Victor Bologan - Selected Games 1985-2004
Moldovan Grandmaster Victor Bologan is among the world`s strongest and most dynamic grandmasters. You are invited to join him on a highly personal, autobiographical journey, as he presents 52 of his games, deeply annotated.
These games are highlighted against a background of his life experiences and development, resulting in one of the most splendid game collections available today. The text and games are nicely complemented by over thirty photographs, and indexes of players, openings, tournament results and even strategic, tactical and psychological techniques.
From the Foreword by Garry Kasparov:
``This is a book that ought to be read by every chessplayer who is serious about continuing to mature as a player ... This book contains games with many different types of plans, beginning with the most varied kinds of openings. Today, it is the fashion to expand one`s opening repertoire, incorporating different, sometimes structurally contradictory openings. This book will give you advice, usually from the author`s perspective, on how to choose an opening...
...The author talks about the method he used to make his choices, and about the concrete philosophy standing behind each decision. These could be elements of chess psychology relating to a specific opponent, or perhaps changes in creative attitudes stemming from work with different trainers. Or it could be just following the current fashion in chess - for every chessplayer, even the most creative, is obliged to study the development of chess thinking, and try to keep up, to stay always on the cutting edge of contemporary chess developments...
...And here too, in practically every game, one may find general recommendations, `fine-tuned` to the concrete particulars of each position. I find this sort of advice to be the most valuable, because general advice that is not illustrated by a concrete example loses the greater part of its practical value.``
Jeremy Silman, author of How to Reassess Your Chess:
``One of the best autobiographical game collections ever. His tales are fascinating, the games are sharp and full of beautiful ideas, his notes are top notch, and his desire to share his understanding of chess with the reader is moving and heartfelt.``
British Champion GM Jacob Aagaard, ChessCafe:
``I thoroughly enjoyed the games and the comments (...) The annotations will be possible to follow and enjoy by most chess fans and are, as such, probably more suitable for the avarage chess book reader than the computer printouts of John Nunn`s `Move by Move` books (...) I think this book will do well.``
Mark Donlan, Chess Horizons:
``Certainly one of the best game collections published in recent years.``
- Casa editrice Russell Enterprises
- Codice 5747
- Anno 2007
- Pagine p. 236