This book discusses the first Russian grandmasters and prominent masters, such luminaries as Mikhail Chigorin, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov, Paul Keres, Alexander Kotov, Boris Spassky, Mikhail Tal, Alexander Tolush and many others. Also included is a section dedicated to the women players.
The Soviet School of Chess
The Soviet Chess School has biographies and lots of games and pictures of players such as Kasparov, Karpov and Spassky whereas these players are not mentioned in the 32-years earlier work The Soviet School of Chess.
The Soviet Chess School
Of the Great Chess Masters
These life maps paint a fascinating picture of the players' careers, in time sequence. To illustrate the sort of insights one can obtain from them, let us consider the score between Fischer (1943- ) and Gligoric (1923- ). The totals are 6 wins for Fischer, 6 draws, and 4 wins for Gligoric.
CLEARANCE - Life Maps
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