Now in Hardcover - limited edition
In this modern chess classic, the great David Bronstein shares his insights in his wonderful games. The revised and expanded edition that was published in 2009, two years after Bronstein passed away, is now released in hardcover. The expanded edition contains additional material, 32 pages of unique photographs, extensive articles by Bronstein himself, and two moving In Memoriams, one by Bronstein’s widow Tatiana Boleslavskaya and one by his co-author and friend Tom Fürstenberg. Winner of The Guardian 2009 Chess Book of the Year Award and The British Chess Federation 1995 Book of the Year Award.
In this modern chess classic David Bronstein, one of the greatest chess artists of all time, shares his insights in his wonderful games - 237 of them played between 1938 and 1996 - a career spanning 58 years.
Bronstein was famous for the joy he derived from teaching the game to amateurs and children, and this spirit permeates his writings. His explanations and analyses are invariably lively and easy to understand for players of all levels who want to improve their chess.
David Bronstein's achievements and his legendary creativity have ensured him a unique position in chess history. He drew a match for the World Championship (which made him, in Dr Max Euwe's words, 'co-World Champion'), won the incredibly strong Soviet Championship twice, collected four Olympic gold medals, and took first place in numerous international tournaments.
This revised and expanded edition, published two years after Bronstein passed away, contains a lot of new material and two moving In Memoriams, one by Bronstein's widow Tatiana Boleslavskaya and one by his co-author and friend Tom Fürstenberg. Furthermore, 32 pages of unique photographs have been included, as well as extensive new articles by Bronstein himself.
This unconventional book is a fitting homage to one of the eternal chess greats, fascinating and rich in ideas, and written with contagious enthusiasm.