William Steinitz

Oung William Steinitz had finished only sixth in the big London tounameot of 1862, but he had played some brilliant games in a style that earned him the nickname, in an age partial to nicknames, of the Austrian Morphy. The accomplishment had netted him all of 5- -not a very impressive sum even to a man whose life up to then had been lived mostly hand to mouth. He was born into poverty in the city of Prague, then the capital of Bohemia and a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, on May 17, 1836....

Kings Indian Defense

White Korchnoi Black Geller 1 P-Q4, N-KB3 2 P-QB4, P-KN3 3 P-KN3, P-B3 4 P-Q5, B-N2 5 B-N2, P-Q3 6 N-QB3, 0-0 7 N-B3, P-K4 8 0-0, PxP 9 PxP, QN-Q2 10 N-Q2, P-QR4 11 N-B4, N-B4 12N-N5, N-Kl 13 P-B4, B-Q2 14 P-QR4, NxP 15 QxN, N-B2 16 NxN, BxQ 17 NxR, P-QN4 18 N 4-N6, PxP 19 RxP, R-Kl 20 P-K3, R-K2 21 R-R3, R-B2 22 NxR, QxN 23 R-QB4, PxR 24 NxB, P-R4 25 N-B3, P-KR5 26 PxP, Q-Ql 27 R-R4, QxP 28 B-Q2, B-R3 29 R-Rl, P-B4 30 N-K2, Q-K2 31 K-B2, Q-R5ch 32 K-Bl, QxP 33 RxP, Q-K4 34 R-R8ch, K-B2 35...

Grunfeld Defense

White Smyslov Black Botvinnik 1 P-Q4, N-KB3 2 P-QB4, P KN3 3 N-QB3, P-Q4 4 N-B3, B-N2 5 Q-N3, PxP 6 QxBP, 0-0 7 P-K4, B-N5 8 B-K3, KN-Q2 9 R-Ql (For notes on this variation see the earlier Grunfeld defense on page 170. In the fourth game Botvinnik, as White, had played 9 B-K2, N-N3 10 Q-B5 but got nothing out of it. The text move is more usual and better.), N-N3 10 Q-N3, N-B3 11 P-Q5, N-K4 12 B-K2, NxNch 13 PxN, B-R4 14 P-KR4 (At the. time, an innovation.), Q-Q2 15 P-R4, P-R4 16 N-N5...

English Opening

Fischer Petrosian

White Petrosian Black Korchnoi 1 P-QB4, P-QB4 2 N-KB3, N-KB3 3 P-Q4, PxP 4 NxP, P-KN3 5 N-QB3, P-Q4 6 B-N5, PxP 7 P-K3, Q-R4 B-N2 8 BxN, PxB 9 BxP, B-QN5 B-N2 10 R-QBI , P-QR3 11 0-0, N-Q2 11 . . . 0-0 12 N-Q5 12 P-QR3, B-K2 BxN 13 P-QN4, Q-K4 J . . . QxRP 14 N-Q5 14 P-B4 , Q-Nl 14 QxPch 15 K-Rl, threatening both 16 R-Kl and 16 N-Q5 15 BxPch , KxB 16 Q-N3ch, K-Kl 16 K-N2 17 N-K6ch, K-R3 18 R-B3- - 17 N-Q5, B-Q3 18 N-K6, P-QN4 19 N 5 B7ch, K-K2 20 N-Q4 , K-Bl 20 . . . BxN 21 N-B6ch or 20 . QxN...

Index to flayers

A number in italics indicates that the first-named player had White. I indicates that the score of the game is not given in full, ALEKH NE vs. Bogoiubov, 97, I6 vs. Capablanca, 85 , 86, 87, 89, 90, 93 vs. Euwe, 102, 105, 106, no, 111, 112, 114P. 115 12, 13 vs. Steinilz, 20, 2.5 AVERBACH vs. Kotov, 157 BENKO vs. Petrosian, 210 BOGOLUBOV vs, Alekhine, 97, 101P BOTVINN1K vs. Bronste n, 144, 145, 146, 147, 49, 150, 1533 vs, Euwe, 127 vs. Keres, 125 vs. Petrosian, 213, 214, 216, 217, 218-, vs....