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The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played

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Prolific writer Irving Chernev showcases his personal choice of the most instructive and the most beautiful games of chess ever played. Each encounter is deeply annotated, revealing specific chess strategies that can be used in practical play. Revised edition of the 1960's classic presented in algebraic format for the first time.


Chess competitors, from novice to regular club player, will benefit from the wealth of knowledge and clarity of explanation contained within Chernev's move-by-move commentaries on 62 masterly demonstrations of the art of positional play.


The featured players represent some of the greatest names in chess history, including nine world champions from Wilhelm Steinitz to Bobby Fischer. Their model games turn turn theory into practice, showing how logical planning in accordance with the features of a given position leads to purposeful manuvering and control of the board.


Both King's and Queen's side openings are represented, ranging from the Ruy Lopez to the Sicilian, the English Opening to the Nimzo-Indian, thereby covering a wide variety of typical positions players might meet in competitive play. Lively and illuminating, this is an essential guide to strategy as well as a love letter to the art and science of chess.


Irving Chernev (1900-1981) was a Russian-American author of over 20 chess titles, including Winning Chess (jointly with Fred Reinfeld), a brilliant guide to chess tactics, and the bestselling Logical Chess: Move by Move.

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Product Details

ISBN 9781849941617
Manufacturer Batsford Chess
Author/s Irving Chernev
Pages 320
Publication Date Oct 7, 2014
Notation Type FAN - Figurine
Book Binding Type Paperback

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