second volume in a series of three books. The other two volumes are The Early Games of Paul Keres Grandmaster of Chess ISBN 4871875407 and The Later Years of Paul Keres Grandmaster of Chess ISBN 4871875423.
The Middle Years of Paul Keres
Grandmaster of Chess
This is the autobiography of Paul Keres. It is the first volume in a series of three books. The other two volumes are The Middle Years of Paul Keres Grandmaster of Chess ISBN 4871875415 and The Later Years of Paul Keres Grandmaster of Chess ISBN 4871875423.
The Early Games of Paul Keres
And Other Stories
The Bobby Fischer I knew and other stories is hailed as an instant classic. This Damon-Runyan like work will be around well into the 21st Century. To inform future generations about such greats as Bobby Fischer and World Champion Garry Kasparov as well as the ''Guys and Dolls'' of the New York Chess scene during the fabled Golden Era of the 1930s and 1940s. In the introduction, five time U.S. Chess Champion writes that the authors capture ''some of the most raucous and colorful figures in 20th century chess'' with a ''Dickensian precision''.
The Bobby Fischer I Knew
Friedgood shared their joy and appreciation of chess beauty, engulfing readers with a wealth of amazing and magnificent examples from the aesthetic side of the game. Moreover, they demonstrated how this fascinating subject could be analysed, and how it could help players to improve both their understanding and practical play.
SHOPWORN - Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2
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Discover and Develop Your Chess Talent
The author addresses the nature of chess genius and the reader can take talent tests and answer challenging quiz questions on all aspects of practical decision making. Sections of the book are: ''Intelligence, Creativity and Genius,'' ''Characteristics of Chess Genius,'' ''Inside the Chess Mind,'' ''IQ and Chess Strength,'' ''Inherent Unpredictability,'' ''Talent Tests,'' and ''Developing Your Talent.''
CLEARANCE - Genius in Chess
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Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of the All-Time Deepest Thinker
The most instructive games by one of the most original chess players of all time!A new edition of Golombek's in-depth look at the chess of one of the most influential chess theoreticians of the twentieth century. As part of the algebraic classics series, it has been converted to modern notation by Grandmaster John Nunn, who has added analytical footnotes.
CLEARANCE - Richard Reti's Best Games
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