Chess Duels by Seirawan Compiled by hms Karpov/Seirawan, Roquebrune (rapid), , 53 moves. Ch. 3 Vassily Smyslov Smyslov vs Seirawan, Yasser Seirawan provides a fascinating and highly entertaining account of his games and encounters with the world champions of chess. Chess Duels has 54 ratings and 2 reviews. Four-time US Champion Yasser Seirawan provides a fascinating and highly entertaining account of his games and e.

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Chess Duels: My Games With The World Champions

I had my doubts about this very normal-looking move, which dudls my rook into chezs. What suels we need, the permission of our mothers? The incident I have in mind and I do think it happened in Linares during this particular visit is that we had a bridge game going for very small stakes in Spanish pesetas. And don’t we all know what he means? Now, in some higher chess sense, indeed Fischer “singlehandedly challenged the Soviet chess juggernaut and, in a nod to individual genius, defeated a collective Socialist sports system built over decades”.

You can try again in the next three-year cycle. As this conversation moved around the table something began to stir in me. My explanation is that Seirawan’s attribution of exclamation marks is based on his subjective feelings during the game and his personal preference for the positions, rather than any objective evaluation or search for the truth.

Chess Duels: My Games with the World Champions

I really enjoy this chessbook,both the stories and the games, and hope his wife will forgive him the omission in the register. It’s so flimsy as to be comparable with a magazine. One line attractively shows seirwwan the second rook trade helps White: Arne Moll 8 years 1 month ago Permalink.


Bc1, the idea being to keep the d2-square free for Nf3-d2-e4 and to make the alignment Bc1-b2 and c3-c4 possible, when the dark-squared bishop is well posted on the long diagonal. Wallace rated it really liked it Oct 01, Then there’s a very interesting chapter titled “Petrosian’s view of the match”, followed by Botvinnik’s analysis “Why did I lose the match?

Losing is always tough, but this game felt like four losses in one. Vladimir Akopian has annotated quite a few match games especially for this volume and his analysis is, of course, excellent.

Bxf4 wins a pawn and retains the initiative as well. The rest of the game is futile, and I played on rather out of inertia. Bxg3 is good for Black. This is really becoming annoying. Hardcoverpages.

Watching Garry at that particular post-mortem in Niksic gave me the same feeling as watching Michael Jordan and Bruce Lee at the top of their game.

My engine prefers The following surprised me: Annotate, analyze and share. Almost immediately the whole room broke down in convulsive laughter.

Hardly enough to buy a round of drinks. Where do these hundreds of games fit into our nice label and definitions of the “great defender’? Hence my hesitation and search for a sharper solution. At a certain moment Lubosh went to the bar for a round of drinks while Anatoly visited the restroom, leaving Larry and me alone.

Mischa gave me a face that spoke volumes. I was still comfortably in my preparation and thought I had found an equalizing solution. All rounds start at Skip to main content.

Seirawan vs Karpov in ‘Chess Duels’

Vassily, quite a tall man with large hands, grasped his d2-pawn and, fumbling, stumbling, rumbling, it somehow made its way to the d4-square where it was plopped down rather shakily, released with a doubt and the clock was slapped. My Games with the World Championslike Kasparov’s post-mortem inis simply jaw-dropping: Qxh7 White has pawn and bishop for the exchange with my king crawling suels.


If you’re interested in chess in the 60s, this is definitely one to buy. Well, Anatoly went down badly, something like four tricks, vulnerable, doubled and redoubled. Mert Can rated it it was amazing Jul 05, Preview — Chess Duels by Yasser Seirawan. Without prejudice I cede Mischa a protected passed pawn and the long-term advantage.

Anatoly is forcing a trading sequence before I can even begin to realize an initiative. Bf3 Bc5 and I just didn’t see how I could play for a win. Black can reset his pieces by In no time at all Larry had fixed the deck.

One vignette from “Chess Duels” that really stands out for me is description of how Kasparov was completely outfoxed by a top flight negotiator from the FIDE. There are many great and memorable games in Chess Duelsbut due to the nature of its format all games Seirawan played against the World Championsthere are also, of course, a number of very poor games in the book.

Larry Doll 8 years 2 months ago Permalink. Of course lots of good wills helped him lots of times almost as many as evil ones barred him. There are so many high qualities to this book: