By Igor Stohl

a brand new version of a winner of the united states Chess Federation Award for top Book

“This is an outstandingly thorough and insightful e-book. ... I heartily suggest it” - GM Jonathan Rowson

Igor Stohl has chosen sixty two striking video games from fresh years and analysed them in painstaking intensity. right here he offers his findings to chess fans, who will locate the video games unique and the annotations either instructive and illuminating. Stohl is an exceptional theoretical professional, so the hole part of every video game reads like a lesson within the key strategic points of the outlet selected, with a serious survey of contemporary tendencies. The middlegame is dissected and the severe judgements subjected to prepared scrutiny - we're invited within Stohl’s laboratory to hitch him within the quest for the reality. The endgame part, if reached, is dealt with with related erudition, with insights into the grandmaster’s method of questions of strategy. Following each one online game there's a dialogue of crucial classes to be realized. The multiplied and revised re-creation of this award-winning paintings beneficial properties 12 new top-level video games from the interval 2000-7 annotated in nice intensity - approximately forty% new fabric. There also are corrections to the prevailing notes and a revised Introduction.

“Stohl rankings over prior annotations with a beguiling mix of deep research and adroit remark” - John Saunders, British Chess Magazine

Igor Stohl is a well known grandmaster from Slovakia. He performs in numerous nationwide leagues and is a famous beginning theoretician. His thorough annotations often seem in Ceskoslovensky Sach, Informator and ChessBase journal. the 1st variation of Instructive glossy Chess Masterpieces received the us Chess Federation Cramer Award for top booklet. His follow-up was once a enormous two-volume paintings, Garry Kasparov’s maximum Chess Games.

“GM Igor Stohl’s Instructive smooth Chess Masterpieces used to be a online game assortment that received the 2001 Cramer Award for top booklet. the hot version is enlarged by way of 12 well-selected video games. Stohl’s establishing erudition indicates through the publication. His reviews are deep, insightful and of excessive quality.” - GM Lubomir Kavalek, Washington Post

“...a large volume of top of the range chess fabric - an outstanding candidate to take if marooned on a wilderness island” - IM John Donaldson, united states crew Captain

“...the new video games make up for one more a hundred thirty pages within the new version: I’d say that’s lovely not pricey for funds. As will be anticipated, Stohl didn’t simply decide a few video games from 2000-2007: he picked precisely those who inform the reader so much approximately fresh chess (opening) advancements. hence, it’s no twist of fate that one of the newly extra video games, we discover instructive and intriguing encounters with the Petroff, the Berlin Wall, the Chebanenko Slav, the Anti-Moscow Semi-Slav - in different phrases, accurately these starting platforms that experience develop into more and more well known in precisely these years.” - Arne Moll,

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