Learn from the Legends 2nd edition by Mihail Marin
Learn from the Legends 3rd edition is available here
ChessCafe.com Book of the Year 2005, British Chess Federation BOOK OF THE YEAR 2005 nominee and, “the best chess book in the last two decades,” according to Jeremy Silman’s review. In this ambitious work Mihail Marin examines and explains the contribution from the chess legends who influenced him strongly in his own development. This personal and sympathetic journey into the best chess of yesterday is guaranteed to help the readers in their games. As we all know: those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
The chapters in this book discuss:
Rubinstein’s excellent rook endgame technique
Alekhine’s expertise with the heavy pieces
Botvinnik’s ability for deep analysis
Tal’s handling of heavy pieces vs. minor pieces
Petrosian’s positional exchange sacrifices
Fischer’s strength with the king’s bishop
Karpov’s handling of bishops of opposite colour
Korchnoi the rebel
31 March 2006
“My favourite book in 2005”
GM Matthieu Cornette
Mihail Marin is a grandmaster from Romania. His books for Quality Chess have established him as one of the world’s finest chess authors.