Publisher: Chess Evolution, 2017, Pages: 240, Paperback

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We are proud to present the continuation of the succesful ’Best Games’ series, with the new release: ’Most exciting games of 2016’.

It was once again interesting and exciting work trying to select and analyse the 50 “best games” from the last year. Of course the choice was wide, with most of the best players in the world being very active on the chess board. Our aim was to fi nd the most interesting, spectacular and, of course, useful attacking ideas — those which might also occur in our own practical games. The main idea behind this book remains clear: We try to reduce the importance of opening theory and rather get inside the workngs of the best chessplaying brains on the planet, in an attempt to explain the most complex attacking ideas in a way that is simple and understandable to any chess lover.

Another very important point of the book which we are proud of is, we have not used much “engine” assistance duing our commentary on the games. We try to see the game the way we would in our own practical games, which makes the commentaries very special-and which in practice puts the reader fully in the shoes of the world-class players; this is exactly the best way to improve our own chess skills and level.

Sadly, nowadays, we have more-and-more computer analyses and we can hear chess amateurs judging the play of even Carlsen. Yes, you can find tactical mistakes with an engine at home-but the question is, can you do the same during your practical game over the board?! Chess is a game where everyone makes mistakes-and this is what it is all about in the current book!

We would advise all our readers to take out a real chessboard and enjoy these beautiful masterpieces. Th is is how we learned to play chess and this is why we still enjoy every wonderful game, even aft er almost 20 years of being professional chess players!

Arkadij Naiditsch, Csaba Balogh & Sebastien Maze

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