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Grandmaster Ivan Bukavshin

A Chess Prodigy’s Career in 64 Games

215 pages, paperback, Elk and Ruby, 1. edition 2020

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Ivan Bukavshin, born in Rostov-on-Don in 1995, was a Russian chess prodigy. He was European U12, U14 and U16 champion and placed third in the world U16 championships among many other successes, gaining the Grandmaster title at just 16 years of age. Ivan finished third in the Aeroflot Open in 2015, behind Daniil Dubov and Ian Nepomniachtchi, where he put in a performance rating of 2803. Ivan achieved a series of 2700+ performances over 2013-2015. He tragically died in early 2016 at the age of 20.

This book, by his friend and coach Grandmaster Jakov Geller, takes a detailed look at Ivan’s life and career in 50 deeply annotated games and 14 fragments. Apart from Jakov, 20 other guest grandmasters annotate games in this book, including super GMs Dubov, Alexander Morozevich, Vladislav Artemiev, Vladimir Fedoseev, Maxim Matlakov, and Evgeny Alekseev. The list of Ivan’s opponents in these games includes Peter Svidler, Alexander Morozevich, Vladimir Fedoseev, Ernesto Inkariev, Richard Rapport, and Dmitry Andreikin.

This book will be of interest to active chess players seeking to improve their game, where they can learn from interesting opening novelties, spectacular attacking combinations and subtle endgame victories.

More Information
Weight 370 g
Manufacturer Elk and Ruby
Width 15,8 cm
Height 23,3 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2020
Author Jakov Geller
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-5-6041770-6-8
Pages 215
Binding paperback

006 A Word About a Friend

010 CHAPTER 1. A Rising Talent

032 CHAPTER 2. Childhood Success

069 CHAPTER 3. On his Way to the Grandmaster Title

088 CHAPTER 4. Collegiate Victories

109 CHAPTER 5. Junior Medals

122 CHAPTER 6. The Big Leagues

196 CHAPTER 7. Magical Fragments

212 Major Accomplishments

215 List of Commentators

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