My thanks to the good folks at Chess Life for allowing me to do so. —–. Maizelis, Ilya. The Soviet Chess Primer. trans. John Sugden. Glasgow. Chess player profile of Danielius Maizelis [Даниелюс Маизелис]: Chess Games, Play Style, Ranking, Tournament History and Community comments. The Soviet Chess Primer, by Ilya Maizelis, Quality Chess , Paperback, Figurine Algebraic Notation, pp. $ (ChessCafe Price.

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It should not surprise us that youthful attachment to cherished books would persist, and in this case the attachment is justified. IMBacon 24 min ago. All of Book Three is omitted.

The Soviet Chess Primer by Ilya Maizelis

A penultimate and unedited version of the review is reproduced here. Tigran Petrosian as Andy Soltis tells it preferred the book cheas breakfast, saving his meal money up and buying a copy instead. I’d like to know, before I go trying to track one down, whether the Russian hardback edition has the original ‘s content: A big thank you CKLG for going to so much trouble.

There are certainly chesz primers in print today, but few books are more interesting than is The Soviet Chess Primer. Yes, Black is in zugzwang, but surely there are much clearer and Elo-appropriate ways to illustrate the point than this? I really love the book and would like to get a hardback version which maizepis the more extensive content. This could be reasonable on account of the material being dated; extensive revision, amounting to writing the section over again, would be needed to bring it up to date.

The translation by John Sugden reads well, and — as one expects from Quality Chess — the production values are high. So the parts that are missing are: In Book Two, starting at pagethe systematic course in the openings. This is a short history of Chess; it starts with section 1 on Chaturanga and Shatranj, goes on up through section 9 on Emmanuel Lasker and section 10 on Capablanca, and then continues with section 11 on Alekhine and section 12 on the Soviet school of chess. I have just checked the English version, the Russian version and the Russian version.


Nov 22, 5. My thanks to the good folks at Chess Life for allowing me to do so.

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Magnus Carlsen–did he use cheat chesd at world championship? Nov 24, 7. Again, I suppose that omission is forgivable; the English speaker has access to what is presumably much better material covering the same territory.

Nov 21, 2. Games tiger 13 min ago. Both Karpov and Kasparov are quoted on the cover, and they both love this book.

Until very recently it was hard to imagine Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov agreeing on much of anything. This review has been printed in the June issue of Chess Life. Such high regard may be surprising for an American audience, for whom Ilya Maizelis is something of a mystery.

Maizelsi Soviet Chess Primer. I have the paperback English translation. How to exploit this white opening? Mark all topics as READ.

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Despite my reservations about the title, The Soviet Chess Primer is a fine book and its acclaim is deserved. I’ll struggle with the language to put it mildly! So far, so good. This site uses cookies. Like Morphy and Fischer Alpha Zero is done.

Closer scrutiny of The Soviet Chess Primerhowever, leads me to question the title chosen by Quality Chess for this new chees. Nov 23, 6. Nov 21, 4. That has answered my question completely. DamonevicSmithlov 10 min ago.


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Speculation Of The End superchessmachine 9 min ago. White mates in three moves.

The Eng version and the Rus version have the same contents. The few references to Maizelis that exist in English describe him as a translator and endgame analyst, with special expertise in pawn endings and technical rook endings. I’ll try to track down a s hardback Russian version. The picture below is the table of Contents of the Russian version, the contents in the red box are missing in the Eng and Rus versions, and the photos of players are gone as well. The breakneck pace of the book and the complex examples preclude me from thinking it appropriate for the beginner.

A quick glance at the table of contents would suggest that the English title is apt. More advanced topics, including further elucidations of combination and positional play, follow.

Post your best miniatures here stiggling 32 min ago. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Chess books were hard to come by in the Soviet Union as demand was high and paper was often scarce. The final group of omissions seems to be about material specific to being a chessplayer in the Soviet Union in ; details of what one must do to achieve the various norms, tables of how to pair players in tournaments.

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