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By Max Euwe

These 25 chess video games performed among grasp and beginner have been selected, prepared, and annotated to assist amateurs increase their video games. What higher means may possibly the novice have of studying to take advantage of the vulnerable play of fellow amateurs than to check how a grasp could deal with such occasions? chosen via former global Chess Champion Max Euwe and Walter Meiden, a regular beginner participant, the video games indicate graphically how the chess grasp takes good thing about attribute mistakes of the amateur.
In common, the video games were offered so as of the measure of ability of the novice. The early video games have been performed opposed to newcomers; later video games, opposed to "coffeehouse" avid gamers of assorted ability degrees; the final video games, opposed to novice "book" avid gamers. every one video game, with statement by way of Dr. Euwe, used to be selected to demonstrate a particular element of chess, from numerous openings to a few commonplace chess occasions. via conscientiously learning those video games, the beginner participant will easy methods to realize and stay away from quite a few susceptible strategic and tactical moves.
Dr. Euwe's beneficial and informative remark on every one contest includes a dialogue of important strikes within the online game, an research of the hole used and reasons of vital chess thoughts as they come up. frequently, he incorporates a certain research of tactical diversifications that will were performed as choices. the result's an crucial reduction for amateurs looking to increase the standard in their video games in addition to a ebook that may be learn with revenue via chess gamers at each point of expertise.

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PAWrN ENDINGS i8 It is generally advisable to advance the Pawn that is from opposition. free P-QR4. I Black makes an advance on the other side, and now White considers whether or not he should stop the In this case either advance. way wins, but generally when the advance should be stopped King is . away. P-R4,K-K3. 2. If 3. K — Kt 3, then simple counting will show that White goes to the other P at the opposing Q R 4, side with his King, and then Queens his single wms Pawn the long before Black can do the same.

QXP mates. 2. Q— Kt 3 ch 3. B X P 14. PxKt K— R I mate. — The same t\pe of combination oc- a more comphcated form in the following SOME WINNING POSITIONS 22 B X Kt B X Kt Q — B QX 1. If . . fore wins the Q, Example tion is threatens mate, and there- 3 ; which already attacked. is Px 2. Kt— B 3. R— Kt3 ch 4. B XP 15. shown —A B. 6ch Kt K— Ri mate. very frequent type of combina- in the following position. mm: i t^ * wm' ^^'mm"t''"-c

To win is the one given here, by experiment. K— B 6, K— R 2; and in order win WTiite must get back to the actual position, as agamst 16 Kt 6 ch, R i draws), Ri to K— P— 16 18 P— Kt K— R 6, 7, K— Kt i; 17 P— Kt and White queens the 7, K— K—B Pawn 2; and wins. This ending, apparently so simple, should show the student the enormous difficulties to be surmounted, PAWN ENDINGS i6 even when there are hardly any pieces when left, playmg agamst an adversary who knows how to use the resources at his disposal, and it should show the student, also, the necessity of paying strict attention which form the basis of to these elementary things true mastership in Chess.

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