This new expanded edition of the award-winning Vishy Anand: My Best Games of Chess (New Edition) features 30 extra games from the period of Anand's greatest successes.
Anand has been one of the world's top players for more than two decades, and cemented his place in the all-time hall of fame by winning the unified World Championship in 2007, and successfully defending his title against Kramnik and Topalov. But it's not just his results that make Anand special. His style of play leads to highly spectacular games, and his speed of thought is the stuff of legends. He is also a great explainer of ideas, as his annotations for this book demonstrate. Anand is renowned as 'Mr Nice Guy', popular with both the public and his fellow supergrandmasters.
John Nunn, who collaborated with Anand on the original book, has annotated 30 games selected by Anand himself from the period 2001-2011. This new edition also features biographical information and a career record.
Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand comes from southern India and is the greatest chess-player of his generation. Having shot to fame as a child, playing master-standard chess at lightning speed, he became a grandmaster in 1987. Anand contested his first world championship match in 1995, and won the FIDE Championship in 2000. He was World Champion again from 2007-2013, and has won many elite-level tournaments throughout his long career. In March 2014 Anand convincingly won the FIDE Candidates Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia), to qualify for a World Championship rematch against Norway’s Magnus Carlsen. Grandmaster John Nunn is a three-time World Chess Solving Champion, and is famous for the quality of his chess writing.
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"...a chunky 544-page GAMBIT volume packed with 87 superb games annotated by the Indian superstar in collaboration with GM Dr John Nunn" - GM Paul Motwani, The Scotsman
"Anand and Nunn have produced a high-quality games collection - an excellent chess book that is sure to provide the readers with many hours of enjoyment" - Phil Hughes, British Chess Magazine
"A fantastic collection of games that is already a classic" - IM Gary Lane, Australasian Chess
"A beautiful book of more than 500 pages..." - Bab Wilders, Nederlands Dagblad
"...a first rate tribute to apopular and well-liked World Champion..." - IM John Donaldson
"A good and therefore commendable work that has been placed very accurately in time." - Uwe Bekemann, www.bdf-fernschachbund.de
"This book is full of wonderful games, many of which are tremedously complex, and occasionally the variations run to a considerable depth - neither Anand nor Nunn refrain from showing concrete variations, where the position warrants it. But both offer a nice balance of explanatory annotation as well, so there is a great deal of instructional value in here as well." - GM Luke McShane, New-in-Chess Magazine
"The book is an anticipation of the world championship and offers great pleasure as well. It belongs on every chess player's bookshelf." - Heinz Däubler, Der Neue Tag Weiden
"One of the best chess biographies from the last 50 years!" - John Elburg, chessbooks.nl
Gambit books by John Nunn: 1001 Deadly Checkmates, Endgame Challenge, Grandmaster Chess Move by Move, Grandmaster Secrets: Winning Quickly at Chess, John Nunn’s Best Games, John Nunn’s Chess Course, John Nunn’s Chess Puzzle Book NEW EDITION, Learn Chess,Learn Chess Tactics, Nunn’s Chess Endings volume 1, Nunn’s Chess Endings volume 2, Secrets of Grandmaster Chess, Secrets of Pawnless Endings, Secrets of Practical Chess NEW EDITION, Secrets of Rook Endings, Solving in Style, Understanding Chess Endgames, Understanding Chess Middlegames,Understanding Chess Move by Move, Vishy Anand: World Chess Champion (with Vishy Anand).