Soviet super-GM Lev Polugaevsky, one of the world's leading players over the last quarter of a century, has several times been a Candidate for the World Championship. He presents here 64 of his best games selected and grouped to give a clear impression of how victory is gained in chess. Among the points he singles out are: a fundamental knowledge of the openings, skill in attack and defense, strategic planning, endgame technique and – a factor of increasing significance – the psychology of play in critical situations. Grandmaster Performance is the follow-up book to the acclaimed book “Grandmaster Preparation” by Lev Polugaevsky. Grandmaster Preparation was primarily concerned with the discovery and development of a new chess opening, that became known as the Polugaevsky Variation. This book is a collection of deeply analyzed and instructive grandmaster games by Polugaevsky.
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Lev Polugaevsky was one of the world's leading grandmasters for nearly three decades. Lev Polugaevsky was born on 20 November 1934 in Mogilev in what is now Belarus (White Russia). Polugaevsky defeated Tal and Mecking in matches. He qualified to the candidates matches for the World Championship five times, a record few had equaled, but he lost twice in matches against Korchnoi in the semi-finals for the World Championship. He won two major international grandmaster tournaments. He also won two USSR Championships, in 1967 and 1968. I met him only once. That was at the 1988 FIDE Congress and Olympiad in Thessaloniki, Greece. There he gave a short speech on his ideas about how to organize and conduct the World Chess Championship cycle. Polugaevsky died in Paris, France on 30 August 1995 at age 60.
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Book Description Pergamon Press, Oxford / New York, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. . . . . 1st ed. Large 8vo, paperback. NEW. Bright, crisp & clean, unread; covers glossy. Tiniest bend to lower corner from storage. vi, 180 p., illus. Bookseller Inventory # 1140718.36
Book Description Pergamon, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110080297498