Publisher: New in Chess, 2015, Pages: 750, Hardcover

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Mikhail Chigorin (1850-1908), the first great Russian chess master, belongs to that select group of exceptionally strong players who did not quite succeed in winning the world championship.

He remains universally admired for his creative and courageous style of play and is still remembered for his contributions to opening theory.

This is a hugely expanded second edition of the book published in 1987.

The biographical part has been extended with hundreds of pages of material depicting Chigorin’s turbulent life.

Jimmy Adams is a prolific chess author, who has written, translated and compiled a wide range of books on openings, historical tournaments and legendary players. From 1991 to 2010 he was the editor of the English magazine Chess.

Mikhail Chigorin, the Creative Genius