From London to ElistaFrom London to Elista.
Type: BOOKS. Detail: Bareev & Levitov. Product Code: 9789056912192.
Category: TOURNAMENTS. Publisher: New in Chess.
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In 2000, in London, Vladimir Kramnik caused a sensation by dethroning Garry Kasparov as the reigning world chess champion. Kramnik defended his title successfully in 2004 against Peter Leko. In 2006 in Elista ,the capital of the Caucasian republic Kalmykia, Kramnik defeated Veselin Topalov in a match that caused a worldwide scandal because of the accusations of fraud by the Topalov team. This is the inside story written by two confidants and seconds of Vladimir Kramnik. The match strategy, the secrets, the threats, the stress: all twists and turns of top level chess in the pressure cooker of a championship match are revealed in a truly unique document. All the games in all three matches are instructively annotated.A fascinating look behind the scenes of top level chess with superb analysis of all the games by Evgeny Bareev, a former second of world champion Vladimir Kramnik. The authors reveal everything about the three world chess championship matches: the preparation, the progress and the aftermath, the secret strategy and the brutal stress. Full of honesty, irony, history, wit, anger, wisdom, and even poetry. Winner of the English Chess Federation 2008 Book of the Year Award. With many photographs.Softback 400 pages. Dimensions 167 x 234 x 27mm, 803g.
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