Alekhine: My best games 1908-1923

Alekhine: My best games 1908-1923

Sale price€19,80

Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout


Autor: Alekhine, Alexander
Verlag: Beyer
Erscheinungsjahr: 2014
Sprache: German

Alexander Alekhine, world chess champion from 1927 to 1935 and from 1937 until his death in 1946, is one of the greatest and most admired players in chess history due to his outstanding chess skills. After winning the chess crown in a battle against the seemingly overwhelming Capablanca, he dominated the tournament scene almost at will until the mid-1930s. Today, Alekhine is considered a pioneer of a universal style of play.

Alekhine's games reveal an exuberant creative imagination and a rare wealth of original ideas. Brilliant attacks on the board appear seemingly out of nowhere, but they are well-founded and prepared positionally. Alekhine knew how to create flexible and strategically advantageous positions that have a noticeable attack potential. The great combination artist was keen to develop and use this potential masterfully.

Alekhine's genius is also evident in his literary work. Many experts consider this selection of 100 excellent games from his first creative period to be his best book, and it is considered exemplary in the art of commentary: strategic concepts and complicated tactical situations are explained succinctly and clearly, making them understandable for the reader.

The collection of games was first published in 1927 in the run-up to the World Championship match, so this work also served to prepare Alekhine for the most important match of his life. The book has remained an enduring classic and is required reading for every aspiring chess player.

257 pages, 6th edition 2014, paperback