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Botvinnik versus Smyslov and Petrosian

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En gedigen samling partier fra VM-matcher på 50-og 60-tallet instruktivt og historisk interessant kommentert av verdensmester Mikhail Botvinnik, og delvis også av motspillerne hans.

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The writings of Mikhail Moiseevich Botvinnik (1911 1995) are legendary. And Botvinnik’s legacy is deeply imprinted in the DNA of every grandmaster today, says Andy Soltis in his foreword tot this book. ‘The Patriarch’ took professionalism in chess to a new level and was the first to emphasize preparation: what a player does before a game plays an enormous, if not decisive, role in what happens during a game.

In this book, Botvinnik writes the story of the three clashes with his compatriot Vasily Smyslov, matches full of tension between two virtually equal opponents, and his match with Tigran Petrosian, which marks the end of an era: the mighty Botvinnik lost his world title fifteen years after he conquered the highest crown for the first time.

The first part of this book gives Botvinnik’s view of three World Championship matches and how he prepared for them. The matches were as great a clash of personalities as in any world championship, as much as Karpov versus Kasparov. While Botvinnik played the role of a stern father, Smyslov was like the smiling, easy-going uncle. Botvinnik was proud of what he called his ‘hard character’. Smyslov seemed to get along with everyone. His attitude was to try to do his best and let fate decide.

The last part of the book is the gripping account of a heroic battle. The ageing Botvinnik desperately tries to bounce back after his Armenian opponent Tigran Petrosian has taken an early lead but ultimately The Patriarch fails.

Mikhail Botvinnik, one of the greatest chess players of all time, analyses many of the games, reveals his match strategy and comments on the strategic choices of his opponent. This important historical document also features annotations and writings by Smyslov, Petrosian and other top grandmasters, the games of a secret training match by Botvinnik and Botvinnik’s legendary notebooks, including the final one containing his preparation for a match with Bobby Fischer in 1969 a match that was never to be.



007 Note by the editor
008 Foreword by Andrew Soltis
019 Part One Botvinnik-Smyslov (three matches)
020 Foreword by Vasily Smyslov
021 The triple crown
025 Chapter 1) The first match – 1954
026 Match Botvinnik-Smyslov 1954
115 Chapter 2) The second match – 1957
116 Mikhail Botvinnik’s notebooks
118 Plan of preparation starting 25 November
119 Botvinnik’s 1957 notebook
143 Match Botvinnik-Smyslov 1957
205 Chapter 3) The third match – 1958
206 Botvinnik’s 1958 notebook
225 Return match Smyslov-Botvinnik 1958
321 Conclusions from the return match
337 Part Two Botvinnik-Petrosian
338 Foreword by Anatoly Karpov
339 Acknowledgements
340 Without right of revenge
343 The match
344 Petrosian’s view of the match
357 The training match Botvinnik-Furman, January-February 1963
365 The match Botvinnik-Petrosian
447 A symbolic game
451 Why did I lose the match?
465 Mikhail Botvinnik’s final notebook
473 Index of names
476 Explanation of symbols
Detaljert info
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Type Bok
Språk Engelsk
Antall sider 480