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Author: Efim Petrovich Geller
ISBN: 0080297382
Language: English
Pages: 272 pages
Category: Puzzles & Games
Publisher: Pergamon Pr; 1st English Ed edition (July 1, 1984)
Rating: 4.4
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Items related to The Application of Chess Theory (Russian Chess). Yefim Geller has been one of the world's foremost grandmasters over the past four decades, during which time he has established a reputation as being the leading Russian authority on opening theory. Geller, Efim Petrovich The Application of Chess Theory (Russian Chess). ISBN 13: 9780080297385. The Application of Chess Theory (Russian Chess). Geller, Efim Petrovich. In this annotated collection of his own games, Geller shows the practical benefits of a sound understanding of opening strategy.

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Yefim Geller has been one of the world's foremost grandmasters over the past four decades, during which time he has established a reputation as being the leading Russian authority on opening theory.

Efim Petrovich Geller (Russian: Ефим Петрович Геллер, Ukrainian: Юхим Петрович Геллер; 8 March 1925 – 17 November 1998) was a Soviet chess player and world-class grandmaster at his peak. He won the Soviet Championship twice (in 1955 and 1979) and was a Candidate for the World Championship on six occasions (1953, 1956, 1962, 1965, 1968, and 1971).

Yefim Geller has been one of the world's foremost grandmasters over the past four decades, during which time he has established a reputation as being the leading Russian authority on opening theory. In this annotated collection of his own games, Geller shows the practical benefits of a sound understanding of opening strategy.
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Hi, I am a Master, and for many years now I have made a living by teaching chess, lately all on the Internet. I also ask if you are seriously considering buying this book, that you stop and read all of the other reviews FIRST!
Don't be fooled by the four-star rating, the material in this book is super-outstanding. (The pages are somewhat see-through, the fonts are not the kind I prefer, and the diagrams are the old-style type that I don't care for ... they are too hard to see clearly.) And I almost never give a five-star rating anymore, I save that for the chess books that border on perfection. {A shrinking group, to be sure!}
One of the things you should know is that GM E. Geller was a VERY STRONG PLAYER!! (Maybe he belongs in the 100 strongest of all time!) He won the championship of the Soviet Union twice - one of these tournaments was (statistically) one of the strongest of that type ever held. He was a CANDIDATE for the World Championships ... SIX (6) TIMES!!!!! He had a PLUS (lifetime) score against many great players like Bobby Fischer! (Only Spassky proved to be his undoing, stopping him twice in the Candidate Matches to the tune of 2.5 - 5.5.)
Another important fact he was EXTREMELY rspected by his peers as both a theoretician AND a teacher. (Mikhail Botvinnik said of him: "Before Geller, we did not understand the King's Indian.")
He was also a hard working player who was an extremely industrious analyst. One player - whom I shall not name here - was very suspicious of others analysis, and trusted almost no one. But when he was given a piece of Geller's work, he took it at face value, and did not even bother to check it!!
So the only question that remains to us now is determine is this a good chess book, and does it have something worthwhile to offer?
I think the key here can be found in the title ... or HOW DO I APPLY CHESS THEORY??? (I have always been a theory hound, and if I had won all my games where I stood better out of the opening, I would have been a GM a long time ago!!)
In the intro to game # 30, Geller tells you: # 1.) About the Dragon; # 2.) How it got its name; # 3.) And the general procedure with which to tackle this tough line. His notes are extremely incisive, I do not see how anyone could not learn something if they were to apply themselves.
This is NOT a perfect book - but almost no chess book is! (I have studied all 100 of the games here. A small handful I have subjected to DEEP, computer-assisted analysis.) And as one gentleman already noted, this is NOT a beginner's book.
But consider this: # 1.) ONE HUNDRED very carefully annotated games; # 2.) MANY different opening lines; # 3.) Geller often tells you there are 2-3 good ways to meet certain lines, and which one may be best; # 4.) Things like openings, mid-game plans, and the technique for certain endings are discussed in GREAT detail.
