This best games collection begins with a biographical chapter, discussing the Russian grandmaster´s rise from early childhood to the chess elite. It contains 66 fully annotated games and 9 fragments, illustrating the distinctive feature of Karjakin´s style: a harmonious blend of subtle positional understanding and an acute sense of dynamics.
50 of the games are grouped according to learning themes: direct attack on the king; attack in the center and on the queenside; combined attack on both flanks; opening wins; symmetrical pawn structure in the center; positional sacrifice; defence and counter-attack; and endgames.
The author is a grandmaster and Distinguished Coach of the Russian Federation.
Sergey Karjakin wrote in his foreword: "The annotations are captivating and not overloaded with computer variations; instead, the author provides practical explanations so that the reader can use this games collection to study all three stages of the chess game."
230 Seiten, englisch, kartoniert, 1. Auflage 2020