Botvinnik, a professional analyst in addition to a champion, had annotated those video games himself, giving a whole exposition of his technique and methods opposed to such prime chess gamers as Alekhine, Capablanca, Euwe, Keres, Reshevsky, Smyslov, Tartakower, Vidmar, etc. In a foreword, he discusses his occupation, his approach to play, and the procedure of teaching he has followed for match play.
A cautious learn of those a hundred video games should still end up lucrative to an individual attracted to sleek chess. a whole number of the most well-liked modern day beginning is equipped, together with the Ruy Lopez, Sicilian safeguard, French security, Queen's Gambit Declined, Nimzo-Indian safety, and others.
This quantity additionally features a lengthy article at the improvement of chess in Russia, within which Botvinnik discusses Tchigorin, Alekhine, and their impact at the Soviet institution of chess; the author's six stories of endgame positions; and Botvinnik's checklist in event and fit play via 1948.
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