In my article “Efim Geller, Killer on the Chessboard,” I discussed Geller’s pioneering work with the King’s Indian Defense. (Mikhail Botvinnik said. Efim Geller was born in Odessa, in the Soviet Union, in He began to make his mark in the late s, with his most notable result so far. Efim Geller () was among the world’s best for about 30 years. He played in six Candidates cycles and had a +2 career score against.

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Efim Geller’s Best Games

That tournament was won by Tigran Petrosianwho went on to defeat Botvinnik for the title the next year. Petrosian vs Geller, Smyslov was second and Geller third. It is ideal for must-win situations with Black. It’s interesting that Geller had plus scores against the great ‘strategists’ Petrosian, Smyslov and Botvinnik, but minus scores against those with a more similar style to himself, including Keres and Spassky.

Yes, there are many situations where there is more than one really good move or even multiple ways to mate! He was also an author. In a Copenhagen playoff match against Bent Larsenthe two players split eight games with two wins each, and Larsen won the first tiebreak game to sfim Candidates’ exemption in case of a withdrawal by a qualified player in the next cycle.

Efim Geller, the father of the King’s Indian

Gelller vs V Saigin. The format is a player knockout. In fact, I only see ONE draw that went more than 30 moves in all those years, and only three lifetime out of 32 total draws. But they also had plenty of non-games.


His books included an autobiography, translated by Bernard Cafferty as Grandmaster Geller at the Chessboard No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language. Fischer vs Geller, Fortunately, I will usually have mentioned the moves you were screaming about in gellr notes! After beating Fischer with the white pieces in the Najdorf Sicilian, Geller in their next game beat Fischer with the black side of the Sicilian!

He efom also reckoned to have been among the top ten players in the world for about twenty years. In a well-known scheme efum are found, and fast intuition is reinforced by knowledge. It is a gambit that White cannot decline,as if he does, Black gets a good position instantly.

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Efim Geller

Geller was one of the more prepared players in the world with regard to his openings. We will continue with another resounding victory, this time against Bobby Fischer with the white pieces in the Candidates tournament in I think it is, since by no means always does it reduce to a simply transposition of moves.

Play the game with commentary below: No personal attacks against other members. Chess Olympiads Best individual results in men’s Olympiads. Another funny thing about Petrosian and Geller. S Kotlerman vs Geller. He was awarded gepler International Master title in and the Grandmaster one in Updated weekly, our definitive database has all the latest games.


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Geller seemed to be stronger in tournament play than in matches. If needed there would be a rapid tiebreak match on Wednesday, November 28th. Teller no ChessBase Account? More from IM Silman. Then, in the next year’s Championship at the same site, Geller claimed clear first with the same score.

He was awarded the International Master title inand the International Grandmaster title the following year.

Another bit of puzzle confusion is alternative moves. When this occurs they think that I missed it. Rc8, avoiding determining immediately the position of the queen.

We are going to start with his win against ex-World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik with the black pieces in Regarding CountryGirl’s comment, Geller also had a gellerr score against Bobby-what’s-his-name.

In chess, there is always someone whose style drives you crazy.

After Spassky won their Candidates Gdller inhe never won another game from Tal in his life. So far we have talked mostly about ex-World Champions, names that every chess player knows.

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Instead, Geller sacrificed an entire rook for long-term attacking prospects. Happy birthday in heaven, Efim Petrovich.