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Art.-No.: LXGELTN

The Nemesis - Geller's Greatest Games

480 pages, hardback, Quality, 1. edition 2019.

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Efim Geller (1925-1998) was one of the giants of Soviet chess. Over his lifetime he beat the World Champions more often than he lost, and had healthy plus scores over Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Botvinnik among others. So he deserves the nickname of The Nemesis.

Geller never became World Champion but he won everything else - two Soviet titles, seven Olympiad team gold medals and three Olympiad golds for individual performance are just a few of his accomplishments. Geller crowned his long career by becoming World Senior Champion in 1992. Geller was also noted for his ability to share his wisdom - he coached World Champions Boris Spassky and Anatoly Karpov. In The Nemesis, Geller annotates over 130 of his greatest games with wit and insight.

Details
Language English
Author Geller, Efim
Publisher Quality
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 1.02 kg
Width 18 cm
Height 24.7 cm
Pages 480
ISBN-13 978-1-78483-061-8
Year of Publication 2019
Binding hardback
Contents

007 Publisher’s Preface

008 Editor’s Note

009 Dogged Determination by Jacob Aagaard

020 Biographical Data & Key to symbols used

021 1 In search of adventure

Geller - Efim Kogan, Odessa 1946

025 2 Is a queen sacrifice always worth it?

Samuel Kotlerman - Geller, Odessa 1949

029 3 A bishop transformed

Tigran Petrosian - Geller, Moscow 1949

031 4 Miniature monograph

Geller - Josif Vatnikov, Kiev 1950

035 5 Equilibrium disturbed

Mikhail Botvinnik - Geller, Moscow 1951

040 6 Blockading the flank

Mikhail Botvinnik - Geller, Budapest 1952

044 7 A step towards the truth

Geller - Wolfgang Unzicker, Stockholm 1952

047 8 The cost of a wasted move

Harry Golombek - Geller, Stockholm 1952

049 9 Insufficient compensation?

Geller - Herman Pilnik, Stockholm 1952

051 10 Black needs a plan...

Geller - Robert Wade, Stockholm 1952

053 11 White wants a draw

Luis Sanchez - Geller, Stockholm 1952

055 12 Sufferings for nothing

Geller - Gideon Stahlberg, Stockholm 1952

058 13 A strong queen

Geller - Gedeon Barcza, Stockholm 1952

060 14 The horrors of time trouble

Geller - Laszlo Szabo, Stockholm 1952

062 15 Seizing the moment

Geller - Paul Keres, Moscow 1952

066 16 Strength in movement

Geller - Miguel Najdorf, Zurich 1953

070 17 Second and last...

Max Euwe - Geller, Zurich 1953

074 18 Whose weakness is weaker?

Mikhail Botvinnik - Geller, Moscow 1955

078 19 All decided by tactics

Vasily Smyslov - Geller, Moscow (7) 1955

081 20 Three in one

Geller - Oscar Panno, Gothenburg 1955

084 21 Check equals mate

Geller - Andrija Fuderer, Gothenburg 1955

088 22 A needless provocation

Geller - Gideon Stahlberg, Gothenburg 1955

090 23 Blockade or breakthrough?

Geller - Tigran Petrosian, Amsterdam 1956

094 24 A Spanish experiment

Geller - Miroslav Filip, Amsterdam 1956

096 25 A proverb loses its force

Boris Spassky - Geller, Amsterdam 1956

101 26 Re-enacting the past,

Geller - Ratmir Kholmov, Vilnius 1957

106 27 Playing ad hominem

Mikhail Tal - Geller, Riga 1958

110 28 Premature activity

Geller - Paul Keres, Tbilisi 1959

113 29 Seizing the initiative

Wolfgang Uhlmann - Geller, Dresden 1959

116 30 The Achilles’ heel of the black king

Geller - Lev Polugaevsky, Moscow 1961

120 31 A surprise... to whom?

Tigran Petrosian - Geller, Moscow 1961

125 32 Is an extra tempo harmful?

Vasily Smyslov - Geller, Moscow 1961

129 33 Blockade breached

Geller - Robert Fischer, Curacao 1962

134 34 Passion isn’t always an ally...

Robert Fischer - Geller, Curacao 1962

139 35 The second cycle...

Mikhail Tal - Geller, Curacao 1962

142 36 A successful improvisation

Viktor Korchnoi - Geller, Curacao 1962

146 37 Decided by feelings

Geller - Miroslav Filip, Curacao 1962

150 38 A leader’s heavy burden

Robert Fischer - Geller, Curacao 1962

153 39 Playing a pawn down is easier

Geller - Yuri Nikolaevsky, Ukraine 1962

156 40 In thrall to long years of acquaintance

Geller - Tigran Petrosian, Moscow 1963

159 41 Whoever conquers the square e4...

