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Gabriel Victor added it Jun 27, No, but seriously, this isn’t just one of the best chess books of all An extremely unusual book, about a love affair between a man and a chess opening. Black has all sorts of strange resources, in particular the rook maneuver Ra7-d7, after which it’s often surprisingly easy to get a counterattack.
Polugaevsky was a noted theorist whose work on a number of openings has stood the test of time.
He played regularly in qualifying events to select a challenger for the world championship, qualifying for Candidates matches on four occasions. Grandmaster Preparation 1st translated ed.
Polugaevsky won at Mar del Plata in and Return to Book Page. S marked it as to-read Aug 16, It took place at the Interzonal in Petropolis, and the passage is taken from Grandmaster Performance.
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Selby marked it as to-read Dec 13, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Account Options Sign in. So Black wins the piece back, but he has so far only developed his queen, while White has got half his army into play. Junta rated it llev was amazing Aug 03, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
In the book, he gives a breathtakingly honest account of what it was like; the dejection when a new attacking try appeared to refute the opening he’d invested so much time in, the elation when he finds a miraculous countermove, then despair again when another attack seems to bust it. He illustrates this with games against many leading grandmasters, including seven World Champions.
An amazing insight into the mind and the preparation and the psychology of a top chess player. Ships with Tracking Number!
The final chapter describes how he prepares. Like Geller, Polugayevsky had some difficulty getting to the very top polugaebsky again, it is so hard to judge this when there is no room to be there in the first place. Viplav Vivek rated it it was amazing Jul 01, In this event, there may be a slight delay in shipping and possible variation in description.
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Grandjaster, he himself admitted some temperamental difficulties he had and it makes this story all the more interesting, from his chapter on the psychology of the chess struggle. In the opening he is constantly striving to surprise his opponents, and this has led to his developing one of the sharpest lines in the Sicilian Defense. View all 4 comments. Add to want list. An extremely unusual book, about a love affair between a man and a chess opening.
I don’t like that. This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat Pjeter Bushi rated it really liked it Dec 31, Polugaevsky remarked later that the position as late as move 25 had lwv on the board during his analysis the morning of the game.
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Want to Read saving…. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. Michael K marked it as to-read Dec 21, In the opening he prepwration constantly striving to surprise his opponents, and this has led to ErgodebooksTexas, United States Seller rating: NeatSam Sloan.
He died of a brain tumour in Grandmaster Preparation Polugaevsky, Lev. Now, alas, Polugayevsky is no longer with us, and his variation is generally deemed to be unsound. Alin marked it as to-read Jul 27, This section uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves.
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Grandmaster Preparation by Lev Polugaevsky
Social responsibility Did you know that sinceBiblio has used its profits to build 12 public libraries in rural villages of South America? Yes, but if he does that, then Black has a defense: His greatest advancement toward the title came during the and cycles, when he defeated Henrique Mecking and former world champion Mikhail Talrespectively, in quarterfinal Candidates matches, before succumbing both times in the semifinals to the eventual challenger, Viktor Korchnoi.
Tapani rated it really liked it May 07, Preparstionpages. Polugayevsky, who at his peak was rated in the world’s top five, was a fantastically gifted and hard-working analyst, with a strong quixotic streak. Several memories have stayed with me about this book: