The book is devoted to the life and work of the second world champion Emanuel Lasker, who occupied the chess throne for a record time of 27 years. Philosopher by reason and mathematician by education, Lasker became an outstanding chess professional at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries and knew no equal in tournament and match battles. He was called a king and a wizard, a sage and a hypnotist. Unique in achievements, unsolved by contemporaries, mysterious for posterity ... In his monograph the famous Russian chess historians Isaak and Vladimir Linder depart from the generally accepted stereotypes, attempting to cover the main cause of Lasker's sporting and creative longevity in a new light. You will find in the book the 100 best, detailed commented games and endings of the great chess player, as well as 50 photo-illustrations, some of which are published for the first time.
Vladimir Tukmakov is one of the leading grandmasters of the legendary galaxy of the "golden age" of the Soviet chess school, an Olympic champion, a three-time silver medalist of the USSR championships, winner and prize-winner of many major international tournaments. Last years - the head coach of the Ukrainian team, a team of stars, brilliantly won under his leadership at the Olympics in Calvia in 2004. For the book, the author selected and commented in detail on the most memorable and instructive parties, and did it from the standpoint of his current view - the coach, the debut scholar, a specialist with a world-wide name. The book is a kind of textbook, all critical positions on the diagrams are accompanied by questions-assignments. By solving these exercises and comparing the answers with the author's recommendations, you will be able to identify your weaknesses and strengths and achieve progress in all stages of the game.
Parties, biography. photo, statistics. Series: Encyclopedia of Chess Olympus The name of Wilhelm Steinitz (1836-1900), the first world chess champion, creator of the positional game doctrine, was deduced in gold letters on the tables of the world chess history. For 64 years of irrepressible, eternally bubbling life Steinitz symbolically filled all 64 cells of the chess planet. He showed himself to be a great and uncompromising fighter, a true chess artist, a philosopher and a converter. For two decades (1866-1886) Steinitz was considered the king of chess in Europe, and then he was worthy of an official world title for eight years (1886-1894).
Biography and work of the most talented after Em. Lasker chess player of Germany Klaus Jung. There are 90 games with comments. dedicated to the talented German Simmers Klaus Jung, who died in the last days of the World War. But what can I say at the beginning of the book: "Klaus Jung (1924-1945) lived a short life. The corresponding and its syntactic biographies are installed in a small period of time. In the Pascha of 1941. He became a national masters, and in the year 1942. in Zenit Slava ended his performances in the tournament ... For this time he passed in the sixth tournament and in four became a prize-winner. Having defeated his karier all-over in the 18th year, he managed to win the Champion of the world A.Alexin, the Champion of the world G.Stoltz, E.Bogolyubov and many other powerful Shamtists ... "
The book presents the entire history of women's chess, starting with ancient times, the first tournaments and ending today. The life and work of all world champions - Vera Menchik, Lyudmila Rudenko, Olga Rubtsova, Elizaveta Bykova, Nona Gaprindashvili, Mayi Chiburdanidze, Xie Jun, Zhuzhy Polgar, Zhu Chen, Antoinette Stefanova, Xu Yuhua, as well as their main rivals in the struggle for world chess crown. The authors and the outstanding chess player, an uncrowned champion, who fought well with the male grandmasters, Judit Polgar, did not ignore the attention. It will be interesting to get acquainted with ambitious young chess players who are ready to fight for the title.
Outstanding chess player (and no less outstanding pianist) Mark Taimanov played more than 4000 games for his more than half a century career. In his inherent manner, combining an exquisite syllable, erudition and artistry, he will tell about his 60 most memorable fights. Being a versatile gifted person, Taimanov at the blackboard also demonstrated masterly mastery of all the components of chess mastery. Brilliant combinational attacks, fine positional maneuvering, honed - in the collection there will be masterpieces for every taste. The author's division into chapters on thematic features makes the book not only a fascinating reading, but also an excellent teaching aid.
Edited by A. Khalifman. 356 parties with notes. The first volume of the book series "Chess Stars" devoted to Emmanuel Lasker, the second World Champion. All games and matches Lasker, played in 1889 - 1903, contain annotations of famous grand masters and masters.
In this book the best parties of 62 outstanding chess players of the world are collected. Each game is accompanied by a biographical sketch of the grandmaster and his portrait. Unlike the second in this edition, the sections "Champions of the World", "Pretenders for the Chess Crown", "On the approaches to Olympus" are expanded. In addition, biographical sketches are supplemented by a number of new information. Contains illustrations.
This book is about two popular schemes in the Slavic defense: the Moscow version and the Anti-Moscow gambit. Among those who regularly use them are Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Boris Gelfand, Alexnadr Grischuk, Vasily Ivanchuk, Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Leko, Teimour Radzhabov, Konstantin Sakaev, Peter Svidler, Veselin Topalov, Alexander Khalifman ... Alexei Dreev has been playing these variants with black for many years at the highest level; and often quite successfully. The results of his analyzes (conducted in preparation for parties and after parties), as well as reflections during the parties themselves, formed the basis of this book.
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