888 Miniature Studies by Genrikh Kasparian

By Genrikh Kasparian

The booklet offered the following by means of G. Kasparian is among the books that should be drastically liked. Its technical worth could be necessary for all reports enthusiasts and particularly for functional chess avid gamers, in education. now not as soon as it was once proved that experiences may be super important for chess gamers, simply because they not just de­velop their mind's eye and creativity, yet face them with strange events that could seem at the chess board, occasionally probably most unlikely to be solved. in comparison to the 1st model of this excellent paintings, this version brings addi­tions that develop, not just numerically, yet specially its caliber. As a trainer, who normal the 1st version of this paintings, ``555 miniature studies``, i will be able to savour, with no the phobia to be flawed, that we're facing a posh ma­terial, very precious for coaches who are looking to placed ``to work`` their scholars, in prepar­ing them for prime functionality. For those purposes I examine that one of these e-book should have its position in each coach`s library and, most likely, in any chess lover`s library. in particular i need to take this chance to thank to the son of the good Genrich Kasparian, Mr. Sergei Kasparian who, by way of his kindness, supplied us his father`s manuscript and with no whose goodwill isn't identified while this e-book may see the sunlight. Sergei Kasparian can be a chess composition lover, that is why, on the finish of this booklet, I brought a few of his finest experiences.

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We set up the pieces. I got White. 'Let ' s go, let' s go ' , the director or­ dered. I decided not to try anything original and advanced my queen's pawn. There was a whirring of the TV camera, and somewhere the voices of children. Botvinnik did not reply for some time and I looked enquiringly at him. His entire appearance had changed. He had drawn himself erect and stiffened on his chair. Finally, looking at the board, he adjusted his glasses and his tie , and made his reply. Unfortunately, neither then, in the bustle of the moment, nor later, in the drag of daily life, did I record the game, although I remember its course very well.

There were, of course , both photographers and television cam­ eras. At some point the director of the television broadcast asked: 'If Mr Botvinnik has no objection, we would like to film him during a game. ' 'Well, but I haven' t played for a long time. ' I urged him : 'They are very insistent, Mikhail Moiseevich. You yourself know television; they won't leave you in peace . ' 'Well, i f that' s the case . . ' We set up the pieces. I got White. 'Let ' s go, let' s go ' , the director or­ dered.

Middle : A training session at the Moscow Central Chess Club. I. to r. Botvinnik ' s nephew Igor Botvinnik, Piket Shirov, Bagirov, Sosonko and Botvinnik. bottom : Brussels 1 9 9 1 . Botvinnik celibrating his 8 0th birthday. 56 ' I Must Work, I Must Work ' Lev Polugaevsky ' Polu-gaevsky? Polu-gaevsky? No there ' s no such name ' , laughingly as­ serted a sun-tanned lady, a chance visitor to a chess tournament in the hot September of 1 9 6 5 . ' But my name really is Polugaevsky' , in embarrass­ ment repeated Lyova ' , with his luxuriant head of hair, expressive black eyes underneath shaggy eyebrows , rapid-fire speech, and the almost tan­ gible youthful energy of a thirty-year-old.

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