The World of Correspondence Chess

The fascination of correspondence chess attracts hundreds of thousands of chess players world-wide. For many, it is their principal, or only, way of actively participating in the game they love. Although most keen over-the-board OTB players have tried a few games of postal chess at some time or other, surprisingly few of them know much about CC. The names of top correspondence players are hardly known to them and few postal games are published in mainstream chess books and magazines for...

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White plays Tarrasch-style to exploit Black's 'weakness' on c5, but Griinfeld demonstrates that it is not permanent. 22 Bc8 23 gt b3 b7 24 d4 c5 25 bxc5 We7 26 Be3 ixc5 27 Wb4 Now it is White who has the classical weakness, at c3. 30 Bdl Wc5 31 g3 Sff8 32 Wxc5 xc5 33 f4 g6 34 Sfl Bfe8 35 g4 he4 36 2ff3 2c4 37 k2 gt d2 38 Sf2 e4 39 Bff3 Bec8 40 id4 b4 Black exchanges a static advantage for a dynamic one. 41 ixe6 bxc3 42 Sfl 2e8 43 f5 gxf5 44 gxf5 7 45 2cl Sxe6 46 fxe6 amp xe6 47 lt amp g2 lt amp...