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ACCOUNT OF THE PRINCIPAL WRITERS ON THE GAME. The field of battle is the Chess Board, which is a square table, composed of sixty-four smaller squares, called houses, black and white alternately, divided into eight files, each of which therefore is of eight houses in a right line, arranging the Chess-board in such a manner, that the square of the angle, to the right of the Player, may be white this however not absolutely, affecting the intrinsic nature of. the gaiqe but the aft thority of writers is founded on the most ancient invariable practice, and observance ofjtye Playep. The Laws of the Game were introduced principally from the necessity of providing against disputes between Players. The most necessary to be known, the most conformable to right reason, and the most established, from the common authority of the best writers, are the following.
Most writers concur in recommending 2. K. B. to Q. B' 4tli also, as Black's best reply to the Bishop's Opening but Jaenisch and the authors of the German Handbuch unanimously recommcnd 2. Iv. Kt. to B's 3rd in preference. Upon this point the latter remark We support our opinion not only by the authority of the ' Nouvclle Analyse,' in which Jaenisch advises the play of the Kt., but by the experience of our friends, the best players of Berlin, who, in two of their games by correspondence, against Magdeburg (1833) and against Posen (1839), played the move 2. K. Kt. to B's 3rd, in reply to 2. K. B. to Q. B's 4th, and won them both.
This ingenious position is first given by Stamma, and has oeen copied bv many subsequent writers. With the move, Biai k gives checkmate at once, and even without this advantage, it would at first sight appear that he may draw the game, beiause White cannot at the same time defend the eheckmate and protect his attacked Rook. Bv the following mode of play, howeve , it will be seen that, having to play, White may '-win the game.
(Penguin, 1964) and a number of other books by Kotov, including the classic Play Like a Grandmaster (Batsford, 1978). These fine authors demonstrate the importance of words and questions when they write about a position. Mark Dvoretsky and Artur Yusupov are leading modern writers their Training for the Tournament Player (Batsford, 1993) corresponds best to the theme of this chapter.
I should say that the advantage of the queenside pawn majority has in the past been overemphasised by certain writers and players. I've even heard players talk of the advantage of the queenside pawn majority when both kings are on the queenside Practical experience has taught me that there are often certain features in a position that are more important. Nevertheless, with all other things being equal, the queenside pawn majority is still a useful acquisition.
'J ue Queen usually wins against two of the minor Pieces, at least, if tliey are on different parts of the board, or at a distance from their King. There are, however, many instances in which, by skilful play, the weaker force may draw the game, nor are the principal writers by any means yet agreed as to the number and description of such cases. The examination is a difficult one, and we shall here present the latest discoveries.
If the idea of the great German player, that sacrifices are not needed if the game is conducted correctly, is taken literally, he can immediately be put down as a dogmatist (which has already happened many times), and accused of not understanding the place and significance of combinative play in chess. Fortunately, the number of those who thoughtlessly pin labels would appear to have begun to diminish, both among writers, and among readers. Indeed, Tarrasch himself was not averse to sacrificing, and certainly did not prohibit others from doing so.
First, however, I want to make a brief historical digression. Some of the rules and dogmatic assessments that I discussed in SOMCS appeared in popular articles such as Steinitz wrote or in relatively elementary books such as Las-ker's 'Manual' or in other general works such as those of Tarrasch. Others showed up in high-level annotations. This raises the question of whether the writers themselves weren't necessarily adherents of the views expressed, but were instead writing for the student. In fact, I think that it's fairly easy to distinguish as one reads these texts whether the author is expressing a fundamental belief or giving some
In playing over the variations just submitted, it is impossible to avoid being struck by the elegance and accuracy of this analysis, but, as Loili and other writers observe, the general proposition laid down by Philidor, of the Rook and Bishop winning against a Rook, can ouly be sustained on the supposition that the adversary can always he forced into this or a similar position, and this, though attempted by Philidor in his edition of 1777, has never been demonstrated, and in the opinion of every olayer who is conversant with the subject, is an impossibility.
