Selected Games by Botvinnik Compiled by LionHeart40 –* Botvinnik vs Stoltz, (D55) Queen’s Botvinnik vs N Grigoriev, (E16) Queen’s Indian. The outstanding games in this volume are Mikhail Botvinnik’s own choices as the best games he played before becoming World Champion in Recently I finished going through selected games by Mikhail Botvinnik. It’s a collection of his best games up until he won the world championship for the first.
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How to train, what to do before matches, etc. The book ends with a series of six studies, as well as his thesis on what a “combination” actually is.
A careful study of these games should prove rewarding to anyone interested in modern chess. The quality of the games shown are mostly very high, although not so high as today’s grandmasters of course.
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Botvinnik ” Selected Games”
The games are written in descriptive notation as this is a rather old book that hasn’t yet been revised and reprinted. They cover the period from his first big tournament — the USSR Championship ofin which the year-old Botvinnik became a master — to the International Tournament at Groningen in — in which he demonstrated his selecte for winning the world championship.
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I did not know any notation really, so the descriptive was btovinnik more confusing to me: If you can deal with that, then fine Although personally marred by his Soviet ideology and patriotism, Botvinnik is a worthy teacher, someone to play along side so as to learn to see, if only a small part, of what he saw when looking at the chess-board.
Wallace rated it liked it Oct 01, Otherwise a very good job. Of course the verbal explanations Botvinnik gives are not to the depth of something like “logical chess: I would say he is one of those universal players in that he can accumulate small advantages and crush his opponent positionally or he can sacrifice material and blow the guy out of the water with a flashy combination.
Mikhail Botvinnik was certainly one of the half-dozen best chess players of all time.
My review of “100 selected games” by Mikhail Botvinnik
If you care about chess history get this book. No trivia or quizzes yet. The games are really good and the annotations are very nice. My Chess Life ericmittens. It’s a collection of his best games up until he won the world championship for the first time. I like Botvinnik’s style of play.
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Geoff rated it liked it Mar 21, In a foreword, he discusses his career, his method of play, 1100 the system of training he has adopted for tournament play. They cover the period from his first big tournament — the USSR Championship ofin which the year-old Botvinnik became a master — to the International Tournament at Groningen in — in which he demonstrated his qualifications for winning the world championship.