Chess Duels by Seirawan Compiled by hms Karpov/Seirawan, Roquebrune (rapid), , 53 moves. Ch. 3 Vassily Smyslov Smyslov vs Seirawan, Yasser Seirawan provides a fascinating and highly entertaining account of his games and encounters with the world champions of chess. Chess Duels has 54 ratings and 2 reviews. Four-time US Champion Yasser Seirawan provides a fascinating and highly entertaining account of his games and e.

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As I went on, my voice grew louder: If you’re interested in chess in the 60s, this is definitely one to buy. It seems to me that the analysis diagram position is drawn.

The final chapter is an interesting epilogue about the future of the World Championship. For sure, Black should try Vladimir Akopian has duells quite a few match games especially for this volume and his analysis is, of course, excellent. The legend could have ended right then and there: Not often, even though they are often highly entertaining and can also be very instructive, especially when analyzed by someone like Seirawan.

He has a good hold of the center, the two bishops and prospects of exploiting White’s advanced queenside pawn as well.


Backing up for a moment, we should note that the variation starting with Bf3 Kg7, although White definitely has the sunny side of the torture. I was more concerned about xeirawan Bd5, with an extra pawn and domination of the board.

He writes beautifully and lovingly about Tal’s malformed hand and Dhess addiction to blitz games. I began to look for an opportunity to bring it into play.

Chess Duels: My Games with the World Champions

Yet for some reason I was happy to see it. Seirawan vs Djels in ‘Chess Duels’. Now that White has the e-file, he will always have fine play based on a rook invasion, there is the potential for Nf3-g5-e6, and it can easily happen that the advanced f4-pawn becomes a liability. He gives very nuanced, interesting characterizations of virtually all the World Champions, including the ones he hasn’t played himself.

I turned to Garry in open-mouthed horror to mumble an apology, but he had turned bright red and looked away from me. Rob Brown 8 years 1 month ago Permalink. It is what could be described as an irksome move that spoils my hopes of creating an initiative. This was the saving resource which Cbess missed. As I said, Seirawan doesn’t only have praise for Kasparov.

C rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Seirawan-Smyslov Tilburg 1 1. Not successfully enough, unfortunately, as Larry and I were being killed. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Ssirawan play and calculation training. Skip to main content. While I think White should win this ending, Black is fighting. Timman makes a mind-twisting observation at this juncture: I did find it regrettable that he refused to speak his mind about what precisely was wrong with Kasparov during the match in London.

Review: Chess Duels: My games with the World Champions | ChessVibes

Solve tactical positions of your playing strength. For those who missed it, Chessvibes had already given us some links to an awesome audio interview with Yasser Seirawan when the book was published earlier this year: Ches now has reasonable continuations such as Roberto Stelling rated it it was amazing Dec 28, At a certain moment Lubosh went to the bar for a round of drinks while Anatoly visited the restroom, leaving Larry and me alone.

He thus correctly refutes my claim that I wanted Duels to read seirawam the latter work, a mixture of entertaining stories, reliable annotations and personal accounts which would enthrall readers and leave them thirsting for more.