Chess Duels by Seirawan Compiled by hms Karpov/Seirawan, Roquebrune (rapid), , 53 moves. Ch. 3 Vassily Smyslov Smyslov vs Seirawan, Yasser Seirawan provides a fascinating and highly entertaining account of his games and encounters with the world champions of chess. Chess Duels has 54 ratings and 2 reviews. Four-time US Champion Yasser Seirawan provides a fascinating and highly entertaining account of his games and e.

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With the natural and consequent Spent the whole weekend reading this newest trophy in my -small- chess book collection. In his Informant notes, Anatoly points out the attractive finish Without doubt the opening has gone in Black’s favor.

Philip rated it it was amazing Nov 14, Perhaps his games against Karpov and Kasparov were more inspiring for Seirawan, since I didn’t notice any inconsistencies in that analysis at all.

This has brought him into close personal contact with many of these champions.

My Games with the World Championslike Kasparov’s post-mortem inis simply jaw-dropping: The laughter went on for a long time before Ljubo said, “Okay, okay, Serawan sign.

I was in Spain, perhaps on holiday, became bored and decided on the spur of the moment to drop in on the Linares event.

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Seirawan vs Karpov in ‘Chess Duels’

The only correct reply is The incident I have in mind and I do think it happened in Linares during this particular visit is that we had a bridge game going for very small stakes in Spanish pesetas. You can’t read these books without smiling and laughing out loud” p.

While I think the book is a must-have for anyone interested in chess history, and certainly contains great chess, especially by Petrosian, I did have some problems with the book’s editing. This powerful centralizing move gives White domination over the light squares and a strategically winning position. When Lubosh returned, Anatoly went into a long-winded explanation of how terrible the hand was.

White would be threatening c4-c5, with a strategical stranglehold.

Chess Duels: My Games with the World Champions

This was a calculating machine without peer. At this point I understood that Anatoly may have been thinking of my having assisted Victor Kortchnoi during his match. But virtualy by his own.

Na6-b4 c7 -d5-f4, going after the g2-pawn with counterplay. Impressive, dare I say sublime, understanding. Bc1, the idea being to keep the d2-square free for Nf3-d2-e4 and to make the alignment Bc1-b2 and c3-c4 possible, when the dark-squared bishop is well posted on the long diagonal.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We were chesd dumbfounded by what we witnessed that hardly a single word was exchanged. Ender rated it it was amazing Aug 16, I’ve been reading a lot about chess history lately, reviewing Kasparov’s latest book on his games with Karpov and Gulko’s account of the KGB’s involvement in Soviet Chess.


And let me be clear that I think there’s nothing intrinsically wrong with this approach: Seirawan-Smyslov Tilburg 1 1. I’m not a big fan of most chess books, but as for Seirawan’s Chess Duels, I wholeheartedly agree! Boost your calculation skills. Perhaps this is a good opportunity to mention yet another book on the recent past in chess: One can only prepare so much and for so far.

By clarifying the central tension White gives himself a seiraqan plan of attack using the half open e-file and the e5 square. At the time, all these moves could best be described as main-line theory. Anatoly is forcing a trading sequence before I can even begin to realize an initiative.