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Kings of Chess
Chess Championships of the Twentieth Century

by William Winter

This is one of the great classics of chess literature. British
Champion William Winter deeply annotates 50 games that were played in
matches for the World Chess Championship, starting with the 1907 match
between Lasker and Marshall and ending with the 1951 match between
Botvinnk and Bronstein.

Winter writes with authority about these famous games, because he was
personally present when many of them were played. Winter met all but
one of the players he writes about in this book and Winter played
tournament games against most of the grandmasters discussed in this
book.

All 50 Games have been Translated into Algebraic Notation with
Diagrams by Sam Sloan.

ISBN 4-87187-828-7
978-4-87187-828-9

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...SBN=4871878287
http://www.amazon.com/dp/4871878287
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On Jan 1, 9:31*pm, samsloan wrote:
Kings of Chess
Chess Championships of the Twentieth Century

by William Winter

This is one of the great classics of chess literature. British
Champion William Winter deeply annotates 50 games that were played in
matches for the World Chess Championship, starting with the 1907 match
between Lasker and Marshall and ending with the 1951 match between
Botvinnk and Bronstein.

Winter writes with authority about these famous games, because he was
personally present when many of them were played. Winter met all but
one of the players he writes about in this book and Winter played
tournament games against most of the grandmasters discussed in this
book.

All 50 Games have been Translated into Algebraic Notation with
Diagrams by Sam Sloan.


Applause for the translated notation. Phil Innes

But I advise the reader to consider this postscript and an almost
certainly thrown game to Botvinnik for, naturally, politcal purposes:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


William Winter (September 11, 1898 December 18, 1955) was a British
chess player. He won the British Open Chess Championship in 1934 and
the British Chess Championship in 1935 and 1936. An acolyte of
Siegbert Tarrasch, his sound, strategic play enabled him to defeat a
number of the world's top players, including David Bronstein, Aron
Nimzowitsch and Milan Vidmar. Unfortunately, his health and tactical
play were insufficiently strong to enable him to repeat these
victories on a consistent basis.

He was a widely respected author of chess books and was a nephew of J.
M. Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan. Winter was also a Communist; his
draw with Mikhail Botvinnik in the last round at Nottingham 1936, in a
distinctly favourable position, was regarded very suspiciously (see
the game).

Notably, his over-the-board and real-life characters were in stark
contrast to each other. Harry Golombek described his play as "classic,
scientific and sober; away from the board, he was revolutionary,
illogicaly moved by his emotions (he contrived to be both a fervent
communist and a staunch patriot) and, more often than not, drunk".

Winter has the distinction of being the only British Champion to have
served time in prison (for his political activities). His memoirs were
serialised in CHESS magazine in the late 1950s.

Due to the outbreak of World War I, he had to break and then resume
his law studies. During his time there, he was the champion of
Cambridge University.
Winter played in four olympiads in the years 1930,1931,1933 and 1935.

ISBN 4-87187-828-7
978-4-87187-828-9

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo.../dp/4871878287


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On Jan 2, 5:08*pm, ChessFire wrote:

But I advise the reader to consider this postscript and an almost
certainly thrown game to Botvinnik for, naturally, political purposes:


When and where was that, Phil? The only game between them I can find
on ChessBase is from Nottingham 1936, and it was a draw. In what
tournament did Winter deliberately lose to Botvinnik?

[Event "Nottingham"]
[Site "Nottingham"]
[Date "1936.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Botvinnik, Mikhail"]
[Black "Winter, William"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D95"]
[PlyCount "75"]
[EventDate "1936.08.10"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 d5 4.e3 g6 5.d4 Bg7 6.Qb3 O-O 7.Bd2 b6 8.cxd5
cxd5 9.Ne5 Bb7 10.Bb5 a6 11.Be2 Nbd7 12.Nxd7 Nxd7 13.f4 e6 14.O-O f5
15.Bf3 Rb8 16.Rac1 b5 17.Ne2 Re8 18.Qa3 Bf8 19.Bb4 Bxb4 20.Qxb4 Qb6
21.Rc2 Kf7 22.Nc1 Rbc8 23.Rff2 Rc4 24.Qe1 Rec8 25.Bd1 Rxc2 26.Bxc2 a5
27.Nd3 Ba6 28.b4 axb4 29.Nxb4 Qa5 30.Bb3 Nf6 31.Rf1 Ne4 32.Nxa6 Qxa6
33.Qb4 Rc3 34.Re1 Qc6 35.h3 Rc1 36.Kh2 Qc3 37.Qxc3 Rxc3 38.Re2 1/2-1/2


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Taylor Kingston wrote:

On Jan 2, 5:08 pm, ChessFire wrote:

But I advise the reader to consider this postscript and an almost
certainly thrown game to Botvinnik for, naturally, political purposes:


When and where was that, Phil?


"Winter was also a Communist; his
draw with Mikhail Botvinnik in the last round at Nottingham 1936, in a
distinctly favourable position, was regarded very suspiciously (see
the game)."

m.


The only game between them I can find
on ChessBase is from Nottingham 1936, and it was a draw. In what
tournament did Winter deliberately lose to Botvinnik?

[Event "Nottingham"]
[Site "Nottingham"]
[Date "1936.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Botvinnik, Mikhail"]
[Black "Winter, William"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D95"]
[PlyCount "75"]
[EventDate "1936.08.10"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "ENG"]
[Source "ChessBase"]

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 d5 4.e3 g6 5.d4 Bg7 6.Qb3 O-O 7.Bd2 b6 8.cxd5
cxd5 9.Ne5 Bb7 10.Bb5 a6 11.Be2 Nbd7 12.Nxd7 Nxd7 13.f4 e6 14.O-O f5
15.Bf3 Rb8 16.Rac1 b5 17.Ne2 Re8 18.Qa3 Bf8 19.Bb4 Bxb4 20.Qxb4 Qb6
21.Rc2 Kf7 22.Nc1 Rbc8 23.Rff2 Rc4 24.Qe1 Rec8 25.Bd1 Rxc2 26.Bxc2 a5
27.Nd3 Ba6 28.b4 axb4 29.Nxb4 Qa5 30.Bb3 Nf6 31.Rf1 Ne4 32.Nxa6 Qxa6
33.Qb4 Rc3 34.Re1 Qc6 35.h3 Rc1 36.Kh2 Qc3 37.Qxc3 Rxc3 38.Re2 1/2-1/2

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