Author: Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov (1921-2010)
Publisher: Publishing House Moravian
2 volumes. Volume 1: 1935-1957. 348 pages with diagrams, tables and indexes. Volume 2:1958-1995. 456 pages with diagrams, tables and indexes. Octavo (8 1/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's stiff boards. Translation by Ken Neat. First edition.
Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov was a Soviet and Russian chess grandmaster, who was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958. He was a Candidate for the World Chess Championship on eight occasions (1948, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1965, 1983, and 1985). Smyslov twice tied for first place at the Soviet Championships (1949, 1955), and his total of 17 Chess Olympiad medals won is an all-time record. In five European Team Championships, Smyslov won ten gold medals. Smyslov remained active and successful in competitive chess well after the age of sixty. Despite failing eyesight, he remained active in the occasional composition of chess problems and studies until shortly before his death in 2010.
Spine heal bumped, previous owner's name to front end paper volume 1 else very good.