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by Xie Jun


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In addition to a plenty of good games against some top players, the four-time Woman World Chess Champion provides us a lot of interesting information about her life. The games are illustrated in a very clear and objective way which makes this book an ideal choice for readers with an average chess level. 7 people found this helpful.

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Chess Champion from China book. Xie Jun tells the unique story of her meteoric rise to stardom in an honest and amusing style that provides solid chess instruction in an easy-to read form and insights into the realities of competitive chess.

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Xie Jun’s meteoric rise to stardom is virtually unprecedented in chess history.

ISBN13:9781901983067. Release Date:August 1998.

Items related to Chess Champion from China (Gambit Chess). Xie Jun’s meteoric rise to stardom is virtually unprecedented in chess history. Xie Jun Chess Champion from China (Gambit Chess). ISBN 13: 9781901983067. This book provides a fascinating and frequently amusing look at the chess world through the eyes of a young Chinese woman, as she describes her unique life and career to date. Since she came to (western) chess via the highly tactical Chinese form of the game, it is no surprise that Xie Jun's style of play is extremely aggressive in nature.

Further reading Xie Jun (1998). Gambit Publications, London. A book containing interviews with many famous chess players. pid 11045) player profile and games at Chessgames. htm) interview Preceded by Qin Kanying.

Xie Juns meteoric rise to stardom is virtually unprecedented in chess history. Born in 1970, in 1988 she was just a promising junior who had never even seen a Grandmaster, let alone beaten one. Yet in 1991 she became Womens World Champion by decisively beating Maya Chiburdanidze, Champion since 1978.

This book provides a fascinating and frequently amusing look at the chess world through the eyes of a young Chinese woman, as she describes her unique life and career to date.

Since she came to (western) chess via the highly tactical Chinese form of the game, it is no surprise that Xie Jun's style of play is extremely aggressive in nature. Her success shows that direct attacking play can be extremely effective in practice, and the reader is invited to sharpen his or her own skills by studying the 40 deeply annotated games and 12 puzzle positions in this book.


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Sharpbringer
It's an amazing book. An instructional book and a fairy tale (Cinderella). A book about chess and about the development of a young chess GM. For a young chess federation (Chinese), to produce a young talented player to win the World Title (thanks to chairman Mao... ;-) ) is something for us to learn.
I haven't looked carefully into the game annotations yet, however with some lessons drawn from them, it's worth at least 2 stars(!); then the stories make up 3 points; this concludes perfect 5 points.
This is similar to Tal's book, except Tal's covers almost complete "the chess and life of Tal"; here the young (but no less admirable) Xie Jun just barely covers 1/3 of her life.
There are many "good" points in here book:
1) Her modesty: lots of drawn and lost games which provide reader some experience.
2) Respectivity: her respect to the former champions and veterans, Spassky, Taimanov, Larsen, Smyslov... are noticeable; also her respect for her match opponents.
3) Honesty: I could count at least 100 times she uses the word "lucky"'s in her book. Her honesty and modesty are exceptional. When I read the part about her loss to Zsuzsa, I thought she just wrote it to smooth out her defeat. But after reading her comments on the games with Gaprindashvili, Ioseliani, Chiburdanidze, Akhsharumora, etc... I felt she is believable and genuine.
4) Will: she often mentions about learning from the GM, veterans, from expereince, trying to improve... She's already in the "male" GM rank at the time!
There are more, but these are the highlights after reading only the stories in one day.
PS: When I saw the book's price at 11.50 USD on-line, I thought it was too high. The used book is about 8.00 or so. Then I found out at Borders the special order is 22.95, (It's actually the price tag on the book.), I hurried to order one copy on-line immediately. I guess it is all of supply-and-demand. Not many people prefer non-Western writers, especially about (international, to distinct from the Chinese) chess. At less than 1/2 of listed price tag, we have a good deal here. If you like Tal's, you will like Xie Jun. And she has many more years to come; and wish her all success.
Cherry The Countess
In addition to a plenty of good games against some top players, the four-time Woman World Chess Champion provides us a lot of interesting information about her life. The games are illustrated in a very clear and objective way which makes this book an ideal choice for readers with an average chess level.
Bolv
A decent book about an excellent champion. Good game selection.
Chess Champion from China (Gambit Chess) download epub
Puzzles & Games
Author: Xie Jun
ISBN: 1901983064
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Puzzles & Games
Language: English
Publisher: Gambit Publications; annotated edition edition (August 1, 1998)
Pages: 224 pages