By Jose R. Capablanca
A uncomplicated handbook of chess by means of the grasp José Raul Capablanca, considered as one of many part dozen maximum avid gamers ever. Capablanca was once famous specifically for his technical mastery, and during this ebook he explains the basics as not anyone else may. Diagrams.
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An intensive realizing of the middlegame is key for any aspiring participant wishing to enhance their online game. This ebook makes use of examples from sensible play to boost tactical and positional abilities and knowledge to allow you to utilize your possibilities within the middlegame. It explains the fundamental principles of tactical and positional play, presents a number of routines for readers to check themselves and has a progressive format to assist readers take up the main rules.
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Diagram 42 fa'! Here Black has ail overwhelming superiority in forces: a Queen versus a Bishop. White, however, is in no hurry to lay down his weapons. 1. Bc7! Threatening 2. B g 3 + + . 1. Qf2 Black loses in the case of 1. g4 because then follows 2. B d 8 + + and in the case of 1. Qel 2. g 3 + + . 2. Bd6! Waiting move. That is the term used for a move marking time in order to hand over the move to the opponent. , a situation in which any move leads to the disadvantage of the player whose turn it is to move.
4? Kf7 2. Ke3 Kf6 3. Diagram 69 K e 4 K e 6 w i t h a d r a w ) 1. . K e 7 2. K e 4 K e 6 3. K f 4 K f 6 4. f3! (This i m p o r t a n t reserve m o v e that W h i t e has at his d i s p o s a l c o m p e l s B l a c k to g i v e u p the o p p o s i t i o n ) 4. . K g 6 5. K e 5 K f 7 6. K f 5 (again n o t f 4 ? b e c a u s e o f 6. . K e 7 ! 7. K f 5 K f 7 ) 6. K e 7 7. K g 6 ! K f 8 (or 7. K e 6 8 . f4 K e 7 9. f5 K f 8 10. K f 6 ! K g 8 11. K e 7 , and W h i t e w i n s ) 8. K f 6 K g 8 9.
Kh5 7. Qh3(g5) + + . Black could have played differently but by using the same methods White can always push the Black King to the edge of the board. Exercise. White starts and mates in two moves. Diagram 47 Mate by Two Rooks In the ending where the King and Queen opposed the King, mate was achieved with the aid of the King. Here, however, two Rooks, without the help of the King, push the opposing King to the edge of the board and mate him. 1. Rh3 (the third rank is cut oS to Black's King) 1. Kf4 2.