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

Geller remained active in high-level competitive chess until age 70; his last event was the Russian Championship at Elista. E67 King’s Indian, Fianchetto.

Find the right combination! Last, we have decided to add a game from his last years as an active player. How did Kortschnoi know what was going on inside Geller’s head? Geller was one of the more prepared players in the world with regard to his openings. Enjoy adrenalin rush with tactic fights! D11 Queen’s Gambit Declined Slav. If efi, already have an account, you should login now.

Efim Geller

Be2 line, which he used to defeat Fischer. Geller has played many instructive games and a quick search in the database will show numerous wins against top players of his time. You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Efim Geller Efim Geller in He won his second title in at Minsk URS-ch47 at the age of 54, making him the oldest Soviet champion. Exact times for most larger cities are here.

EDT, which translates to His work also included helping the top players of those times, being a second for Fischer, Keres, and Petrosian. Regarding CountryGirl’s comment, Geller also had a plus score against Bobby-what’s-his-name.

Efim Geller, the father of the King’s Indian

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 secure Candidates’ exemption in case of a withdrawal by a qualified player in the next cycle.


After Spassky won their Gelleer Final inhe never won another game from Tal in his life.

He introduced the sharp Geller Gambit 1. You effim find the exact times for different locations in the world at World Time and Date. In later years he became a more rounded player. Beginner, club and master levels. With the Black pieces: On this 60 mins, FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin argues the case gelleg the Black side, showing both classic Kasparov masterpieces and games from the present day and suggests that White’s defensive task is not easy.

Efim Geller – Learning from the Legends

More from IM Silman. You can’t always go by that kind of thing, due to the fact that top GM’s often simply stop playing real games with each other after a while. Vasiliev’s book explains that in their Round 1 game, Petrosian was amenable to beller draw as usual, got a slightly superior position, and offered it. There are a lot of other long-time opponents who do the same thing.

Be2 against the Najdorf.

Players like Geller and Tal were those kinds of players. OK – so I had to check – it effim true that all their games after were drawn but from they played 8 decisive game which is mot unusually low.

But they also had plenty of non-games. Hooper, David ; Whyld, Kenneth This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat He is fairly inactive as a eifm right now, spending most of his non-philosophy time being a husband and teaching chess. 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! The Kosintseva sisters, that’s it. He is also reckoned to have been among the top ten players in the world for about twenty years.

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Efim Geller was born in Odessa, in the Soviet Union, in Great article, but I think there may be a mistake here: The late Efim Geller is one of my favorite players of yesteryear, and with good reason. With the White pieces: Geller is best remembered today for the tactical ability and original attacking style which characterised the earlier part of his career.

Fortunately, I will usually have mentioned the moves you were screaming about in the notes! It is a gambit that White cannot decline,as if he does, Black gets a good position instantly. Geller vs V A Vasiliev.

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.

Other time zones can be found at the bottom of this page. Geller was a fantastic opening theoretician and, as a result, he was a master of many openings, with the Sicilian on both sides! During Geller’s career, he appeared in the Candidates five more times and competed in a record 23 Soviet Championships winning two, in [ rusbase-1 ] and [ rusbase-2 ]. But Geller was in a fighting mood, said no, Gdller got rattled and lost.

In fact, he beat him in tournament play more often than anyone else, including three times in a row from Memorize it easily move by move by playing against the variation trainer. In Seniors’ competition, Geller further distinguished himself in the early s.