By Ian Snape
So much chess-players are all too painfully conscious of what number half-points or even complete issues they squander as a result of negative endgame play. despite the fact that, they generally tend to visualize that bettering their endgame play consists of an immense quantity of research of dry technical positions, and like to spend their time on different elements of the sport, probably within the unrealistic wish of heading off endgames completely. during this booklet, Ian Snape is helping them to take on endgames with extra self belief, in order that they stay up for taking part in them, and are extra prepared to simplify whilst this can be the easiest plan of action. the 1st half the e-book discusses the parts of endgame conception which are so much appropriate to functional good fortune. the second one part beneficial properties a hundred workouts for the reader to unravel, including complete options. all of the routines are taken from actual video games.
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This can be a number of sixty nine annotated video games performed by way of 17 of the best chess gamers in background. The video games are well specified by descriptive notation. integrated with all of the video games is a biography of the avid gamers. This booklet is an effective learn. Even with no taking part in over the video games, readers will locate it relaxing.
I provide this publication a four megastar for an individual who desires to be brought to Nimzovich. What i admire top in regards to the e-book is that Reinfeld introduces Nimzovich no longer easily as a grandmaster, but in addition as an artist. what sort of artist was once he? The majestic flowing, classical good looks ala Rubinstein wasn't his. Dramatic is the key-phrase.
First, why you this ebook may be for you.
The strengths of this e-book is the method of learning the play of Fischer. The procedure hired within the improvement of this booklet is unusual and intensely powerful to truly research the features of a private taking part in kind. The research and dialogue is perfect for a constructing (but no longer unavoidably already robust participant) often. The issues in interpreting Fischer's sort should be utilized to any chess grasp that one may perhaps study.
Why did the booklet drop to 3 stars?
The research is common too superficial to supply any genuine deep perception into the positions. This probably a result of energy of the writer (FIDE approx. 2250). He definitely does a greater task at explaining positions than convinced GMs which are simply "mailing" of their research, yet does not come at any place close to as regards to the pinnacle chess writers similar to Beim, Marin and Soltis (and definite others). there are lots of occurences the place video games finish with the remark "and then it truly is Fischer's technique". The ebook is set approach however the writer by no means rather "gets" that Fischer's process and shielding talents allowed Fischer to make competitive judgements. convinced, he alluded to this in lots of sections, yet no synthesis was once supplied to actually offer an image of why Fischer's skill was once so dominate in his run opposed to the Soviets. this sort of dialogue might have superior the ebook significantly. in its place, the booklet is selection of attributes characterizing a taking part in sort with in general 4 or 5 examples. My major challenge is that almost all examples and features can be came upon for many most sensible GMs. the writer did little or no to distinction the effectiveness Fischer's variety opposed to the avid gamers of his time or perhaps the gamers as much as the book date.
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If you are an aspiring enhancing participant, this publication is an engaging and instructive learn yet do your personal homework! wade through a ebook like Soltis' Fischer Rediscovered and definitely learn Bobby Fischer's My Sixty so much Memorable video games. simply forget about the truth that the attributes are hugely comparable and sometimes an merchandise like "timing" can't be disconnected from all of the different features and doubtless is just not mentioned at its personal subject.
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19 Nfl To 19 N c4 Black would have replied 19 . . Re6. forcing the exchange sacrifice 20 Rxd6 and after 20 . . cxd6 2 1 Qf2 h e w o u l d have continued the attack by 21 . . f5 without its force being lesse ned. 19 20 Oxf3 Rd3 20 Od3 would be useless on account of 20 . . Oxd3. followed by 21 c4. Oxe4 20 21 Rd2 Oh4! 22 Rg2 Bh3 23 Of2 Black to move Position after 16 R d 1 16 • • • Nxg2! Because otherwise White would play 17 Nfl with a defendable position. 17 Kxg2 18 Kg1 Qh3+ Against 1 8 Kh 1 Bd6 19 f4 (so as to be able to save h i m s e l f after 1 9 .
Exd4 then 6 e 5 ! Against 5 d4 I had the intention of p l a y i n g 5 . . Bd6? but i s is evident that i n this case too W h i te would have remained with greater freedom of action. On the other h a n d the text move does not offer more than l i m ited difficulties. 5 Nge7 6 d3 The continuation given by B i l g u e r 6 d4 e x d 4 7 Bg5 O g 6 S B x e 7 N x e 7 9 cxd4 B b 6 1 0 Nc3 0-0 1 1 Bd3 does not, in my view, offer any danger to Black if he continues with 1 1 . . d6 12 e5 Oh6 etc. 6 h6 7 Nbd2 0-0 8 Ne4 Ng6 be 9 b4 B b 6 ( i f 9 .
R h 2 + 40 Kd 1 Rg2 41 b6 Rg8 42 b7 Rb8 43 Ke2 with the same result. 27 Rg3 Ra1+ 28 Kd2 bxe2 29 Kxe2 dxe4 Black's great effort has been translated i n to the gain of a pawn. B u t as t h i s pawn is doubled and his k i n g cannot stop W h i te's free b· pawn i n time, a d raw is the d e f i n ite conclusion. Page 48 Rf4 40 Kd3 Re7 41 b6 Rb7 42 Ke3 Kd5 43 Rb5+ Ke4 44 Rxf5 Rxb6 45 Rg6 Rxf7 Game 23 Phflidor's Defence 46 Kfl Kd5 Drawn 47 Re7 h5 48 Ra7 A s p l e n d i d effort by the Argen t i n i a n master.