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Art.-No.: LXKRYTCM
Announcement for Jan 17, 2019

The Chelyabinsk Meteorite

Selected Games of Igor Kurnosov

210 pages, paperback, Elk and Ruby, 1. edition 2018.

€15.95
Incl. 7% Tax, excl. Shipping Cost

This book contains fifty illustrative games and a career overview of Chelyabinsk grandmaster Igor Kurnosov, who was tragically hit and killed by a car in 2013 at the age of just 28. At his last tournament prior to his death, Igor attained a super-grandmaster tournament performance rating in excess of 2700.

Kurnosov left an indelible mark on the chess world— he was a Russian youth champion, a member of the Russian national team that won the world student team championship and the Tomsk-400 team that finished first at the Russian championship. He won or placed highly at dozens of international tournaments.

The games in this book, with highly instructional commentary by Kurnosov’s friends and colleagues, or sometimes by Kurnosov himself, are filled with blistering attacks and subtle endgame play. They have been selected in part to demonstrate the progression of his career, rather than being his absolute best games. Igor had several signature openings, but he undoubtedly is best known in the chess world as a master of the Grunfeld Defense. According to Grandmaster Dmitry Bocharov in this book, Igor was one of the world’s leading experts in the Grunfeld. Igor was a sophisticated analyst, and many of his opening ideas are still relevant to this day. This book will be useful for both beginners and highly-rated players to improve.

Commentators in this book include such well-known grandmasters as Ernesto Inarkiev, Roman Ovechkin, Dmitry Kryakvin, Sergei Rublevsky, and Kateryna Lahno, while his opponents in these games include such names as Boris Gelfand, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, and Dmitry Andreikin.

Details

Language English
Author Kryakvin, Dimitry
Publisher Elk and Ruby
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 400 g
Width 15.6 cm
Height 23.4 cm
Pages 210
ISBN-13 978-5-9500433-9-0
Year of Publication 2018
Binding paperback

Contents

006 A Word About a Friend

009 The Beginning

012 Early Success

037 On the way to the GM title

055 Russian medals and International acclaim

105 Grunfeld Defense

143 White to play and win

190 Two more Systems for Black

197 Flight interrupted

205 A sad celebration

210 Igor Kurnosov's Top Tournament Results

Extract

The Chelyabinsk Meteorite