Irving Chernev's 1000 Best Short Games of Chess PDF

By Irving Chernev

ISBN-10: 0671538012

ISBN-13: 9780671538019

This can be a amazing ebook that each chessplayer may still personal. while i used to be undefined, I learn a remark via a chess bookseller who pointed out a grasp who had performed via each online game during this ebook in his early life, and had acknowledged what an excellent publication it was once. in the beginning 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 stated that he had most likely performed over extra chess video games than an individual in historical past. (This publication was once released in 1954, lengthy ahead of the times of chess databases, or maybe Chess Informant; Chernev needed to learn via millions of chess books and magazines, a few really imprecise, to collect those games.) The video games Chernev has chosen are very enjoyable and a few are fairly appealing. The video games are very flippantly annotated by way of Chernev, so for the main half it truly is as much as the reader to determine the place the loser (and usually either avid gamers) went mistaken. cautious examine of the video games within the publication will acquaint you with essentially each tactical inspiration there's, and may assist you stay away from error your self, and take advantage of 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 booklet is an expensive collector's merchandise nowadays. it really is 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 this present day rate approximately two times that, and are typically much smaller than this tome, so this ebook is kind of a cut price. i purchased the paperback over 30 years in the past whilst it used to be nonetheless in print. a few pages got here free through the years. i have considering the fact 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 e-book for which i've got such affection!

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18 For example, in Diagram 18 Black gives perpetual check by checking the White King continuously from a2 to a1. The White King has nowhere to hide and the draw is forced. Just like stalemate, perpetual check too can be planned in advance by a player. Sometimes players even sacrifice pieces in order to obtain a draw by perpetual check. Now let us look at a game played between two World Champions in the year 1914. White was 22-year-old Alexandre Alekhine, who became World Champion in 1927 by defeating the Cuban Jose Raoul Capablanca.

Write your answer ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ II. Board Study Exercises Write down your answers in the space below. 1. Place the board so that you are playing White. Find the squares d4, f7, and c3. 2. Looking at the board from Black’s side, find the squares c6, h2, d3, and a5. Answer questions 3–5 without looking at a board. 3. What color are the following squares: c3, h5, d6, b4? ______________________________ ______________________________ 4.

6. a1, b2, c3, d4, e5 f6, g7 and h8. They are all dark squares. 7. f2. 8. e4. D-45. 1. Ne6-f4 +. D-46. White is in the middle of castling short. He has made half the move (King to g1) and by completing the move (by jumping the Rook from h1 over to f1) he will checkmate Black. The whole move is 1. 0-0#. C. Abbreviated Notation Beginners usually record their games using the “full” algebraic notation, where the square on which a man stands before making a move is first indicated and then the square on which it stands after completing its move.

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