By Irving Chernev
Chess endings have an immediacy missing in chess endgame or chess difficulties: endings usually are not theoretical or composed, yet genuine board positions, the purpose in each online game whilst the superfluous falls away, leaving in basic terms the basic. José Raúl Capablanca (1888–1942) had no use for remoted inventive idea or compositions — he composed and created chess artwork as he performed. All of his genius — intuitive, tactical, strategic, logical — all of his artwork shines clearest in his endings, as he himself was once proud to claim, advising others to review them rigorously. "In order to enhance your game," he stated, "you needs to examine the endgame prior to the rest; for while the endings might be studied and mastered by way of themselves, the center online game and the outlet has to be studied relating to the endgame."
The most sensible approach to stick to Capablanca's suggestion is thru this — the one e-book dedicated to his nice endings, 60 whole video games emphasizing the grand finale yet annotated throughout.
Irving Chernev communicates in his notes the secret and sweetness in addition to the get pleasure from learning many times the unique, fertile brain of chess's maximum born participant. "Virtuoso," "exquisite," "profound," "inspired," "elegant," and "fiendish ingenuity" describe fit and event video games and endings opposed to Alekhine, Steiner, Marshall, Nimzowitsch, Lasker, Réti, and others, the simplest within the modern chess global. Capablanca's 11th video game within the 1901 Cuban championship (which he received, elderly 12) "surpasses any accomplishment through such different prodigies as Morphy, Reshevsky, and Fischer." From age 12 throughout the final video game within the e-book (nearly 4 many years later opposed to Reshevsky at Nottingham, 1936), Capablanca models endgames in annoying match surroundings that appear like tender, particular tools dreamt at leisure.
Here then is the essence of Capablanca, analyzed for the guide of gamers and the excitement of chess connoisseurs. integrated are indexes of openings, subject matters within the endings, and rivals, in addition to a bibliography and checklist of event and fit play. Capablanca: for avid gamers, the epitome of the endgame; for readers, a vintage chess study.
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Ifu7 mates the black king. Velimirovic seems resigned to giv ing back his extra material. igS, seeing that 20 ... fS? allows mate on g7. e3 b6 One of the recurring themes of this book is that an attack always needs the help of pawns at some point. If 20 ... fS, sheltering f6, Geller gives the variation 21 h3! hS 22 g4! (anyway) 70 After a couple of hundred years opponent who knew about the h7square . . Black realized what was happening to him and started to put a knight on f6. Just try mating on h7 after that!
T>f8! rather than f4-fS or support 4:JeS. He also hopes to the 'obvious' 19 ... �h8. Routine is the gain time by attacking the c4-bishop. enemy of every chess player, no matter 16 4:Je41 how strong. 21 b4! The bishop is forced to retreat, al lowing the white queen to infiltrate down the c-file. tf8 If 23 .. 'iYd6 Alekhine intended to combine threats to the black king and The only move, as if 21.. tc6 'ii'xc8! txe8. move. Another serious mistake. g. 24 ... tc6 11c7 26 :tfdl \i'e7 27 �d3! and the rook 20 .
Fended. now the black queen is forced to re treat, when her vital defensive power is removed from the kingside. 23 .. :iWb8 You will notice that none of these four themes would have applied if pawn, the one that could ram him with Black had played 19 ... '>t>f8! rather than f4-fS or support 4:JeS. He also hopes to the 'obvious' 19 ... �h8. Routine is the gain time by attacking the c4-bishop. enemy of every chess player, no matter 16 4:Je41 how strong. 21 b4! The bishop is forced to retreat, al lowing the white queen to infiltrate down the c-file.