Inexact phrase, as an abstract characterization intended to bring the reader some sense of unity with regard to some modern ideas and practices. Of course, as an abstraction it lacks essential force and is fairly meaningless without scores of specific examples and explanations, as given in SOMCS and now in this book. A similar case arises when a chess author promotes the virtues of 'harmonious play' or 'harmonious interaction of the pieces', as many middlegame writers have done. This is hardly useful by itself I suspect that if you asked even beginners whether they thought that harmonious play was desirable, they would probably agree that it was. The author's task in that case would be to provide many examples of harmonious (and not so harmonious) play, describing what that means in each situation with as much detail as possible. In a similar fashion, I have discussed the ascendance of concrete thinking in modern chess, as opposed to reliance upon general considerations, by giving...
One of the most famous writers and players in chess history is Aron Nimzowitsch. Few figures in history have had more influence on how chess is played than Nimzowitsch. His legendary book My System remains one of the (perhaps the) most influential chess books ever written. In My System Nimzowitsch discusses eight elements of chess strategy Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (born 1884) is an old master from the times of Capablanca and Ale-khine. Znosko-Borovsky was a strong player in his time, and although he never quite reached the same heights as the aforementioned legends, he did beat Capablanca in an exhibition game in St Petersburg 1913.1 include him here, because he was also a writer on chess strategy, writing chess books in a different manner from most other authors. Rather than simply exemplifying chess strategy with a vast number of examples, Znosko-Borovsky instead tried to describe it verbally, to provide a real understanding of the basic elements of the game. This corresponds with my...
As has become traditional, at the end of our book we present examples of achievements by students of our school (their ages are given in brackets). The young people have played and annotated a whole range of interesting games some of them will be offered here for the reader's judgement, with minor amendments to the analysis. The writer had a difficult problem of selection after all, nearly every young player produces good examples of attacking chess. Nor is this surprising attack, risk and imagination are naturally associated with youth. But let the games speak for themselves.
All children have idols and role models. What separated me from the other children in the school playground was that my idols, Wed-berg, Cramling, Andersson, Fischer and Larsen, never appeared on any picture cards. The one that was at the top of my list changed from week to week, depending on who had won any tournaments lately or if I was about to read a book or an article he (or she) had written. For the latter reason, Larsen was at the top for a long time. He was, and is, a brilliant writer who can explain how a grandmaster
This is the other mode of play for Black proposed by the German writer, and he pursues it thus In this situation I think, in opposition to the able writer mentioned. that Black's game is vastly iuferior to vo'irs, tnd that with his King .so circumstanced, the loss of jour Pawn i*
Global interest in the match is shown by more than 100 chess journalists and distinguished ex-players who have come from everywhere to report and watch. Walking into the Press Room is like entering a time capsule of post-war tournaments. The legendary veteran Miguel Najdorf from Buenos Aires, still a great player at 73, Robert Byrne of the US, Yuri Averbakh the Moscow grandmaster and endgame writer, Roman Toran from Spain, all are there. To watch Najdorf dissect a game in progress is a chess education in itself.
Frequently an annotator of Chess concludes his review of a game, or a line of play, with the expression 'the rest is a matter of technique*. I have also seen such comments as 'X demonstrated the superiority of his technique*. On occasion I have failed to understand what a writer had in mind when he used this language, if, indeed, he had anything in mind. On other occasions (quite rare ones) I have seen the term 'technique' (as I thought) usefully employed. But it is never easy to use, whether inside or outside Chess.
