Vladimir Pavlovich Simagin (1919-1968) was a little-known chess player. He did not stand out so much for his sporting results —three times Moscow Champion and once Soviet Champion by Correspondence— as a theoretician and coach —he was second to Smyslov when he won the World Chess Championship in 1957.
However, his contribution to chess, often underestimated, must be considered significant. Almost every half-game manual has Simagin games. Their games have a singular beauty and elegance.
The book contains a collection of his best games, selected and commented on in great detail by Grandmaster Mihail Marin, in his usual animated and didactic style.