In the past great tournaments were followed by great tournament books, such as "Zürich 1953", but in the last few decades tournament books have gradually disappeared because of the huge effort they demand from the authors.
This book about the 2005 World Championship marks the return of outstanding tournament books, and is about a truly outstanding chess tournament.
San Luis 2005 was the chess tournament of the decade. The Bulgarian Grandmaster Veselin Topalov won the tournament by a huge margin, proving himself a worthy successor to previous World Champions such as Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov.
In this ambitious work Alik Gershon and Igor Nor analyse and explain all the games from the tournament. Their in-depth coverage of the occasion and the many colour photographs of the event and Argentinean scenery give the reader the sensation of actually having been present at the tournament.