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In the Zone

The Greatest Winning Streaks in Chess History
Nivå B-D
Utgivelsesdato Mai 2020
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Lakdawala presenterer underholdende og høyst instruktivt 13 utvalgte høydepunkter i sjakkhistorien, med mange partier og partiavslutninger fra hvert av dem. En bok som gir alle sjakkentusiaster stor glede.

De 13 herlige kapitlene i boka:

Chapter 1: A God among Mortals: Paul Morphy, First American Chess Congress 1857 . . . . . . .23

Chapter 2: The Great Un-Romantic and the Birth of Strategic/Defensive Chess: William Steinitz’s 7-0 Match Victory over Joseph Henry Blackburne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

Chapter 3: An Unlikely Potential Challenger: Harry Nelson Pillsbury’s Unexpected Win at Hastings 1895 . .81

Chapter 4: The Ultimate Survivor: Emanuel Lasker, New York 1924 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

Chapter 5: The Great Minimalist: José Raúl Capablanca, New York 1927 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135

Chapter 6: Thunderbolts and Lightning, Very, Very Frightening: Alexander Alekhine, Bled 1931 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160

Chapter 7: Inexorable Logic: Botvinnik’s win of the The Hague/Moscow World Championship Match Tournament of 1948 . . . . . . . . . . . . .188

Chapter 8: A Working Class Hero is Something to Be: Fischer’s 11-0 Sweep of the 1963/64 U .S . Championship .227

Chapter 9: Enchantment versus Science: Mikhail Tal, Riga Interzonal 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257

Chapter 10: Hammer of the Gods: Garry Kasparov’s Victory at Tilburg 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . .290

Chapter 11: The Soft-Spoken Champion: Anatoly Karpov in Linares 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315

Chapter 12: The Other Botvinnik: Fabiano Caruana, Sinquefield Cup 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .340

Chapter 13: Altered Reality: Magnus Carlsen at the Grenke Chess Classic 2019 . . . . . . .365

Forlagets egen omtale:

A winning streak in chess, says Cyrus Lakdawala, is a lot more than just the sum of its games. In this book he examines what it means when everything clicks, when champions become unstoppable and demolish opponents. What does it mean to be ‘in the zone’? What causes these sweeps, what sparks them and what keeps them going? And why did they come to an end?

Lakdawala takes you on a trip through chess history looking at peak performances of some of the greatest players who ever lived: Morphy, Steinitz, Pillsbury, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Botvinnik, Fischer, Tal, Kasparov, Karpov, Caruana and Carlsen. They all had very different playing styles, yet at a certain point in their rich careers they all entered the zone and simply wiped out the best players in the world.

In the Zone explains the games of the greatest players during their greatest triumphs. As you study and enjoy these immortal performances you will improve your ability to overpower your opponents. You will understand how great moves originate and you will be inspired to become more productive and creative. In the Zone may bring you closer to that special place yourself: the zone.

Cyrus Lakdawala is an International Master and a former American Open Champion. He has been teaching chess for four decades and is a prolific and widely read author. His Chess for Hawks won the Best Instructional Book Award of the Chess Journalists of America (CJA). Other much acclaimed books of his are How Ulf Beats Black, Clinch It! and Winning Ugly in Chess.

PRAISE FOR CYRUS LAKDAWALA

“Lakdawala’s tone of voice is unique in chess literature; he is like a friend you have known for a long time. His qualities as a trainer and an author reinforce each other.” Thomas Binder, Glarean Magazine

Om forfatteren Cyrus Lakdawala

Cyrus Lakdawala er en Internasjonal mester (IM) fra USA som i senere år faktisk må ha blitt verdens mest produktive sjakkforfatter. Likevel leverer han bok etter bok som er både instruktiv, poengtert og leseverdig. Han skriver så lett og vittig at det er mulig å mene at han overdriver, men en Lakdawala-bok er i alle fall langt fra tørr og kjedelig. Det er åpenbart dagens effektive analysemotorer og partibaser som gjør det mulig å levere raskt så mye sjakkstoff på et faglig bra nivå. Lakdawala har tydelig en glimrende oversikt selv og klarer å nå reelt godt fram til alminnelige sjakkspillere kanskje mest på ratingnivå cirka 1200 - 2000.
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Innbundet? Nei
Type Bok
Språk Engelsk
Vekt (g) 750
Antall sider 397