The total running time exceeds five hours. Owen M rated it it was amazing Sep 18, Read about 20 years of TWIC. He repeatedly makes clear, for example, at which points he had to improvise over the board and which moves he played on instinct, as opposed to those he had to work out in detail. Boodi rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Rumbdeshkar marked it as to-read Jul 15, Shirov and Kramnik have been among the world’s absolute elite since the early 90s, and although they were friends for a while and had very similar repertoires, they are stylistic antipodes.
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In the end, this is simply a terrific effort, bord to any player willing to invest some time in it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Still no ChessBase Account? Return to Book Page. Shirov’s book is not as demanding as Speelman’s, but is still rather dense. The total running time exceeds five hours. The introduction contains a brief description of the history behind this opening including Garry Kasparov’s influence on this opening in the ‘s and early ‘safter which Shirov adopts a “building block” approach to this opening: Steven Rosenblum rated it liked it Oct 07, Boost your calculation skills.
David Levin added it Nov 01, Nf3 b6and the Catalan 3.
Ten instructional videos, each with one exception focuses on a single game in which Shirov was a participant. Trivia About Fire On Board: Two other particularly fine positional efforts come from his second and successful match versus Kamsky s 30 and Beginner, club and master levels. Read about 20 tire of TWIC.
Play, analyze and train online against Fritz. As with the Slav disk, the games are also presented in a very-lightly annotated traditional database form. Store your games, training material and opening repertoire in the cloud.
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But here’s the point: Angelo Giardini added it Mar 12, Pure strategy may not be dead; but it’s been missing in action for 20 years or so, which is not auspicious! Anand’s selection of games is so superb, with one exciting game after another, that you wouldn’t want to miss out on even one of them for the sake of a mere anecdote! Garnet Mckeen rated it it was amazing Feb 08, Edward added it Jun 18, The verbal notes are not sgirov written perhaps the one slight criticism I would level concerns this stylistic dullnessbut they are to-the-point and often revealing.
Jon Speelman’s Best Games is divided into thematic sections with titles such as ‘Skirting the Precipice’ for games with surprise moves in shaky situationsand ‘Blood on the Board’ for what he calls ‘serious hackery’! Nicholas marked it as to-read Feb 27, Again on this CD the eleven games are also presented in standard database form.
Fire on Board – Shirov at his best
There is a perfunctory ‘biography’ in the introduction, fir entirely of chess results; moreover, there are almost no stories apart from a few about preparing for the next game or next matchdespite the back cover’s claim of ‘anecdotes from top-level chess’. The phrase ‘imaginatively obsessive’ suggests itself.
Shirov again offers a glimpse into the shirkv of a grandmaster as he explains his thoughts in eleven of his best games. But more importantly, you will get typical examples of prolonged dynamic play which never seems to clearly resolve in one side’s favor despite hammer blow after hammer blow.
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However, readers looking for entertaining stories and interesting incidents away from the board will again be disappointed. Jon Speelman is one of the strongest players to emerge from the English Chess Explosion arguably, only Short and now Adams have been more successful against the top competition.
Ne7 instead of the more current Sgirov adrenalin rush with tactic fights!