The next step is to calculate from the candidate moves. The grandmaster and chess writer Alexander Kotov suggested that you scientifically and methodically analyse all the candidate moves that you have chosen, to see which is the best. However, there is a big difference between a game and a training situation. During training it is important to pick out all the candidate moves and to do thorough research. In a game situation, on the contrary, you choose intuitively the variation that seems most promising and start to analyse it immediately. This becomes the main variation. This assumes that you have been working up a feeling for the candidate moves, like Petrosian. Often you benefit from taking a step back and using thirty seconds to find alternative candidate moves in the position. Otherwise you risk missing something.
The notation may be called the language of the game, and a knowledge of it is absolutely indispensable to oxcry one who is himself ambitious of excelling, or who is desirous of appreciating the excellencies of other players. How many thousands of amateurs are there who liaxe never played a single game or opening through from books in their lives, and who debar themselves from the primary source of enjoyment. and indeed impi ovement, which chess affords, simply because thev will ne er be at the pains of acquiring the key to studying printed games Others, again, ha e contrived to pick np sufficient acquaintance with some particular sj stem adopted by one writer, or in one country, to play over a printed game from that notation w ith tolerable accuracy, but cannot be induced to demote the requisite time and attention for the attainment of any other. Now, as the method of describing the movements of the chess-men differs materially in different countries, your true chess-player w ill nex...
Jonathan was British champion for three consecutive years, 2004-6. Prior to joining the RSA he was a professional player, teacher, and writer. Jonathan views chess as a form of praxis in which we come to better understand our own natures, and has written accessible books (The Seven Deadly Chess Sins and Chess for Zebras) on the subject that have been translated into several foreign languages. An invited speaker at international conferences on learning, thinking, and sport, he has written for The New Statesman magazine, The Herald, and has been featured on BBC radio and television.
We have examined the various aspects of the attack on the castled king and have covered each topic on the basis of present-day knowledge of the art of chess. This material has been presented with all the difficulties and deficiencies of a pioneer, but with the joy of a discoverer who has seen in new knowledge a confirmation of his faith in the values of chess and his own general theory of the game. The attentive reader who has battled his way with the writer from chapter to chapter will have observed the steady widening of the problem of the attack on the king we began with the basic techniques of combination and have progressed to the kind of understanding which characterizes mastery of the game. The logical path we have taken has justified its call for a high degree of effort in return for new knowledge its purpose is to show us the significance of the attack on the castled king in the full context of a game of chess. From our examination of the defence against a kingside attack and...
Would love to improve their game, and so they slog through modem books by Schiller, Pandolfini, Silman, Nunn, Dvoretsky and endless other authors. The truth is, many of these writers are so much stronger than the average D-A student that they can't really address their problems, simply because they can no longer relate to them.'
Eric Schiller is the author of more than 90 chess books and the world's leading writer on openings. He is widely considered one of the foremost analysts, writers and teachers of chess. Schiller is a National and Life Master, an International Arbiter of F.I.D.E., and the official trainer for many of America's top young players. Eric Schiller is the author of more than 90 chess books and the world's leading writer on openings. He is widely considered one of the foremost analysts, writers and teachers of chess. Schiller is a National and Life Master, an International Arbiter of F.I.D.E., and the official trainer for many of America's top young players. BY THE WORLD'S LEADING WRITERS ON CHESS OPENINGS
Great as most people think because so much in Nimzowitsch can be found already in Steinitz, but he did emphasise certain things that Steinitz neglected, things that were very much against Tarrasch and so on. The funny thing is that Nimzowitsch's most famous book is called My System, and it's not a system. It's part of a system. It is not a whole system. Nimzowitsch's writings meant very much for the development of certain important ideas, but it's hard for us to see now if these ideas would have developed independently of Nimzowitsch in other writers but it does look as if he passed on some ideas to, for instance, a player like Petrosian. For example the blockading knight. This is one of the parts of his 'system' which comes across very strongly. Donner once told me that Euwe lost a game - I think it was Amsterdam 1950, against Pilnik - and afterwards Euwe didn't understand the mistakes he had made and to Donner, to me, to Pilnik, to a lot of people it was obvious that Euwe had...
