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Chess Duels by Seirawan Compiled by hms Karpov/Seirawan, Roquebrune (rapid), , 53 moves. Ch. 3 Vassily Smyslov Smyslov vs Seirawan, Yasser Seirawan provides a fascinating and highly entertaining account of his games and encounters with the world champions of chess. Chess Duels has 54 ratings and 2 reviews. Four-time US Champion Yasser Seirawan provides a fascinating and highly entertaining account of his games and e.

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By the way, not all the annotations in the book are like this.

Again, perhaps this is a good move and maybe the best in the position. Robert Cousins rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Ree3 is forced The most shocking was Vassily Smyslov. And let me be clear that I think there’s nothing intrinsically wrong with this approach: Of course lots of good wills helped him lots of times almost as many as evil ones barred him.

Return to Book Page. The point is that White has to ask himself a larger question: Certainly, if any player had winning chances here it would have been Black.

Bxf4 wins a pawn and retains the initiative as well. Bxc4 and the a6-pawn is lost. Qf6xc3, and finally Bxb5 will lead to the win of the h6-pawn, when White has excellent practical chances.


Whilst the main focus is on the White side of this opening you will also find ways for Black to defend. Hardly enough to buy seorawan round of drinks.

Seirawan vs Karpov in ‘Chess Duels’

At this point I understood that Anatoly may have been thinking of my having assisted Victor Kortchnoi during his match. Here is Seirawan taking on what’s probably the most stubborn myth of all, which is of course about the most mythical of all champions, Bobby Fischer:.

Where do these hundreds of games seigawan into our nice label and definitions of the “great defender’? Solve tactical positions of your playing strength.

Chess Duels: My Games With The World Champions

Just to complete the above line, after Of course he was at times his worse enemy! In general, his comments are not only lively aeirawan full of emotions, but also very instructive.

Anatoly, bless his heart, cursed with each lost trick. Anatoly slipped twice, allowing me back into the game. Reviewed by Jeremy Silman.

I turned to Garry in open-mouthed horror to mumble an apology, but he had turned bright red and looked away from me. His reaction was completely unexpected. Tal stood up and, leaning towards me, held his hand halfway out for a handshake and an agreed halving of the point. Again, I won’t spoil the fun for you, so instead here’s Seirawan’s magnificent observations on a young Kasparov during the Niksic tournament: What on earth could I teach Victor Korchnoi?


The British Chess Magazine has commented:. By trading rooks White eliminates a key defender and the squares around my king become more vulnerable.

Openings, Middlegame, Endgame Lessons. A little move that simply moves the pawn on from a square where it can be captured. As noted, this book is of a completely different magnitude to most chess books I’ve read. I struggled like mad and when on the brink of a draw blundered decisively just before the secondary time-control. He writes beautifully and lovingly about Tal’s malformed hand and Petrosian’s addiction to blitz games. Re6 as winning for White. Hardcoverpages. But personally, I was quite glad to see it and considered it dubious.

Chess Duels: My Games with the World Champions

He gives very nuanced, interesting characterizations of virtually all the World Champions, including the ones he hasn’t played himself. During this time Seirawan has also been highly active in off-the-board chess activities. With the text I have dreams of playing Rc1-c6 and Nd2-c4 with good play on the light squares.