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Fire On Board: Best Games 1 & 2

Fire On Board: Best Games 1 & 2

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Product type: Printed book

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Alexei Shirov

Alexei Shirov's two Best Games collections (1983-1996 & 1997-2004) bound together in one volume.

Volume 1 information:
Delays occurred in the production of this book when, in 1995, Shirov lost his computer containing all his work! This has resulted in a better book since many of the original annotations have been revised or re-written completely. What we end up with is a magnificent collection of 82 of the Latvian’s best games - all deeply annotated - plus additional chapters on his favourite Botvinnik variation of the Semi-Slav and on some selected endings.

The complexity and originality of Shirov’s play explains why he is regarded by many as the natural heir to Mikhail Tal. The games included here were played between 1983 and 1996, mostly against the world's leading Grandmasters. A top class work!

Published 1997, softback, 240 pages.

Volume 2 information:
Super GM Alexei Shirov has attracted many admirers across the chess world with his own brand of sacrificial, attacking chess. In 1998 he was due to play Kasparov for the World Championship title but this match never happened. In an introduction to this book, which begins where part one left off, he describes the significant events of his life from 1997 to 2004 and then, in the main body, presents 53 of his best games from this period, with his own annotations.

Whether anyone can attempt to emulate Shirov is an open question but playing through his games cannot fail to inspire and entertain players of all standards.

Alexei Shirov has been one of the world's leading Grandmasters since 1990 and was runner-up in the 2000 FIDE world Championship.

Published 2005, softback, 192 pages.

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