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Vishy Anand: My Best Games Of Chess (Gambit Chess)

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In 1995, Anand challenged Kasparov for the world championship, at one point leading after nine games. In this lively volume, chess' number one challenger for the world championship explains the secrets of his finest games.
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Jul 05, 2010 Manny rated it 3 of 5 stars
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As I'm sure everyone noticed, Anand won the final game of the World Chess Championship match against Topalov last week, and retained his title. Go Vishy!


The critical moment occurred at move 31. Anand had played extremely accurately as Black, and converted a slight disadvantage into noticeable pressure against White's king. His last move had been ...f5, attacking the centre. It was now essential for White to retreat his knight from c4 to d2, strongpointing the pawn on e4 and restraining the bisho
Marvelous games (and much more interesting--and tactical!--than I thought they were going to be). Unfortunately though the notes--or annotational style, at any rate--soon became rather monotonous. A couple of items in particular show up far too frequently: "The alternatives are..." and the term "unclear" (although at least at one point he does acknowledge that that is a mere cop-out). And I did get a chuckle out of: "The alternatives make for grim reading." At any rate, he seems more down-to-ear ...more
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