John Thursby's 75 Chess problems PDF

By John Thursby

From the PREFACE:

it kind of feels to be the customized to assert a number of phrases to the general public, whilst delivering a set of Chess difficulties, and this practice I shall presently avail myself of. The stratagems contained during this publication are a variety from the numerous difficulties composed through me, and released over the last six years in all of the prime journals and magazines at domestic and overseas.

i don't declare for my difficulties any especial or awesome profundity, nor do I intend to set myself up as a rival to different Chess authors; yet i feel that any Chess-player who takes the difficulty to seem via my publication, will find in it entertainment and enjoyment.

i don't faux on the way to provide tricks on building, or to put down dogmatic ideas in challenge artwork.

In end, I should kingdom that i've got continuously been taken care of with the best courtesy through each Chess Editor with whom i've got corresponded, with, I remorse to assert, one extraordinary exception.

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This unprecedented demolition of a chess superpower is a symbolic point in the evolution of Chinese chess, very much like the game Liu Wenzhe – Donner, Buenos Aires Olympiad 1978. Many spectators couldn't believe their eyes when China led 3:0 and Bu was trying to convert his advantage on the top board. It was not far away from a colossal defeat, but Onischuk defended well and saved some of the American honor. Earlier, Kaidanov collapsed in time trouble vs. Zhang Pengxiang and Novikov blundered a pawn in a better position against Zhang Zhong.

5; Russia follows suit vs. Armenia; Georgia turns the tables and wins 3:1 against Cuba; USA disposes of China women. In the beginning it could have been argued that they defeated the weakest teams. Afterwards one could claim that Israel, their first strong victim, is out of form. But now there is no other explanation but their sheer strength. Because in round 6 today the Chinese beat Olympic champion Ukraine! The Chinese Team It was a well-deserved victory. Moreover, the Asian champions may justly feel a bit unlucky with the result, because of the following miss on the top board.

Qxh7! There is no reason to hurry grabbing the exchange. In the meantime White collects some important pawns on the kingside. Qxg7! Qf6+ A very unpleasant check, against which Black can't defend properly. NewsId=52 (3 of 12)11/11/05 20:09:53 WCC Israel 2005 News White's strategy has been fully rewarded. Qd5 Bb8 31. Qd8+, Black resigned. Leading scorer: Ni Hua Today Cuba missed yet another win, this time against strong Ukraine. Playing with the black pieces, Dominguez and Arencibia easily held Volokitin and Karjakin respectively.

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