My Best Games of Chess, 1908-1937

Author: Alexander Alekhine

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486249417

Category: Games

Page: 552

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The best games of one of the best players in chess history. 220 games with Alekhine's own accounts. Spans 30 years of tournament play.

My Best Games of Chess, 1908-1923

Author: Alexander Alekhine

Publisher: Ishi Press

ISBN: 9780923891497

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 267

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This is the book that every chess master and grandmaster has read and studied and every aspiring chess master should be reading. The author, a World Chess Champion, clearly explains the most complex and difficult concepts. Grandmaster Reuben Fine wrote that Alekhine's collection of best games was one of the three most beautiful that he knew. World Champion Garry Kasparov wrote, "Alexander Alekhine is the first luminary among the others who are still having the greatest influence on me. I like his universality, his approach to the game, his chess ideas. I am sure that the future belongs to Alekhine chess." Bobby Fischer wrote, "He had great imagination. He could see more deeply into a situation than any other player in chess history. It was in the most complicated positions that Alekhine found his grandest concepts." Chess Journalist Jerry Hanken writes, "The study of this book added 300 points to my rating and made me a master." In 1927, Alekhine became World Chess Champion by defeating Capablanca in a match. He lost the world title to Euwe in 1935 but won it back in 1937. He held the title of World Chess Champion from then until his death in 1946.

My Best Games of Chess

Author: Alexander Alekhine

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1936490668

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 456

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The Genius of Alekhine In chess literature, there have only been a very few chess books that have immediately - and permanently - established themselves as classics. Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker, Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Réti and Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual by Mark Dvoretsky are three that come to mind. There are of course others, among them My Best Games of Chess, 1908-1937 by the fourth world chess champion, Alexander Alekhine. The original English edition, published three-quarters of a century ago, used English descriptive notation, contained one photograph, no crosstables and was released in two separate volumes. This new 21st-century edition, presented with modern algebraic notation, has combined both books into a single volume, added more than three dozen archival photographs, crosstables, Alekhine's complete match and tournament records, a foreword by Russian grandmaster Igor Zaitsev, as well as many more diagrams. A comprehensive computer-assisted analytical supplement has also been prepared and is available for download at no extra charge, so that, if you wish, you may compare Alekhine's impressive notes with the preferences of the silicon monster. Whether you feel as if you are revisiting an old friend, or being introduced to this splendid game collection for the first time, you will marvel at how Alekhine's games and works remain in many respects extraordinarily consonant with the modern approach. And you will not fail to be impressed by the genuine genius that is Alekhine.

My Best Games of Chess 1905-1954

Author: Savielly Tartakower

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1936490900

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 440

View: 5335


The Unique Genius of Tartakower! One of the most creative grandmasters ever to play the Royal Game was Savielly Tartakower. His combination of bold play and fascinating writing has long endeared him to chess aficionados worldwide. His classic work of best games has never been available in English algebraic notation. Until now. “Tartakower’s annotations are unlike any other master of his time. He repeatedly stressed the psychological nature of chess, for example. Another ‘Tartakowerism’ is: ‘An attack is against a castled position, weak pawns and, most of all, against the mind of the opponent.’ What he reserves for a footnote, like what conditions are present to make a game a work of art, other authors would need pages to articulate, if they addressed the matters at all. “This book was meant to do what all great annotations do: instruct, explain, and entertain. And it succeeds spectacularly.” – Andy Soltis in his Foreword Experience the unique genius of Savielly Tartakower in this 21st Century Edition of his games collection – 201 games, 49 game fragments, all deeply annotated and quintessentially Tartakower!

Great Brilliancy Prize Games of the Chess Masters

Author: Fred Reinfeld

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486286143

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 222

View: 5471


Noted authority analyzes and annotates 50 games — spanning nearly 70 years of competition — recognized for imaginative and inventive combinations. Steinitz vs. Lasker, London; Capablanca vs. Janowski, New York; Alekhine vs. Marshall, New York; Botvinnik vs. Tartakower, Nottingham; and many more. Invaluable instruction for players at every level. 50 diagrams.

