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What are the differences between Leonid Stein: Master of Risk Strategy and Leonid Stein Master of the attack. Obviously the authors are different, but I am unfamiliar with the style of either.
Are either of these books great illustrations of Stein's style? He seems like a very interesting player and I want to study some of his games.
Stein is an incredible player.
He would have given both Petrosian and Fischer a run for their money.
"Leonid Stein Master of the Attack" is a book written by English GM Raymond Keene about Stein's play.
He annotates a great deal of the games on ChessGames.
Or am I thinking of someone else?
So it looks like you oughta go for the Gufeld.
Yeah, he could've given Tigran and Bobby a real workout if they had played (shazam, they did!).
I can only find two games where both Bobby Fischer and Leonid Stein played.
One is a draw, the other one is a win for Fischer.
That's not enough to see who is stronger.
"He annotates a great deal of the games on ChessGames"
You should write an article on Leonid Stein.
Both players were at one time supposed to play in a big tournament, but it never happened.
Yeah well, poor Stein met up with destiny...
There are a few interesting anecdotes (which batgirl probably knows of)...one I remember where Stein was introduced to Fischer as a "country cousin" and proceeded to give him a run for his money. One of the nice moments when Fischer was the butt of a joke...
Leonid Stein was one of the players featured in the book Chess Secrets: Great Attackers along with Kasparov & Tal.
Stein and Fischer were scheduled to play a match but it never came off. Sigh.
Yes he would have.
He has a good score against Fischer and is an incredible attacker.
I think between 1960 and 1970 Stein was one of the best players in the world. 3 times USSR champion in that period (!) and he was equal first at the Alekine memorial 1971. He died in 1973, 38 years old. He and Bobby Fischer were good friends. Bobby wanted to play a match against Stein in 1966 or 1967.
That was my first reaction too but after a quick check I found this.
"He was one of few players who had an even score against Vasily Smyslov, Tigran Petrosian, and Mikhail Botvinnik. He even had plus records against Mikhail Tal, Boris Spassky, and Paul Keres. Stein defeated virtually all of the top players of his era."
So Fischer would hardly have an easy day's work beating Stein.
Stein clearly had given Petrosian a run for his money, and probably would have done so with Fischer too. It's a pity they never had that match.
Yes Stein is an amazing chess player.
I want to emulate his style to some degree. That is why I want to know which game collection is best. I have seen a sample for Chess Secrets: Great Attackers. The analysis is really dense. Will it really help me?
How do the other two books compare? One person reccommended the Gufeld book, but no one else has said anything.
Any comments or reviews on any of the three books is appreciated.
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