Viktor Korchnoi - Geller, Moscow 1963

164 42 A harmless surprise

Boris Spassky - Geller, Moscow 1964

169 43 Combinations occur in the endgame too!

Geller - Vasily Smyslov, Moscow 1964

173 44 The queen is stronger

Geller - Borislav Ivkov, Beverwijk 1965

177 45 At the meeting-point of two openings

Levente Lengyel - Geller, Beverwijk 1965

180 46 Wind in the sails

Geller - Vasily Smyslov, Moscow (1) 1965

184 47 Third way barred

Geller - Vasily Smyslov, Moscow (3) 1965

188 48 Invulnerable queen

Geller - Vasily Smyslov, Moscow (5) 1965

192 49 Tactics versus strategy

Bruno Parma - Geller, Havana 1965

195 50 Something to delight... the ICCF

Geller - Robert Fischer, Havana 1965

200 51 Hunting the king

Geller - Bent Larsen, Copenhagen (2) 1966

203 52 A not-so-quiet endgame

Geller - Aleksandar Matanovic, Sukhumi 1966

206 53 The centre in motion

Geller - Aleksander Nikitin, Kislovodsk 1966

208 54 It’s a mistake to make the last mistake

Mikhail Tal - Geller, Kislovodsk 1966

211 55 Loss leads to profit

Leonid Stein - Geller, Kislovodsk 1966

214 56 Refutation refuted

Leonid Stein - Geller, Moscow 1966

217 57 Queens as gifts

Yuri Nikolaevsky - Geller, Tbilisi 1966/67

222 58 A ledge above the precipice

Robert Fischer - Geller, Monte Carlo 1967

228 59 A bird in the hand? Or two in the bush?

Florin Gheorghiu - Geller, Moscow 1967

231 60 Rook in a trap

Geller - Boris Spassky, Moscow 1967

235 61 A life lasting one evening

Geller - Lajos Portisch, Moscow 1967

237 62 Under the analytic microscope

Robert Fischer - Geller, Skopje 1967

244 63 The bluebird of the advantage

Boris Spassky - Geller, Sukhumi (4) 1968

251 64 Ancient theory

Geller - Leonid Shamkovich, Riga 1968

254 65 Running to the endgame

Geller - Vlastimil Hort, Skopje 1968

257 66 All à la Munchausen

Jan Adamski - Geller, Lugano 1968

260 67 Help yourself to the pawn, please!

Geller - Zurab Mikadze, Gori 1968

263 68 One move good, two moves worse...

Viktor Kupreichik - Geller, Moscow 1969

266 69 With respect and gratitude

Mikhail Botvinnik - Geller, Belgrade 1969

269 70 Weakness at the strong point

Samuel Zhukhovitsky - Geller, Moscow 1970

273 71 The king pays the price

Geller - Andrzej Filipowicz, Budapest 1970

275 72 Hobbled steed

Geller - Henrique Mecking, Palma de Mallorca 1970

278 73 Zugzwang due to negligence

W. Uhlmann - Geller, Palma de Mallorca 1970

282 74 Adjournment as revenge

Robert Hübner - Geller, Palma de Mallorca 1970

287 75 An opening and an endgame too...

Geller - V. Smyslov, Palma de Mallorca 1970

292 76 The queen lies in ambush

Geller - Samuel Reshevsky, Palma de Mallorca 1970

296 77 A pin worth more than a rook

Geller - Dragoljub Velimirovic, Havana 1971

302 78 Your opponent too must think

Geller - Viktor Korchnoi, Moscow (8) 1971

308 79 An unfathomed design

Geller - Albert Kapengut, Leningrad 1971

310 80 All-powerful pawn

Geller - Borislav Ivkov, Hilversum 1973

313 81 Mines always explode

Jan Timman - Geller, Hilversum 1973

316 82 A reserve path to the goal

Geller - David Bronstein, Petropolis 1973

321 83 Victory through simplification

Geller - Paul Keres, Petropolis 1973

324 84 Lapsed vigilance

Peter Biyiasas - Geller, Petropolis 1973

328 85 A familiar “copy&rdquo

Henrique Mecking - Geller, Petropolis 1973

332 86 Trying to play f2-f4!

Geller - Werner Hug, Petropolis 1973

335 87 f2-f4 after all!

