The Astrel publishing house continues to release a new series - Encyclopedia of Chess Olympus, dedicated to the life and work of all world chess champions from Steinitz to Kramnik. The authors are famous Russian writers and historians of chess Isaac and Vladimir Lindera. Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhin (1892–1946) is the 4th world chess champion (1927–35, 1937–1946). Among the greatest chess players of all time, Alexander Alekhin is distinguished by the scale of his creative heritage and the aesthetic appeal of the game. From 1908 to the last years of his life, he participated in 94 tournaments, in 64 of them came out the winner and in 12 occupied second places. He played 26 matches (including 5 in the world championship) and was the only chess champion in history who died undefeated. Alekhin influenced the chess life of dozens of countries and peoples due to his vivid performances in tournaments, matches, touring tours, as well as literary works.
Honored Master of Sports, International Grand Master of the ICCHF, Honored Trainer of Russia Gennady Nesis talks about the creative path of the FIDE World Champion Alexander Khalifman. Of particular interest is that the fruitful collaboration between the author and the hero has been going on for 17 years, marked by many successes of Alexander Khalifman. The author also shares with readers his thoughts on the role of the coach in the process of preparing players, comments on games illustrating the creative biography of the world champion. The book will undoubtedly be useful and interesting to a wide range of chess lovers.
Grandmaster Alexei Shirov (born 1972) has been among the top ten in the FIDE rating list for many years. He is like a free artist in chess and in life. For original designs and vivid combinations, he is called Tal's heir and "new wizard" from Riga! 500 games Shirov with comments intershift.
The book gives the best examples of the work of A. Suetin. Some parties are grouped according to the thematic principle, which allows you to use this section as a kind of textbook. V.Smyslov, L. Polugaevsky and M. Yudovich share their impressions of the work and personality of A. Suetin.
one of the books in a series of pocket-sized books. Each contains 100 masterpieces that differ in beautiful, bright, but not very complex solutions. Therefore, they, among other things, serve as excellent training examples for a solution without a board. Elegantly, tastefully decorated.
It is officially accepted that the world chess champions are counted from Wilhelm Steinitz, who ascended the chess throne in 1886. In the history of known 17 holders of the world chess crown. But even before Steinitz, there were several outstanding chess players who could be called unofficial champions. That's about them - the crowned and uncrowned champions - and will be discussed in this book.
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