På engelsk, 392 sider, bind 3 ud af 3, (findes kun som hardback), udgivet november 2014.
Pt udsolgt fra forlaget
I de første 2 bind af "Judit Polgar Teachess Chess" beskrev Judit Polgar hendes tidlige succes´er, og med hvilke trænings metoder hun opnåede dem. Bindede dækkede tiden frem til Judit kom i verdens "Top ti".
I dette tredje bind fortsætter Judit denne meget personlig lærebogs serie, hvor hendes personlige rejse imod toppen kan bruges som en køreplan for talentudvikling.
Dette bind omhandler årene, hvor Judit bliver en del af "Top 10" i verden og regelmæssigt møder navne som Kasparov, Karpov, Korchnoi og Anand.
En køreplan i 12 kapitler, der kan bruges af alle, der ønsker at udvikle deres skaklige færdigheder.
Bogen er mere en lærebogs manual end en kronologisk biografi. Der er selvfølgelig mange (gode) historier i bogen, men de er mere en del af kapitlerne.
Min vurdering af målgruppen: har du 1600 i rating eller derover, så kan bogen løfte dig videre. Der er masser af inspiration og viden at hente i denne bog. En oplagt gaveide!
Om forfatteren: Judit Polgar regnes som verdens stærkeste kvindelige skakspiller igennem tiderne. Som nummer på 1 på verdensranglisten for kvinder fra 1989 til karrierestoppet i 2014.
New York Times beskriver historien således i 1992: "Notions of chess have been shattered by a teen-age Hungarian girl - some call her modest and soft-spoken, but many opponents know her as a ferocious tiger over the board - who after years of steady progress began breathing down the necks of the top men and now has broken the barrier of one of the world's most exclusive clubs: she has earned the rank of grandmaster at 15 years, 5 months, one month younger than Bobby Fischer when he did it 34 years ago"
Foto af Judit Polgar
Se pdf eksempel her: A Game of Queens
Oprettet af: ole knudsen
"A Game of Queens completes the trilogy detailing Judit's phenomenal career and it's just as good as the rest!
Whole chapters on Kasparov, Karpov, Korchnoi and Anand... all filled with games of mind-breaking complexity – what a career! Nothing more to say really – buy, admire and enjoy! 5 stars!"
GM Matthew Sadler, New in Chess, ***** Instant classic
"Judit Polgar, the all-time best woman, reveals that the game with Gelfand from the 2009 World Cup inspired her to write her autobiography. The result is her amazing trilogy Judit Polgar Teaches Chess."
GM Lubomir Kavalek, Huffington Post
"What makes this series special is Polgar's annotations which are accessible to a wide range of playing strengths. She achieves this by including not only concrete variations as needed, but also a great deal of explanatory prose which is not only instructive but also entertaining.
It's rare to find a chess book, let alone a series, that will appeal to such a wide range of players. Some will like it for the annotated games, others for the stories, observations and photos. Most will like everything about this book and series about one of the greatest players and ambassadors the game of chess has ever known."
IM John Donaldson
"A Game of Queens blurs the boundaries between luxury book, memoir and instructive chess manual. Quality Chess have spared no expense with their production, which sees the material augmented by a very clear layout, numerous photographs (the one on page 9, showing Judit with the happy triumvirate of Karpov, Kasparov and Korchnoi, is particularly appealing), and a splendid hardcover version. Given the celebratory nature of the tome, it should have a solid, general appeal and readers will be able to enjoy it regardless of their playing strength."
Sean Marsh, CHESS magazine
"How I Beat Fischer’s Record won the 2013 ECF Book of the Year prize, and From GM to Top Ten was the ACP Book of the Year for 2014. A Game of Queens is sure to join these as an award winner as well...
A Game of Queens is more forthcoming than many other chess biographies, and therefore more interesting as well. Along with deep analysis of great games, Polgar shares her thoughts, opinions, and feelings on a wide variety of topics. There are many photographs throughout the book, too, not just the obligatory across-the-board, facing-the-opponent pictures, but private shots that allow the reader to feel as if they have gotten to know her on a personal level.
My assessment of this product: 6/6"
Brian Almeida, ChessCafe (full review)
“A Game of Queens is a very successful work. Primarily the readers enjoys excellent entertainment. At the same time he learns something about Judit Polgar as a player and a character. Without hesitation I recommend the book."
Uwe Bekemann, Rochade Europa
"This nearly 400-page book is full of brilliant games annotated by Judit, but also with anecdotes and photos. The book is not only enjoyable, but the amateur chess player can really learn a lot from it."
Bab Wilders, Nederlands Dagblad
“A must-have for every chesslover!”
Heinz Däubler, Neuer Tag Weiden