The Mammoth Book of the Worlds Greatest Chess Games - Burgess, Nunn & Emms


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The Mammoth Book of the Worlds Greatest Chess Games - Burgess, Nunn & Emms
The Mammoth Book of the Worlds Greatest Chess Games - Burgess, Nunn & EmmsNew Expanded Edition!512 pages, paperbackThis title includes the 125 greatest chess games of all time, selected, analysed, re-evaluated and explained by a team of British experts and illustrated with over 1,000 chess diagrams. Join the authors in studying these games, the cream of two centuries of international chess, and develop your own chess-playing skills - whatever your current standard. Instructive points at the end of each game highlight the lessons to be learned. Highlights include: Adolf Anderssens Immortal and Evergreen games; Bobby Fischers Game of the Century; Boris Spasskys James Bond Mating Combination; Nigel Shorts Sadistic King March; Deep Blues historic first win over Garry Kasparov; Kasparovs flash of genius against Topalov; and, Indian wizard Anands bamboozling of the Russian champion Kramnik. Learn how to attack, keep the initiative, and defend and counterattack. Learn about logical opening play, endgame strategy, psychological warfare, and how the great players think.Graham Burgess has been a World Chess Federation (FIDE) Master since the age of 20. As well as having competed at international level for many years, he has written more than 20 highly acclaimed books on chess, two of which have won Book of the Year awards, and edited more than 250. In 1994 he set a new world record by playing 510 games of blitz chess scoring a remarkable 87 per cent. Dr John Nunn is one of the most respected figures in world chess. He was among the worlds leading grandmasters for nearly twenty years, winning four gold medals in chess Olympiads and finishing sixth overall in the World Cup in 1989. In both 2004 and 2007 Nunn was crowned World Chess Solving Champion, ahead of many former champions. John Emms is one of Englands strongest grandmasters, and an experienced trainer and editor. He is also a skilful and versatile writer: who has written successful books on topics as vaied as opening monographs, general training guides and puzzle books.

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