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Eduard Yefimovich Gufeld (March 19, 1936, Kiev, Soviet Union — September 23, 2002) was a Soviet International Grandmaster of chess, and a chess author.

By the late 1950s he established himself as one of the strongest players in the world. He defeated Mikhail Tal, Boris Spassky, Vasily Smyslov, Viktor Korchnoi, David Bronstein, and just about every other strong Soviet player.

Gufeld played in his first chess tournament in 1953 at the age of 17. He became the junior champion of Ukraine at the age of 18. He became an International Master in 1964, and became an International Grandmaster in 1967. In 1977 his Elo rating was 2570, and ranked 16th in the world.

He was also a trainer who moved to Tbilisi, the Republic of Georgia, and lived there for more than a decade, and coached Maia Chiburdanidze, who became the youngest women's world chess champion in 1978.

After the fall of the Soviet Union, he emigrated to the USA.

He started the FIDE Committee on Chess Art and Exhibition.

He used to say to those who laughed at his English: "I think that my English is better than your Russian!"

Gufeld was one of most prolific authors in all of chess, writing over 100 chess books, which sold 3.5 million copies worldwide.

His proudest achievements, however, were his win with the Sämisch Variation of the King's Indian Defense against Vladimir Bagirov, which he called his "Mona Lisa," and his 1967 win over Vasily Smyslov (see below). The first of these games made it into John Nunn's collection of the hundred greatest games of all time, Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games, and the 112-game collection that followed it. Gufeld beat Smyslov again in 1975.

In September 2002, Gufeld suffered a stroke and heart attack virtually simultaneously. Following a period of unconsciousness, he regained consciousness but was unable to speak or walk. He died two weeks later at the age of 66 in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Here is Gufeld's 1967 win over Smyslov:Spartakiade, Moscow 1967 Smyslov-Gufeld: 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.b4 Bg7 4.Bb2 O-O 5.e3 b6 6.d4 c5 7.dxc5 bxc5 8.b5 a6 9.a4 Ne4 10.Bxg7 Kxg7 11.Qd5 Qa5+ 12.Ke2 Bb7 13.Qxb7 Nc6 14.Nfd2 Ra7 15.bxc6 Rxb7 16.cxb7 Qb4 17.Nxe4 Qb2+ 18.Nbd2 Qxa1 19.Nxc5 Rb8 20.g3 Qa3 21.Nxd7 Rxb7 22.Bh3 Qd6 23.c5 Qd5 24.f3 Rb2 25.Rd1 e6 26.c6 Qc4+ 27.Ke1 Qd3 28.Bf1 Qxe3+ 29.Be2 a5 30.f4 f6 31.c7 Rc2 32.Kf1 Rxc7 33.Nc4 Rxc4 34.Bxc4 Qf3+ 35.Ke1 Qc3+ 0-1.

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Total Books: 40
Iskusstvo staroindijskoj zaschity
2008 - Iskusstvo Staroindijskoj Zaschity (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9785946930673
ISBN-10: 5946930672

Chess Strategy
2003 - Chess Strategy [Batsford Chess Book] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713487756
ISBN-10: 0713487755
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

The Classical French
2003 - The Classical French (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713484830
ISBN-10: 0713484837
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Ultimate Dragon Volume One
2003 - Ultimate Dragon Volume One [Ultimate Dragon] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713486438
ISBN-10: 0713486430
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Exploiting Small Advantages
2003 - Exploiting Small Advantages (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780713486483
ISBN-10: 0713486481
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

The Art of the King's Indian
2003 - The Art of the King's Indian (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713486612
ISBN-10: 0713486619
Genres: Arts & Photography, Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment

Ultimate Dragon Volume Two
2003 - Ultimate Dragon Volume Two (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713486896
ISBN-10: 0713486899

Mejore su Ajedrez A Base de Tactica Lecciones de Tactica en Ajedrez with CDROM
2003 - Mejore Su Ajedrez a Base De Tactica Lecciones De Tactica En Ajedrez with Cdrom [Coleccion Caissa - Gimnasia] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788480196178
ISBN-10: 8480196173
Genres: Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment

Bobby Fischer From Chess Genius to Legend
2001 - Bobby Fischer From Chess Genius to Legend [Purdy Series , Vol 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780938650843
ISBN-10: 093865084X
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment

Chess The Search for Mona Lisa
2001 - Chess the Search for Mona Lisa (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713484779
ISBN-10: 0713484772
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Leonid Stein Master of Risk Strategy
2000 - Leonid Stein Master of Risk Strategy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780938650546
ISBN-10: 0938650548
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Secrets Of The King's Indian
2000 - Secrets of the King's Indian [Cardoza Publishing's Essential Opening Repertoire Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781580420174
ISBN-10: 1580420176
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Secrets Of The Sicilian Dragon
1998 - Secrets of the Sicilian Dragon [Chess Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780940685925
ISBN-10: 0940685922
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment

Caro-Kann Smyslov System 4Nd7
1998 - Caro-kann Smyslov System 4nd7 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781857441048
ISBN-10: 1857441044
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

The Complete Dragon
1997 - The Complete Dragon (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781879479630
ISBN-10: 187947963X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player
1996 - Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781857441963
ISBN-10: 1857441966
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Winning with the Torre Attack
1993 - Winning with the Torre Attack (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780713471656
ISBN-10: 0713471654

1991 - Winning with the King's Indian (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780713458299
ISBN-10: 0713458291

1988 - Benko Gambit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713455922
ISBN-10: 0713455926

Queen's Gambit Accepted
1986 - Queen's Gambit Accepted [Batsford Chess Book] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713453423
ISBN-10: 0713453427

The Sicilian Defence
1983 - The Sicilian Defence [The Tournament Player's Repertoire of Openings] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713439946
ISBN-10: 0713439947

Benko Gambit Accepted [Macmillan Chess Library] (Paperback)
Vasily IVanchuk's Best Games [Cadogan Chess Books] (Paperback)