World Candidates’ Chess Tournament - Switzerland 1953
With notes to all the games collated from numerous sources.
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| By Wood, Baruch H. (editor)|
| ISBN 1843820854|
| SERIES Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics|
| Paperback 336 pages|
| Subject [Chess
] [Chess - Tournaments
| Published April, 2003|
| UK Price £24.95 |
| US Price $39.95 |
Vassily Smyslov is one of the greats of chess and this tournament victory is one of the greatest ever chess sporting performances. Facing a field which included such titans as Keres, Bronstein, Reshevsky and Petrosian, Smyslov shattered the oppposition and thus secured for himself the sole qualifying slot to face the great Botvinnik in a match for the world title. Combined with the companion Hardinge Simpole volume on the World Championship Candidates Tournament 1956 this book begins a record of staggering tournament expertise and determination by the immortal Smyslov.
Written by eye witness chess journalist Barry Wood, Member of the English Olympiad team, Chess Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and for many years Editor-in-chief of Chess Magazine..