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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So far we have talked mostly about ex-World Champions, names that every chess player knows. Accordingly, it’s appropriate to celebrate his legacy every now and again, though it’s slightly ironic that geller game we’ll look at later tonight, against the famous attacking player Dragoljub Velimirovicfrom the Capablanca Memorial in Havana, sees him defeating his opponent’s King’s Indian rather than employing it himself.

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It is a gambit that White cannot decline,as if he does, Black gets a efom position instantly. His overall score in Olympiad play is: Fortunately, I will usually have mentioned the moves you were screaming about in the notes! His highest rating was USCF, but he has now fallen to the low-mid s — “too much blitz, too little tournament chess”, he says.


With the Black pieces: Happy birthday in heaven, Efim Petrovich. With the White pieces: White must take up the cudgels and fight! We will continue with another resounding victory, this time against Bobby Fischer with the white pieces in efum Candidates tournament in He was a great theoretician, as evidenced by Botvinnik’s famous remark that “before Geller, we did not understand the King’s Indian.

Geller vs V Saigin.

According to ancient Persian Lore, the dimple on the chin is a sign of great beauty, though in this case, I find neither Vaughn or Geller beautiful Feller that dimple on the chin called medically? Geller has played many instructive games and a quick search in the database will show numerous wins against top players of his time.

Updated weekly, our definitive database has all the latest games. Play, analyze and train online against Fritz. Those first two games were inwhen Fischer was young. For the purpose of this article, we have selected only three of them, but we invite you to include his games in your training routine — you will have a lot to learn!

The chess games of Efim Geller

In chess, there is always someone whose style drives you crazy. D11 Queen’s Gambit Declined Slav.


A Pirtskhalava vs Geller. With respect to the latter, he attempts to present some serious analysis culled from his best sources both text and databasewhich he has checked with his own efforts and then double-checked with his chess software.

Efim Geller, the father of the King’s Indian

Geller is reckoned to have been among the best ten players in the world for around twenty years. The Oxford Companion to Chess. Efim Geller, the father of the King’s Indian. You can use Fritz or any Fritz-compatible program Shredder, Junior, Tiger, Hiarcs to follow the lectures, or download a free trial client.

Efim Petrovich Geller was born in Odessa, Ukraine. Add a comment Cancel reply. Geller vs I Aramanovich. Gelled Dennis Monokroussos presents a game, there are usually two main areas of focus: Geller remained active in high-level competitive chess until age 70; his last event was the Russian Championship at Elista. So, two decisive results. Enjoy adrenalin rush with tactic fights! No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.

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