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Learn from the Legends 3rd edition (hardcover) by Mihail Marin

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Learn from the Legends is a modern classic. ChessCafe chose it as their Book of the Year and IM Jeremy Silman went even further when he wrote: “I can’t recall having seen a better book in the last two decades.” Ten years after the original publication, Quality Chess is proud to offer a revised hardback edition with a new chapter on the latest chess legend, Magnus Carlsen.

Mihail Marin examines and explains the ideas of the legends who shaped modern chess. 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
Carlsen the new king

Mihail Marin is a grandmaster from Romania. His books for Quality Chess have established him as one of the world's finest chess authors.

This new edition is available only in hardcover.

ISBN: 978-1-78483-004-5 - 480 pages - Published 17 June 2015

Reviews

"This is the third edition of a book which has won a number of awards, and I can't help but add my praise.

Tal's Super Rooks vs Two Minor Pieces is an absolute joy to read, but my favourite has to be Alekhine's mastery of positions with Queen and Rook vs Queen and Rook. Marin picks out seven examples of Alekhine's mastery of such positions and does a fantastic job of picking out typical ideas and themes. I've never given such endings much thought so a chapter like this gives you a great feeling of learning something fresh!

Absolutely recommended - a true 5-star book!"

GM Matthew Sadler, New in Chess

Learn from the Legends is a modern classic. ChessCafe chose it as their Book of the Year and IM Jeremy Silman went even further when he wrote: “I can’t recall having seen a better book in the last two decades.” Ten years after the original publication, Quality Chess is proud to offer a revised hardback edition with a new chapter on the latest chess legend, Magnus Carlsen. 

 

Mihail Marin examines and explains the ideas of the legends who shaped modern chess. 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

Carlsen the new king

 

Mihail Marin is a grandmaster from Romania. His books for Quality Chess have established him as one of the world's finest chess authors.



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