Tag Archives: Botvinnik

McFarland Book Review

McFarland Book Review

Posted on 27th October 2014

I was rather surprised when I saw this book, ‘Mikhail Botvinnik: Life and Games of a World Chess Champion – Andy Soltis (McFarland 2014), because while McFarland have a well deserved reputation for excellent chess …

f4 versus the Sicilian – book review by David Levens

f4 versus the Sicilian – book review by David Levens

Posted on 23rd June 2014

Review of ‘The Grand Prix Attack’ by Evgeny Sveshnikov (New in Chess 2013). 256 pages. Though there’s an interesting introduction what really whetted my appetite was the ‘Short Historical Survey.’  I had always regarded the …

Best Books

Best Books

Posted on 5th June 2014

‘Kramnik: move by move’ – Cyrus Lakdawala (Everyman Chess 2012), 416 pages, is a well-produced book of 59 annotated games of the Russian former World Champion, Vladimir Kramnik. The author has written a number of …

Book Review: Lak on Bot

Book Review: Lak on Bot

Posted on 8th February 2014

‘Botvinnik: move by move’– Cyrus Lakdawala (Everyman Chess 2013). 398 pages. 60 games. Chapters: Botvinnik On the Attack, Riding the Dynamic Element, On Exploiting Imbalances, On Endings and so forth. Surprisingly, the otherwise detailed bibliography …

As I Please  by  Neville Twitchell

As I Please by Neville Twitchell

Posted on 18th July 2012

I have recently found a new use for YouTube in trying to track down film footage of the great players of the past. Whilst there is an abundance of footage of present day players, and …