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The core of competitive chess is tournaments and (world champion) matches. The list of famous matches is too long to name them all, but some of them are Fischer - Spassky 1972, Kasparov - Karpov 1984, Tal - Botvinnik 1960, Kasparov - Deep Bleu 1997, and Carlsen - Anand 2013. This chapter contains fascinating duels between great world champions and their contenders, with developments both on and off the board, described in detail. On the topic of tournaments the classic on Zurich 1953 by David Bronstein and New York 1924 by Alexander Alekhine stand out. This chapter further contains books on Olympiads, Candidate-tournaments/matches and almost all world championship matches. Interested in high class match play with a historical touch to it? Tournaments and matches, that's were the chess magic happens.



Chess World Championship 1972 Fischer Vs. Spassky - Larry Evans, Ken Smith
2015 Ishi Press Chess World Championship 1972 Fischer Vs. Spassky-Larry Evans Ken Smith

The match between world champion Boris Spassky and challenger Bobby Fischer is the most epic world championship match in the history of chess. By far. Many books have been written on this match. This book, however, is one of the most precise and complete ones. Move by move the match is analyzed. Background of the match and everything around it is provided by information by those were involved in one way or the other.
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World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953 - David Bronstein
2015 Ishi Press World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953-David Bronstein

The latest edition of this classic tournament book, now with its original title. Don't worry, this new edition hasn't been changed a lot. The profound analyses of Bronstein still are the core. This new edition only made some small adjustments to the translation and diagrams. On top of that Sam Sloan has written an introduction, in which he puts the tournament into the historical context. Sloan is an American publisher, political campaigner, and player of Chinese chess.
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Tal-botvinnik 1960: Match For The World Chess Championship - Mikhail Tal
2016 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Tal-botvinnik 1960: Match For The World Chess Championship-Mikhail Tal

One of the most epic matches in the history of chess world championships. Written by the winner of the match, Mikhail Tal, this is the closest the reader can get inside the mind of a world champion. Tal provides the reader with deep analyses of the games, but also with his thoughts, hesitations, daily practice and more during the match against the seemingly unbeatable Mikhail Botvinnik in Moscow in 1960.
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World Chess Championship: Carlsen V. Karjakin: New York, 2016 - Lev Alburt, Jon Crumiller
2017 Chess Information & Research Institute World Chess Championship: Carlsen V. Karjakin: New York, 2016-Lev Alburt Jon Crumiller

In 2016 Magnus Carlsen had to defend his word championship versus Sergej Karjakin. Many people thought Carlsen would be far too strong for the Russian, but it became a very tight match. Karjakin carried his nickname Minister of Defense with proud and even took the lead. Finally, the match was decided by a rapid-shootout, this being one of the closest affairs to decide the world championship in the history of chess. This book takes a very close look at the games.
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New York 1927, 21st Century Edition - Alexander Alekhine
2011 Russell Enterprises, Inc. New York 1927, 21st Century Edition-Alexander Alekhine

Finally, this book has been translated into English. One of the great chess books, written by one of the great champions of the game, on one of the strongest tournaments ever held. Alekhine goes beyond elaborate move analyses and offers deep positional insights and psychological observations. He broke new ground by underlining the critical moments in each game, including some valuable positional pointers.
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Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953 (dover Chess) - David Bronstein
1979 Dover Publications Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953 (dover Chess)-David Bronstein

By far the most famous tournament book out there, of one of the strongest chess tournaments ever. In 1953 fifteen of the strongest players of that time gathered in Zürich, e.g. Smyslov, Petrosian, Euwe, Keres, Geller, Reshevsky, and Bronstein himself. They played many interesting, contesting games in a time the game was rapidly evolving. Some of the games still are considered to be classic chess games. Bronstein annotated almost all the games.
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World Championship Candidates' Tournament - Holland 1956 -
2003 Hardinge World Championship Candidates' Tournament - Holland 1956-

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Winning Chess Tournaments: Methods And Materials Training Guide - Robert Snyder
2007 iUniverse, Inc. Winning Chess Tournaments: Methods And Materials Training Guide-Robert Snyder

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New York 1924, 21st Century Edition - Alexander Alekhine
2009 Russell Enterprises, Inc. New York 1924, 21st Century Edition-Alexander Alekhine

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Fischer World Champion: The Acclaimed Classic About The 1972 Fischer-spassky Match - Max Euwe, Jan Timman
2009 New In Chess Fischer World Champion: The Acclaimed Classic About The 1972 Fischer-spassky Match-Max Euwe Jan Timman

