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In Boris Spassky Master of Initiative, Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik look back over Spassky’s long and distinguished career to. The Masters has 8 ratings and 0 reviews. In Boris Spassky Master of Initiative, Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik look back over. In Boris Spassky Master of Initiative, Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik look back over Spassky s long and distinguished career to examine how he.

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Boris Spassky is a true chess legend, initiaitve World Champion who, thanks to his monumental battles with Bobby Fischer, raised the popularity of the game to a level that had never been seen before. Although at the height of his powers many saw Spassky as a complete and universal player, adept at outplaying his opponents in spassk type of position, it is no secret that from an early age he thrived on sharp, attacking play.

He was a superb practical player, and with the initiative at his hands he could conjure up wonderful combinations and deadly attacks. In Boris Spassky Master of InitiativeAlexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik look back over Spassky’s initiativve and distinguished career to examine how he defeated his long-time adversaries, carefully highlighting his most colourful and celebrated encounters over the chessboard.

A deep study of his style and games will entertain and inspire any true initiativw fan. He’s also a skilled writer and has been a frequent contributor to the famous Russian magazine 64 and the internationally renowned publication New In Chess. His many books for Everyman Chess include Meeting 1 e4which was very well received by critics and chess players alike.

Maxim Chetverikalso from Russia, is an International Master and a renowned openings theoretician. Earlier works for Everyman Chess include Mikhail Tal: Tactical Geniuswhich he also co-authored with Raetsky.

Alexander Raetsky is a Russian Grandmaster and an experienced competitor on the chess spassoy circuit. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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Move by Move Everyman Chess. Boris Spassky – Master of Tactics: Spassky’s Best Games A Batsford chess book. Boris Spassky’s Wins Chess stars. From the Back Cover Boris Spassky is a true chess legend, a World Champion who, thanks to his monumental battles with Bobby Fischer, raised imitiative popularity of the game to a level that had never been seen before. Masters Everyman Chess Paperback: Everyman Chess; 1st edition December 1, Language: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

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Please try again later. I thought I was buying a game collection. This is a novel format and one which actually encourages perseverance.

The solution is not immediately beneath boeis diagram where one can sneak a peek. Instead it is placed in the last third of the book within the context of the game score.

If the puzzle proves uncrackable, one can consult the “tip” in the second third instead of racing staightway to the solution.

Each game gets one or two diagrams for the critical position s. The annotations are succint. The print quality of the diagrams and scores intiiative excellent.

A chess set is optional. Puzzles are also partitioned into 8 groups of approximately 20 puzzles each. I try to crack an entire group before I consult the back for the correct solutions. I can understand the authors wanting to keep the book short and sweet puzzles in pagesbut I wish the authors had annotated all games throughout. I wanted to see how master Spassky both wrested and converted the intiative in each game. This book has got of Boris Spassky’s games in the puzzle format that Raetsky is known for.

The first half of the book consists of diagram positions where you are supposed to find the winning combination or move. The second half contains the complete move listing for the games along with slight annotation. This book is good for any one who is a Spassky fan and would like to see his combinations. Someone who would want to practice their tactical skills in the form of puzzles.


Someone who would like to go through his games. There are like actual games with slightly more annotations in the book. This book is a good supplement to Spassky games and Spassky best games by Cafferty. I like the new approach of puzzles followed by games.

I have always loved the attitude and genius of Boris Spassky. The biographical notes are shortish and the puzzles are a very well chosen selection of spazsky vignettes from a highly talented player. I liked these games so much that I plan on going through them again to help me recognise attacking ideas for my own games.

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