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Art.-No.: LXMAROWINB
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Old Wine in New Bottles

384 pages, hardback, Informator-Verlag, 1. edition 2019.

€32.95
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I may be old-fashioned, but I keep using for my inspiration the treasure of the past. It does not make sense to speculate whether, for instance, Carlsen is stronger than Fischer or Korchnoi, as matches between players separated in time by so many decades are impossible. But this book aims to prove that some of the basic aspects of our game did not change over the generations. The same kind of brilliant ideas and mistakes are played again and again in specific situations.

I actually launch an invitation to examine the games of the classics, featuring ideas thought over only by human brains, and by no means less deep than those used today. We all use computer assistance when preparing or writing, but at the chess board we are all alone with our opponent, so educating our mind to work along the classical values is essential.It is virtually impossible to write a "complete" chess course, as the general themes and examples to each of them are practically inexhaustible. But I hope that after studying the book the reader will feel enriched, technically and aesthetically.

I remember my enthusiasm when receiving my first original copy of the Chess informant in 1987 (number 43) after having annotated some of my games from the Warsaw zonal tournament, ending in my first qualification to the Interzonal. Almost a third of a century has passed since then, but I am looking forward to hold this new book in my hands with no less excitement.

Mihal Marin

Details
Language English
Author Marin, Mihail
Publisher Informator-Verlag
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 770 g
Width 17.5 cm
Height 24.5 cm
Pages 384
ISBN-13 978-86-7297-104-0
Year of Publication 2019
Binding hardback
Contents

003 Foreword

007 System of Signs

Part one

010 Basic principles

011 1) A few twin games and one golden rule - DEVELOPMENT!

030 2) Strong king in the centre

Part two

048 Tactics

049 1) Is chess a matter of memory? - Lasker's double bishop sacrifice

063 2) The Achilles heel of the chessboard - f7/f2 weak points

077 3) b4 pawn - a brave foot soldier

Part three

092 Strategy

093 1) Exchanging the double pawns

103 2) Removing an outpost by an exchange sacrifice

114 3) The positional queen sacrifice and the strong passed pawn

125 4) The central pawns attack - A systematic plan or just a matter of time and nuances?

145 5) First among equals - Squeezing Water out of Dry Stone

162 6) The double pawns' strength and weakness in static positions

Part four

178 The Attack

179 1) Attacking with simple moves

193 2) Exchanging queens during a sacrificial attack

206 3) The necessity to attack

224 4) e5xf6! - How dramatic can it be?

Part five

236 Middlegame plans of specific openings

237 1) The Hedgehog

259 2) Pianissimo or Fortissimo?

278 3) FIRE ON BOARD - Sicilian Scheveningen structure

288 4) SON OF SORROW

Part six

302 The Individual and Joined Abilities of the Pieces

303 1) The Versatility of the knight

319 2) Are all rook endings till drawn?

331 3) The Unfaithful queen

347 4) The knight endgames extravaganza

357 5) A rare but thrilling endgame

370 6) The Spanish knights

381 About the author

Extract

Old Wine in New Bottles

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