By Irving Chernev
This can be a fabulous booklet that each chessplayer should still personal. while i used to be undefined, I learn a remark by means of a chess bookseller who pointed out a grasp who had performed via each online game during this ebook in his formative years, and had stated what a very good ebook it was once. in the beginning I snorted derisively, yet i made a decision to examine the video games myself. Over a interval of a number of years, I performed via, analyzed, and annotated the 1st 800 or so video games within the e-book. I additionally turned a grasp, and this publication is an important a part of the explanation why.
Chernev enjoyed chess, and stated that he had most likely performed over extra chess video games than an individual in background. (This publication used to be released in 1954, lengthy earlier than the times of chess databases, or maybe Chess Informant; Chernev needed to learn via hundreds of thousands of chess books and magazines, a few fairly vague, to gather those games.) The video games Chernev has chosen are very enjoyable and a few are rather attractive. The video games are very flippantly annotated by way of Chernev, so for the main half it's as much as the reader to determine the place the loser (and usually either avid gamers) went incorrect. cautious research of the video games within the booklet will acquaint you with virtually each tactical thought there's, and may assist you stay away from blunders your self, and take advantage of these of your opponent. I see tactical principles in a short time, and that i imagine this ebook is a part of the explanation why.
Several reviewers have said that the ebook is a dear collector's merchandise nowadays. it's certainly attainable to spend so much of cash for it, yet numerous booksellers listed here are promoting it for $13-14. New chess books this day expense approximately two times that, and tend to be much smaller than this tome, so this ebook is kind of a discount. i purchased the paperback over 30 years in the past while it was once nonetheless in print. a few pages got here free through the years. i have for the reason that got one other paperback and a hardcover replica of the publication, copied my unique annotations into the paperback, and given away my unique dog-eared paperback to a chum. i could not endure to throw out any replica of a booklet for which i've got such affection!
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B-Q5 e h ; 79 K-R2, Q x Kt ; 80 R x R eh, K x R; 8 1 Q x B, Q x P. 79 Q-QB4 R-KKt2 I t h i n k it would have been better to exchange Queens (79 . . , Q-Q5 eh}, not Rooks. KxR 80 R x R ch After 8 1 K-Kt2, K-R3; 82 Kt-K3, Q-Q7 e h ; 83 K-B3, B-Q5; 84 Kt-Q5, K-Kt4; 85 Q-K2 it would have been quite probable. Q-Kt5 eh 81 . . PxQ 82 Q x Q ch K-R3 8 3 Kt-Q2 K-R4 84 Kt-K4 K-R5 85 K-Rl 86 K-Kt2 B-Q5 87 K-R2 B-Kt7 88 K-Kt2 B-K4 89 K-Ktl White resigned without re suming play. 89 . . , K-R6 leads to a win.
Smyslo v P. o P-K4 Kt-QB3 P-QR3 K t-B3 P-Q3 B-Q2 B-K 2 R-KI P-B3 P-Q4 0-0 QKt-Q2 PxP With this move Black be gins a manoeuvre first employed by P. Romanovsky (Yates-Roma novsky, Moscow, 1 925). Black 27 CHAMPIONSHIP CHESS te mporarily su rrenders the cen tre-in order to attack it. Kt-QKt5 10 P x P II BxB Romanovsky considers that I I B-Kt3 i s more correct. Certainly the rule 'do n o t exchange pieces when your oppone nt has a cramped posi tion' is fully applicable . II ... QxB I 2 Q-Kt3 This manoeuvre drives the Black Knight back and secures K4 for White , since i t makes impossible the later advance of the Black KB pawn t o B4.
19 B-Kt5 Kt-K4 Even so Black's situation is not easy and he seeks counter pla y. 19 . . , Kt-KS, was not Black gets rid of the K-pawn, b ut White's pawn supe riority good. 2 0 Kt x Kt, B x K t ; 2 1 deve loping on the K-side gives P-B3, B-B4 ; 22 P-KKt4, B K 3 ; 23 Kt-B4. However, h i m good chances. eve n now after 19 . . , Kt-K4; Kt-B3 14 P-KR3 20 Kt-Q4 Black might have BxP 15 P x P bee n in a diflicult situation ; in the variation 20 . . , B-Q6; 21 R-KKt l , Kt(B)-Kt5 eh ; 22 K-R I ! (But n o t 22 P x Kt, Kt x P eh; 2 3 K-RI , B x Kt) his minor pieces are insecurely placed.