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My thanks to the good folks at Chess Life for allowing me to do so. —–. Maizelis, Ilya. The Soviet Chess Primer. trans. John Sugden. Glasgow. Chess player profile of Danielius Maizelis [Даниелюс Маизелис]: Chess Games, Play Style, Ranking, Tournament History and Community comments. The Soviet Chess Primer, by Ilya Maizelis, Quality Chess , Paperback, Figurine Algebraic Notation, pp. $ (ChessCafe Price.

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Nov 21, 3. DamonevicSmithlov 10 min ago. Such high regard may be surprising for an American audience, for whom Ilya Maizelis is something of a cess. IMBacon 24 min ago. How to exploit this white opening? White mates in three moves. I’d like to know, before I go trying to track one down, whether the Russian hardback edition has the original ‘s content: Nov 22, 5.

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All of Book Three is omitted. I really love the book and would like to get a hardback version which has the mmaizelis extensive content. I’ll struggle with the language to put it mildly! I suspect, however, that the particular affection felt for it by former Soviets may have another source.

The translation by John Sugden reads well, and — as one expects from Quality Chess — the production values are high.

This site uses cookies. In Book Two, starting at pagethe systematic course in the openings.

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Closer scrutiny of The Soviet Chess Primerhowever, leads me to question the title chosen by Quality Chess for this new translation. This could be reasonable on account of the material being dated; extensive revision, amounting to writing the section over again, would be needed to bring it up to date. A quick glance at the table of contents would suggest that the English title is apt. Post your best miniatures here stiggling 32 min ago.

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Log In or Join. Yes, Black is maizelix zugzwang, but surely there are much clearer and Elo-appropriate ways to illustrate the point than this? The final group of omissions seems to be about material specific to being a chessplayer in the Soviet Union in ; details of what one must do to achieve the various norms, tables of how to pair players in tournaments.

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More advanced topics, including further elucidations of combination and positional play, follow. Nov 23, 6. Until cuess recently it was hard to imagine Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov agreeing on much of anything. The few references to Maizelis that exist in English describe him as a translator and endgame analyst, with special expertise in pawn endings and technical rook endings.

My ches to the good folks at Chess Life for allowing me to do so. A penultimate and unedited version of the review is reproduced here. I hcess the paperback English translation. Games tiger 13 min ago. Both Karpov and Kasparov are quoted on the cover, and they both love this book. A big thank you CKLG for going to so much trouble. This is a short history of Chess; it starts with section 1 on Chaturanga and Shatranj, goes on up through section 9 on Emmanuel Lasker and section 10 on Capablanca, and then continues with section 11 on Alekhine and section 12 on the Soviet school of chess.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Tigran Petrosian as Andy Soltis tells it preferred the book to breakfast, saving his meal money up and buying a copy instead. The picture below is the table of Contents of the Russian version, the contents in the red box are missing in the Eng and Rus versions, and the fhess of players are gone as well.

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The Soviet Chess Primer by Ilya Maizelis

Chess books were hard to come by in the Soviet Union as demand was high and paper was often scarce. The Eng version and the Rus version have the same contents. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Like Morphy and Fischer Alpha Chdss is done. I’ll try to track down a s hardback Russian version.

Despite my reservations about the title, The Soviet Chess Primer is a fine book and its acclaim is deserved. There are certainly better primers in print today, but few books are more interesting than is The Soviet Chess Primer. Nov 21, 4. The breakneck pace of the book and the complex examples preclude me from thinking chesss appropriate for the beginner.

If his name is recognized at all, it is as a co-author of the classic Pawn Endings with Yuri Averbakh, although in truth Maizelis was its primary author.

Magnus Carlsen–did he use cheat codes at world championship? Nov 20, 1. Again, I suppose chhess omission is forgivable; the English speaker has access to what is presumably much better material covering the same territory.

I have just checked the English version, the Russian version and the Russian version. It should not maizelks us that youthful attachment to cherished books would persist, and in this case the attachment is justified. Mark all topics as READ. Nov 24, 7.