Présentation de l'éditeur
"A fantastic collection of games that is already a classic" - IM Gary Lane, Australasian Chess
Anand has been one of the world's top players for more than two decades, and cemented his place in the all-time hall of fame by winning the unified World Championship in 2007, and successfully defending his title against Kramnik and Topalov. But it's not just his results that make Anand special. His style of play leads to highly spectacular games, and his speed of thought is the stuff of legends. He is also a great explainer of ideas, as his annotations for this book demonstrate. Anand is renowned as 'Mr Nice Guy', popular with both the public and his fellow supergrandmasters.
John Nunn, who collaborated with Anand on the original book, has annotated 30 games selected by Anand himself from the period 2001-2011. This new edition also features biographical information and a career record.
"...a first rate tribute to apopular and well-liked World Champion..." - IM John Donaldson
Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand comes from southern India and is the greatest chess-player of his generation. Having shot to fame as a child, playing master-standard chess at lightning speed, he became a grandmaster in 1987. Anand contested his first world championship match in 1995, and won the FIDE Championship in 2000. He was undisputed World Champion from 2007 to 2013, and has won many elite-level tournaments throughout his long career. Grandmaster John Nunn is a three-time World Chess Solving Champion, and is famous for the quality of his chess writing.
"The book is an anticipation of the world championship and offers great pleasure as well. It belongs on every chess player's bookshelf." - Heinz Däubler, Der Neue Tag Weiden
"This book is full of wonderful games, many of which are tremendously complex, and occasionally the variations run to a considerable depth - neither Anand nor Nunn refrains from showing concrete variations, where the position warrants it. But both offer a nice balance of explanatory annotation as well, so there is a great deal of instructional value in here as well." - GM Luke McShane, New-in-Chess Magazine