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Old Wine in New Bottles

384 Seiten, gebunden, Informator-Verlag, 1. Auflage 2019

35,95 €
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I may be old-fashioned, but I keep using for my inspiration the treasure of the past. It does not make sense to speculate whether, for instance, Carlsen is stronger than Fischer or Korchnoi, as matches between players separated in time by so many decades are impossible. But this book aims to prove that some of the basic aspects of our game did not change over the generations. The same kind of brilliant ideas and mistakes are played again and again in specific situations.
I actually launch an invitation to examine the games of the classics, featuring ideas thought over only by human brains, and by no means less deep than those used today. We all use computer assistance when preparing or writing, but at the chess board we are all alone with our opponent, so educating our mind to work along the classical values is essential.It is virtually impossible to write a "complete" chess course, as the general themes and examples to each of them are practically inexhaustible. But I hope that after studying the book the reader will feel enriched, technically and aesthetically.
I remember my enthusiasm when receiving my first original copy of the Chess informant in 1987 (number 43) after having annotated some of my games from the Warsaw zonal tournament, ending in my first qualification to the Interzonal. Almost a third of a century has passed since then, but I am looking forward to hold this new book in my hands with no less excitement.
Mihal Marin
Weitere Informationen
Gewicht 770 g
Hersteller Informator-Verlag
Breite 17,5 cm
Höhe 24,5 cm
Medium Download, Buch
Erscheinungsjahr 2019
Autor Mihail Marin
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 1
ISBN-13 978-86-7297-104-0
Seiten 384
Einband gebunden
003 Foreword
007 System of Signs
Part one
010 Basic principles
011 1) A few twin games and one golden rule - DEVELOPMENT!
030 2) Strong king in the centre
Part two
048 Tactics
049 1) Is chess a matter of memory? - Lasker's double bishop sacrifice
063 2) The Achilles heel of the chessboard - f7/f2 weak points
077 3) b4 pawn - a brave foot soldier
Part three
092 Strategy
093 1) Exchanging the double pawns
103 2) Removing an outpost by an exchange sacrifice
114 3) The positional queen sacrifice and the strong passed pawn
125 4) The central pawns attack - A systematic plan or just a matter of time and nuances?
145 5) First among equals - Squeezing Water out of Dry Stone
162 6) The double pawns' strength and weakness in static positions
Part four
178 The Attack
179 1) Attacking with simple moves
193 2) Exchanging queens during a sacrificial attack
206 3) The necessity to attack
224 4) e5xf6! - How dramatic can it be?
Part five
236 Middlegame plans of specific openings
237 1) The Hedgehog
259 2) Pianissimo or Fortissimo?
278 3) FIRE ON BOARD - Sicilian Scheveningen structure
Part six
302 The Individual and Joined Abilities of the Pieces
303 1) The Versatility of the knight
319 2) Are all rook endings till drawn?
331 3) The Unfaithful queen
347 4) The knight endgames extravaganza
357 5) A rare but thrilling endgame
370 6) The Spanish knights
381 About the author