By Edward Winter
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Chess Grandmaster Raymond Keene chronicles the heritage of the improvement of the chess mixture as an paintings shape. In 86 entire video games in descriptive ranging from the fifteenth century, Keene presents examples of combos performed through Greco, Philidor, Mac Donnell, Von der Lasa, Staunton, Anderssen, Morphy, Zukertort, Steinitz, Lasker, Cabablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Keres, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov and Korchnoi.
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Author's preface: "I have performed an incredible volume of match and fit video games in the course of my lengthy chess profession, approximately 2,500 altogether. From these video games, i've got chosen in simple terms 300 for this booklet, - the video games I give some thought to my top and such a lot instructive ones. My objective was once to symbolize my most dear artistic achievements of the thirty years that experience handed, from 1966 until eventually 1996.
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Uh2 it would have been better to make a more useful move, for example 25 . . cifth7. 26 .. Ug2 l:tae8 Here too 27 . . a5 was more useful. 28 'ifa3 :11 29 :c3 a6 If Tal himself exchanges queens, this must imply that he considered his position to be won after the exchange. 32 ifb4 was also worth considering. 32 ... :xb8 33 :t1 ltJh2 Again 'pursuing' the repetition of moves after 34 l:tf4 ltJg4, but Tal is in no way satisfied with a draw. 34 l:tc1 �e8 34 . . Uf3! was stronger, after which Tal had in mind 35 l:txc6.
Llxf4+ 32 l:txf4 itxf4 33 'Llf6+ White would have won a piece. c3 lied8 (see next diagram) Black has no useful moves, and he can only passively await the outcome. ic7 39 ts �ea White had only one more move to make before the time control, and, instead of 40 The last move in the game that required accu racy! 62 � GAME 1 6 47 TAL - BOTVI N N I K �fa 48 l:. b6 �g8 49 �f4 �h7 24th-25th Apri l 1 96 1 Game 1 6 How can Black hope to save an endgame, in which h e has had to spend so many tempi on decentralising his king?
Such positions were unusually i nteresting to analyse with Tal , but simply impossible to defend at the board. However, 1 2 a4! , recommended by interna tional master Oleg Moiseev, came into consideration, after which Black should evidently continue 1 2 . . b7 with a compli cated game. 12 13 �e6 'il¥xd8 White's desire to stabilise the position is understandable: the knight at b6 lacks support and White is aiming for the end game. 13 . xd8 Underesti mating the danger. 1 4 a4 was essential - the knight at b6 needs help.
Alekhine on Carlsbad by Edward Winter