Shelves: chess One of the most important books ever written on chess. Bronstein does an amazing job annotating the games between many of the greatest players of the day at the Zurich International Chess Tournament. There is so much useful instruction throughout this book, that one reading will not suffice. I lost track of how many times I went from cover to cover. A must read for the serious chess aficionado!
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He participated in the tournament with the strongest players in the world at that time in a candidates match to determine the next challenger to world champion Mikhail Botvinnik. Prize money for first place was 5, Swiss francs.
Alois Nagler was tournament director. Smyslov sang an aria from Italian opera and Taimanov played piano compositions by Tchaikovsky and Chopin. Both got a watch. At the conclusion of the first half of the tournament, Smyslov was the only undefeated player, leading Reshevsky and Bronstein by a point. The American kept pace with Smyslov, sharing the lead by Round The stage was set for a showdown in Round 25, with Reshevsky just a half point behind Smyslov and facing him in their second meeting of the tournament- Smyslov vs Reshevsky, Smyslov finished with a winning margin of two points, thereby earning the right to play Mikhail Botvinnik in a match for the world championship: Botvinnik - Smyslov World Championship Match The Budapest Candidates tournament and the Amsterdam Candidates tournament were the previous and next qualification events in the FIDE cycle to select a challenger for a World Chess Championship match.
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Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953
Growing up in a poor family, he learned chess at age six from his grandfather. As a youth in Kiev , he was trained by the renowned International Master Alexander Konstantinopolsky. He finished second in the Kiev Championship when he was only 15, and achieved the Soviet Master title at age 16 for his second-place result in the Ukrainian Chess Championship , behind Isaac Boleslavsky , with whom he became close friends both on and off the chessboard. After completing high school in spring , his plans to study mathematics at Kiev University were interrupted by the spread of World War II throughout eastern Europe in the early s.
Zurich 1953 chess tournament
He participated in the tournament with the strongest players in the world at that time in a candidates match to determine the next challenger to world champion Mikhail Botvinnik. Prize money for first place was 5, Swiss francs. Alois Nagler was tournament director. Smyslov sang an aria from Italian opera and Taimanov played piano compositions by Tchaikovsky and Chopin. Both got a watch.