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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Batsford Ltd; 1st edition (22 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190638830X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906388300
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The American-born chess Grandmaster, who became famous as a teenager for his chess-playing ability. In 1972 he became the first, and so far the only, American to win the official World Chess Championship, defeating defending champion Boris Spassky. The match was widely publicized as a Cold War battle. He is often referred to as one of the greatest chess players of all time. His controversial life after chess has been well documented but he is still considered a chess genius.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jack Chakotay VINE VOICE on 27 July 2010
Format: Paperback
I remember picking up this book when I first became interested in chess in the late 80s. Chess books were dull and dusty and there was a lot of focus on classical players from the romantic era. This read like a breath of fresh air with verve and Fischer's emotion evident in the narrative. Of course there were probably anthologies of the Soviet greats but these were hard to come by, and in Russian of course. I thought for a while in the 90s that I should have stole that book from the library because it became out of print...

These games show Fischer at his best from weak opponents to the strongest in the world at the time all at various stages of his "professional" career. Fisher managed to create "classics" and textbook examples used in chess instruction books since and it is valuable to hear his own insights as well as the peers who were commentating on the game at the time. This is the thrust of the selling point, and it is well justified.

Here are my other thoughts.

1) Up until Fisher, opening theory and strategy was not as well developed so pre-Fischer you are much more liable to get games with opening errors and strategic misjudgement. Tal secured many a victory with unsound sacrifices, Petrosian secured equality from bad positions with depth of thought and prophylaxis. Spassky was an accomplished attacker but tended to be self optimistic to the point of disregarding certain aspects of position. Fischer at his peak was the cold hard calculator that the best foundered upon. I also will mention his analysis without computers for me was easier to grasp and something to aspire to. Compare this to the reams of sidelines of latter day books.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stephen on 31 May 2005
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This is my favourite chess book. Bobby Fischer, the American genius, talks the reader through 60 of his games, describing his thoughts, the intricacies behind strategies, the tactical justification of moves and the psychological battle in each one. Expect to see beautifully simple positional play next to out of this world combinations that are just breathtaking (see "The Game of the Century", played by a 15 year old Fischer against Byrne). Fischer played nearly all of these games as a grandmaster so they are of a very high level, but his lucid commentary makes every move and idea both accessible and understandable. Every player will learn huge amounts from this book, it is essential for each chess enthusiast, competitor and professional.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By GrenfellHunt on 21 Jun. 2010
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Wow. Somebody needs to put up a five-star review of this book: so here goes.

This is a great book, one of the greatest chess books ever written. I devoured this book as a kid (in the old descriptive notation), and highly commend this to any one today.

It's not just that Fischer was a great player, arguably the greatest of all time. He was also a great chess writer: interesting, clear, simple, and instructive.

This is one of a handful of books that is simply a must-read for any player hoping to improve their chess. If you want to learn how to launch an attack, you need to study Fischer closely: one of the all-time great masters of attack. A careful reading of this book will probably teach you more about modern chess strategy than Nimzovich's classic "My System." It will probably teach you more about endgames than most modern endgame manuals.

As with most game collections, you need to go through it line by line, and ask yourself at each point: what is the best move?--and then see what Fischer actually played. When you get to a move that Fischer analyzes in detail, you need to set aside the book, write out your analysis, and then compare your analysis with his. This book is the perfect follow-up book for anyone who has read Silman's "How to Reassess Your Chess" or Kotov's "Think Like A Grandmaster".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jet Lagged TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 26 Sept. 2014
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If you are a chess fan and don't know about this book then you have been living under a rock.

This book is Bobby Fischer's chess masterpiece. Or it would be more correct to say that the games themselves are the masterpieces.

Take Fischer's early 1958 game against Larsen for instance. The former was just 15 years old at the time. He goes through Larsen's Sicilian Dragon for a short cut. Normally Black, if given the chance, will sac the exchange on c3 for an attack. This never happens. Instead Fischer turns the tables by saccing the exchange himself on h5 for a winning attack. Larsen, one of the world's strongest players at the time, must have been reeling after this demolition.

The original Simon and Schuster edition of the book is the one to get. For some strange reason John Nunn saw fit to mutilate the original with the Batsford version. It's puzzling. Nunn is a solid chess author so what on earth was he thinking about here?

Please remember that these games were from an era before chess computers had even been thought of (other than perhaps by Botvinnik ). It was a different and more rugged era and so some of the annotations have not stood up to scrutiny by the silicon monsters. But don't let this detract from your enjoyment of the games themselves.
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