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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Instead, Geller sacrificed an entire rook for long-term attacking prospects. His highest rating was USCF, but he has now fallen to the low-mid s — “too much blitz, too little tournament chess”, he says.

Also inGeller won the Ukrainian Championship at Kiev, the first of his four titles in that event; he repeated from towith all three events at Kiev. Find the right combination! If needed there would be a rapid tiebreak match on Wednesday, November 28th.

Efim Geller, the father of the King’s Indian

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Geller vs I Pogrebissky. In this search much has to be deemed exhausted, but much remains and is worked out more precisely and in more detail. Geller is reckoned to have been among the best ten players in the world for around twenty years.


Although his early games were characterized by an eflm attacking style, Geller developed into a universal player. 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! This is why we have started this series of articles where we try to bring you closer some of the great classics of our times and show some of their games to serve you as a starting point for your own further study.

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Efim Geller

Former champion Botvinnik stated that, in his opinion, Geller was the best player in the world in the late s. If you already have an account, you should login now. Thanks and again great article.

Chess Olympiads Best individual results in men’s Olympiads. We will continue with another resounding victory, this time against Bobby Fischer with the white pieces in the Candidates tournament in Quote of the day: Geller’s best result was in the cycle, as he finished second to Bobby Fischer at the Stockholm Interzonal.

He learned how to play chess as a young man, and arrived on the international scene quickly by qualifying as a World Championship Candidate inthereby earning the grandmaster title.

With the White pieces: It’s always tough when friends play each other. Other time zones can be found at the bottom of this page. You need to pick a username and eefim to post a reply. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language. He played the Candidates tournament several times and he achieved his best result inwhen he placed second, behind Tigran Petrosian.


Retrieved 25 September So far we have talked mostly about ex-World Champions, names that every chess player knows. Geller vs V A Vasiliev. He was a fine basketball player, and earned his doctorate in physical education before specialising in chess.

Efim Geller vs Bobby Fischer –

Openings, Middlegame, Endgame Lessons. There maybe situations against Korchnoi where Geller took lots of time before making a move,and that move is a mistake. He remained active in chess tournaments until etim was 70, continuing to win many important competitions and geoler highly instructive games. Geller was one of the more prepared players in the world with regard to his openings. 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.

In fact, he beat him in tournament play more often than anyone else, including three times in a row from Geller seemed to be stronger in tournament play than in matches.

Dec 21, In this article, we are going to present you a very strong player, but considerably less-known, especially by the younger generations. Efim Petrovich Geller Russian: He won the World Senior Chess Championship.