Vasily Smyslov, world champion 1957-58, was one of the great thinkers of 20th century chess.
He produced a whole range of ideas in different systems which still have enormous value today. The quality of his annotations is equally impressive in this translation of his chess autobiography.
The long career of the seventh world champion is chronicled in this outstanding two-volume autobiographical work, featuring over 325 games complemented by crosstables match and tournament results and indexes.
Volume 1, 1935-1957: 140 games
Volume 2, 1958-1995: 186 games