Yugoslav grandmaster Svetozar Gligorić, once rated the strongest European chess player outside Russia, has pursued a long and distinguished chess career. This highly acclaimed collection of 130 of his best games, including classic wins against world champions and other top players such as Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Fischer, Keres, Korchnoi, Larsen and Najdorf, now appears for the first time in English.

The title of the book I Play Against Pieces reflects Gligorić’s thoroughly objective approach to chess, which has always been characterised by great clarity and logic, resulting in a wealth of model games. The fact that these games, replete with instructive tactics and strategies, are classified under openings will particularly benefit readers interested in the study of Queen’s Pawn Openings as White and the King’s Indian Defence and Ruy Lopez as Black, of which Gligoric was a true connoisseur.

About the author
Svetozar Gligorić, an acclaimed journalist and grandmaster, is the author of over 20 books on chess, including the bestseller on the 1972 Fischer v Spassky world title match.