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Vishy Anand: My Best Games of Chess [Paperback]

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Crystal-clear explanations of grandmaster tactics and strategies from which players of all abilities can learn. Anand annotates the finest and most interesting games from his career. In this expanded edition by the official FIDE World Champion, he describes his best games and brings his career right up to date.

This book features Anand's detailed and entertaining commentaries to 57 of his best games, culminating with the victory over Shirov that clinched the FIDE World Championship. Anand's renowned ability to penetrate to the heart of complex positions comes over supremely well in his notes, which will amply repay careful study.

Flowing attacking masterpieces explained logically step-by-step.

Practical hints from a World Champion.

Puzzle positions to test your skill.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   334
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2001
Publisher   Gambit Publications
ISBN  1901983544  
ISBN13  9781901983548  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Grandmaster Vishy Anand is one of the strongest and most popular chess players of his generation. In 2000 he delighted his fans by winning the FIDE World Championship. Since then he has continued to excel and few, if any, can match his tournament successes over recent years.
Vishy Anand has written this book in collaboration with Devangshu Datta, a journalist from New Delhi who has a passion for chess and has followed Anand’ s continued progress over the years very closely.

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more personal stuff than noted in the reviews  Jun 22, 2005
I did not understand most of the analysis, but that is b/c
I am at 1650. I knew that going in. But there is enough
personal "talks" in each of the games that I was happy with
the content.
Anand unleashed  Apr 19, 2004
This book shows some of Anands best games from the year 1986-2000. They show games against some of the best players in the world such as Kasparov, Kramnik, Shirov etc. Each game teaches a concept, wheter it be positional, tactical or an endgame. I had difficulty following the lines as he gave analysis of 2-3 pages after a move. It seemed that a better job could have been done with a verbal explanation for the average player. This book is good if you are USCF 2000 or above and do not require as much hand holding. The openings played were varied with major emphasis on the Sicilian Richter Rauzer, Najdorf, and Ruy Lopez Anands specialties. Most of the games are extremely tactical and highly interesting, but very difficult to comprehend for a club player. The analysis from each game would need to be reviwed several times to be digested. Highly recommended for the expert level player and above.
Boring!  Nov 12, 2003
This book has absolutely nothing to distinguish it as an instructive chess book for intermediate players. The annotations are bland and un-informative. Comparable games collections by Kasparov, Nunn, Timman, Korchnoi, Gligoric, Karpov, and countless others far exceed this work by Anand. You can get a games collection of any player downloaded off the internet, so the only reason to buy a games collecion is for their instructive oor informational value. But this 300+ page work is full of comments like, "I figured if this move was good enough for Tal, it was good enough for me." Real enlightening, huh? This is a well-produced GAMBIT publication, but for whatever reason, Anand's writing is very bland. This is an un-inspired work. It is one of the few chess books that I have returned after purchasing. Completely unnecesary. Obviously, Anand iis an all-time great player. But he is no writer or teacher.
Buy this book now!!!  Apr 30, 2003
Certainly one of the best chess books of our time. With his imaginative style, Anand shows the reader how magic can be worked successfully on the chess board, in a way that even the world's top grandmasters can't always counter. Advanced players will enjoy this book as well as benefit from Anand's detailed explanations. Aided by Anand's apparent need to criticize even himself and write about the better ideas even he had missed. Beginners however, will not find much use for this book, as the basic positional ideas are taken for granted and not explained, in order to emphasize the greatness of Anand's great ideas and tactical play. This books is worth every penny for its instructiveness & brilliant chess content. It's a chess book classic in the making. Grab a copy before it goes over $100!
Vishy Anand: My Best Games of Chess  Jan 30, 2003
Great book worth buying for serious chess players who want to know Anand's great games. Definitely recommended for rated players with 1800 ELO+. The annotations are easy to follow, but the analysis of matches against Kasparov, Kamsky are in depth. This book has great deal of references to many matches played before at some specific positions of every game giving alternatives for win, draw etc. Moreover, some interesting problems with solutions are presented at the end. Anand's opinions and positional comparisons about some openings are presented nicely. One can have a feeling of having listened to him at the end of every game.

If you are looking for Anand's biography, his life etc, then this is not the right book.


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