By Graham Burgess
The top chess, 1900-1999, in ancient context: just like the remainder of the area, the sport of chess has replaced vastly in the course of the twentieth century. This publication surveys those advancements via concentrating on the head occasions, maximum achievements and such a lot extraordinary video games, year-by-year.
This instructive and fascinating e-book areas the chess fabric in its old context with a assessment of the most tales of every yr clear of the chessboard. it's going to satisfaction all people with a common curiosity in chess and its avid gamers, whether or not they are searching for to enhance their online game, achieve a greater appreciation of our chess history, or just trying to find entertainment.
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19 fxe3 l:td7 20 'iixc6+ 'itd8 21 l:tf4! e4+ 'itd6 24 'ii'f8+. 21 ... f5 22 'ii'c5 'iie7 Lasker seeks drawing chances in an unpleas ant endgame, since 22 . . d 1 + loses after 23 'ifi>f2 l:td2+ 24 'ifi>e 1 'ii'xg2 25 'ii'a5+ and 22 . . c6# is no good either. xf5 l:td1+ 25 'iii>f2 ! Rubinstein gives up a pawn to activate his king. He realized his advantage in due course. •.. The players in the following extract are best known for a ' game' they most likely didn' t play at all (Gibaud-Lazard: 1 d4 t2Jf6 2 t2Jd2 e5 3 dxe5 t2Jg4 4 h3??
B7 is a better defence. f6! A neat way to switch over to a kingside at tack. Afc8 After 23 . h5, 24 l:tg4 ! 'ifxe2? 25 l:txg7+ �h8 26 �g5 forces mate. The text-move tries to turn the battery on the fl-a6 diagonal into a pin, but White can now play directly for mate. 24 'ife5 ! :tc5 24 . . t>e8 27 'i'g8+ �d7 28 �e5+ wins; 24 . . g4 26 'ifxg4 g6 27 'ii'xa4 nets a piece. 25 'it'g3! g6 26 l:txa4 White is a piece up and still has mating threats. th4 After 12 �d2 l:txe2+ ( 1 2 .. fxe2 1 3 'ii'b 1 isn't so clear) 13 'ifxe2 (if 13 �c l , then 13 ...
This forces a position where Black has 'i'+i. vs 'ii'+l:t, but White's pieces are uncoordinated and his king is on the run. f6+ wins for Black. 41 .. 'ii'e 1+ 42 'iith3 g5 ! 43 l:tc2 White is compelled to move his rook away, but this gives Black an additional target. 43 .. 'iffl + 44 'iith2 'ii'g 1+ 45 'it>h3 'ili'h1+ 46 'it>g3 'ii'd 1! F. Siim isch - A. , discovering an attack on the h5-knight. However, Nimzo witsch has a fine reply ready. 20 ... fxe4! 21 'ii'xh5 l:txf2 Black has two pawns for the piece, and can make further inroads into White's badly orga nized position via the f-flle.