Learning chess with Vladimir Simagin
358 Seiten, kartoniert, BoD, 1. Auflage 2022
Vladimir Pavlovich Simagin (1919-1968) was a little-known chess player. He was noted not so much for his sporting results — three times Moscow Champion and once Soviet Correspondence Champion— as a theoretician and trainer — he was second to Smyslov when he won the World Chess Championship in 1957.
However, his contribution to chess, often underestimated, should be considered significant. In almost every middlegame manual there are games by Simagin. His games have a singular beauty and elegance.
The book contains a collection of his best games, selected and annotated in fine detail by Grandmaster Mihail Marin, in his usual lively and didactic style.
ii Author’s Preface
vii Vladimir Pavlovich
From “Best games” by Vladimir Simagin
xii From the author
001 Chapter 1. Simagin's Attacking Philosophy
024 Chapter 2. Heading for a Favourable Endgame
051 Chapter 3. Defeating the Giants
071 Chapter 4. My Sicilian Castle for a Knight
088 Chapter 5. “Oh Prince, Sacrifice your Rooks and not your”...Bishop!
114 Chapter 6. The Simagin Sicilian - the Bind Maróczy Never Used
163 Chapter 7. The Closed, but not Boring, Sicilian
194 Chapter 8. Grünfeld, the Simagin Way
246 Chapter 9. The Hesitant Trajectory of Nimzovitsch's Bishop
255 Chapter 10. The Simagin Ensemble 1...d6 Followed by ...Bg4
266 Chapter 11. The Refutation of a System
278 Chapter 12. The Swan Song
296 Chapter 13. Think and Play Like Simagin!
355 Symbols and abbreviations
357 Index of players
358 Index of openings