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Winning the World Open

Strategies for Success

344 Seiten, kartoniert, New in Chess, 1. Auflage 2021

27,50 €
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For nearly fifty years grandmasters and amateurs alike have been making their annual pilgrimage to the World Open. Legendary organizer Bill Goichberg created the model of this iconic event in American chess: large entry fees, large prizes, and no-frills. Every year around the 4th of July, Philadelphia is the scene of countless epic battles at the board.

Joel Benjamin and Harold Scott examined hundreds of games and conducted a series of interviews with what they call the Heroes of the World Open, players who won the tournament on multiple occasions. What they wanted to investigate was: why have some players been so consistent in their efforts, always battling for the top prizes? Benjamin and Scott discovered that many different paths were taken on the road to victory, but that the Heroes definitely had one common factor: their fighting spirit!

The authors present the history of the World Open from its humble beginnings to the juggernaut it has become today. There are many entertaining stories and scandals that the reader will enjoy. This rich book holds a fantastic collection of the very best games that were crucial in deciding the outcome of the tournament as well as a selection of exciting tactics. Winning the World Open is as entertaining as it is instructive. Not only the many thousands of players that participated will find it an irresistible read.

Joel Benjamin won the US Championship three times and happens to be the player with the most World Open first places: six! He is a very successful author of books on chess. His Liquidation on the Chess Board won the Best Book Award of the Chess Journalists of America (CJA), his Better Thinking, Better Chess is a world-wide bestseller, and World Champion Chess for Juniors was published in 2020 to wide acclaim.

Harold Scott is a FIDE Instructor, a chess columnist and a chess teacher and coach in the New York City area.

Weitere Informationen
Gewicht 640 g
Hersteller New in Chess
Breite 17 cm
Höhe 24 cm
Medium Buch
Erscheinungsjahr 2021
Autor Joel BenjaminHarold Scott
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 1
ISBN-13 9789056919856
Seiten 344
Einband kartoniert

006 Explanation of symbols

007 Acknowledgments

009 Preface

010 Introduction

013 Chapter 1 The History of the World Open

021 Chapter 2 1973-1979 - The Early Years

032 Chapter 3 Walter Browne

045 Chapter 4 John Fedorowicz

058 Chapter 5 1980-1989 - The Decadent Decade

073 Chapter 6 Larry Christiansen

082 Chapter 7 Dmitry Gurevich

091 Chapter 8 Joel Benjamin

111 Chapter 9 Nick De Firmian

120 Chapter 10 1990-1999 - The Fall of the Iron Curtain

139 Chapter 11 Alex Yermolinsky

158 Chapter 12 Gregory Kaidanov

168 Chapter 13 Alexander Goldin

180 Chapter 14 Alexander Shabalov

196 Chapter 15 2000-2009 - The New Millennium

210 Chapter 16 Gata Kamsky

220 Chapter 17 Varuzhan Akobian

232 Chapter 18 Leonid Yudasin

239 Chapter 19 Hikaru Nakamura

252 Chapter 20 2010-2019 - The Modern Era

262 Chapter 21 Ilya Smirin

273 Chapter 22 Illya Nyzhnyk

285 Chapter 23 2020-2021 - The Covid Years

295 Chapter 24 Cheating in Chess

315 Chapter 25 Tactics Fireworks

321 Chapter 26 Tactics Answers

329 Chapter 27 World Open Champions

335 Chapter 28 Trivia Quiz

337 Index of names

343 Bibliography