New PDF release: Smyslov's 125 Selected Games

By Vasily Smylov

ISBN-10: 1857440285

ISBN-13: 9781857440287

Amazon buyer review:

Smyslov outdoes himself.
By A.J. Goldsby I on April 1, 2002

I have this publication. i'm a Life-Master on the video game. I educate chess for a living.
Smyslov is likely one of the maximum gamers who ever lived. His craft as an annotator sets
himself in a category possibly all through himself. (How many different writers have held the World
Championship?)
Simply placed this is often the best books in my library. i've got over 2000 chess books,
(not counting pamphlets) and this can be simply within the best a hundred, perhaps even the pinnacle 10.
Want to enhance your video game? are looking to examine strategies? Positional chess? Endings? It is
all in the following, one hundred twenty five of the simplest annotated video games you'll ever see. whereas Smyslov lacks
the skill to the touch the bottom score periods like Chernev, someone who experiences these
games rigorously couldn't support yet increase. Smyslov the following most likely spent a lot more
time scripting this booklet than you'll ever spend interpreting it ... and it shows.

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Lit>g2 �c2 0- 1 Testimonials Attila Groszpeter Former Hungarian champion and three-time Olympiad team member: "I played Petko Atanasov 25 years ago, but 1 remember that our game was very exciting from the beginning and the tension remained even in the endgame. It is nice to hear that he managed to bring up such an exceptionally strong player, the 2005 world champion Veselin Topalov. " 1M Silvio Danailov Manager of Veselin Topalov and other top players, past and present: "Petko Atanasov was a very strong player with a very original style and way of thinking.

Could be tried. t>hl Wlg7 The Armenian grandmaster plays in original fashion. b4 cxb3?! White is better developed and Black's king does not have the most reliable shelter, so it would probably have been wiser to keep the position closed. Wle2 This improves the queen while preventing . . e3 . b4! c4! Black's king is not as safe as he would like it to be. That is why White should strive to open the position, without regard for the opponent's bishop pair. 1 8 ... a3! Imaginative play here as well.

B2 �fd8 In this type of position I would prefer to move the knight as it opens the diagonal. For instance, after 1 4 . . ltJeB!? ltJe4 ltJc7 ( 1 S . . �ac 1 ltJe6 Black is doing alright. But Yochanan decides to leave it on f6 for a while. g3 �dS Also interesting was 1 6 . . ltJg4!? �fd l ttJh6. �xe6!? Black needs to have good nerves to allow such a move with so much riding on the result. �xb3! Such a cool-headed move! White seems to be able to take a piece in two different ways, but Yochanan j ust takes a pawn.

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