Gambit, paperback, Englisch, ISBN: 978-1-904600-89-3, 256 Seiten,
In this tremendously instructive and entertaining work, John Nunn selects 125
of the finest short decisive grandmaster games of the modern era.
For a grandmaster to lose a game in 25 moves or fewer takes something
special, and club players can learn a great deal from studying these miniatures.
Each of these games is a true battle, with the result often in doubt until near
the very end of the struggle.
Nunn identifies the most common causes of the errors that lead to the losers
demise, and how one can seek to take dramatic advantage of the opponents risky
or faulty play. In his thought-provoking extended introduction, he explains that
in many cases, the problem was of a psychological nature: often the loser fails
to accept that events have not unfolded according to plan, and as a consequence
steers into the reefs when there was still time to head for safer waters.
Dr John Nunn is one of the best-respected figures in world chess. He
was among the worlds leading grandmasters for nearly twenty years, winning four
gold medals in chess Olympiads and finishing sixth overall in the World Cup in
1989. He is a much-acclaimed writer, whose works have won Book of the Year
awards in several countries. In 2004, 2007 and 2010 Nunn was crowned World Chess
Solving Champion, ahead of many former champions.