My Great Predecessors, Part II: Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal

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Author: Kasparov, Garri Kimovich (1963- ) signed

Year: 2004

Publisher: Everyman Chess

Place: London

Description:

480 pages with diagrams and indexes. Quarto (10" x 7") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. Translated by Ken Neat. Signed label tipped to front end paper. Reprint. First published in 2003.

Part two features the play of champions Max Euwe (1935-1937) Mikhail Botvinnik (1946-1957, 1958-1961 and 1961-1963), Vassily Smyslov (1957-1958) and Mikhail Tal (1960-1961). These books are more than just a compilation of the games of these champions. Kasparov's biographies place them in a fascinating historical, political and cultural context. Kasparov explains how each champion brought his own distinctive style to the chessboard and enriched the theory of the game with new ideas. All these games have been thoroughly reassessed with the aid of modern software technology and the new light this sheds on these classic masterpieces is fascinating.

Condition:

Near fine in like dust jacket.