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This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat Junta rated it it was amazing Aug 03, In this remarkable book, Soviet grandmaster Lyev Polugayevsky, one of the world’s leading players over the past two decades, describes his highly personal pev to chess, which is based on meticulous Practice.

Sign up to receive offers and updates: No, but seriously, this isn’t just one of the best chess books of all time; it’s one of the best books ever about the creative process, period.


He played regularly in qualifying events to select a challenger for the world championship, qualifying for Candidates matches on four occasions.

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of His greatest advancement toward the title came during the and cycles, when he defeated Henrique Mecking and former world champion Mikhail Talrespectively, in quarterfinal Candidates matches, before succumbing both times in the semifinals to the eventual challenger, Viktor Korchnoi.

OK, I’m exaggerating a little, but every chess player should read this book. Donald Williams marked it as to-read Jan 28, What makes Biblio different? Joann Hutto marked it as to-read Feb 12, Several memories have stayed with me about this book: Now, alas, Polugayevsky is no longer with us, and his variation is generally deemed to be unsound.

Oct 31, notgettingenough rated it it was amazing Shelves: Our Day return guarantee still applies. Jennifer marked it as to-read Aug 30, The author then delves into the technique of analyzing adjourned positions, illustrating this by several fascinating.

But if he were still here to defend it, who knows what the critical verdict would be? Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days When will my order arrive? White can launch a dangerous attack in literally a dozen different ways.


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lev Polugaevsky. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Black has all sorts of strange resources, in particular the rook maneuver Ra7-d7, after which it’s often surprisingly easy to get a counterattack.

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More subtly, however, it also reveals the depth of his opening knowledge and preparation. I’d forgotten I wrote a post on this book. Be the first to ask a question about Grandmaster Preparation. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Nc3 a6 Fischer and Kasparov’s favorite move 6.

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Articles containing Russian-language text Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements CS1 maint: Views Read Edit View history. Polugayevsky, who at his peak was rated in the world’s top five, was a fantastically gifted and hard-working lec, with a strong quixotic streak.

David Bowie marked it as to-read Jan 23, There’s nothing quite like it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Yes, but if he does that, then Black has a defense: