Reggio Emilia 2007/2008
by Mihail Marin and Yuri Garrett
This book celebrates fifty years of the famous Italian tournament. All the games are analysed, many of them by the players themselves: those sharing their wisdom include award-winning author Mihail Marin, rising star Ni Hua, tournament winner Zoltan Almasi and the legendary Viktor Korchnoi. In addition, photographs and entertaining stories take the reader behind the scenes at a top-class tournament.
Mihail Marin is a grandmaster from Romania. His previous books for Quality Chess have established him as one of the world's finest chess authors.
Yuri Garrett is an Italian publisher and tournament organizer.
ISBN: 978-1-906552-32-9 - 288 pages - Published 4 November 2009
"A new publication in the best tradition of chess writing: a serious tournament book... I would like you to see Reggio Emilia 2007/2008 as an intriguing and well-written novel, rather than ‘just another’ chess book on the market... Marin takes us by the hand towards a crystal-clear understanding of the games... This is simply top level chess entertainment.... I hope readers will consider buying this very charming book; perhaps it will energize publishers to publish more serious tournament reports. It’s too beautiful a tradition to be written off already."
Arne Moll, ChessVibes (full review)
"The quality of the annotations is excellent... you almost feel as if you were a part of the tournament yourself... an excellent book, and I hope many readers will add it to their libraries: both for their benefit and to encourage Quality Chess and other publishers to produce more such books in the future. 5/5 Stars, Highly recommended"
Dennis Monokroussos, Chess Today
"A throwback to an earlier time when strong tournaments merited serious books...All the games are annotated, sometimes by both players...Marin, who has an outstanding track record, does an excellent job...This is a great book that would make a perfect Christmas present for any chessplayer."
IM John Donaldson (full review)