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The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played

62 Masterpieces of Chess Strategy

Irving Chernev



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06 November 1992
Series: Dover Chess
Over 60 masterly demonstrations of basic strategies of winning, featuring games by the greatest chess masters. Compiled, diagramed, annotated by one of chess literature's most brilliant authors. Here are 62 masterly demonstrations of the basic strategies of winning at chess, compiled and annotated by one of the game's most admired and respected writers. Each game offers a classic example of a fundamental problem and its best resolution, described and diagrammed in the clearest possible manner for players of every level of skill. As Irving Chernev observes in the Introduction, Who will doubt the tremendous power exerted by a Rook posted on the seventh rank after seeing Capablanca's delightfully clear-cut demonstration in Game No. 1 against Tartakower? And who will not learn a great deal about the art of handling Rook and Pawn endings (the most important endings in chess) after playing through Tarrasch's game against Thorold? Chernev's lively and illuminating notes on each game reveal precisely how Capablanca, Tarrasch, and other masters - Fischer, Alekhine, Lasker, and Petrosian among them - turn theory into practice as they attack and maneuver to control the board. Readers will find their techniques improving with each lesson as Irving Chernev dissects winning strategies, comments on alternate tactics, and marvels at the finesse of winning play, noting at the end of his Introduction: I might just as well have called this collection The Most Beautiful Games of Chess Ever Played.
Imprint:   Dover
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   296g
ISBN:   9780486273020
ISBN 10:   0486273024
Series:   Dover Chess
Pages:   2
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Reviews for The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played: 62 Masterpieces of Chess Strategy

62 masterpieces of modern chess strategy - 62 games chosen because each is the finest single example of a particular principle - are presented with running commentary by Irving Chernev. The reach is over a century, from Pillsbury and Alekhine to Fischer and Tal. (Kirkus Reviews)

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