I am so pleased and honored to have been named The Chess Journalist of the Year (CJA) for 2009. Thanks to all of you, dear chess players, who have supported me in my eternal quest to promote chess around the world. Nowadays, in the Internet age, journalism has evolved, it's no longer reserved to writers in newspapers and to distant TV reporters, but to you and me, using new technologies. Today, we can talk about chess on Twitter and on Facebook, we can create audio and video podcasts, movies about chess, and we can share our experiences about chess with all our friends on our personal blogs and websites. That personal experience you can share about chess is by definition more personal and has power to attract more people to chess. Most of you, by being connected, are genuine chess journalists. Ithere-fore urge you to share your love ofchess with the world, in any way you can. By becoming members of the CJA (only 10 per year, it's a non-profit organization), you will also be able to...
Nimzowitsch's feud with Tarrasch is notorious and has been mentioned elsewhere in this volume in Nimzowitsch's own words. From Nimzowitsch's comments we can see that, prior to 1914, opposition to the great Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch, the leading German master (apart from Lasker), the 'world tournament champion' (a title Tarrasch gained at Ostend 1907) and challenger to Lasker's individual title, provided the spur to Nim-zowitsch's own remarkable progress. The animosity between these two outstanding writers and practi 'system' of sorts does exist, bodied forth in a fashion undertaken by no other chess master or writer. It is, however, shot through with paradoxes. For example one of Nimzowitsch's main strengths over the board was his ability as a fighter and an acute tactician, yet the appeal to a 'System' ( higher order of principles) does a lot to underplay the element of struggle. My System could equally aptly be titled 'My Struggle', - Both over the board and in conflict with Dr....
First mentioned by the early Italian writers of the sixteenth century and Bishop Buy Lopez, leads to the more brilliant Muzio, Algaier, and Kieseritzki Gambits its offshoots. Most modern authorities, including the Handbuch, confirm the verdict of the Academy of Chess at Naples, which declared itself in favour of the defence more than two and a half centuries ago. Philidor was of opinion that the most correct defence might draw but could not win, whilst Lolli maintained the contrary. As Freeborough and Banken rightly observe, the progress of analysis has been more satisfactory for the defence than the attack. We see, therefore, no reason to modify the opinion we expressed sixteen years ago, that the King's Knight's Gambit is not so strong as the King's Bishop's Gambit, notwithstanding the adverse opinion of the Athen um, whose Chess Beviewer at that time was neither a master nor a theorist, and displayed profound ignorance of his subject. Lewis also rightly condemned this Gambit.
In obedience to the time-honoured custom of writers, ancient and modern, on the game of Chess, we conclude the present Treatise with a collection of ingenious positions, all of them original, and most of them, if we mistake not, calculated to prove both edifying to the learner and entertaining to the proficient.
I quite concur with Major Jaenisch in opinion that your move of K. Kt. to B's 3rd is more vigorous and attacking than P. t Q. B's 3rd, and that it has not been sufficiently appreciated bj authors. As he observes, you evade by this move the powerful defence of the Italian writers, 3. Q. to K. Kt.'s 4th, and that of Mr. Lewis, 3. P. to Q's 4th, involving a long and complicated series of defensive man uvres, the slightest error in which would be dangerous to your success, and which, when played with perfect accuracy, seems to lead only to an equal game.
And does a poor writer really trash the competition if he points out the mistakes of others No, of course not. We are not the moves we play, and chess writers are not in competition with other writers or with chess players, but rather in alliance with the chess reader, and there some objectivity and honesty is required.
Many novelists stress the difference between two aspects of the creative process. First comes the writing the characters and plot are defined, the problems they face are identified and resolved, and by the time that is done, the first draft is ready. Then comes the editing stage, with its fine-tuning and polishing, when all the style is put into the work. For some writers, it is essential to separate these two stages. When the mind is in a creative phase, it is impossible to pay the close attention to detail that editing demands and when it is engaged in editing, there is no hope of taking an overall view of the grand scheme of the work.
