New PDF release: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess

By Irving Chernev

ISBN-10: 0671538012

ISBN-13: 9780671538019

This can be a really good publication that each chessplayer may still personal. while i used to be undefined, I learn a remark through a chess bookseller who pointed out a grasp who had performed via each online game during this publication in his adolescence, and had stated what an excellent ebook it was once. initially 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 publication. I additionally turned a grasp, and this booklet is an important a part of the explanation why.

Chernev enjoyed chess, and acknowledged that he had most likely performed over extra chess video games than an individual in heritage. (This booklet was once released in 1954, lengthy earlier than the times of chess databases, or perhaps Chess Informant; Chernev needed to learn via hundreds of thousands of chess books and magazines, a few really vague, to collect those games.) The video games Chernev has chosen are very exciting and a few are relatively attractive. The video games are very calmly annotated via Chernev, so for the main half it truly is as much as the reader to determine the place the loser (and usually either gamers) went mistaken. cautious learn of the video games within the ebook will acquaint you with essentially each tactical suggestion there's, and may assist you steer clear of error 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 e-book is a dear collector's merchandise nowadays. it really is certainly attainable to spend so much of cash for it, yet numerous booksellers listed below are promoting it for $13-14. New chess books this day fee approximately two times that, and tend to be much smaller than this tome, so this publication is sort of a discount. i purchased the paperback over 30 years in the past whilst it used to be nonetheless in print. a number of pages got here free through the years. i have in view that got one other paperback and a hardcover replica of the ebook, copied my unique annotations into the paperback, and given away my unique dog-eared paperback to a pal. i could not endure to throw out any reproduction of a booklet for which i've got such affection!

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Take! a) 2S ... f> 30 dS with a clear advantage. g5! (which was found, I believe, by some Finnish amateur who sent a letter to Nen' in Chess after my annotations were pub­ lished) nearly equalises the game! b1) 26 l:le7? xfS hxg3 even wins. ie4 'iff4+ 32 g2 'ifxe4+ is equal. gS 28 g41 and I would like to think that White is slightJy better, though l am not even sure about that. txc6 :ata During the game I thought that I was com­ pletely winning by this point and the only problem was that I was a bit short of time myself.

Lx£5 2S li:Jxf5 'i'g6 26 'i'c2! 1Wg4 27 33 Fire on Board Part 1/: 1 9 9 7 - 2 004 'it'dt and White consolidates. l f6 30 'it'd7 gS 31 lle7 l:th6 32 'irg4. Fortunately for White, in both cases Black does not have time to cap­ ture the bad knight. 30 11i'd7 g5 31 lle7 1Wc2 25 . g6? -;take! a) 2S ... f> 30 dS with a clear advantage. g5! (which was found, I believe, by some Finnish amateur who sent a letter to Nen' in Chess after my annotations were pub­ lished) nearly equalises the game! b1) 26 l:le7?

Li)c6 1 4 Scandinavian Defence for the first time. clearly better. '\ct played 8 li)e4 against Ionov (who used to work a lot with Salov) in Kazan 1 995. 8 ... c3? e. 14 ... ixb4 'irxb2 and Black is better. 14 . . ta3! e4! A good square for the bishop. e7?! This move should have been severely pun­ 1 0 1t"e2! l thought that I was still in a kind of •open­ ished. Correct is 16 ... c3 Le3+ 1 8 ing book', so my opponent sinking into a long the position offers fight. Wxe3, and although White i s still a little better, thought here made me puzzled.

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