Mikhail Botvinnik received the area Chess Championship in 1948 and held the identify with breaks until eventually 1963. Botvinnik introduced his retirement from chess in 1970. This e-book covers the whole interval whilst Botvinnik was once international Chess Champion. Of the good postwar chess avid gamers, one determine sticks out specifically others - the Soviet grandmaster, Mikhail Botvinnik. apart from one-year interludes this committed electric engineer was once international champion for fifteen years - from 1948 to 1963; at the moment get together that he regained his identify - from Tal - he was once in his 50th 12 months. It was once now not, besides the fact that, till 1970 that he introduced his “official retirement” from overseas pageant. “Chess”. wrote Botvinnik, “is an paintings which illustrates the wonderful thing about logic.” He couldn't abide error which spoiled the great thing about the sport, and the key of his good fortune was once thorough practise and regimen, which totally justified his personal self-confidence - and that have been systematically followed through the Soviet college. In managed positional play, Botvinnik was once an incomparable virtuoso - as Bronstein, Smyslov, and Tal, between many others, came upon. notably, he used to be a perfectionist. Prefaced through a quick biography, this quantity - the 1st ever released in English provides over a hundred of Botvinnik's most sensible video games over the interval 1947 to 1970. approximately the entire annotations are by means of Botvinnik himself, they usually exhibit the traits that gained him the champion's name. Botvinnik's top video games is, maybe, the phenomenal choice of the last decade.
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