Geller - Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Petropolis 1973

339 88 The bishop on c6 is cramped...

Geller - Lev Polugaevsky, Portoroz 1973

342 89 “Torture” lasting a quarter of a century

Geller - Paul Keres, Moscow 1973

346 90 Is fashion always an individual thing?

Vasily Smyslov - Geller, Moscow 1973

349 91 The idea remains “offstage&rdquo

Geller - Boris Spassky, Moscow 1974

353 92 The fiendish power of the dragon

Vasily Smyslov - Geller, Moscow 1974

356 93 Improvisation on a familiar theme

Geller - Boris Spassky, Moscow 1975

360 94 March of the white king

Geller - Mikhail Tal, Moscow 1975

364 95 Knights attacking the king

Geller - Anatoly Karpov, Moscow 1976

368 96 Exceptions to rules

Geller - Mikhail Tal, Moscow 1976

372 97 A novel plan

Geller - Nino Kirov, Moscow 1977

375 98 Not all draws are alike

Mikhail Tal - Geller, Leningrad 1977

377 99 Experience versus youth

Geller - Garry Kasparov, Tbilisi 1978

379 100 A full-blooded fight

Mikhail Tal - Geller, Tbilisi 1978

383 101 A misplaced king

Geller - Konstantin Lerner, Minsk 1979

385 102 Attacking the Sicilian

Geller - Yuri Anikaev, Minsk 1979

387 103 Soviet Champion!

Alexander Beliavsky - Geller, Minsk 1979

390 104 A Sveshnikov surprise

Shimon Kagan - Geller, Skara 1980

392 105 The centre cannot hold...

Nino Kirov - Geller, Skara 1980

394 106 An American adventure

Geller - Oscar Panno, Lone Pine 1980

397 107 One slip is enough

Geller - Bozidar Ivanovic, Lone Pine 1980

399 108 A theoretical battle

Geller - Roman Hernandez, Las Palmas 1980

401 109 Marshall’s formidable weapon

Lev Psakhis - Geller, Sochi 1982

405 110 A routine move?

Geller - Semen Dvoirys, Sochi 1982

407 111 Fighting the Closed Sicilian

Oleg Romanishin - Geller, Sochi 1983

410 112 Pin and win

Geller - Josef Pribyl, Sochi 1984

412 113 Fighting my own idea

Geller - Peter Lukacs, Sochi 1984

414 114 Memory trouble

Geller - Uwe Boensch, Sochi 1984

417 115 The power of the bishops

Geller - Arshak Petrosian, Riga 1985

419 116 Following my son...

Rob Witt - Geller, Baden-Baden 1985

420 117 A decisive game

Geller - Miguel Quinteros, Baden-Baden 1985

422 118 Play the position, not the woman

Geller - Susan Polgar, Baden-Baden 1985

424 119 No retreats...

Geller - Andronico Yap, Moscow 1986

426 120 Endgame tricks

Geller - Mikhail Tal, Sochi 1986

429 121 Attacking the French

Geller - Anatoly Vaisser, New Delhi 1987

431 122 A vicious sacrifice

Geller - Alexey Dreev, New York 1990

433 Prizewinning Games

434 123 Energy encouraged

Alexander Kotov - Geller, Moscow 1949

437 124 Five swift strides

Geller - Alexey Sokolsky, Moscow 1950

440 125 On the altar of the attack

Erno Gereben - Geller, Sicilian Defence

443 126 Clarity is not always needed

Herman Pilnik - Geller, Gothenburg 1955

446 127 The price of one move

Geller - Boris Spassky, Riga 1958

450 128 One move further

Geller - Vasily Smyslov, Moscow 1961

453 129 Dynamics versus statics

Geller - Milko Bobotsov, Moscow 1968

456 130 A rook in the enemy’s rear

Geller - Vladimir Antoshin, Moscow 1970

459 131 Duel with a sequel

Geller - Svetozar Gligoric, Belgrade (1) 1970

464 Resumption on the Morrow...

465 132 Hopelessly lost?

Samuel Reshevsky - Geller, Zurich 1953

467 133 Stepping around the trap

Geller - Vladimir Simagin, Moscow 1961

469 134 A sleepless night

William Lombardy - Geller, Siegen 1970

471 135 Superfluous rooks

Geller - Heinz Liebert, Kapfenberg 1970

472 Closing Words

473 Index of Opponents (Geller playing White)

475 Index of Opponents (Geller playing Black)

477 Openings Index

477 Geller’s Record against World Champions

478 Geller’s Main Tournament and Match Results

Extract

The Nemesis - Geller's Greatest Games

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