My Best Games has 6 ratings and 1 review. Alberto said: I really wanted to give this book 5 stars. Korchnoi is a great player, his games are enterprising. In this second volume of My Best Games, grandmaster Victor Korchnoi presents fifty of his best games with Black, with which he has always excelled as a. I want to give my own impression. What is true of Korchnoi may be true of other great players and I leave it to better players to differentiate.

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Victor Korchnoi’s : My Best Games: With Black

Owen M rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Write a customer review. Still a great read though. As it turned out Spassky has usually bezt regarded as a gentleman and I’m not aware of anything really bad about Karpov. Get your copy at a great price Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, gamed it in, give it a second life. Open Preview See a Problem? I really wanted to give this book 5 stars. He is quite liberal with question marks and criticises himself as much as his opponent. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Chess is My Life: Korchnoi is a great player, his games are enterprising, he’s played more serious games than any other grandmaster in history, and his writing is both entertaining and instructive.


Korchnoi playing 55 games as white and 55 games with black. His games are not usually pretty and often involve him out calculating his opponent in the middlegame and trading down to a winning endgame. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Indeed, his passion for winning and his drive to be victorious at all costs would have been interesting to observe had he instead of Karpov been the challenger for the World Title against Fischer in EdoubleU52 15 min ago. Spectraz marked it as to-read Apr 24, Looking for beautiful books?

Korchnoi is unique among all the chess players–perhaps no one wants to win more than he. My Best Games by Viktor Korchnoi. He still wants to play big games with big idease.

So why 4 stars instead of 5, one may ask? He regards himself as historically tactically strong but positionally not so good. Club players and class players will find this book to be extremey readable. Korchnoi’s 80th birthday edition has Black and White in one volume, with 10 extra games. English Choose a language for shopping.

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Where it differs from Fischer’s “My 60 Memorable Games” and similar books is the absence of narcissism. Ignacy marked it as to-read Sep 14, Learn Chess in 40 Hours Rudolf Teschner. Morchnoi for telling us about the problem.

This makes the book an enjoyable, easy read and follow. Alexa Actionable Analytics for korchnou Web. The hard bit is calculating the tense central aspect prior to this Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Each game is well annotated. He does give a few kingside attacks – but I get the impression that they result from a positional collapse of his opponent and the resultant win seems an inevitability and not the most difficult aspect of the game.


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The Best Books of He also accused another player of moving twice – perhaps an opportunity to demonstrate his ability to set up a position from the beginning – and also showed the local player he hadn’t cheated. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x The GM didn’t acknowledge defeat of offer a handshake. Two volumes in one. Trouble understanding the solution to this problem kindaspongey 11 min ago. Bent Slottved rated it really liked it Sep 18, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Jordi Comellas marked it as to-read Apr 30, Perhaps they were afraid that the increased cost will prevent good enough sales to justify production, in other words they wanted to pay tribute to Korchnoi but at the same time watching over their bottom line.