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By Steve Giddins

ISBN-10: 1904600417

ISBN-13: 9781904600411

Steve Giddins has selected 50 supremely instructive video games - a few previous, a few new, and together with many who few readers may have obvious ahead of. He has annotated those video games intimately from a latest standpoint, explaining the helpful classes that may be learnt from them, whereas warding off the dangerous dogma that characterised many older works of this kind. subject matters comprise: Attacking the King, Defence, Piece strength, and Endgame issues. each one video game is by means of a recap of the most classes to be learned.

Giddins writes in a hugely available down-to-earth kind that appeals to membership avid gamers looking to increase their realizing of useful chess. His wisdom of Russian-language chess literature has enabled him to discover many glorious examples that experience no longer seemed in prior western literature.

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Black also still has to find active employment for his queen's bishop, while his other bishop remains shut out on g7. However, despite these advantages, White needs to find a plan. With the pawn on e5, and the weakness of the dark squares around Black's king, the natural plan is to create a mating attack on the kingside. th6, lDg5, etc. Timman's last move in turn tries to prevent this, but Short now comes up with a first-rate idea to further his kingside play. tc4! This prevents the queen exchange, but it is not immediately obvious how it helps, after Black attacks the bishop.

Then the threat of e5 would be somewhat uncomfortable, while the move 3 ... d6 would not really fit in with Black's queenside fianchetto. Instead, White just prefers to develop normally. b7 4 d4 e6 (D) White understands that with his king's bishop committed to g2, it would be a mistake to allow the doubling of his pawns after ... xc3+. The c4-pawn would be extremely weak, lacking the protection of the white king's bishop, and it would be quite impossible for White to reach the kind of dynamic central and queenside play we saw in Gligoric-Larsen.

However, despite these advantages, White needs to find a plan. With the pawn on e5, and the weakness of the dark squares around Black's king, the natural plan is to create a mating attack on the kingside. th6, lDg5, etc. Timman's last move in turn tries to prevent this, but Short now comes up with a first-rate idea to further his kingside play. tc4! This prevents the queen exchange, but it is not immediately obvious how it helps, after Black attacks the bishop. 17•••lDb618 b3! This is the key point.

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