My thanks to the good folks at Chess Life for allowing me to do so. —–. Maizelis, Ilya. The Soviet Chess Primer. trans. John Sugden. Glasgow. Chess player profile of Danielius Maizelis [Даниелюс Маизелис]: Chess Games, Play Style, Ranking, Tournament History and Community comments. The Soviet Chess Primer, by Ilya Maizelis, Quality Chess , Paperback, Figurine Algebraic Notation, pp. $ (ChessCafe Price.

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It should not surprise us that youthful attachment to cherished books would persist, and in this case the attachment is justified. How to exploit this white opening?

The few references to Maizelis that exist in English describe him as a translator and endgame analyst, with special expertise in pawn endings and technical rook endings. Chess books were hard to come by in the Soviet Union as demand was high and paper was often scarce. I really love the book and would like to get a hardback version which has the more extensive content.

I suspect, however, that the particular affection felt for it by former Soviets may have another source.

Both Karpov and Kasparov are quoted on the cover, and they both love this book. Despite my reservations about the title, The Soviet Chess Primer is a fine book and its acclaim is deserved.

A big thank you CKLG for going to so much trouble. A quick glance at the table of contents would suggest maizelus the English title is apt. Nov 21, 3. Nov 21, 4.

I’ll struggle with the language to put it mildly! That has answered my question completely. Games tiger 13 min ago. There are certainly better primers in print today, but few books are more interesting than is The Soviet Chess Primer. Nov 20, 1. The Soviet Chess Maizeliss. Closer scrutiny of The Soviet Chess Primerhowever, leads me to question the title chosen by Quality Chess for this new translation. I’d like to know, before I go trying to track one down, whether the Russian hardback edition has the original ‘s content: So the parts that are missing are: So far, so good.


Latest Russian version of Chess by Maizelis

The picture below is the table maizellis Contents of the Russian version, the contents in the red box are missing in the Eng and Rus versions, and the photos of players are gone as well. This could be reasonable on account of the material being dated; extensive revision, amounting to writing the section over again, would be needed to bring it up to date.

DamonevicSmithlov 10 min ago. Such high regard may be surprising for an American audience, for whom Ilya Maizelis is something of a mystery. Again, I suppose that omission is forgivable; the English speaker has access to what is presumably much better material covering the same territory.

My thanks to the good folks at Chess Life for allowing me to do so. Nov 22, 5. Until very recently it was hard to imagine Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov agreeing on much of anything. If his name is recognized at cness, it is as a co-author of the classic Pawn Endings with Yuri Averbakh, although in truth Maizelis was its primary author. Magnus Carlsen–did he use cheat codes at world championship?

I have the paperback English translation. Tigran Petrosian as Andy Soltis tells it preferred the book to breakfast, saving his meal money up and buying a copy instead.

The Soviet Chess Primer by Ilya Maizelis

The translation by John Sugden reads well, and — as one expects from Quality Chess — the production values are high. A penultimate and maizrlis version of the review is reproduced here. The final group of omissions seems to be about material specific to being a chessplayer in the Soviet Union in ; details of what one must do to achieve the various norms, tables of how to pair players in tournaments. Mark all topics as READ.


Nov 23, 6. White mates in three moves.

I’ll try maiaelis track down a s hardback Russian version. This review has been printed in the June issue of Chess Life. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Log In or Join. Nov 21, 2.

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This is a short history of Chess; it starts with section 1 on Chaturanga and Shatranj, goes on up through section 9 on Emmanuel Lasker and chesss 10 on Capablanca, and then continues with section 11 on Alekhine and section 12 on the Soviet school of chess.

Nov 24, 7. The Eng version and the Rus version have the same contents. All of Book Three is omitted.

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Post your best miniatures here stiggling 32 min ago. The breakneck pace of the book and the complex examples preclude me from thinking it appropriate for the beginner. Like Morphy and Fischer Alpha Zero is done. More advanced topics, including further elucidations of combination and positional play, follow.