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Adrian Mikhalchishin / Oleg Stetsko

Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen

His Best Games annotated by Adrian Mikhalchishin and Oleg Stetsko.
Translated and edited by Ken Neat.
Approx. 320 pp with many diagrams.

ISBN-10: 3-283-01020-X
ISBN-13: 978-3-283-01020-1
€ (D): 24,95
€ (A): 25,70
sFr.: 33.90
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£: 19,99
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Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen

“I started early to take the best chess moves of all the top players into my games.”

— Magnus Carlsen
  • Now firmly established among the world’s elite, the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen has been setting records ever since he embarked on his chess career. He became a grandmaster at the age of just 13, and in 2010 he became the youngest player to be ranked No.1 in the world.
  • This book presents detailed annotations to 64 of Carlsen’s best games, together with a description of his career. Also examined are the deficiencies from which he suffered as a young player, and how he overcame these on his way to the top.
  • Now firmly established among the world’s elite, the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen has been setting records ever since he embarked on his chess career. He became a grandmaster at the age of just 13, and in 2010 he became the youngest player to be ranked No.1 in the world.
  • According to his mentor, Garry Kasparov, Carlsen has a positional style similar to previous world champions such as José Raúl Capablanca, Vasily Smyslov and Anatoly Karpov. The comparison with the Cuban genius Capablanca seems especially apt, as Carlsen also comes from a small country with no particularly strong chess traditions.
  • This book presents detailed annotations to 64 of Carlsen’s best games, together with a description of his career. Also examined are the deficiencies from which he suffered as a young player, and how he overcame these on his way to the top.
  • The authors are both well known to the chess world, with numerous previous books to their credit. Adrian Mikhalchishin is a Ukrainian grandmaster with extensive training experience, while Oleg Stetsko is a national master and a former senior trainer of the USSR team.

Adrian Mikhalchishin (both 1954) has an excellent international reputation, above all as a fine chess trainer. The Ukrainian-born grandmaster worked from 1980 to 1986 with the 12th world champion Anatoly Karpov, and he has also assisted Zsuzsa Polgar, Maya Chiburdanidze, Vassily Ivanchuk and Arkadij Naiditsch. As chairman of the FIDE Trainers’ Commission, Mikhalchishin can also call on on his wealth of experience as an active player. He participated in several USSR national championships, 4th place in 1984 in the 51st championship in his home city of Lvov being his greatest competitive success. He has also taken part in four Chess Olympiads, three times for his new homeland of Slovenia (2000, 2002 and 2004).

Oleg Stetsko (born 1936) was a professional airforce pilot and a chess player of Soviet master standard, who played several times in the strong USSR Armed Forces championships. After his retirement in 1984 he was appointed to the training staff of the USSR national team, which in 1989 he helped to win the second World Team Championship in Lucerne. Stetsko then worked as a journalist for the prestigious 64 magazine, of which Anatoly Karpov was the editor-in-chief. In the 1990s together with the well-known grandmaster Eduard Gufeld he wrote several books.