Aleksandr Kotov, champion of the USSR, twice a candidate for the world title and twice a member of the Soviet Olympic team, was one of the first authors to lay the foundations for the recognized methodologies and theories of the Soviet School, especially thanks to his first two Jobs in this field: Think like a Grandmaster and Play like a Grandmaster.
Many decades - more than four - have passed since the publication of this great chess classic and it has not lost an iota of brilliance. Not surprisingly, Kotov, the father of calculus, was the first to try to strip the technique and the processes by which any player could achieve — with effort and training, he does not deny it — mastery in this black and white universe.
Talking about Kotov, however, does not mean talking exclusively about calculation, but about a whole method of thought on which others have been founded. Therefore, as a reference, this first treaty is essential, and not only because others have been forged on it, but because we are dealing with a true classic full of chess culture. Although the quality of the Kotov variants is very high, some of his analyzes have been "surpassed" or "refined" by the modern ones,
carried out with computers and unthinkable resources at the time this treatise was written.
For the current edition of this essential work, we have tried to be as faithful as possible to the Russian version. However, for your better understanding, we have tried, where possible, to supplement the original information. Similarly, we have included more diagrams at critical moments of each game. To conclude, in this new revised and expanded edition, in algebraic, we have completed the information of the games cited by Kotov, publishing all the plays of each of
the games. They will be found by the reader as Editorial Notes in the footers.
- Editorial Chessy
- Autor Gimeno, Francisco
- Format 17 x 24 cm
- Binding Paperback
- Pages 192
- Edition 2020
- Language Spanish
- Year of publication 2020