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Kotov, A. (Aleksandr) 1913-1981

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Works: 202 works in 520 publications in 8 languages and 1,998 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Performer, Other, Compiler, Narrator, Creator
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Most widely held works about A Kotov
 
Most widely held works by A Kotov
Think like a grandmaster by A Kotov( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a well-established training manual which encourages the average player to understand how a grandmaster thinks, and even more important, how he works. Kotov tackles fundamental issues such as knowing how and when to analyze, the tree of analysis, a selection of candidate moves and the factors of success
The Soviet school of chess by A Kotov( Book )

17 editions published between 1958 and 2001 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the middle game by Paul Keres( Book )

16 editions published between 1964 and 1989 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While there are plenty of books dealing with chess openings, and no shortage of helpful volumes on the endgame, there are far fewer available on the all-important middle game. And yet, the middle game is one of the most challenging parts of the contest. It is then that the player has the chance to initiate long-range attacks and create defensive systems. In this excellent study, two great grandmasters combine their talents in a masterly analysis of attack and defense in the middle game. Kotov was one of the great attacking players of the century, and in this book he has written an entire chapter devoted to the strategy and tactics of attacking the king. Conversely, Keres has contributed an outstanding and unconventional treatment of defense, showing how one can defend any position given the right spirit and understanding, no matter how hopeless it may seem. The truth of Philidor's statement that "pawns are the soul of chess" is reflected in a helpful chapter in which Kotov demonstrates that the shape and configuration of pawns in the center have a vital bearing on the way one has to play the middle game. Finally, Keres takes up the difficult but rewarding topic of analysis, offering a practical and extremely thorough analysis of adjourned games, to reveal how a master's mind works and how one should analyze any given position. In addition, there is an authoritative introduction by International Master and chess authority Harry Golombek, who has translated the volume. Brimming with insights and valuable strategic hints, The Art of the MiddleGame belongs in the library of every serious chess player
Train like a grandmaster by A Kotov( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play like a grand master by A Kotov( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Kotov's trilogy, of which this is the second volume and now available in digital format for the first time, marks a landmark in chess literature. For the first time, a leading player managed to tackle the important elements of chess mastery in a methodical way which all chess players could understand, spiced with insight and colourful observation. Furthermore, his ideas and approach are as relevant to players today as they were when the books were first published. Alexander Kotov was one of the strongest players of the immediate post-war period, twice reaching the Candidates stage of
Alexander Alekhine by A Kotov( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belye i chernye : roman. by A Kotov( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 1981 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Soviet chess school by A Kotov( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World championship interzonals : Leningrad and Petropolis, 1973 by Robert Graham Wade( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chess tactics by A Kotov( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uralʹskiĭ samot︠s︡vet by A Kotov( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in Russian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lehrbuch der Schachstrategie by A. N Koblent︠s︡( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Schachbuch für Meister von Morgen : Ein Lehr- und Trainingswerk, nicht nur für den Nachwuchs by I︠U︡ Averbakh( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lehrbuch der Schachtaktik by A. N Koblent︠s︡( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V shutku i vserʹez by A Kotov( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schach in der UdSSR by A Kotov( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterstvo by A Kotov( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sovetskai︠a︡ shakhmatnai︠a︡ shkola by A Kotov( Book )

2 editions published between 1951 and 1955 in Russian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Ecole d'echecs soviétique by A Kotov( Book )

6 editions published in 1959 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mezhdunarodnyĭ shakhmatnyĭ turnir : Venet︠s︡ii︠a︡, 1950g. : sbornik partiĭ by A Kotov( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in Russian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The art of the middle game
Alternative Names
Aleksander Kotow rosyjski szachista

Aleksandr Aleksandrovič Kotov scacchista sovietico

Aleksandr Kòtov Jugador d'escacs soviètic

Aleksandr Kotov Russisch auteur

Aleksandrs Kotovs

Alexander Alexandrowitsch Kotow russischer Schachspieler und -autor

Alexander Kotov Chess player

Alexandre Kotov

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אלכסנדר קוטוב

ألكسندر كوتوف

الکساندر کوتوف بازیکن شطرنج و نویسنده روسی

アレクサンダー・コトフ

コトフ, アレクサンダー

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