Spassky: Move By Move by Zenón FrancoSpassky: Move By Move by Zenón Franco

Spassky: Move By Move

byZenón Franco

Paperback | January 7, 2016

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Boris Spassky is one of the greatest chess players in the history of the game. He was the World Champion for three years, after winning the title by beating Tigran Petrosian. His name is forever linked with his great rival Bobby Fischer and their epic 1972 'Match of the Century', which did so much to popularize the game throughout the world. Over the board, Spassky is renowned for his universal style, as he was equally skilled in all phases on the game. In Spassky's best games his pieces seemed to combine together in perfect harmony, and he produced a number of memorable masterpieces. In this book, Grandmaster Zenón Franco examines in detail Spassky's chess style, selects and studies his favorite Spassky games, and demonstrates how we can all improve our chess by learning from Spassky's play. Move by Move provides an ideal platform to study chess. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to improve your chess skills and knowledge. *Learn from the games of a chess legend *Important ideas absorbed by continued practice *Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study
Zenón Franco is a Grandmaster from Paraguay, now living in Spain. He represented Paraguay, on top board, in seven Chess Olympiads, and won individual gold medals at Lucerne 1982 and Novi Sad 1990. He's an experienced trainer and has written numerous books on chess.
Title:Spassky: Move By MoveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.4 × 6.75 × 1.02 inPublished:January 7, 2016Publisher:Everyman ChessLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1781942668

ISBN - 13:9781781942666

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! Spassky move by move Zenon Franco is very useful if used as a workbook and studied closely alongside other books on Boris Spassky such as Spassky's 100 Best Games by Bernard Cafferty, Andrew Soltis's long out of print book The Best Games of Boris Spassky from the early 1970's and Fischer Spassky 1972 by Svetozar Gligorić. You can improve all aspects of your own game from a close study of Spassky's style especially seizing the imitative middle game and attack I'd recommend it.
Date published: 2017-09-04

Editorial Reviews

Zenon Franco's massive 464 page work, featuring over 60 of Spassky's best efforts, is arranged by theme ... rather than chronologically. Although there is one game from the 1992 match with Fischer the author wisely draws from Spassky's most fertile period (late 1950s to 1970s) when he was at the peak of his powers?and showing the wide range of skills that make him one of the most versatile of the world champions. Again the move by move format is used to engage the reader. Franco's book serves as an excellent introduction to one of the most popular of world champions. We can only hope for a miracle that Spassky, in very poor health, can still find the energy to do his own book of best games. Until then this is the book on Boris.