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Art.-Nr.: LXKORMBG5220001

My Best Games 1952 - 2000

Volume 1: Games with White

208 Seiten, gebunden, Olms, 1. Auflage 2001.

Aus der Reihe »Progress in Chess«

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This book gives Korchnoi's best games with White, which are particularly noteworthy for his original methods of fighting for the initiative.

"Korchnoi's master trick is to persuade the reader that he plays chess in much the way you and I do. Realistic or not, such an approach is well calculated to send the reader back to the chessboard with a determination to improve..."

Chris Ravilious in CHESS

"This work is one of the few that deserves to sit on the shelf alongside such classics as Fischer's Sixty Memorable Games and Tal's Life and Games. In fact, it should probably take pride of place as it is likely to be of far more practical use to the vast majority of chess players who, like the author, would not claim to be chess geniuses. Although we know he is, of course... This book is a reminder that there is still one live dinosaur out there in Caissic Park. And he's still got very sharp teeth."

British Chess Magazine

Victor Korchnoi has defeated all the world champions, beginning with Botvinnik, and all the strongest players of the present and the past. Not only from this generation, but even from the following one. I can't nearly wait for the next volume! Highly recommended!

John Elburg 's Book Reviews


"Edition Olms has published this collection of my selected games in two volumes: Volume 1 - fifty games where I played White, and Volume 2 - fifty of my 'Black' games. A young grandmaster compiling such a book probably have to rack his brains over where to find a hundred games that he had won. But I had to choose one hundred games out of roughly two thousand that I have won... Not everyone approved of my choice. Sometimes even the translator of these books was surprised. I must tell the reader about the criteria by which I selected these games.

The games cover a period of half a century - from 1951 to the year two thousand. The first criterion by which I was guided was that the games should be more or less evenly spread over the entire five decades.

I have played against players of four generations, and against hundreds of masters and grandmasters. My second most important criterion was definitely to give games against representatives of all four generations. And in general: the more opponents, the better!

In my career I have played dozens of diverse opening positions. There are many different aspects to chess, and I wanted to reflect this in my book. Avoid repetition! The greater the number of positions, dissimilar one from another, the better!

The fourth criterion - only the fourth - was the quality of the games. They should contain few bad mistakes, especially by me. However, they had to be fighting games, not those where the play is all one way. Well, and in a fierce struggle, mistakes are inevitable...

And one more thing. Chess is my life, and these games are fragments of this life. And, naturally, I wanted to accompany each such fragment with a conversation with chess enthusiasts. If during the course of a game I found there was nothing to disclose to the readers, I rejected it, however good the game!

Whether I have succeeded with my book, it is not clear. But I very much hope that, as he delves into it, the reader will not be bored..."


Sprache Englisch
Autor Kortschnoi, Viktor
Verlag Olms
Reihe Progress in Chess
Auflage 1.
Medium Buch
Gewicht 680 g
Breite 17,5 cm
Höhe 24,5 cm
Seiten 208
ISBN-10 3283004048
ISBN-13 9783283004040
Erscheinungsjahr 2001
Einband gebunden


007 Foreword by Victor Korchnoi

008 Preface by Genna Sosonko

013 1 Kamyshov, Chigorin Memorial Tournament Leningrad 1951

016 2 Suetin, USSR Team Championship, Leningrad 1953

020 3 Geller, 21st USSR Championship, Kiev 1954

023 4 Chekhover, Leningrad Championship 1955

026 5 Ivkov, Hastings 1955/56

029 6 Karaklajic, Match USSR v. Yugoslavia, Kiev 1959

031 7 Sakharov, Semi-Final, 27th USSR Championship, Chelyabinsk 1959

035 8 Gligoric, Buenos Aires 1980

038 9 Botvinnik, Match Leningrad v. Moscow 1960

042 10 Filip, Interzonal Tournament, Stockholm 1962

047 11 Tal, 30th USSR Championship, Yerevan 1962

052 12 Robatsch, Havana 1963

056 13 Udovcic, Leningrad 1967

059 14 Tal, Wijk aan Zee 1968

062 15 Reshevsky, Candidates Quarter-Final Match, 6th Game, Amsterdam 1968

065 16 Balashov, Moscow 1971

068 17 Karpov, Hastings 1971-72

071 18 Hübner, Interzonal Tournament, Leningrad 1973

074 19 Karpov, Final Candidates Match, 21st Game, Moscow 1974

076 20 Petrosian, Alekhine Memorial Tournament, Moscow 1975

082 21 Spassky, Final Candidates Match, 7th Game, Belgrade 1977

086 22 Karpov, World Championship Match, 21st Game, Baguio 1978

091 23 Ljubojevic, London 1980

095 24 Yusupov, Lone Pine 1981

100 25 Hübner, Johannesburg 1981

103 26 Portisch, Candidates Quarter-Final Match, 3rd Game, Bad Kissingen 1983

107 27 Miles, Wijk aan Zee 1984

110 28 Polugaevsky, USSR v. Rest of the World, London 1984

114 29 Hort, Biel 1984

118 30 Pannop, World Team Championship, Lucerne 1985

122 31 Seirawan, Lugano Open 1986

127 32 Nogueiras, Wijk aan Zee 1987

133 33 Arnason, Beer Sheva 1987

138 34 Pinter, Beer Sheva 1988

142 35 Timman, Brussels (World Cup) 1988

145 36 Vaganian, Skelleftea (World Cup) 1989

150 37 Greenfeld, Beer Sheva 1990

153 38 Short, Rotterdam 1990

160 39 M. Gurevich, Rotterdam 1990

164 40 Shirov, Buenos Aires 1993

168 41 Nijboer, Team Event, Holland 1993

171 42 Onischuk, Wijk aan Zee 1997

174 43 Svidler, St Petersburg 1997

177 44 Bacrot, Match, Albert (France) 1997, 4th Game

181 45 Ponomariov, 'Veterans against young talents', Cannes 1998

186 46 Piket, Sarajevo 1998

192 47 Lputian, Sarajevo 1998

196 48 Kozul, Sarajevo 1998

200 49 Dolmatov, FIDE World Championship, Las Vegas 1999

203 50 Giorgadze, European Team Championship, Batumi 1999

207 Index of Openings

208 Index of Opponents

My Best Games 1952 - 2000