Edward Gufeld Biography

Edward Gufeld

Eudard Gufeld, an International Grandmaster whose highest rating reached 2570, was born in Kiev, in the Soviet Union, in 1931. By his late 20s, he was considered one of the strongest players in the world. He defeated great players and world champions such as Mikhail Tal, Viktor Korchnoi, Boris Spassky, and Vasily Smyslov. Gufeld wrote over 100 chess books including The Sicilian Dragon: New and Revised, co-authored with Eric Schiller. His books have sold million of copies worldwide. One of his most famous games was included in the Mammoth Book of the World’s Greatest Chess Games, a selection of the hundred greatest games of all time. Gufeld died in 2002 at the age of 66.

Secrets of the Sicilian Dragon

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The mighty Dragon Variation of the Sicilian Defense is one of the most exciting openings in chess. Everything from the opening piece formation to the endgame, including key strategic and tactical ideas, is covered in conceptual detail. Instead of memorizing a jungle of variations, you learn the important ideas behind the opening, and how to adapt them at the chessboard. Special sections on the heroes of the Dragon show how the greatest players handle the opening. 208 pages