Champions of the New Millennium - The Ideal Guide to Who┤s Who in Modern Chess by Danny Kopec, Lubomir Ftacnik, Walter Browne
Publisher: Quality Chess, 2009
Edition: Paperback large
In Champions of the New Millennium three accomplished authors (Ftacnik, Kopec & Browne) present the eighteen best chess players in the world today. Each player is introduced with an illuminating profile, and then four of his or her finest games are explained in depth.
These players are:
Ten established stars: Anand, Kramnik, Topalov, Morozevich, Svidler, Mamedyarov, Shirov, Leko, Ivanchuk, Aronian (the top 10 January 2008)
The players likely to dominate in the next decade: Karjakin, Carlsen, Radjabov, Wang Yue, Ponomariov and Grischuk
The best female player ever, Judith Polgar. And finally World Championship finalist and comeback kid, American star Gata Kamsky.
IM John Donaldson: "Champions of the New Millennium is the rare chess book that can be read for both pleasure and instruction... a beautiful book... over 100 beautiful color photos... Highly recommended."
Lubomir Ftacnik is a Slovakian Grandmaster and famous chess author.
Danny Kopec is an American International Master and the author of several excellent books on chess.
Walter Browne is an American Grandmaster with many years at the absolute top.