The Soviet School of Chess
This book discusses the first Russian grandmasters and prominent masters, such luminaries as Mikhail Chigorin, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov, Paul Keres, Alexander Kotov, Boris Spassky, Mikhail Tal, Alexander Tolush and many others. Also included is a section dedicated to the women players. There are numerous, chessboard diagrams, and page upon page of annotated games and game fragments in the book.Chess is a national game in Russia. It is played by millions of men, women, and children. Large-scale tournaments are held regularly in factories, offices, and schools.The Russian style of play is characterized by creative scope, boldness and energy in attack, plus tenacity and resourcefulness in defense. It is founded on scientific methods of studying theory and training for competitions.
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Chapter Two Founder of the Russian School
Chapter Three Russias Greatest Player
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Alekhine attack B—Bl Bishop Boleslavsky Bondarevsky Bronstein BxKt Bykova Capablanca centre champion chess theory Chigorin combinational David Bronstein defeat end-game first-category Flohr following game Geller Grandmaster International Master International Tournament K-side K—Bl K—Kl K—Ktl K—Rl Keres King King's Indian Defence Knight Kotov Kt x Kt Kt—Bl KtxB KtxKt KtxP KtxR KxKt Leningrad Levenfish Lilienthal Ludmila Rudenko manoeuvre match mate ment Mikhail Botvinnik Mikhail Chigorin Moscow Moscow Championship move nament Olga Rubtsova opening Panov Paul Keres Pawn Petrosyan pieces play position PxKt Q—Ql Queen QxKt R—Bl R—Kl R—Ktl R—Ql Ragozin Rauzer Resigns Romanovsky Rook Russian Ruy Lopez RxKt Sicilian Defence Slav Defence Smyslov Soviet chess Soviet masters Soviet players Soviet school Taimanov Tarrasch threat tion title of Master Tolush tourna U.S.S.R. Championship variation Vasily Smyslov victory White Black world title