Speed Demon: The Fascinating Games and Tragic Life of Alexey Vyzhmanavin

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Speed Demon: The Fascinating Games and Tragic Life of Alexey Vyzhmanavin

Post by John Upham » Fri Dec 01, 2023 10:53 am

Richard James has reviewed:

Speed Demon: The Fascinating Games and Tragic Life of Alexey Vyzhmanavin

by Dmitry Kryakvin

from New in Chess

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https://britishchessnews.com/2023/11/30 ... zhmanavin/



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Re: Speed Demon: The Fascinating Games and Tragic Life of Alexey Vyzhmanavin

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Dec 01, 2023 4:08 pm

He is just one of a few Soviet GMs beneath world title challenger level about whom very interesting books could be written.

And yes, I agree with the review - as many complete games as possible please!
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Re: Speed Demon: The Fascinating Games and Tragic Life of Alexey Vyzhmanavin

Post by Richard Thursby » Sat Dec 02, 2023 7:41 pm

Most of my knowledge of Vyzhmanavin comes from his famous draw offer when two pawns up against Vladimir Kramnik in the 1994 Intel Moscow Grand Prix, mainly because there was a programme broadcast on terrestrial television about it. I also remember Anand in the final promoting a pawn by placing a queen on the promotion square before removing the pawn.

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Re: Speed Demon: The Fascinating Games and Tragic Life of Alexey Vyzhmanavin

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Dec 02, 2023 8:41 pm

Great review by Richard.

I want to highlight his closing comments, in the hope that it may prompt discussion here:
Richard James wrote:Should international and national chess organisations do more to help members of their community suffering from problems in the areas of mental health and addictions? I consider this an important topic which isn’t being discussed enough.
What do you think?

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