Much can be learned from these sparkling miniatures. John Nunn examines both how the loser might have avoided disaster, and explains how the winner. Author: John Nunn Title: Brilliant Chess Miniatures Released: Format: pdf Size: 9 Mb Download book. A collection of games of 25 moves or fewer by a grandmaster. The accent is on instruction, discussing both how the loser could have avoided disaster and how.

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Atul marked it as to-read May 12, These decisive games were culled from over 65, games of twenty five moves or less between chess players of at least Elo.

One of the world’s finest writers on chess presents his selection of brilliant modern games of 25 moves or fewer. Is this book any good? Refresh and try again. John Nunn examines how the loser might have avoided disaster, and explains how the winner managed to punch home his advantage so effectively. Three times, that I can see.

See all free Kindle reading apps. Although we wonder why some games deserve five pages of analysis, and others brilliqnt get one! I don’t know what motivated Nunn to write this book, but I am very thankful he did.


Anchal Rastogi rated it really liked it Jan 09, He has won four gold medals in chess Olymiads and finished sixth overall in the World Cup in John Nunn at his best is better than most chess writers at their best.


But in the end, we are presented with great games of chess. The little piece images have no differences between their bold and not-bold versions, whereas capital letters do. Visit our Help Pages. And it matters a whole lot the type of piece that was taken. Aakarsh Nair marked it as to-read Jan 30, The book would have been better for its customers if Gambit had captioned more informatively with “After Mark Bradley rated it really liked it Mar 14, There are two wins apiece for Spassky and Korchnoi, five by Tal and seven by Kasparov.

John Nunn has been one of the world’s leading grandmasters for nearly twenty years and regularly competes in both grandmaster tournaments and domestic events. Soviet Middlegame Technique Chess Classics. To see what your friends thought of this book, please hunn up. Buy this book now!

Paulrx04 rated it really liked it Dec 29, I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? And yes Gambit is a premier publisher of chess books, no doubt.

I would have liked to see more detailed analysis, maybe some opening stuff and more commentary Dave marked it as to-read Dec 14, Read more Read less. JimGeary added it Jun 09, Lists with This Book.

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This goal would have been better achieved if the diagram captions had described the moves with a better notation brillianr. It would have also been nice to see a list of groupings like: Igor marked it as to-read Jan 26, The most renowned author supplies typically lucid notes and plenty of well-placed diagrams to painlessly guide the reader through the chosen collection of beautiful games” – Paul Motwani, THE SCOTSMAN “An entertaining book, a collection of sparkling modern gems to instruct and entertain, the author believes that much can be learned – like how to avoid disasters, and how to punch home an early advantage to good effect – from these sparkling miniatures” – John Henderson, THE SCOTSMAN “All the games in this work are 25 moves or less Otherwise the book delivers well on what it claims to provide.


Add Brilliant Chess Miniatures to Nunn’s list of well annotated, edited, researched, and written books. So I was very happy to see that a player of Nunn’s stature do a book on this fun and instructive topic.

Some of these are true masterpieces, I doubt very much that the average player has seen more than a handful of these games prior to studying this volume. Entertainment and instruction are seamlessly woven together in Brilliant Chess Miniatures. I have built entire web pages – and even web sites – dedicated to great, short games of chess.