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Application of Chess Theory

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Yefim Geller has been one of the world's foremost grandmasters over the past four decades, during which time he has established a reputation as being the leading Russian authority on opening theory. In this annotated collection of his own games, Geller shows the practical benefits of a sound understanding of opening strategy.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published July 1st 1984 by Everyman Chess
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notgettingenough
May 05, 2010 notgettingenough rated it really liked it
Shelves: games
This happens to be by my bed at the moment.

Geller's career spans decades and he is one of those players more than capable of beating world champions - he has a plus score against most he has played - but I'm guessing could never become a world champion because he did not excel at match play. He had more than one terrible trouncing at this form of the game.

But I think we can say of chess more than of any sport, that there is no room at the top. To become world champion at chess is so hard! At th
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TheF7Pawn
Jan 27, 2014 TheF7Pawn rated it really liked it
One of the few in Fischer's era who scored well against Bobby. Geller was "dynamic" before dynamism became chic. Here's a book of his 100 best games, all of them well annotated and strategically explained.
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