Notes of a Soviet Master
55 Seiten, Leinen mit Goldprägung, Caissa Editions, 1986
Ilyin-Genevsky was obviously a man of strong character and ability. Soviet chess owes a great debt of gratitude to his dedication and abilities as an organizer and editor as well as his talents as a player. To further enhance the value of the book to chess players and as an additional memorial to Ilyin-Genevsky, I have added a selection of his best games in Section Two.
There is another reason too for publishing this book. In this nuclear era with its inherent risks of mass destruction beyond comprehension, It is necessary that we build as many bridges of understanding and friendship as possible between peoples of divergent political philosophies. Chess is a universal language which transcends many of the barriers which divide us. By helping to show the history of chess development in the world's foremost chess nation I hope to further such understanding.
Dale A. Brandreth