Ftacnik, Kopec, Browne: Champions of the New Millennium
In this collaboration between three highly experienced authors the eighteen best chess players of the world in the 21st century are presented to the reader with four deep annotated games and an illuming portrait. These players are: Anand, Kramnik, Topalov, Morozevich, Svidler, Mamedyarov, Shirov, Leko, Ivanchuk, Aronian (the top 10 January 2008) the stars likely to dominate in the next decade, Karjakin, Carlsen, Radjabov, Wang Yue, Ponomariov and Grischuk, the best female player ever, Judith Polgar, as well as World Championship finalist and comeback kid, American star Gata Kamsky.
\r\nLubomir Ftacnik is a Slovakian Grandmaster and famous chess author.
\r\nDanny Kopec is an American International Master and the author of several excellent books on chess.
\r\nWalter Browne is an American Grandmaster with many years at the absolute top
\r\nKey to symbols used 4
\r\nForeword by Anthony Saidy 5
\r\nJanuary 2009 ratings and World ranking
\r\n1 Veselin Topalov (2796 - World no. 1) 14
\r\n2 Viswanathan Anand (2791 - World no. 2) 41
\r\n3 Vassily Ivanchuk (2779 - World no. 3) 69
\r\n4 Magnus Carlsen (2776 - World no. 4) 99
\r\n5 Alexander Morozevich (2771 - World no. 5) 127
\r\n6 Teimour Radjabov (2760 - World no. 6) 153
\r\n7 Vladimir Kramnik (2759 - World no. 8) 173
\r\n8 Peter Leko (2751 - World no. 9) 195
\r\n9 Levon Aronian (2750 - World no. 11) 221
\r\n10 Alexei Shirov (2745 - World no. 12) 245
\r\n11 Wang Yue (2739 - World no. 13) 263
\r\n12 Alexander Grischuk (2733 - World no. 14) 285
\r\n13 Ruslan Ponomariov (2726 - World no. 16) 309
\r\n14 Gata Kamsky (2725 - World no. 17) 331
\r\n15 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2724 - World no. 18) 355
\r\n16 Peter Svidler (2723 - World no. 20) 377
\r\n17 Sergey Karjakin (2706 - World no. 27) 405
\r\n18 Judit Polgar (2693 - World no. 36) 425
\r\nIndex of complete games 450
\r\nAlphabetical index of complete games 452
\r\nSelected list of photographs 453
\r\n400 Seiten, 2009, kartoniert, englisch.