Item description for Match for the World Chess Championship Mikhail Botvinnik-David Bronstein Moscow 1951 (Progress in Chess) by Mikhail Botvinnik, Igor Botvinnik, Igor Botvinnik & Ken Neat...
Three years after winning the world championship, Mikhail Botvinnik had to defend his title against the challenge of David Bronstein. Though out of practice and largely outplayed by his brilliant young opponent, Botvinnik ably demonstrated his fighting abilities and ultimately retained his title. All 24 games are deeply annotated.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2004
Publisher Edition Olms
ISBN 3283004595 ISBN13 9783283004590
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The weakest of Hardinge Simpole's works on the World Championship Nov 11, 2007
A book on the 1951 World Championship match between Mikhail Botvinnik and David Bronstein has been on my wish list for a long time, as the close contest and a number of interesting games had attracted my attention from previous reads on the match for chess history books.
It is unfortunate that this book does not match Hardinge Simpole's previous work on the 1948 championship tournament. The annotation, I feel, lacks the detail and depth of Golombek's previous work and many parts of most games are not looked at even as clearly as in some semi-encyclopedic works on the World Championship I read as a child. there is also rather too little context to help understand the games or the see-sawing course of the match. Errors and good moves are also not made to stand out as much as they should be. For instance, in game 21 Botvinnik's exchange of bishops on move 18, which got him into very bad trouble, should have been marked with a question mark (or even two) but was not.
On the whole, this could have been rather better, but later works in this series were certainly an improvement.