Is an opening upon which but little information can be gathered from the earlier writers. Lolli has devoted some consideration to a few of its more important variations but it was not till the occasion of the great match by correspondence, between the London and Edinburgh Chess Clubs, when each party adopted this opening in one of their games, that its merits began to be appreciated. Since that period it lias undergone a searching and complete analysis, and is now
Kt. to his 5th (See Variation I.), or castle at this point, as in Variation II. both of these moves, will be examined hereafter. Black's 5th move is that formerly advised as best by the chief writers if instead he should play 5. P. takes P., you may take the K. B s P. with your B. (eh.), and if he take B. with K., you play Q. to her 5th (eh.), and then take his B. He may, however, adopt the mo e suggested by Jacniseh of 5. K's Kt. to B's 3rd, and resolve the game into a position of the Guioco Piano, which we arrive at in that game by these moves For youi 7th move the best writers have heretofore 2 coin The move of 7. P. to Q. Kt.'s 5th occurs in a game lately played between the writer and Mr. Harrwitz, and has been sanctioned in practice since by some of the best players in the country if Black, in reply, play 7. Kt. to Q. It's 4th, or Kt. to his sq., his Kt. for some moves is inactive, and White has time to dcvclope his forces if ho answer with 7. Kt. to K's...
P. to Q's 3rd is sanctioned bj cne approval of Mr. Lewis, who appears to prefer it to the more generally adopted one of K's Kt. to B's 3rd. It may be made, I think, without any positive disadvantage, but I agree with the German writers in believing the latter more advisable.
This formation is characterized by the fixed nature of the QP and KP on both sides which we can therefore term a fixed pawn chain. Many writers just use the term 'pawn chain' for such positions but clearly that could mean any string of pawns, fixed or not. In Volume 2, Chapter 11 ('Tension in the Centre'), we showed how a fixed pawn chain always arises when tension is released in the centre after openings such as 1 P-K4 P-K3 2 P-Q4 P-Q4 3 P-TC5. In game 12, the original tension of White's pawns on Q3 and K4 facing Black's pawns on Q4 and K3 was released by Black who continued with
Rentero, who is best known for his super tournaments in Linares, wanted to attract print reporters, not web journal ists. He feared that newspaper and magazine writers might ignore the match if their exclusive access was lost by letting in the bloggers and other riff raff.
The emotional outcome of this fascinating contest was summed up many years later by that fine Soviet writer and great connoisseur of chess art, Leonid Zorin. He recalled 'While the game was being played, I lived, what is called, a full life. It was the tension of the mind, the implications of Taimanov's inspiration, the excitement of the struggle, the hopes that changed to confusion and, finally, the spirited ascent, when the last accord was sounded of this indeed polyphonic composition, and my friend Mark Tai-manov, having gained victory, became a participant in the Interzonal tournament'.
Tartakower is the most prolific as well as the wittiest writer in the history of chess. Thus far he has written fourteen books, which have appeared in German, French, Russian, Hungarian, and Spanish Readers of The Chess Review will recall his fascinating article on the Caro-Kann Defense.
The youngest member of that team was 7-year-old Mike Klein, who is now a chess coach and writer. Morgan Pehme and 10-year-old, future-IM Josh Waitzkin made the team. Some of the older members certainly fulfilled their teen promise as players 15-year-old Ilya Gurevich, 16-year-old Alex Sherzer, and 17-year-olds Ben Finegold and Stuart Rachels.
When Larisa Volpert made her debut in the U.S.S.R. Championship in 1949 she tied for fifth place with Chudova, an experienced first-category player. In the same year she completed the Department of Philology at Leningrad University. She remained at the University for graduate studies which she finished in 1955, presenting a Candidate's thesis about the work of the progressive French writer Jean Richard Bloch.
