B. Postovsky, M. Glukhovsky - "Devoted to Chess: The Creative Heritage of Yuri Razuvaev" (K-5618)

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Yuri Razuvaev (1945-2012) was an outstanding Russian chess player. He had a refined positional style and for many years he was one of the leading Grandmasters in the Soviet Union. He also was a first-rate chess author and opening theoretician, always open to new ideas.

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Language versionsEnglish
Author / AuthorsBoris Postovsky, Mark Glukhovsky
PublisherNew In Chess
Publication date1st edition 2019
Pages368
ISBN9789056918224
HardcoverNo
PaperbackYes
DownloadableNo

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But it was as a trainer that Razuvaev was truly world-class. The long list of prominent players he worked with includes Karpov, Kramnik, Gelfand, Lautier, Fressinet, Salov, Tomashevsky, Topalov and Kosteniuk. Both Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana had sessions with Yura, as his friends called him.

It was his exceptional feeling for chess, his understanding of weaknesses and strong points in someone’s play, that made working with Razuvaev a privilege. Moreover, spending time with him was a joy because he was intelligent, cultured and witty. In this book, compiled by Boris Postovsky, dozens of chess players and contemporaries share anecdotes and insights into chess that Razuvaev gave them.

Devoted to Chess also presents Razuvaev’s best games, accessibly analysed by himself and others. His finest articles and interviews on a wide variety of subjects are also included in the book. "Studying the creative heritage of Yuri Razuvaev will bring you great benefits", writes Vladimir Kramnik in his foreword.

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    Contents

    007 Preface – From the compiler
    009 Foreword – Memories of a chess academic
    016 ‘Memories’ authors in alphabetical order

    017 Chapter 1 – Memories of Razuvaev’s contemporaries – I
    017 Garry Kasparov
    019 Anatoly Karpov
    020 Boris Spassky
    022 Veselin Topalov
    023 Viswanathan Anand
    023 Magnus Carlsen
    023 Boris Postovsky

    043 Chapter 2 – Selected games
    043 1962-1973 – the early years
    073 1975-1978 – grandmaster
    102 1979-1982 – international successes
    138 1983-1986 – expert in many areas
    168 1987-1995 – always easy and clean

    191 Chapter 3 – Memories of Razuvaev’s contemporaries – II
    191 Evgeny Tomashevsky
    199 Boris Gulko
    201 Boris Gelfand
    202 Lyudmila Belavenets
    202 Vladimir Tukmakov
    204 Irina Levitina
    206 Grigory Kaidanov
    207 Michal Krasenkow
    208 Evgeny Bareev
    209 Joel Lautier
    213 Michele Godena
    215 Alexandra Kosteniuk

    217 Chapter 4 – Articles and interviews (by and with Yuri Razuvaev)
    217 Confessions of a grandmaster
    218 My Gambit
    234 The Four Knights Opening
    252 The gambit syndrome
    258 A game of ghosts
    267 You are right, Monsieur De la Bourdonnais!!
    276 In the best traditions of the Soviet school of chess
    283 A lesson with Yuri Razuvaev
    293 A sharp turn
    299 Extreme
    311 The Botvinnik System
    315 ‘How to develop your intellect’
    325 ‘I am with Tal, we all developed from Botvinnik’

    331 Chapter 5 – Memories of Razuvaev’s contemporaries – III
    331 Igor Zaitsev
    332 Alexander Nikitin
    332 Albert Kapengut
    335 Alexander Shashin
    337 Boris Zlotnik
    337 Lev Khariton
    339 Sergey Yanovsky
    340 Ilya Odessky
    350 Sergey Shipov
    350 Adrian Mikhalchishin

    355 Index of openings
    356 Index of names
    362 Index of annotators to games
    363 Bibliography
    365 Acknowledgments

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    B. Postovsky, M. Glukhovsky - "Devoted to Chess: The Creative Heritage of Yuri Razuvaev" (K-5618)

    B. Postovsky, M. Glukhovsky - "Devoted to Chess: The Creative Heritage of Yuri Razuvaev" (K-5618)

    Yuri Razuvaev (1945-2012) was an outstanding Russian chess player. He had a refined positional style and for many years he was one of the leading Grandmasters in the Soviet Union. He also was a first-rate chess author and opening theoretician, always open to new ideas.

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