Marshall's Best Games of Chess

Author: Frank J. Marshall

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473359392

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 256

View: 7767


Originally entitled “My Fifty Years of Chess”, this volume presents an account of the career of Frank J. Marshall, who was a United States Chess Champion between 1909-1936. With autobiographical information and detailed, move-by-move accounts of some of his more notable games, “Marshall's Best Games of Chess” is not to be missed by chess enthusiasts and professional players looking for inspiration and insight. Contents include: “My Chess Career”, “The Early Years”, “Winning my Spurs”, “The Year of Years”, “Commuting to Europe”, “Championship Years”, “Championship Years (continued)”, “Retirement Years”, “My Best Games”, “Winning My Spurs”, “The Year of Years (1904-1905)”, “Commuting to Europe”, “Championship Years (1910-1914)”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Great Short Games of the Chess Masters

Author: Fred Reinfeld

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486292663

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 221

View: 2791


Noted authority recapitulates 80 brilliant short games featuring lightning-quick winning strategies by Keres, Hanauer, Maroczy and scores of other great players who artfully outmaneuvered their adversaries. Author’s commentary helps make each game a unique lesson in the fine points of championship chess.

Chess Words of Wisdom

Author: Mike Henebry

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1936490331

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 534

View: 6549


Chess Words of Wisdom is made up of the crucial information mined from over 400 chess books (plus hundreds of magazine articles, vides, DVDs, web sites and various other sources) all condensed into this one remarkably complete and "one-of-a-kind " chess book. Chess Words of Wisdom quotes, paraphrases and summarizes the teachings of hundreds of experts, masters, IMs, GMs and eve a few scientists, scholars and generals. Essentially, all of the wisdom from these important sources is in this one book! Chess Words of Wisdom is a digest of hundreds of years of chess knowledge from the greatest chess minds in history. This is the must-know information for the well-schooled chessplayer at all levels, from beginner to master. Chess Words of Wisdom is unique in that it is all text. There are no diagrams or analysis at all in the book. There is not a single game in the entire book! Instead, the book is jam-packed with essential chess knowledge... in plain English! If you want to learn, if you want to thoroughly understand chess, Chess Words of Wisdom is for you. Chess Words of Wisdom is about "understanding" chess. There are no frills, cartoons or nonsense of any kind in it... just intense, cover-to-cover, concentrated chess instruction in the form of verbal explanation. This is an ideal textbook for chess teachers, coaches, trainers and all serious students of the game. It is for players of all strengths who are enthusiastic about understanding and mastering the game of chess. A 534-page one-of-a-kind chess book, it belongs in every serious chessplayer's library. It contains all of the useful, practical, information from over 400 chess books (plus many other sources). As a result, it contains more helpful information than certainly any other chess book in history. This is one-volume treatise covers nearly all of the essential concepts in chess. "All you need to know about everything that matters!" (New In Chess Magazine) "Kudos! Just glanced through your book which displays an enormous amount of research and chess erudition. Looking forward to some enjoyable reading..." (the late Larry Evans, U.S. grandmaster, author, journalist, and five-time U.S. Chess Champion) "...it's definitely unique in its verbal approach, which is particularly useful especially to adults learning the game." (Jennifer Shahade, author, journalist, two-time U.S. Women's Chess Champion and FIDE Woman Grandmaster)

The Life and Chess Games of Carlos Torre

Author: Gabriel Velasco

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1936490382

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 200

View: 4636


Mexico's First Grandmaster - The Genius of Carlos Torre! This book is offered to chessplayers and enthusiasts of all Spanish-speaking countries as an homage to one of the greatest Latin American chess players of all time: Grandmaster Carlos Torre Repetto, originally from Yucatán, Mexico. In recognition of Torre's formidable accomplishments and triumphs during the years 1924-1926, the Fédération Internationale Des Echecs (FIDE, the International Chess Federation) in 1977 bestowed on Torre the title of International Grandmaster. This is a collection of 105 well-annotated games by Torre against the strongest players of his time. You are invited to enjoy and learn from Torre's great games, his beautiful combinations and his strategic and tactical concepts. The original print edition has not been available for over a decade, but it is now being re-released as an eBook.

Decisive Games in Chess History

Author: Lud?k Pachman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486253237

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 258

View: 759


International Grandmaster analyzes key games in 65 of the most important matches of the last 100 years. Extensive diagrams and indices.