Maizelis, Ilya: The Soviet Chess Primer (PB) (HB)

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Ilya Maizelis’s masterpiece is the definitive introduction to the game of chess. It has inspired generations of Russians to take up the game, including arguably the two greatest players of all time, the 12th and 13th World Champions.

In the original Russian, this landmark work is simply called "Chess"—no other explanation was considered necessary. The Soviet Chess Primer is a modern English translation of Maizelis’s witty introduction to the royal game.

This new edition of a timeless classic includes an original foreword from the 2nd World Champion, Emanuel Lasker, as well as an introduction from the most celebrated chess trainer of modern times, Mark Dvoretsky.

Content:

007 Foreword by Mark Dvoretsky

009 Emanuel Lasker: The Meaning of Chess

012 Advice to Beginners

PART ONE: THE ELEMENTS OF CHESS

013 CHAPTER ONE: THE GAME EXPLAINED

013 1. The Chess Board and Pieces – Object of the Game

014 2. Identifying the Squares – Recording a Position

015 3. The Order of Play – Moves and Captures

015 4. The Moves of the Pieces – Attack and Defence – Exchanges

019 5. The Pawn’s Move – Capturing “en passant” – Pawn Promotion

021 6. Check and Mate

023 7. Draw – Perpetual Check – Stalemate

026 8. Castling

028 9. Recording the Moves – Conventional Symbols

029 Entertainment Pages

035 CHAPTER TWO: AIM OF THE GAME

035 1. Checkmate

038 2. Mate in the Simplest Endgames

041 3. Drawn Game

044 4. Conducting a Pawn to Its Queening Square

047 Entertainment Pages

057 CHAPTER THREE: TACTICS AND STRATEGY

057 1. The Concept of a Chess Plan

060 2. Relative Strengths of the Pieces

062 3. How the Position Affects the Relative Strengths

069 4. Further Characteristics of the Pieces

070 5. Restrictions on Mobility

070 Obstruction

072 Cutting Squares Off

073 Edge of the Board

074 Defensive Piece

077 Pin

081 Insufficient Time

082 6. Forcing Moves

082 Check

085 Dual Attack

092 Captures

096 Pawn Promotion

098 Threats

099 7. Series of Moves with a Common Idea

100 Piece Coordination

104 Attacking the Unprotected King

105 Centralization

105 Conquering the Seventh (or Eighth) Rank

107 Concentrating the Forces against an Important Point

108 Drawing an Enemy Piece towards or away from a Square

110 Employing Many-Sided Threats

111 The Opening and Blocking of Lines

114 Breaking through the Pawn Position

116 Tempo Gain and Zugzwang

118 Countering the Opponent’s Plans

120 Entertainment Pages

127 CHAPTER FOUR: TECHNIQUES OF CALCULATION

128 1. The Rule of the Square

132 2. The Counting of Moves (or Squares)

135 3. Counting the Number of Attacks

137 4. The “Wandering Square&rdquo

140 5. Critical Squares for a Passed Pawn

146 6. Critical Squares for a Blocked Pawn

152 7. Corresponding Squares

154 8. Further Devices to Simplify Calculation

156 Entertainment Pages

165 CHAPTER FIVE: COMBINATION

165 1. Combinative Motifs and Ideas

170 2. Types of Combination and Their Characteristics

184 3. The Technique of Combinations

190 4. Prerequisites for a Combination

194 Entertainment Pages

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Udgivelsesår
2015
Forlag
Quality Chess
Antal sider
400
Sprog
Engelsk