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The Later Years of Paul Keres Grandmaster of Chess

Keres, Paul

Verlag: Ishi Press, 2012
ISBN 10: 4871875423 / ISBN 13: 9784871875424
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Titel: The Later Years of Paul Keres Grandmaster of...

Verlag: Ishi Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2012

Einband: Soft cover

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Inhaltsangabe: This is the autobiography of Paul Keres. It is the third and final volume in a series of three books. The other two volumes are The Early Games of Paul Keres Grandmaster of Chess ISBN 4871875407 and The Middle Years of Paul Keres Grandmaster of Chess ISBN 4871875415. The third volume of Keres' selected games contains the games the grandmaster thinks best from the last phase in his career, and is concerned with the decade 1952-62. During this period he met and defeated practically all the great chess-masters of our time, and this selection includes games won against opponents ranging from Botvinnik and Smyslov to Tal and Spassky. Abounding in subtlety and brilliance, the games form a perfect model for the aspiring young player, and those who have read the earlier two volumes will know how exhaustive and informative the notes of the games are. Never before has a writer given such an insight into the workings of the mind of a great chess master as Keres has done here. Harry Golombek, who has translated and edited the book, is Chess Correspondent of The Times and the Observer. He has three times won the British Championship and has figured in the prize list of the Championship on no less than eleven occasions. Paul Keres was born on January 7, 1916 in Narva in what is now Estonia. In this, the third volume, he covers the period from 1952 to 1962, when he kept coming close to earning the right to play a match for the world chess championship, but never quite made it. Keres had a run of four successive second places in Candidates' tournaments: 1953, 1956, 1959, 1962.

Über den Autor: Paul Keres was born on January 7, 1916 in Narva in what is now Estonia. Paul Keres was one of the five or six strongest players in the world from 1935 when he emerged as a sensational 19-year-old at the 1935 World Chess Olympics in Warsaw. During most of his life, Keres was the number three player in the world. This unfortunate circumstance led to the top two players in the world playing repeated matches for the World Chess Championship, whereas Keres who was usually number three never got a shot at the World Championship. Keres was a native of Estonia. He was always an Estonian patriot, even though he had to keep quiet about it during the years of Soviet rule. His picture appears on both the money and the postage stamps of Estonia. Paul Keres died on June 5, 1975 by heart attack at the time of an international airplane flight from Vancouver Canada to Helsinki Finland. It appears that he may have died on the airplane flight, as his death has been reported as having occurred in both Vancouver and Helsinki. Harry Golombek, the translator and editor, was a British Chess International Master and honorary grandmaster, chess arbiter, and chess author. He was three times British chess champion, in 1947, 1949, and 1955 and finished second in 1948. He became a grandmaster in 1985. Harry Golombek OBE was born on 1 March 1911. Although a strong player, Golombek is best remembered as a writer about chess and as a chess organizer and official. He was the chess correspondent of The Times newspaper from 1945 to 1989. He was an official of the FIDE and served as Arbiter for several important events, including the Candidates' Tournament of 1959 in Yugoslavia, and the World Chess Championship match 1963 between Mikhail Botvinnik and Tigran Petrosian. He was also editor of some well-known collections of games such as Capablanca's and Réti's, and was a well-respected author. He was editor of British Chess Magazine from 1938 to 1940, and its overseas editor throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Golombek translated several chess books from Russian into English. Golombek represented England nine times in chess Olympiads. He earned the title of International Master in 1950 and was made a GME (Grandmaster Emeritus) in 1985. He was the first British player to qualify for an Interzonal tournament. Harry Golombek died on 7 January 1995 in Lambeth, London, England.

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