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By Jose R. Capablanca

ISBN-10: 0156028077

ISBN-13: 9780156028073

A uncomplicated guide of chess via the grasp José Raul Capablanca, considered as one of many part dozen maximum avid gamers ever. Capablanca used to be famous specifically for his technical mastery, and during this publication he explains the basics as nobody else might. Diagrams.

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4 ... b4 is safer. 5 Nbd2 Nf6 6 e5 Nd5 Now White wins the b-pawn. 7 axb5 Black does not recapture because he wants White to spend a move playing Bd3 before he does so. Instead he develops his kingside. 7 ...

But now we see a superb demonstration of back row defence by Black. 24 Qf4 b4 23 Nd1 Qb5 24 h4! Rg6 25 Ne8 f6 26 Nc7 The itinerant knight has so far caused havoc in Black's defences, but is now about to be lassooed. 26 ... Qb8! Intending to answer 27 Nxe6! by ... Bd6! or ... Qg8! Back row defence! 27 d5 White keeps on coming but there is no threat of 28 dxe6 dxe6 29 Nxe6 because of ... Qg8, with a double attack on the knight at e6 and the pawn at g2. 27 ... Bb7 28 d6 Bf8 Now Black has real counter play with his active bishops.

Black is further hampered by being unable to play ... f4 because of Ne4. 26 Ke1 Qxb5 27 Bh6 Rf7 28 Qc1 Ba6 29 Rd2 Qb8 Hoping to force a concession from White with this attack on the e-pawn, but White blithely returns material to force a total blockade on the black squares. 30 Rxd5! exd5 31 Bf4 The rest of the game was unrecorded due to Black's time trouble, but White won with his extra piece and better position. G. Sax (GM)-M. Basman, Surrey Open, 1980 1 e4 e6 2 d4 a6 3 c4 b5 4 cxb5 axb5 5 Bxb5 Bb7 6 Nc3 Bb4 7 f3 Qh4 + 8 g3 Qh5 Sax decides to allow the central diagonal to be weakened, rather than move his king.

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