Together with the Candidates
The book Together with the Candidates is firstly a book of tests with their solutions, given in the format of game fragments with detailed comments. All the tasks in this book have been taken from games of the Candidates competitions from Budapest 1950 to Berlin 2018. They differ very much in their degree of complexity. I hope this will allow a wide circle of readers to find the tests corresponding to their own chess level here."
I suggest that when solving the tests you imagine yourselves between the participants in the Candidates competitions, to see the chessboard through their eyes. Together with the Candidates you should think over the crucial positions, feel the fighting tension and, the most important thing, try to make the right decisions.
I think the individual test solutions will be useful for your improvement, and looking through the detailed comments of these solutions will give you aesthetic pleasure.
Alexey Kuzmin was born in 1963, Moscow, Russia. He was the champion of the Central Chess Club of the USSR in 1985 and Moscow 1986. Having won the round-robin tournament in Managua 1987, he became an IM and earned his GM title in 1995. Alexey was the winner of a number of international competitions and so on he entered the top 100 of the world rating list. In 2004 he ended his active playing career.