Botvinnik: Selected Games explains Botvinnik’s theories, the development of Russian chess and six end game studies. The outstanding games in this volume are Mikhail Botvinnik’s own choices as the best games he played before becoming World Champion in Recently I finished going through selected games by Mikhail Botvinnik. It’s a collection of his best games up until he won the world championship for the first.

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Tim rated it it was amazing Oct 10, This volume also includes a long article on the development of chess in Russia, in which Botvinnik discusses Tchigorin, Alekhine, and selectwd influence on the Soviet school of chess; the author’s six studies of endgame positions; and Botvinnik’s record in tournament and match play through Arun Singh rated it liked it May 22, Also his endgame skills are something to be admired.

In a foreword, he discusses his career, his method of play, and the system of training he has adopted for tournament play. No trivia or quizzes yet. Definitive Biography of P.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Capablanca’s Best Chess Endings. Anyway, I highly recommend this book for intermediate players like bootvinnik. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

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Angela Maloney rated it really liked it Jan 26, Lasker’s Manual of Chess. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A careful study of these games should prove bovtinnik to anyone interested in modern chess. The outstanding games in this volume are Mikhail Botvinnik’s own choices as the best games he played before becoming World Champion in How to Play the Chess Openings.

New Art of Defence in Chess. How Not to Play Chess. The book ends with a series of six studies, as well as his thesis on what a “combination” actually is.

The outstanding games in this volume are Mikhail Botvinnik’s own choices as the best games he played before becoming World Champion in No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Certainly most individual games collections I’ve seen are database dumps with variation trees after every move, making them next to useless for a class player like me who thrives on repeated verbal explanations.

Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Each new year begins with an anecdote written by Botvinnik describing his chess activities, as well as 1000 career and life changes.

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Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Brian rated it liked it Sep 17, The quality of the games shown are mostly very high, although not so high as today’s grandmasters of course. The Cambridge Companion selscted the Clarinet. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Selwcted cover the period from his first big tournament — the USSR Championship ofin which the year-old Botvinnik became a master — to the International Tournament at Groningen in — in which he demonstrated his qualifications for winning the world championship.

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Botvinnik ” Selected Games”

I would say he is one of those universal players in that he can accumulate small advantages and crush his opponent positionally or he can sacrifice material and blow the guy out of the water with a flashy combination. The games are seperated by the year in which they were played.

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Sep 01, David L. The Right Way to Play Chess. Paul Britt rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Chesshistorian rated it really liked it Mar 15, Of course his play was not perfect and he even gives examples of when he has gone astray, some of his battles with Smyslov are real back and forth affairs with errors on both sides. We appreciate your feedback.

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