Author: Mednis, Edmar [1937- ]
Publisher: David McKay Co
Place: New York
xvi+358 pages with diagrams Octavo (8 1/2" x 6") issued in red cloth with black lettering to spine. (Lusis: 1286) First edition.
This work is the first book to answer the question "How Karpov Wins?" with the intent of instructing players of all levels and improving their game. Although it contains analysis o each of the games (about one hundred) that Karpov has won in major competition since he became a world-class player, this work is much more than just a "best games" book. Dispensing with long, complicated, exhaustive variations an sub-variations. Edmar Mednis - and International Chess Master - considers each game from the standpoint of how Karpov actually won it, explaining simply Karpov's tactics, strategy and even his psychological approach. Beyond its instruction effectiveness How Karpov Wins reveals many interesting aspects of Karpov's play itself" Does he win more with white or with black? what openings is he most effective with? Or against? Does he create his wins in opening, middle or end game? Does he use combinations.
Spine ends lightly rubbed. Dust jacket spine ends chipped with closed tears, some closed tears at back head edge, front fold over flap creased. Over all a very good copy in a very good dust jacket.