My Best Games of Chess 1905-1954

My Best Games of Chess 1905-1954

by Savielly Tartakower


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The Unique Genius of Tartakower!

One of the most creative grandmasters ever to play the Royal Game was Savielly Tartakower. His combination of bold play and fascinating writing has long endeared him to chess aficionados worldwide. His classic work of best games has never been available in English algebraic notation. Until now.

“Tartakower’s annotations are unlike any other master of his time. He repeatedly stressed the psychological nature of chess, for example. Another ‘Tartakowerism’ is: ‘An attack is against a castled position, weak pawns and, most of all, against the mind of the opponent.’ What he reserves for a footnote, like what conditions are present to make a game a work of art, other authors would need pages to articulate, if they addressed the matters at all.

“This book was meant to do what all great annotations do: instruct, explain, and entertain. And it succeeds spectacularly.” – Andy Soltis in his Foreword

Experience the unique genius of Savielly Tartakower in this 21st Century Edition of his games collection – 201 games, 49 game fragments, all deeply annotated and quintessentially Tartakower!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936490899
Publisher: Russell Enterprises, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/20/2015
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Born in Rostov-on-Don in Czarist Russia, Savielly Tartakower became one of the great chessplayers of his era. He played exciting, non-theoretical, bold chess in a time when conservative theoretical dogma held sway.

One of the early proponents of the Hypermodern School of Chess, he also is recognized as one of the great chess authors of all time.

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