Fire on Board, Part 2: 1997-2004

Overview

Alexei Shirov has dazzled and inspired a generation of chess fans with his unique brand of attacking chess. The Grandmaster, originally from Riga, Latvia, is widely regarded as one of the most aggressive and inventive chess players of the modern era, an argument backed up by his wealth of amazing games, rich in tactical fireworks and extraordinary moves. Fire on Board begins where the best-selling first edition left off in 1996. Shirov traces his progress at the top of the chess world since that year and presents...
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Overview

Alexei Shirov has dazzled and inspired a generation of chess fans with his unique brand of attacking chess. The Grandmaster, originally from Riga, Latvia, is widely regarded as one of the most aggressive and inventive chess players of the modern era, an argument backed up by his wealth of amazing games, rich in tactical fireworks and extraordinary moves. Fire on Board begins where the best-selling first edition left off in 1996. Shirov traces his progress at the top of the chess world since that year and presents a delightful collection of his favorite games, all explained in great detail to readers.

* Shirov's best games, unraveled and explained by the man himself
* A compilation of violent, attacking, and imaginative chess
* Written by one of the world's leading players

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"When I first read this book, I felt like I was being treated to a long display of stunning fireworks."--John Watson, The Week in Chess

"A tremendous game collection by a top star."--Eric Schiller, Chessworks.com

"It contains many amazing games, that are full of wonderful combinations and sacrifices."
--Bill Kelleher, ChessCafe.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857443820
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,446,878
  • Product dimensions: 6.86 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Since becoming a Grandmaster in 1990, Alexei Shirov has firmly established himself amongst the world's leading players and has a string of tournament victories to his name. Originally from Latvia, he now lives in Spain.
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Alexei Shirov has dazzled and inspired a generation of chess fans with his unique brand of attacking chess. This book begins where the best-selling first edition left off in 1996. Shirov traces his progress at the top of the chess world since that year and presents a delightful collection of his favorite games, all explained in great detail to the reader.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2010

    Brilliant chess.

    Shirov is Fischer on steroids. Incredible combinations and sacrificial play. This brilliant Latvian player does not skimp on analysis and explanations in his game collection - continuations are explained and those who are experienced chess players wull be left in awe that any human is able to play with such a command of tactics and combinations. This book is well suited for tournament players rated as class "B" or above - although anyone who takes the time to go through the games will most certainly be fascinated. entertained and of course well learn from them and improve their own chess. However - be prepared to wait when ordering. My delivery date of "from 2 to 6 days" went well longer than 6 days. So...if you are not in a hurry......a fantastic collection of games played by one of the most brilliant players alive.

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