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Power Chess: Great Grandmaster Battles from Russia (Anglais) Broché – 30 novembre 1991

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Paul Keres was one of the five or six strongest players in the world from 1935 when he emerged as a sensational 19-year-old at the 1935 World Chess Olympics in Warsaw until his untimely death by heart attack at the time of an international airplane flight from Vancouver to Helsinki in 1975. During most of his life, Keres was the number three player in the world. This unfortunate circumstance led to the top two players in the world playing repeated matches for the World Chess Championship, whereas Keres who was usually number three never got a shot at the World Championship. Keres was a native of Estonia. He was always an Estonian patriot, even though he had to keep quiet about it during the years of Soviet rule. His picture appears on both the money and the postage stamps of Estonia. This book consists of 22 articles by Keres published in Chess Life magazine during the years 1968-1975. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .

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His greatest result ever was his tie for first in the strongest chess tournament ever played, AVRO 1938, a double round-robin tournament to determine who would be the next challenger to World Champion Alexander Alekhine. Keres tied with Fine and finished ahead of future champion Mikhail Botvinnik, current champion Alekhine, former world champions Max Euwe and Capablanca, and Grandmasters Samuel Reshevsky and Salo Flohr. Keres then had a run of four successive second places in Candidates' tournaments: 1953, 1956, 1959, 1962. This prompted suspicions that he was under orders not to win these events. A controversy concerned the 1962 Candidates Tournament in Curacao. Fischer and Tal were pre-tournament favorites. However, Tal was ill with kidney disease and could not complete the tournament. Fischer lost his first two games and never fully recovered. The tournament became a three-way race between Petrosian, Keres and Geller. Many felt that Keres was the stronger player but by pre-agreement these three players agreed to short draws with each other. Then, disaster struck. Keres had beaten Benko ten times in a row, but this time he unaccountably lost to Benko and thus finished second to Petrosian by half a point. Petrosian went on to become World Champion. Because of these controversies involving the 1948 and 1962 tournaments, ever since there have been only matches to decide the World Chess Championship. Keres got another chance to compete for the world championship, but lost a match to the much younger Boris Spassky in 1965, his only match loss ever. Spassky went on to become world champion. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .

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A good book 23 avril 2001
Par Edgar Hermosillo - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
Keres was considered to be a master of attack, and in this book he proves it. Most of the games are very entertaining miniatures in which Keres focuses more on themes and plans, rather than variations. There is also a section on endgames which are also interesting. Not very instructive, but very entertaining.
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