His Best Games annotated by Adrian Mikhalchishin and Oleg Stetsko.
Translated and edited by Ken Neat.
Approx. 320 pp with many diagrams.
“I started early to take the best chess moves of all the top players into my games.”
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.