The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games .: New edn

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Little, Brown Book Group, 2021 M08 5 - 816 pages

Improve your chess by studying the greatest games of all time, from Adolf Anderssen's 'Immortal Game' to Magnus Carlsen's world championship victories, and featuring a foreword by five-times World Champion Vishy Anand.

This book is written by an all-star team of authors. Wesley So is the reigning Fischer Random World Champion, the 2017 US Champion and the winner of the 2016 Grand Chess Tour. Michael Adams has been the top British player for the last quarter of a century and was a finalist in the 2004 FIDE World Championship. Graham Burgess is the author of thirty books, a former champion of the Danish region of Funen, and holds the world record for marathon blitz chess playing. John Nunn is a three-time winner of both the World Solving Championship and the British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award. John Emms is an experienced chess coach and writer, who finished equal first in the 1997 British Championship and was chess columnist of the Young Telegraph.


The 145 greatest chess games of all time, selected, analysed, re-evaluated and explained by a team of British and American experts and illustrated with over 1,100 chess diagrams. Join the authors in studying these games, the cream of two centuries of international chess, and develop your own chess-playing skills - whatever your current standard. Instructive points at the end of each game highlight the lessons to be learned.

First published in 1998, a second edition of The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games in 2004 included an additional twelve games. Another new edition in 2010 included a further thirteen games as well as some significant revisions to the analysis and information regarding other games in earlier editions of the book, facilitated by the use of a variety of chess software. This 2021 edition, further updated and expanded, now includes 145 games.

The authors have made full use of the new generation of chess analysis engines that apply neural-network based AI.

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Wesley So (Author)
WESLEY SO is one of the world's top players. In 2016 he won two gold medals at the Olympiad and was overall winner of the Grand Chess Tour. He followed up with a 2017 US Championship victory, and in late 2019 became the Chess960 World Champion with a commanding 131⁄2-21⁄2 victory over Magnus Carlsen. In 2020 So won several major online events, including a further US Championship. Originally from the Philippines, he now lives in Minnesota.

Michael Adams (Author)
MICHAEL ADAMS has been the UK's top player for the last quarter of a century, and for years was among the world top ten. He has won a number of elite-level events, including Dos Hermanas in 1995 and 1999, and Dortmund in 1998 and 2013 - in each case with former and future world champions in the field. Adams was also a FIDE world championship finalist in 2004, and a Candidate on several occasions. He writes a weekly column in the Daily Telegraph (London) and lives in Somerset, England.

Graham Burgess (Author)
GRAHAM BURGESS has written thirty chess books, including three on opening play aimed at young readers. He is a FIDE Master and a former champion of the Danish region of Funen, and in 1994 set a world record for marathon blitz chess playing. His Mammoth Book of Chess won the prestigious British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award.

John Nunn (Author)
DR JOHN NUNN is one of the best-respected figures in world chess. He was among the world's leading grandmasters for nearly twenty years and won four gold medals at chess Olympiads. In 2004, 2007 and 2010, Nunn was crowned World Chess Solving Champion, ahead of many former champions. In 2011, his two-volume work Nunn's Chess Endings won the English Chess Federation Book of the Year Award.

John Emms (Author)
JOHN EMMS is a grandmaster from England. He finished equal first in the 1997 British Championship and is an experienced chess coach and writer, who was chess columnist of the Young Telegraph (London).

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