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The Big Book Of World Chess Championships: 46 Title Fights - From Steinitz To Carlsen - Andre Schulz
2016 New In Chess The Big Book Of World Chess Championships: 46 Title Fights - From Steinitz To Carlsen-Andre Schulz

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Botvinnik-smyslov - Mikhail Botvinnik
2009 New In Chess,Csi Botvinnik-smyslov-Mikhail Botvinnik

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Garry Kasparov On Modern Chess, Part 3: Kasparov V Karpov 1986-1987 - Garry Kasparov
2009 Everyman Chess Garry Kasparov On Modern Chess, Part 3: Kasparov V Karpov 1986-1987-Garry Kasparov

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San Luis 2005 - Alik Gershon, Igor Nor
2007 Quality Chess San Luis 2005-Alik Gershon Igor Nor

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Nottingham 1936: 21st Century Editions (russell) - Alexander Alekhine
2009 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Nottingham 1936: 21st Century Editions (russell)-Alexander Alekhine

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The Hague-moscow 1948: Match/tournament For The World Chess Championship - Max Euwe
2013 Russell Enterprises, Inc. The Hague-moscow 1948: Match/tournament For The World Chess Championship-Max Euwe

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Garry Kasparov On Modern Chess, Part 2: Kasparov Vs Karpov 1975-1985 (v. 2) - Garry Kasparov
2008 Everyman Chess Garry Kasparov On Modern Chess, Part 2: Kasparov Vs Karpov 1975-1985 (v. 2)-Garry Kasparov

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Garry Kasparov On Modern Chess, Part 4: Kasparov V Karpov 1988-2009 - Garry Kasparov
2010 Everyman Chess Garry Kasparov On Modern Chess, Part 4: Kasparov V Karpov 1988-2009-Garry Kasparov

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The Soviet Championships (everyman Chess Classics) - Bernard Lafferty, Mark Taimanov
2016 Everyman Chess The Soviet Championships (everyman Chess Classics)-Bernard Lafferty Mark Taimanov

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Singapore Chess: A History, 1945-1990 - Shashi Jayakumar, Olimpiu G Urcan
2017 World Scientific Publishing Company Singapore Chess: A History, 1945-1990-Shashi Jayakumar Olimpiu G Urcan

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Both Sides Of The Chessboard: An Analysis Of The Fischer/spassky Chess Match - Robert Byrne, Iivo Nei
2013 Ishi Press Both Sides Of The Chessboard: An Analysis Of The Fischer/spassky Chess Match-Robert Byrne Iivo Nei

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De La Bourdonnais Versus Mcdonnell, 1834: The Eighty-five Games Of Their Six Chess Matches, With Excerpts From Additional Games Against Other Opponents - Cary Utterberg
2012 McFarland De La Bourdonnais Versus Mcdonnell, 1834: The Eighty-five Games Of Their Six Chess Matches, With Excerpts From Additional Games Against Other Opponents-Cary Utterberg

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Elista Diaries: Karpov-kamsky, Karpov-anand, Anand Mexico City 2007 World Chess Championship Matches - Anatoly Karpov
2007 Ishi Press Elista Diaries: Karpov-kamsky, Karpov-anand, Anand Mexico City 2007 World Chess Championship Matches-Anatoly Karpov

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Botvinnik - Bronstein Moscow 1951: Match For The World Chess Championship (progress In Chess) - Mikhail Botvinnik
2004 Olms Botvinnik - Bronstein Moscow 1951: Match For The World Chess Championship (progress In Chess)-Mikhail Botvinnik

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Carlsbad International Chess Tournament 1929 (dover Chess) - Aron Nimzovich
2004 Dover Publications Carlsbad International Chess Tournament 1929 (dover Chess)-Aron Nimzovich

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Kasparov And Deep Blue: The Historic Chess Match Between Man And Machine - Bruce Pandolfini
1997 Touchstone Kasparov And Deep Blue: The Historic Chess Match Between Man And Machine-Bruce Pandolfini

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4th Candidates' Tournament, 1959 Bled-zagreb-belgrade September 7th - October 29th - Harry Golombek
2009 Hardinge 4th Candidates' Tournament, 1959  Bled-zagreb-belgrade  September 7th - October 29th-Harry Golombek

