Start your review of Grandmaster Performance Write a review Shelves: games Like Geller, Polugayevsky had some difficulty getting to the very top and again, it is so hard to judge this when there is no room to be there in the first place. Still, he himself admitted some temperamental difficulties he had and it makes this story all the more interesting, from his chapter on the psychology of the chess struggle. It took place at the Interzonal in Petropolis, Two rounds before the end I was more than depressed, and all that could save me was two successive wins. But Like Geller, Polugayevsky had some difficulty getting to the very top and again, it is so hard to judge this when there is no room to be there in the first place. But there was no choice. In a very sharp battle I won against Tan, and one step from the finish Portisch led me by one point, and led Yefim Geller, who was also in contention for a place in the first three, by half a point.
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Unlike many of his grandmaster colleagues, his development in chess came slowly, and he did not receive the Soviet master title until he was an adult. Rest of the World " match of In this match he occupied fourth board, losing one game to Vlastimil Hort and drawing his other three. Polugaevsky won at Mar del Plata in and He played regularly in qualifying events to select a challenger for the world championship, qualifying for the Candidates matches on four occasions. His greatest advancement toward the title came during the and cycles, when he defeated Henrique Mecking and former world champion Mikhail Tal , respectively, in quarterfinal Candidates matches, before succumbing both times in the semifinals to the eventual challenger, Viktor Korchnoi. Author[ edit ] In addition to his over-the-board and theoretical successes, Polugaevsky was a highly respected chess author.
What Lev Polugaevsky and I Have in Common
Start your review of Grandmaster Preparation Write a review Shelves: games , strongly-recommended , the-tragedy-of-chess An extremely unusual book, about a love affair between a man and a chess opening. The story is well told, and you are absolutely carried along by the narrative. Nf3 d6 3. Nd4 Nf6 5.