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World Chess Championship: Botvinnik to Kasparov
Soviet domination and the rise of Fischer
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By Wade, R.G., Whiteley, A.J., and Keene, R.
ISBN 1843821184
SERIES Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics
Paperback  312 pages
Subject [Chess ] [Chess - World Championships ] [Botvinnik ] [Kasparov ] [Bronstein ] [Smyslov ] [Karpov ] [Tal ] [Petrosian ] [Fischer ]
 
Published 23 January, 2004
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The history of the World Chess Championship continues in this volume with the epic struggles between Botvinnik, Bronstein, Smyslov, Tal and Petrosian, via the brief but spectacular advent of Bobby Fischer, and on to the modern superstars Karpov and Kasparov. All games from the matches are annotated and this book with its companion volume, World Chess Championship: Steinitz to Alekhine forms a valuable addition to the library of any chess enthusiast who wishes to possess a complete collection of games played at the very highest level. All matches bar one in this book were played out between Soviet citizens, so the account here also serves as an anthology and exemplar of Soviet chess at its zenith. Bob Wade, twice British champion and for decades chief junior coach of the British Chess Federation, was one of the driving forces behind the explosion of chess in England which led to three team silver medals in the chess Olympiads of 1984, 1986 and 1988 and to a British player, Nigel Short, challenging for the world title in 1993. Wade won the International Master title in his own right, and would doubtless have obtained a Grandmaster title under modern title stipulations. He is also a noted chess author and has been awarded the OBE for services to chess. Andrew Whiteley is an International Master who has won second prize in the British Championship and represented the British Chess Federation in the Chess Olympiad. Raymond Keene is a British Chess Champion,and the first British Player to achieve a FIDE (World Chess Federation) Grandmaster norm. He was awarded the OBE for services to chess in 1985. He is Chess Correspondent of The Times,The Sunday Times,The Spectator, and The International Herald Tribune. He is a prolific author of chess books, several of which are classics of the genre. He has organised three World Chess Championships.

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