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Mikhail Botvinnik

288 pages, paperback, Russel, 1. edition 2020

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From the mid-1930s to the early 1960s, one man towered above all other chessplayers. That was the sixth world chess champion, Mikhail Botvinnik. His calm, deep analytical approach, supplemented by careful attention to his mental and physical conditioning served him well throughout his career.

Now, in the sixth volume of the World Chess Champions Series by Isaak and Vladimir Linder, you will learn all about the chess advances and achievements of the Patriarch of Soviet chess, about his life and scholarly pursuit, and his contributions to the various phases of the game – opening, middlegame and endgame.

Botvinnik was no less influential when he assumed the role of teacher. Graduates of his school included such powerful players as Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Sergei Tiviakov and Alexei Shirov.

This book presents almost 150 of Botvinnik’s best games and endings, with fresh annotations by German grandmaster Karsten Müller, along with crosstables and many archival photographs. We invite you on journey to explore the life and games of one of the greatest and most influential world champions ever.

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Weight 390 g
Manufacturer Russel
Width 15,2 cm
Height 22,7 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2020
Author Isaak LinderWladimir Linder
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1-949859-16-4
Pages 288
Binding paperback

006 Foreword by Andy Soltis

009 Everything about the World Championships

011 Signs and Symbols

012 Prologue

015 Chapter 1: His Life and Fate

041 Chapter 2: Matches, Tournaments, and Opponents

214 Chapter 3: Chess Creations: His Play, Discoveries, and Trainers

253 Chapter 4: Writer and Journalist

261 Chapter 5: Timeless Times

269 Significant Dates in the Life and Words of Mikhail Botvinnik

280 Tournament Record

280 Match Record

281 Bibliography

283 Game Index

287 Opening Index

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