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Art.-No.: LXSTETMCI
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The Modern Chess Instructor

288 pages, paperback, Russel, 1. edition 2017.

€23.95
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THE BRILLIANT ORIGINALITY OF STEINITZ

More than 125 years ago, one of the first great chess books appeared. The Modern Chess Instructor, Part I, written by then world champion Wilhelm Steinitz, was released in 1889. It was his magnum opus, setting forth for the first time the principles of modern chess. It is no exaggeration to say that Steinitz's writings have influenced every great player. As American grandmaster Andy Soltis notes in his foreword to this classic: "The bulk of The Modern Chess Instructor is devoted to opening analysis and annotated games that illustrate the analysis. But it is filled with original Steinitz ideas. This may be why Bobby Fischer was his greatest 20th century fan. Fischer was always looking for forgotten opening moves. In MCI and Steinitz's International Chess Magazine he found some that he later revived in tournaments, such as 9.Nh3 in the main line of the Two Knights Defense and 5.Qe2 in the Petroff (after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4.e5 Ne4). "Of course, the opening analysis of MCI is dated and the openings are out of fashion. But unpopular openings are not necessarily bad openings. Ask Magnus Carlsen. When he played 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.0-0 against Sergey Karjakin in 2016 title match, it was the first time these moves had appeared in more than a century of world championship games." This 21st century edition has converted the archaic English descriptive notation to algebraic and reformatted the text so that it conforms to the expectations of the 21st century chessplayer. The Modern Chess Instructor's rare second part, published in 1895, has also been added. The result is a genuine treasure trove of original ideas coupled with exposition of the foundation of modern chess theory. Every chessplayer will find The Modern Chess Instructor enjoyable and instructive, a journey back to the theoretical roots of modern chess.

Details
Language English
Author Steinitz, Wilhelm
Publisher Russel
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 390 g
Width 15.3 cm
Height 22.8 cm
Pages 288
ISBN-13 978-1941270592
Year of Publication 2017
Binding paperback
Contents

005 Foreword by Andy Soltis

007 Preface by Wilhelm Steinitz

010 Chapter I Description of the game; the board and chessmen; movement of the pieces and mode of capture

014 Chapter II Algebraic Notation

017 Chapter III The Laws of the Game

021 Chapter IV Technical Terms

025 Chapter V Chess as a Training of Mind and How to Improve

031 Chapter VI The Modern School and its Tendency

034 Chapter VII Relative Value of Pieces and Principles of Play

Analysis of Openings

046 The Ruy Lopez

061 Illustrative Games

081 Double Ruy Lopez, Three and Four Knights´ Game

085 Illustrative Games

093 The Scotch Gambit

107 Illustrative Games

120 The Two Knights´ Defense

132 Illustrative Games

140 Petroff´s Defense

154 Illustrative Games

162 Philidor´s Defense

175 Illustrative Games

185 The Content Between Messrs. Steinitz and Chigorin

189 Games of the Content

216 Index of Games, Part I

Part II

220 Preface

225 The Ponziani Opening

244 Illustrative Games

255 Guicco Piano

276 Illustrative Games

286 Index of Games, Part II

GM Andy Soltis in his foreqord: "A vast, comprehensive work for players of all classes."

The Modern Chess Instructor

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23.95