The Masters: Boris Spassky Master of Initiative

The Masters: Boris Spassky Master of Initiative

by Alexander Der Raetsky, Maxim Chetverik

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The Masters: Boris Spassky Master of Initiative by Alexander Der Raetsky, Maxim Chetverik

In Boris Spassky Master of Initiative, Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik look back over Spassky’s long and distinguished career to examine how he defeated his long-time adversaries, carefully highlighting his most colourful and celebrated encounters over the chessboard. A deep study of his style and games will entertain and inspire any true chess fan.*Includes Boris Spassky’s most brilliant sacrificial games*Ideal for the attack-minded chess player*Perfect for sharpening your tactical ability

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857444254
Publisher: Everyman Chess
Publication date: 12/01/2006
Series: Masters (Everyman Chess) Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 857,682
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Alexander Raetsky is a Russian Grandmaster and an experienced competitor on the chess tournament circuit. He’s also a skilled writer and has been a frequent contributor to the famous Russian magazine 64 and the internationally renowned publication New In Chess. His many books for Everyman Chess include Meeting 1 e4, which was very well received by critics and chess players alike.Maxim Chetverik, also from Russia, is an International Master and a renowned openings theoretician. Earlier works for Everyman Chess include Mikhail Tal: Tactical Genius, which he also co-authored with Raetsky.

Table of Contents


Introduction     5
Boris Spassky: A Short Biography     7
Warming Up     21
A Greater Depth     28
It's Time to Calculate     38
Up Another Level     49
The Very Best of Spassky     55
Endgame Legacy     58
Retaliation     63
Missed Opportunities     70
Tips     73
Solutions to Puzzles     85

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In Boris Spassky Master of Initiative, Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik look back over the former World Champion’s long and distinguished career to examine how he defeated his long-time adversaries, carefully highlighting his most colourful and celebrated encounters over the chessboard. A deep study of his style and games will entertain and inspire any true chess fan.

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