Foreword by Gennady Sosonko.
Efim Petrovich Geller - one of the key figures of the chess scene
second half of the twentieth century. For several decades he
was one of the leading grandmasters of the world, six times
competitions contenders for the world crown, seven times became
the Olympic champion, twice - the champion of the USSR.
The unchallenged authority of Geller-researcher was recognized by all
World champions, starting with Euwe. Many of his ideas have not lost
Nowadays, modern players use them in their own
In front of you is the most complete meeting of parties of outstanding
chess player with his author's comments. Many duels (and all
their 135!) have never been published in Russian literature before.
Italic notes are given by the special editor, international master
Maxim Notkin, with refinements of estimates and options found at
help modern computer programs.
There is no doubt that studying the work of an outstanding grandmaster
help a wide range of readers to significantly increase the level of
games and get real pleasure from brilliant parties.