The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played : 62 Masterpieces of Modern Chess Strategy

The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played : 62 Masterpieces of Modern Chess Strategy

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 312 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781849941617
  • DDC分類 794.15

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One of the game's most admired and respected writers guides you through 62 masterly demonstrations of the basic strategies of winning at chess. Each game provides a classic example of a fundamental problem and its best resolution, described with chess diagrams and Chernev's lively and illuminating notes. The games - by chess greats such as Capablanca, Tarrasch, Fischer, Alekhine, Lasker and Petrosian - are instructive for chess players of all levels. The games turn theory into practice, showing the reader how to attack and manoeuvre to control the board. Chernev runs through the winning strategies, suggests alternative tactics and celebrates the finesse of winning play. This is not only a book of 62 instructive chess games, but also 62 beautiful games to cherish.

Table of Contents

1 Rook on the Seventh Rank
Capablanca -- Tartakover, New York 1924 9 (5)
2 The King Is a Strong Piece
Tal -- Lissitzin, Leningrad 1956 14 (5)
3 Knight Outpost at d5
Boleslavsky -- Lissitzin, Moscow 1956 19 (4)
4 Aggressive Rook in the Ending
Tarrasch -- Thorold, Manchester 1890 23 (6)
5 The Passed Pawn
Rubinstein -- Duras, Vienna 1908 29 (4)
6 Weak Pawns, Weak Squares and Mighty,
Mighty Knights
Mattison -- Nimzovich, Carlsbad 1929 33 (4)
7 Finesse in the Ending
Domenech -- Flohr, Rosas 1935 37 (5)
8 Phalanx of Pawns
Petrosian -- Kozali, Montevideo 1954 42 (3)
9 Passed Pawn's Lust to Expand
Fischer -- Berliner, New York 1960 45 (4)
10 Rook and Pawn Ending
Smyslov -- Reshevsky, Moscow 1948 49 (6)
11 King in the Center
Tartakover -- Frentz, Paris 1933 55 (4)
12 The Shifting Attack
Reshevsky -- Najdorf, Dallas 1957 59 (4)
13 Every Move a Threat!
Porges -- Lasker, Nuremberg 1896 63 (4)
14 A Touch of Jujitsu
Petrosian -- Korchnoi, Leningrad 1946 67 (4)
15 The King-Side Attack
Tarrasch -- von Scheve, Leipzig 1894 71 (4)
16 Magnificent Outpost
Smyslov -- Rudakovsky, Moscow 1945 75 (4)
17 The Art of Exchanging Pieces
Menchik -- Capablanca, Hastings 1931 79 (4)
18 The Isolated Pawn
Lasker -- Tarrasch, St. Petersburg 1914 83 (5)
19 The See-Saw Check, Zugzwang, and Other
Tactical Tricks
Kupferstich -- Andreassen, Denmark 1953 88 (3)
20 The Two Bishops
Rosenthal -- Steinitz, Vienna 1873 91 (4)
21 Variety of Themes
Tartakover -- Domenech, Sitges 1934 95 (4)
22 Systematic Strangulation
Tarrasch -- Showalter, Vienna 1898 99 (6)
23 Good Bishop and Bad Bishop
Barden -- Rossolimo, Hastings 1950 105(5)
24 Coup de Grace
Alekhine -- Yates, London 1922 110(5)
25 The Powerful Passed Pawns
Aganalian -- Petrosian, Tiflis 1945 115(3)
26 Bishop and a Half
Bondarevsky -- Smyslov, Moscow 1946 118(4)
27 Prophetic Strategy
Tarrasch, Schottlander, von Bardeleben, 122(5)
von Scheve -- Mieses, Paulsen, Riemann,
von Gottschall, Leipzig 1888
28 Problem-like Finale
Foltys -- Golombek, London 1947 127(4)
29 A Pawn Is a Pawn Is a Pawn
Kashdan -- Steiner, Pasadena 1932 131(6)
30 Board with Excitement
Keres -- Tarnowski, Helsinki 1952 137(5)
31 Elegant Simplification
Botvinnik -- Boleslavsky, Moscow 1941 142(5)
32 Four Endings in One
Blackburne -- Weiss, New York 1889 147(6)
33 Bishop and Pawn Ending Deluxe
Weiss -- Blackburne, New York 1889 153(4)
34 Brilliant Career of a Pawn
Panov -- Taimanov, Moscow 1952 157(6)
35 Dispatching the King's Musketeers
Petrosian -- Smyslov, Moscow 1961 163(4)
36 The Sheltering Pawn
Schlage -- Reti, Berlin 1928 167(4)
37 The Power of Position Play
Capablanca -- Germann, Miller, 171(5)
Skillicorn, London 1920
38 That Old Black Magic
Bernstein -- Mieses, Coburg 1904 176(8)
39 The Singular Strategy of Steinitz
Steinitz -- Sellman, Baltimore 1885 184(6)
40 The Odyssey of an Isolated Pawn
Burn -- Znosko-Borovsky, Ostend 1906 190(4)
41 Zugzwang, the Invincible Weapon
Marshall -- Lasker, New York 1907 194(5)
42 Symphony of Combinations
Eliskases -- Grunfeld, Mahrisch-Ostrau 199(5)
1933
43 Escorting the Potential Queen
Schlechter -- Mason, Monte Carlo 1903 204(5)
44 The Pillsbury Bind
Chekhover -- Rudakovsky, Moscow 1945 209(6)
45 The Galloping Knight
Tarrasch -- Vogel, Nuremberg 1910 215(4)
46 The Roving Rook
Pillsbury -- Showalter, Brooklyn 1897 219(6)
47 Web of Black Squares
Schlechter -- John, Barmen 1905 225(6)
48 Endgame Arithmetic
Mieses -- Reshevsky, Margate 1935 231(5)
49 In the Grand Manner
Janowsky -- Capablanca, New York 1916 236(6)
50 March of the Little Pawns
Pillsbury -- Gunsberg, Hastings 1895 242(5)
51 Irresistible Pawn-Roller
Marshall -- Capablanca, New York 1909 247(5)
52 Quiet, Like a Tiger
Botvinnik -- Kann, Moscow 1931 252(5)
53 Cornucopia of Ideas
Zagoryansky -- Romanovsky, Moscow 1943 257(5)
54 Endgame Duel -- Knight against Rook
Botvinnik -- Vidmar, Groningen 1946 262(6)
55 Perennial Favorite
Bogolyubov -- Reti, Mahrisch-Ostrau 1923 268(6)
56 Command of the Board
Rubinstein -- Schlechter, San Sebastian 274(4)
1912
57 The King Takes a Walk
Botvinnik -- Kann, Sverdlovsk 1943 278(6)
58 Surprise! Surprise!
Petrosian -- Pachman, Bled 1961 284(4)
59 Bolt from the Blue
Andric -- Daja, Belgrade 1949 288(4)
60 Lured into Zugzwang
Marshall -- Capablanca, New York 1918 292(6)
61 The Flash of a Mighty Surprise
Olafsson -- Fischer, Portoroz 1958 298(5)
62 Symphony of Heavenly Length
Evans -- Opsahl, Dubrovnik 1950 303(8)
Index of Openings 311(1)
Index of Players 312