Saturday, March 29, 2008

Application of Chess Theory

One of my Christmas gifts has been completed

It is an autobiography of Efim Geller's greatest games. The games are beautiful and organized by opening which I enjoyed. He was great in the Ruy Lopez, Be2 Sicilian v. Najdorf and King's Indian Defense among others. It was organized into his 64 best games, and then his 36 wins v. World Champions including Euwe, Botwinnik, Smyslov, Petrosian, Tal, Spassky, Fischer and Karpov. The games are excellent, I enjoyed his writing style...a very enjoyable book to go through

i purchased a three volume set called "Chess on the Edge" on Canadian Grandmaster Duncan Suttles by Bruce Harper and Yasser Seirawan. It has the two author's signatures as well as Suttles. I'm real excited about getting into those. The first volume is Suttles' 100 greatest games and the second volume is his ECO-A games and the third volume is his ECO B-E games.