59 Chess Masterpieces by a Correspondence World Champion.
"...Sanakoev's book is rich in content and offers us abundant food for thought.... in all the games the reader is sure to discover something interesting and useful." - Mark Dvoretsky, leading chess trainer
It is rare that a Correspondence World Champion annotates a collection of the finest games from his career with detailed notes that penetrate deeply into the analytical and decision-making process. Yet this is precisely what Grigory Sanakoev has done, and the result is a work packed with entertainment and instructive value, ideal for study by abitious players.
Sanakoev's style of play, though as well-rounded as one would expect from a World Champion, tends towards the brilliant, with sacrificial attacks featuring in many of his games. As these attacks have had to stand up to the most scrupulous analysis, the reader will develop a feel for when an attack is sound, and when it is too speculative.
Besides the analytical feast he presents, Sanakoev packs a great deal of general chess wisdom into these pages, often featuring pertinent quotes from the greats of chess.
Grigory Sanakoev has been playing top-level correspondence chess for more than thirty years, culminating in his victory in the 12th Correspondence World Championship (1985-92), following high places in the 6th and 10th Championships. He is a chemist by profession and comes from Voronezh, in southern Russia.
In 1995 Sankoev published a selection of his best correspondence games named Tretia Popytka. In 1997 this attractive biography was translated into German as Der 3. Versuch and published by Schachverlag Kania. Now the English translation (by John Sugden) has seen the light of day.
Grigory Konstantinovich Sanakoev has been playing top-level correspondence chess for more than thirty years, culminating in his victory in the 12th Correspondence World Championship (1985-92). Sanakoev is renowned for his aggressive opening repertoire, never shunning tactical complications and his games are a real pleasure to play over. By way of a footnote the editor of the English edition has included additions and amendments from the German editor Harald Keilhack and from the ubiquitous John Nunn. Together with several of his pupils Dvoretsky has also contributed through his book Attack and Defence. Clear proof that Sanakoev`s 59 games and their elaborate comments provide food for thought to top players.
A remarkable introduction into the splendid world of postal chess.
New in Chess 04/1999