By Dejan Bojkov
The recommendation often given to chess-players desirous to enhance their effects is easy: learn strategies! yet there's frequently little invaluable suggestions as to how this can be most sensible performed. by way of fixing puzzle positions? Or endgame stories? through dissecting the video games of significant tacticians? Few books current a dependent method of strategies, so this publication fills a invaluable area of interest within the bold avid gamers library. The authors current each one significant tactical topic in flip, explaining the way it works and supplying inspiring examples. They then clarify how one can spot the assumption on your personal video games and use it for your virtue. You instantly get an opportunity to place your wisdom to the try, as there are demanding workouts in the course of the entire booklet, with distinct ideas. the second one a part of the booklet deals extra complicated fabric, and takes us contained in the execs strategies laboratory. the following we see how tactical issues are mixed, and hired to accomplish strategic objectives. we're additionally proven how grandmasters spot the goals for his or her breathtaking mixtures, which we therefore come to determine now not as sheer witchcraft, yet because the made of disciplined inspiration and coaching.
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Over the years, I developed a routine. Every week, I spent much of my time searching for publishable games and entertaining puzzle positions. I spoke regularly to organizers of local and national tournaments. When I had collected enough information for a column, the actual writing went quickly. Getting international results was a challenge in the 1980s. Occasionally there were wire service reports about important events, but they were often written by non-players and filled with errors. I remember being particularly baffled by reports from the 1984 Soviet Union versus the world match in London.
6. Nf3 Nc6 7. c3 d6 8. cxd4 Bg4 9. Bb5 d5 10. Nc3 Qe6 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Qxf3 0-0-0 [ANDERSSEN] By this move Black gives up the f- pawn, as White takes the Nc6, etc. On account of White’s advanced e-pawn, it was important to keep the f-pawn, therefore it would have been better for Black to have played 12. Bb4. 13. Bxc6 Qxc6 [MORPHY] The following line of play, indicated by another commentator, would have been far more expeditious: 37. Qxh6+ 38. Kxh6 Rh2+ 39. Kg5 h6+ 40. Kxf4 Rf2+ 41. Ke4 Rxf6 42.
29. Ng3 30. a4 Ne4 31. b5 g5 [MORPHY] Black now gains an opening on the adverse King, but his attack fails, and the strength of White’s passed center pawns becomes irresistible. 14. Qxf7 32. f5 g4 33. hxg4 Rxg4 34. Rc2 h3 [PAULSEN] Instead of this we should have played 14. 0-0 and if Black would have moved 14. f6, played 15. Bf4, preparatory to an attack on the queenside. [ANDERSSEN] Intending, through the sacrifice of the pawn, to play ... Rg3. [MORPHY] Labourdonnais’ management of the latter part of this game is very ingenious, but the crushing force of McDonnell’s pawn tells heavily through this termination.