Petrosian: Python Strategy (kartoniert)

Petrosian: Python Strategy (kartoniert)

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Beschreibung

Tigran Petrosian is a titan of chess history. All agree he was a genius of strategy, defence and sacrifice, but didn’t he take too many draws? Possibly so, but when Petrosian selected and annotated his best games, that flaw disappeared, leaving only brilliance and profound chess understanding. As Garry Kasparov said: “My games with the 9th World Champion broadened my understanding of chess. Had it not been for these two defeats, I would possibly not have reached the top in chess.”

This book is an English translation of a Russian classic that is a favourite of many grandmasters, including Mihail Marin and Levon Aronian. A literal translation of the Russian title might be ‘The Strategy of Soundness’ but Python Strategy is a better fit for Petrosian’s more ambitious games. As another World Champion, Max Euwe, once wrote: “Petrosian is not a tiger that pounces on its prey, but rather a python that smothers its victim.”

Tigran Petrosian was World Champion from 1963 to 1969, as well as a superb team player for the Soviet Union. In Olympiads he won nine team gold medals and six individual gold medals, winning 78 games, drawing 50 and losing just once.


Contents

Biographical Data & Key to symbols used

Editor’s Foreword by Oleg Stetsko

Compiler’s Foreword by Eduard Shekhtman

The Logic of Talent by Nikolai Krogius

The Man I Knew by Svetozar Gligoric

A Journey Across the Street by Nikolai Tarasov

Selected Games

1945-1948
1949-1951
1952-1953
1954-1956
1957-1958
1959-1960
1961-1962
1963
1964-1965
1966
1967-1968
1969
1970-1972
1973-1974
1975-1978
1979-1982

Appendix – Under the Microscope of the Computer by Karsten Mueller

Game Index

Name Index

Index of Openings

Petrosian’s Tournament and Match Results


400 Seiten, 2015, kartoniert, englisch.