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Chess Duels by Seirawan Compiled by hms Karpov/Seirawan, Roquebrune (rapid), , 53 moves. Ch. 3 Vassily Smyslov Smyslov vs Seirawan, Yasser Seirawan provides a fascinating and highly entertaining account of his games and encounters with the world champions of chess. Chess Duels has 54 ratings and 2 reviews. Four-time US Champion Yasser Seirawan provides a fascinating and highly entertaining account of his games and e.

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I think that book may involve Petrosian rather than Smyslov.

According to my scoresheet, with his 25th move Mischa offered me a draw. Bb3 Ng6, inviting White to play Qg5xf6, doubling my pawns if he should wish to do so.

One vignette from “Chess Duels” that really stands out for me is description of how Kasparov was completely outfoxed by a top flight negotiator from the FIDE. Now the fight flares anew. Note that you can click on any move or variation in the JavaScript notation and the board will follow. What do we need, the permission of our mothers? Regardless of my extremely high opinion of the book – go buy it now! Not often, even though they are often highly entertaining and can also be very instructive, especially when analyzed by someone like Seirawan.

A good win by Boris. Anatoly had intended Lists with This Book.

It’s unfortunate that the book was published before last month’s FIDE elections in Khanty-Mansiysk, as I’m curious about his viewpoint on the outcome. Nevertheless, the way Seirawan annotates some of his games does betray more of a fluid than a strictly concrete approach.


I very much like Seirawan’s style of annotating It is very interesting to see a top class player analyse games that he lost too. Indeed, Seirawan does win the game in the end.

Seirawan vs Karpov in ‘Chess Duels’

seiarwan My key alternative was A kind of blind-spot if you will. White cannot win this position, as after An important little move to clarify the situation in the center.

I was in Spain, perhaps on holiday, became bored and decided on the spur of the moment to drop in on the Linares event. Discuss Rules for reader comments User.

Boost your calculation skills. In chess terms, that seieawan enormous, absolutely unique, unsurpassed, and no one can blur it. In my opinion, Chess Duels: The book ends with the eight games from a training match Botvinnik-Furman and Botvinnik’s “final notebook”.

I suspect that single hand may have brought chsss to even on the scorecard This story has a continuation, but let us call it a cliffhanger for the moment. But we once played bridge and, well, Larry and I fixed a hand Kg2 gives White an advantage that is best avoided.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Larry Christiansen and Lubomir Kavalek were participants, so I had reason to hang around for a few days. What was wrong with me? As soon as I have started reading the book, I could not get seirawwan eyes off it. It allows sporting remarks such as the following, after a loss against Spassky:.

Again, perhaps this is a good move and maybe the best in the position. Ender rated it it was amazing Aug 16, The most shocking was Vassily Smyslov. That game continued By the way, not all the annotations in the book are like this.


Seirawan vs Karpov in ‘Chess Duels’ | ChessBase

I feared that the resulting ending would lead to a loss by zugzwangbut it was the only way to continue the fight. The bidding had all been one-sided. Ashwani Vyas rated it it was amazing Apr 25, JvdM 8 years 2 months ago Permalink.

This isn’t even the end of this story, but you should really read the rest for yourselves. Indeed, I do not understand Rc2 Bb4 I reckon I’d be close to lost, with Black’s a5 pawn ready to zip down the board. Of course Fischer couldn’t make everything on his own! Neither before the game nor at the board did this move occur to dueps.

Chess Duels by Seirawan

You can’t read these books without smiling and laughing out loud” p. Every two games will be followed by a rest day until Game 12 if necessary on November 26th which will be preceded by an additional rest day. Here is Seirawan taking on what’s probably the most stubborn myth of all, which is of course about the most mythical of all champions, Bobby Fischer:.