Imagine you are a club player who has been given the opportunity to talk at length with a famous grandmaster. How would you make the most of this opportunity?
Club players are unaware of the subtleties in Grandmaster chess. Great players can analyze chess at a depth that is unfathomable to amateurs. However, having reached such a high level can make it difficult to understand what is lacking in the mind of the amateur.
Lessons with a Grandmaster bridges this gap between grandmaster and amateur through a series of conversations between teacher, the renowned Grandmaster Boris Gulko, and student Dr. Joel R. Sneed, a professor of psychology and amateur chess player. The lessons are based on Gulko's own battles against fellow grandmasters, and there is particular focus on strategy, tactics and the role of psychology in chess competition.
W.Browne-B.Gulko, US Championship, Los Angeles 1991
A.Miles-B.Gulko, Philadelphia World Open 1987
M.Taimanov-B.Gulko, USSR Championship, Moscow 1976
B.Gulko-R.Ponomariov, Pamplona 1996/97
P.Wolff-B.Gulko, US Championship, Durango 1992
B.Gulko-G.Kasparov, USSR Championship, Frunze 1981
B.Gulko-A.Shabalov, Bern 1992
B.Gulko-J.Hector, Copenhagen 2000
A.Suetin-B.Gulko, Moscow 1972
B.Gulko-O.Panno, Vina del Mar 1988
B.Gulko-Y.Seirawan, US Championship, Salt Lake City 1999
B.Gulko-R.Hübner, Biel 1987
B.Gulko-A.Beliavsky, Groningen 1993
A.Yusupov-B.Gulko, Hastings 1989/90
V.Korchnoi-B.Gulko, Amsterdam 1989
A.Shabalov-B.Gulko, Manila Olympiad 1992
B.Gulko-V.Kupreichik, USSR Championship, Riga 1985
V.Hort-B.Gulko, Niksic 1978
B.Gulko-V.Smyslov, USSR Championship, Leningrad 1977
B.Gulko-M.Adams, Groningen 1990
B.Gulko-A.Karpov, Dos Hermanas 1994
B.Gulko-B.Gelfand, Amsterdam 1988
B.Gulko-B.Larsen, Hastings 1988/89
B.Gulko-G.Kasparov, Linares 1990
Index of Openings
Index of Opponents
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