There are three other titles that I wish to mention Larsen s Selected Games of Chess 1948-69 by Bent Larsen (Bell, 1970), The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal, by Mikhail Tal (reissued by Cadogan, 1997), and Chess Praxis by Aron Nimzowitsch (various editions). Larsen is Scandinavia's greatest chess writer and I am fond of his style of commentary. The book by Tal is packed with tactical masterpieces but the aspect that makes it stand out is Tal's 'interviews' with himself. I have chosen the book by Nimzowitsch as I admire his effort to explain the mystery of chess not only theoretically but also by using himself as an experimental guinea-pig.
Robby is a purely local chess product, born in Tucson in 1970, matriculating through grade school (where he was first discovered as a prodigy), through middle school (where he won two national titles and was ranked in the top ten for his age) and on into high school (where he won the Denker), dominating those events as the top board of the powerhouse Uni versity High School teams, which won three national team titles. He graduated from the University of Arizona (he is a HUGE Wildcats fan) with a degree in accounting, and later earned his law degree at the McGeorge School of Law. Robby works as an estate planning attor ney, juggling his day job with his chess job. He is a strong, master level player, having achieved a peak USCF rating of about 2450, and the FIDE awarded FM title. His chess vita includes three individ ual national titles as a player, nine national titles as a coach, organizer of the Western Invitational Chess Camp as well as tutor, writer, tournament director, and...
In the 1950s, Nigel fought for Her Majesty's forces against a communist insurrection in what was then called Malaya and is today known as Malaysia, which is where this writer now lives and works. He was unmolested by the enemy and returned whole in body and mind. His worst or, more accurately, most amusing moment was having to curl up his long person under a short bed in circumstances redolent of Anthony Burgess' steamy Beds in the East, a tome in that author's Malayan Trilogy.
But in the Soviet Union I enjoyed a degree of perfectly official popularity that neither Solzhenitsin nor Sakharov could boast of, nor even Rostropovich or Barshai, public figures who are much better known in the West than I am. I was seen on the television screen by tens of millions of people, I was greeted, and my speeches listened to, by hundreds of thousands. For dozens of years the papers talked about me - Stalin, Malenkov, Krushchev and Brezhnev gave way one to another, but my name did not dissapear from the press. I myself sensed this popularity, and it made life easier. This popularity was now turned against the Soviet authorities. The people had to be informed of my disappearance. A sailor leaving his ship, a writer staying behind in the West, a political figure deported from the country - there is no need to report all these. But the incident involving me was impossible to conceal from the people.
Hammer, nutritionist and writer. She suggests a high protein and high carbohydrate meal with at least a 30 minute buffer before a round. The carbs will help sustain the focus, while the protein will add to the needed nutrients for brain connections, she explained. Foods to eat before a long haul would be carbohydrates (veggies, grains, fruits, rice or potatoes) along with some protein eggs, peanut butter, chicken, nuts, soy and yogurts are good examples. Carbs alone won't cut it.
They're some of the best chess writers in the business. They are dedicated, they have editors, they have copyeditors, they have Fritz. I FELT AWFUL ABOUT BLUNDERING THE DEDICATION TO my fourth book, People, Places, Checkmates Teaching Social Studies with Chess. Who, I thought to myself, messes up a dedication Wouldn't that rank among the worst blunders ever, because the writer couldn't make it to page one correctly I decided to ask prominent chess writers whether they've blundered. If they had, then the Sesame Street lyrics Everyone makes mistakes, so why can't you applied. To find out writers' blunders, and to get that song out of my head, I interviewed (via e-mail) GM Andy Soltis, author of Studying Chess Made Easy IM Jack Peters, longtime Los Angeles Times chess writer IM Jeremy Silman, author of The Amateur's Mind,, Silman's Complete Endgame Course, and How to Reassess Your Chess-4th Edition and IM Daniel Rensch, winner of the 2009 Chess Life Online Best Article of the Year for...
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