International Championship Chess
- Ishi Press
- Ishi Press
- Bozidar M. Kazic
- 360 Pages
- Publication Date:
- Sep 24, 2020
- Notation Type:
- DN - Descriptive
- Book Binding Type:
- Book Edition:
- This is a Modern Reprint of a Classic Book
A complete record of FIDE events with a foreword by the President, Dr. M . Euwe
Competitions for the Official World Championship , held under the management of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) are a source of special interest. This book is devoted to these individual and team competitions, offering facts and a brief chronicle of their evolution. It also contains data on the activities of FIDE, which was founded half a century ago, on national chess federations, on grandmasters and masters.
International Championship Chess is an unrivaled work of relevance for every serious chess player. It records all the major international chess events held under the auspices of FIDE ( the World Chess Federation) – the most important of which are the Men's World Championship and the Olympiads (World Team Championships) – from their inception Kazic was to the present day.
The other events covered in detail include the women's events, the World Student Championship, The European Championship, The Interzonals and Candidate's competitions, correspondence chess and chess for the Blind. There are also lists of grandmasters and international masters and a specially written article by the former World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik.
273 selected records games, a multitude of records and many photographs illustrate the story told by Bozidar Kazic, one of Yugoslavia's foremost chess journalists and one of the leading officials of the World Chess Federation. Kazic has first hand knowledge of many of the events he describes, notable the Fischer - Taimanov Candidates Match of 1971 which he refereed.