I personally think that this book would benefit ANY player who fell into one of the following groups: # 1.) Might be a fan of Geller's; # 2.) Is looking for s SERIOUS chess book, maybe one he (or she) could study for years!; # 3.) Is looking to model themselves after a very strong player; # 4.) Is looking to sharpen or improve your tactics. If you feel you belong in any of these groups, then this is a book for you. (But if you would characterize yourself as a lazy person, don't bother.)
My rating of the MATERIAL and game choice in this book would be outstanding, A+. As long as you really want to work hard and have good study habits, I feel this could be a book that you could benefit from. IT IS ALSO A BOOK WITH SOME REALLY NICE GAMES AND SOME FANTASTIC ANALYSIS!!
I would like to recomend this book to all chess-players who have reach around 1600 in rating. Geller asumes that you know the basic facts whithin chess-theory and you must read this book if you want to improve your game futher. The strength of this book is that the chess commentary are clear and precise. Geller let go inside his mind (a chess labratory) and let you understand more of the positional positon in play. Geller is a master in attacking play, he is slow builder in terms of positional play which often reach it climax. When it come to opening Geller i s especially strong on the Kings_Indian defence and the Sicilian. However in my viev Geller repeats the variations to often- this is especially truth about the Ruy-Lopes. I also miss some parties where Geller loses (in fact he wins all the parties in the book), But overall this is a great book if you are a good chessplayer with a knowledge of chess basics. Geller let you see the highest thought in human chess, and by reading his book it makes it easier for you to hopefully reach there one day yourself.
100 games, well annotated. Each is preceded by some historical background. Often, there are anecdotes embedded within the text. There are plenty of comments amongst the ample and occasionally comprehensive annotation. In principle, this is a fine book, for a fairly advanced player.
Geller devotes the most attention to opening variations. Half the book is arranged by opening, in fact, and the other half by player, which makes me think that Geller was never sure whether he sought to illuminate the openings or to show off his own victories.
And yes, he has only victories here, but they are not all brilliantly won games. For example, in Game 99 against Fischer, he reveals after Fischer's
20. a3?
"This loses in paradoxical fashion. As Fischer writes, a couple of hours after the game he found the problem-like win.... [extensive analysis follows]... This is the truth, established after many years of painstaking analysis. The number of moves with two exclamation points demanded of White shows how difficult it was to find all this during the restricted time of one game. A calculation of all the variations was impossible, and intuition in sharp situations was not Fischer's strongest weapon." A very intersting comment.
If you're a strong player looking for instruction on a wide variety of openings, then this book may be recommended. It is far too advanced for me.
This may be a petty complaint, but there is something visually unattractive about the contents. It may be the old-style diagrams, where to me the black and white queens are nearly indistinguishable. It may be the in-line algebraic annotations, which are in the exact same font as the text. It may be the lightness of the printing. Whatever the reason, I do not enjoy opening this book. However, the format is certainly superior to Bronstein's popular Zurich collection, so I may hold the minority opinion. Also, the Cadogan cover and binding are typically sturdy.
I think the book is aimed at about 1900-2000 rated players.
Evfim Geller is probably not well known to many younger players, yet he was one of the top GMs in the period from 1953 to 1980. He had a plus score versus Fischer and his score versus past, present and future world champions was commendable. If he had ever developed a knack for beating Korchnoi his place in history might have been much different. This is a series of annotated games arranged by opening. I've always liked this arrangement (like in Tartakover & DuMont's 500 Master Games of Chess and the Informator series). It allows one to get a good feel for an opening by playing through several successive annotated examples in one sitting without searching around for them. One cannot help but learn by consistent exposure to top-class games presented as Geller does. This is not a "desert-island" classic, but a very worthwhile effort from a strong and dynamic player. Buy it.