Chess Secrets: Giants of Innovation - Pritchett
About the Chess Secrets: Giants of Innovation - Pritchett
Chess Secrets is a series of books which uncover the mysteries of the most important aspects of chess, such as strategy, attack, defence, opening play, endgames, off-board preparation and mental attitude. In each book the author chooses and deeply studies a number of great players who have excelled in such aspects of the game, greatly influenced their peers and inspired all of us. In Giants of Innovation, Craig Pritchett selects five chess legends whose play exemplifies outstandingly innovative attributes. Wilhelm Steinitz established the essential ground-rules for modern positional chess. Emanuel Lasker pioneered a new kind of “total”, all-out battling chess. Mikhail Botvinnik taught us how to prepare and successfully play an entire range of complex modern opening systems. Viktor Korchnoi set particularly high standards in the art of defense and counter-attack. Vassily Ivanchuk, a modern byword for ingenuity and surprise, excels by constant creation. Read this book and enhance your own skills. Understand how to inject more innovation into your own games.
- An entertaining and instructive guide to innovative chess
- Learn from the greats of the game
- Discover how famous chess minds work.
- 288 Pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Published: October 2011
- Craig Pritchett, the respected Scottish champion on two occasions, has produced just the kind of book I like - plenty of games by top players with authoritative but readable notes Raymond Keene The Spectator
- In summary, strong purpose and quality writing are hallmarks of this volume, and Pritchett's notes convey his spirit and warmth. Obviously, an enormous amount of time was spent researching and writing this book. Like others in this series, Giants of Innovation was written to inspire: readers should peruse its pages, set up a board, move the men, read the notes, and take it all in. John D. Warth ChessCafe.com