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GM Efim Geller – His Greatest Games


GM Efim Geller – His Greatest Games

GM Efim Geller (1925-1998) was one of the giants of Soviet chess. Over his lifetime he beat the World Champions more often than he lost and had a healthy plus score over Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Botvinnik among others. So he deserves the nickname of The Nemesis.

Cover of Efim Geller's book.
Cover of Efim Geller’s book.

Geller never became World Champion, but he won everything else. These include two Soviet titles, seven Olympiad team gold medals and three Olympiad golds for individual performance are just a few of his accomplishments.

Geller crowned his long career by becoming World Senior Champion in 1992. His ability to share his wisdom was another notable characteristic. He coached World Champions Boris Spassky and Anatoly Karpov. In The Nemesis, Geller annotates over 130 of his greatest games with wit and insight.

A few sample pages have been provided by the publisher Quality Chess.  Download sample pages – Sample pages.

You can order the book by clicking here – Order The Nemesis Geller’s Greatest Games.

Sample game shown below (but without the annotations).

GM Efim Geller versus GM Anatoly Karpov


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