Improve your chess by studying the greatest games of all time, from Adolf Anderssen's 'Immortal Game' to Anand versus Kramnik 2008
These are 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. You can 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 Anderssen's 'Immortal' and 'Evergreen' games, Bobby Fischer's 'Game of the Century', Boris Spassky's James Bond' Mating Combination, Nigel Short's 'Sadistic King March', Deep Blue's historic first win over Garry Kasparov, Kasparov's flash of genius against Topalov, and, Indian wizard Anand's bamboozling of the Russian champion Kramnik. You can learn how to attack, keep the initiative, and defend and counterattack. You can learn about logical opening play, endgame strategy, psychological warfare, and how the great players think.
About the Author
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 world's 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 England's 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.
For the famous games which appear in other books and anthologies, the authors have provided the most thorough and careful annotations you will find. They also include some extremely brilliant games which haven't received much attention elsewhere. ... Of the various 'Greatest Games' collections, The Mammoth Book of The World's Greatest Chess Games is the most up to date with the highest-quality annotations. You will want a copy on your shelf. * John Watson *
Series: Mammoth Books
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 26th August 2004
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 16.2 x 4.4
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition