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Fire on Board - Best Games from 1983-2004

440 pages, paperback, Everyman, 1. edition 2018.

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Grandmaster Alexei Shirov’s best selling books, Fire on Board and Fire on Board Volume 2 are now brought together in a single volume. ln this collection of his best games from 1983 to 2004, Grandmaster Alexei Shirov shows why he is widely regarded as one of the most aggressive and inventive players of the modern era. lt contains a delightful selection of his favourite games, each of which is explained in detail, together with sections on tactical highlights and endgames. Special attention is devoted to the super-sharp Botvinnik variation, which Shirov has used to remarkable effect against the world's leading players. Since becoming a grandmaster in 1990, Alexei Shirov has firmly established himself amongst the world's leading players. His many tournament successes include first place at Munich in 1993 and equal second with Kasparov behind Karpov at Linares in 1994. His penchant for wild attacking games has made him a great favourite with the chess public, who see him as natural heir to another Latvian, the former world champion Mikhail Tal.

Language English
Author Shirov, Alexei
Publisher Everyman
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 740 g
Width 17 cm
Height 24.5 cm
Pages 440
ISBN-13 9781781943977
Year of Publication 2018
Binding paperback

Part I: Best Games from 1983 to 1996

007 Foreword by Jonathan Speelman

010 Introduction

012 1. Growing up (1979-1987)

019 2. Winning the World Cadet (1988)

024 3. Professional Chess Life (1989-1996)

184 4. The Botvinnik Variation

211 5. Selected Endgames

233 Index of Opponents

234 Index of Openings

235 Index of Variations (Botvinnik System)

236 Index of Endgames

Part II: Best Games from 1997 to 2004

005 Foreword

007 1 The Struggle without Limits (1997-2004)

016 2 Notes on Creativity

021 3 Selected Games

191 Index of Opponents

192 Index of Openings

Fire on Board - Best Games from 1983-2004