This is one of the few chess books by Samuel Reshevsky, the greatest child prodigy of chess the world has ever known. This book starts as a basic beginners book, teaching how to move the pieces. It advances to important and instructive endgame positions which every chess player needs to study and learn. Then it concludes with illustrative games annotated by Grandmaster Samuel Reshevsky. Not only was Reshevsky the greatest chess prodigy ever but he was also possibly the greatest chess player ever. He played games showing he was a master strength player by age 8. No other chess player has ever done that. Bobby Fischer is quoted as saying that Reshevsky was the strongest player in the world and would have easily defeated World Champion Botvinnik in a match. However, Reshevsky never got the chance.
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Samuel Reshevsky was born in Ozorkow, Poland on November 26, 1911. Most chess players reach their peak at age 30. It was Reshevsky's misfortune that he reached his peak during the World War II years, when he was probably the strongest player in the world. He played in the World Championship tournament in 1948 and in the Candidates Tournament in Zurich 1953. In both events, there were rumors and reports of collusion by the Soviets to prevent Reshevsky from winning the world championship, which he probably would have won in a fair contest. Reshevsky remained a world class player even after he had passed 60 years old. He even won a game in Moscow against Former World Champion Smyslov in 1991 when Reshevsky was 80 years old. He defeated Grandmaster and US Chess Champion Larry Christiansen just a few months before he died. He died on April 4, 1992 in New York City at age 81.
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Book Description Arco, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110668029978
Book Description Arco, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0668029978
Book Description Arco. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0668029978 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1177536