Alexander Raetsky, Maxim Chetverik - Masters of Attack (K-5599)

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Three brilliant books from Everyman Chess brought together in one volume.

  • The Masters: Alexander Alekhine, Master of Attack (2005)
  • The Masters: Boris Spassky, Master of Initiative (2006)
  • The Masters: Mikhail Tal, Tactical Genius By Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik (2004)

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Language versionsEnglish
Author / AuthorsAlexander Raetsky
PublisherEveryman Chess
Publication date1st edition 2017
Pages320
ISBN9781781944608
HardcoverNo
PaperbackYes
DownloadableNo
Width15 cm / 5.90 inch
Height22.5 cm / 8,86 inch

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What separated Alexander Alekhine from the rest of his contemporaries? Why did he dominate the chess world for so long? The main reason was undoubtedly his brilliant attacking style of play. Alekhine had a combinative gift and thrilled the chess public and influenced every great chess player since. Garry Kasparov once said I fell in love with the rich complexity of his ideas at the chessboard. Alekhine's attacks came suddenly, like destructive thunderstorms that erupted from a clear sky.

Boris Spassky is a true chess legend, a World Champion who, thanks to his monumental battles with Bobby Fischer, raised the popularity of the game to a level that had never been seen before. Although at the height of his powers many saw Spassky as a complete and universal player, adept at outplaying his opponents in any type of position, itis no secret that from an early age he thrived on sharp, attacking play. He was a superb practical player, and with the initiative at his hands he could conjure up wonderful combinations and deadly attacks.

Mikhail Tal was simply a chess phenomenon. The magician from Riga stunned the chess world when he became the youngest ever World Champion (at that time) in 1960, and he won countless supporters for his scintillating tactical play and his infectious enthusiasm for the game. Tal's dazzling tactical style would often leave his hapless opponents in a state of shell shock. As former World Champion Vassily Smyslov once noted Tal's appearance in chess had the effect of an exploding bomb, since his style of play was distinguished by extraordinary combinative brilliance.            

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Alexander Raetsky, Maxim Chetverik - Masters of Attack (K-5599)

Alexander Raetsky, Maxim Chetverik - Masters of Attack (K-5599)

Three brilliant books from Everyman Chess brought together in one volume.

  • The Masters: Alexander Alekhine, Master of Attack (2005)
  • The Masters: Boris Spassky, Master of Initiative (2006)
  • The Masters: Mikhail Tal, Tactical Genius By Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik (2004)

Content

Alexander Alekhine:

05 Introduction

07 1 Alexander Alekhine: A Short Biography

20 2 Warming up

27 3 Moving On

46 4 Imagination in Attack

59 5 Further into the Maze

68 6 Chess Wizardry

73 7 Beating Alekhine

77 8 Endgame Brilliance

84 9 Alekhine Tips

95 10 Solutions to Puzzles


Boris Spassky:

05 Introduction

07 1. Boris Spassky: A Short Biography

21 2. Warming Up

28 3. A Greater Depth

38 4. It's Time to Calculate

49 5. Up Another Level

55 6. The Very Best of Spassky

58 7. Endgame Legacy

63 8. Retaliation

70 9. Missed Opportunities

73 Tips

85 Solutions to Puzzles


Mikhail Tal:

05 Introduction

07 1. Mikhail Tal: A Short Biography

18 2. Simple but Effective

24 3. Stepping Up

37 4. Getting There!

52 5. Tal's World of Magic

62 6. Chess Wizardry

66 7. Endgame Magic

74 8. A Tasting of his own Medicine

81 9. Tal Tips

95 10. Solutions to Puzzles    

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