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Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953 - David Bronstein
2013 www.snowballpublishing.com Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953-David Bronstein

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Vienna 1922 - Larry Evans
2011 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Vienna 1922-Larry Evans

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Pawns In A Greater Game: The Buenos Aires Chess Olympiad, August - September 1939 - Justin Corfield
2015 Corfield and Company Pawns In A Greater Game: The Buenos Aires Chess Olympiad, August - September 1939-Justin Corfield

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Second Piatigorsky Cup International Grandmaster Chess Tournament Held In Santa Monica, California August 1966 - Gregor Piatigorsky, Isaac Kashdan
2009 Ishi Press Second Piatigorsky Cup International Grandmaster Chess Tournament Held In Santa Monica, California August 1966-Gregor Piatigorsky Isaac Kashdan

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Chess Periodicals: An Annotated International Bibliography, 1836-2008 - Gino Di Felice
2010 McFarland Chess Periodicals: An Annotated International Bibliography, 1836-2008-Gino Di Felice

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Linares! Linares!: A Journey Into The Heart Of Chess - Dirk Jan Ten Geuzendam
2003 New In Chess,Csi Linares! Linares!: A Journey Into The Heart Of Chess-Dirk Jan Ten Geuzendam

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Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends And Human Creativity Begins - Garry Kasparov
2017 PublicAffairs Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends And Human Creativity Begins-Garry Kasparov

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Groningen International Chess Tournament, 1946 -
2007 Hardinge Groningen International Chess Tournament, 1946-

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World Chess Championship: Kramnik Vs. Leko 2004 - Raymond Keene
2004 Hardinge World Chess Championship: Kramnik Vs. Leko 2004-Raymond Keene

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Petrosian V Spassky: The World Championships 1966 And 1969 - Harry Golombek, Peter Clarke
2004 Hardinge Petrosian V Spassky: The World Championships 1966 And 1969-Harry Golombek Peter Clarke

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The United States Chess Championship, 1845-2011, 3d Ed. - Andy Soltis
2011 McFarland The United States Chess Championship, 1845-2011, 3d Ed.-Andy Soltis

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Grand International Masters' Chess Tournament St. Petersburg, 1914 -
2005 Hardinge Grand International Masters' Chess Tournament St. Petersburg, 1914-

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The International Chess Congress St. Petersburg 1909 - Emanuel Lasker
2008 Russell Enterprises, Inc The International Chess Congress St. Petersburg 1909-Emanuel Lasker

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Fischer Vs. Spassky World Chess Championship Match 1972 - Svetozar Gligoric
2012 Ishi Press Fischer Vs. Spassky World Chess Championship Match 1972-Svetozar Gligoric

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London 1922, 21st Century Edition - Geza Maroczy
2009 Russell Enterprises, Inc London 1922, 21st Century Edition-Geza Maroczy

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World Chess Championship Candidates' Tournament - Budapest 1950 - E. G. R. Cordingley
2006 Hardinge World Chess Championship Candidates' Tournament - Budapest 1950-E. G. R. Cordingley

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Reggio Emilia 2007/2008 - Mihail Marin, Yuri Garrett
2009 Quality Chess Reggio Emilia 2007/2008-Mihail Marin Yuri Garrett

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Magnus Carlsen - Viswanathan Anand 2014 Re-match For The World Chess Championshi - Raymond Keene
2014 Ishi Press Magnus Carlsen - Viswanathan Anand 2014 Re-match For The World Chess Championshi-Raymond Keene

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The United States Junior Open Chess Championship, 1946-2016 - Alex Dunne
2016 McFarland The United States Junior Open Chess Championship, 1946-2016-Alex Dunne

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Carlsen-anand Match For The World Chess Championship - Raymond Keene
2013 Ishi Press Carlsen-anand Match For The World Chess Championship-Raymond Keene

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San Antonio, 1972: Church's Fried Chicken, Inc. First International Chess Tournament - Bent Larsen, David Levy, Bill Church
2013 Ishi Press San Antonio, 1972: Church's Fried Chicken, Inc. First International Chess Tournament-Bent Larsen David Levy Bill Church

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Reshevsky On The Fischer-spassky Games For The World Championship Of Chess - Samuel Reshevsky
2012 Ishi Press Reshevsky On The Fischer-spassky Games For The World Championship Of Chess-Samuel Reshevsky

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1958 Interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz - Alan S. Russell
2013 Ishi Press 1958 Interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz-Alan S. Russell

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