1000 Best Short Games of Chess - download pdf or read online

By Irving Chernev

ISBN-10: 0671538012

ISBN-13: 9780671538019

It is a very good publication that each chessplayer should still personal. whilst 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 video game during this ebook in his formative years, and had stated what a good booklet it used to be. before everything I snorted derisively, yet i made a decision to examine the video games myself. Over a interval of numerous years, I performed via, analyzed, and annotated the 1st 800 or so video games within the e-book. I additionally grew to become 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 somebody in historical past. (This ebook was once released in 1954, lengthy ahead of the times of chess databases, or maybe Chess Informant; Chernev needed to learn via hundreds of thousands of chess books and magazines, a few particularly imprecise, to collect those games.) The video games Chernev has chosen are very enjoyable and a few are really attractive. The video games are very calmly annotated by way of Chernev, so for the main half it really is as much as the reader to determine the place the loser (and frequently either avid gamers) went improper. cautious examine of the video games within the ebook will acquaint you with virtually each tactical concept there's, and should assist you stay away from errors your self, and make the most these of your opponent. I see tactical principles in a short time, and that i imagine this e-book is a part of the explanation why.

Several reviewers have acknowledged that the e-book is a dear collector's merchandise nowadays. it's certainly attainable to spend so much of cash for it, yet a number of booksellers listed here are promoting it for $13-14. New chess books at the present time rate approximately two times that, and are typically much smaller than this tome, so this booklet is sort 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 unfastened through the years. i have on the grounds that acquired one other paperback and a hardcover reproduction of the e-book, copied my unique annotations into the paperback, and given away my unique dog-eared paperback to a pal. i could not undergo to throw out any reproduction of a e-book for which i've got such affection!

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Kt-B3 8. B-Q3 BxP P-B4 Black cannot castle yet, on account of the following threat, which I give in full because it occurs frequently in practice: 8. Castles; 9. BxPch, KxB; 10. Kt-Kt5ch, K-Kt1: 11. Q-R5, RK1; 12. QxPch; 13. Q-R5ch; 14. Q-R7ch; 15. Q-R8ch; 16. QxP mate. --------------------------------------8 | #R | | #B | #Q | #K | | | #R | |---------------------------------------| 7 | #P | #P | | #Kt| | | #P | #P | |---------------------------------------| 6 | | | #Kt| | #P | | | | |---------------------------------------| 5 | | | #B | #P | ^P | #P | | | |---------------------------------------| 4 | | | | | | ^P | | | |---------------------------------------| 3 | | | ^Kt| ^B | | ^Kt| | | |---------------------------------------| 2 | ^P | ^P | ^P | | | | ^P | ^P | |---------------------------------------| 1 | ^R | | ^B | ^Q | ^K | | | ^R | --------------------------------------A B C D E F G H Diag.

B-B2, P-Q5; 12. Kt-K4, PxP; 13. KtxKt, BxKt; 14. B-K4, Q-Q2; 15. Q-B2 or PxP. The openings as sketched out up to this point give a sufficiently clear idea of the possibilities of combining sound development with an attempt to capture the centre after the opening moves 1. P-K4, P-K4. In most cases, Black's centre pawn being open to attack by White's P-Q4, we find an early break-up of the centre, and concurrently the opening of the Ks or Qs file for the Rooks. " Lately the distinction has been abandoned, and very rightly, since in the latter openings, too, the centre can be cleared occasionally.

The exchange on the seventh move is compulsory, because the loss of a pawn after BxKt is in effect threatened, now that the White KP is supported by the Rook. Black's intention of exerting pressure on the KP is now difficult of execution, because his pieces are very cramped and hinder one another in a restricted area. The KB in particular cannot be brought into action without great difficulty, for instance by: RK1, B-KB1, P-KKt3, and B-Kt2. It is therefore advisable for White to develop his QB at Kt2 instead of at Kt5, in order not to give Black a chance of exchanging his troublesome Bishop.

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