Lubomir Ftacnik, Danny Kopec & Walter BrowneSample pages (pdf)
In this collaboration between three highly experienced authors, the eighteen best chess players of the world in the 21st century are presented to the reader. A separate chapter on each player includes four deeply annotated games and an illuminating pen portrait. These players are: Anand, Kramnik, Topalov, Morozevich, Svidler, Mamedyarov, Shirov, Leko, Ivanchuk, Aronian (the top 10 January 2008) the stars likely to dominate in the next decade, Karjakin, Carlsen, Radjabov, Wang Yue, Ponomariov and Grischuk, the best female player ever, Judith Polgar, as well as World Championship finalist and comeback kid, American star Gata Kamsky.
The book is exceptionally well presented with a large number of both colour and b/w photographs of the players throughout.
Lubomir Ftacnik is a Slovakian Grandmaster and famous chess author. Danny Kopec is an American International Master and the author of several excellent books on chess. Walter Browne is an American Grandmaster with many years at the highest level of international chess.
Published 2009, softback 453 pages.