Jason rated it really liked it Mar 11, I think that the first volume had more variations of analysis than the second but also had better placement of diagrams and was therefore easier to read. Crystal Laughlin rated it it was ok Dec 07,
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His play tended towards the attacking and combinative, loading his game collection with sparkling brilliances and astonishing moves.
World Champion from and again fromAlexander Alekhine ranks as one of the four or five greatest players in chess history. Some, it would seem, are unfortunate remainders from the conversion from Chessbase files to Word files to formatted text. Randy rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Mar 05, Prashanth added it.
Aug 08, Bobsie67 rated it it was amazing Shelves: Alekhine was, in my humble estimation, one of the top five players ever to play our beloved game, and he was certainly among its greatest annotators.
Annotations before Alekhine or perhaps Tartakower tended to be fluffy, light on substance. There were some typos located in the book and I had to occasionally refer to the Dover edition in order to find out what moves were actually played. Dinesh rated it it was amazing Jan 02, By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
My Best Games of Chess, 1908-1937
There are scintillating tactical brilliancies, such as against Bogoljubow at HastingsAsztalos at Kecskemetand Pirc at Bled Half of their games on the Internet, after all, appear in just this way. The games of the chexs volume were also less interesting than those of the first; after he became world champion, he was such a dominant player that he seems to have had less passion for the game.
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And his willingness to experiment with perhaps dubious but psychologically potent variations, and to hit opponents with unexpected novelties, was legendary. This leads to something like a lingering presentism in their chess psyches.
Tt rated it really liked it Aug 22, For those lucky few who have listened to their elders and chosen to study the classics, there is a second problem. My Best Games of Chess, 4.
My Best Games of Chess,
Study the games and ideas of the great masters of the past, and your game will improve. Between and his successes in tournaments were unsurpassed by any master at any time in the history of chess. Interesting annotations by Alekhine. The Russell Enterprises edition is a faithful algebraic notation version of the old descriptive notation Dover edition my copy isitself a combination of Volumes 1 and 2 of the original Bell editions.
Alekhine’s Best Games | Chess Book Reviews
Books by Alexander Alekhine. Crystal Laughlin rated it it was ok Dec 07, Jonathan Hockey rated it liked it Nov 27, Very few people will be reading such an older games collection while simultaneously playing over every move, and even fewer are expecting error-free analysis.
Alekhine was an attacking player, and it is interesting to see him in action against the best of his day. Apr 09, Ali Megahed added it.
Daniel rated it really liked it Jun 10, Gamss example, his use of the Blumenfeld Counter-Gambit against Tarrasch at Bad Pistyanthe Benoni against Bogoljubow and Gygli in two games, and, most strikingly, his piece sacrifice at the sixth move! Very opinionated notes that are extremely deep. This is a book anyone interested in the play of the great champions will want to own.