A Fresh Look at Chess: 40 Instructive Games, Played and Annotated by Players Like You

A Fresh Look at Chess: 40 Instructive Games, Played and Annotated by Players Like You

by Lev Alburt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781889323251
Publisher: Chess Information & Research Institute
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Pages: 219
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

International Grandmaster Lev Alburt, three-time U.S. champion and former European champion, is one of the most sought-after chess teachers in the world. He lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Part I Focus on Openings

Game 1 Tal Is Smiling [1418-1588]* 12

Game 2 Setting Up An Attack [1244-1200] 17

Game 3 A True Gambiteer Attack [1692-1734] 24

Game 4 The Expanding Center (Right And Wrong Ways to Decline the Smith-Morra) [1788-1904] 28

Game 5 Lost On Move Four—And Then Winning[2280-1780] 34

Game 6 Queen To King's Rook Five, Check(mate)![1231-2123] 40

Game 7 Opening Deviations, Or Crime And Punishment 45

Part 2 Traps!

Game 8 Legal's Mate And Other Opening Traps 51

Game 9 Readers' Traps 53

Game 10 To Trap Or Not To Trap? [1915-1440] 54

Game 11 Saved By A Trap [2207-unrated] 60

Part 3 The Art of Sacrifice

Game 12 More Often Than Not, Initiative Trumps Material [1433-1540] 68

Game 13 An "Iffy Sacrifice" (And Some Advice To Defenders) [1435-1500] 74

Game 14 The Sacrifice (Bxh7+) [2000-1548] 79

Part 4 Attack & Defense

Games 15&16 Attacking Computers, Morphy-style [1554- ] 85

Game 17 Ignore Threats At Your Own Peril [1900-1276] 90

Game 18 Inspired By Fischer 95

Game 19 Older Players Can Be Deadly Tacticians, Too [1521-1499] 100

Game 20 A Student Applies Coach's Principles [1762-1752] 105

Game 21 The Perpetual Attack [1550-2100] 110

Game 22 Press On! [1443-1403] 114

Part 5 Tactics

Game 23 Shock and Awe Out Of The Blue Sky [1826-1630] 120

Game 24 When Fortune Smiles on You, Be Ready! [2375-1440] 126

Game 25 Turning The Tables (Pin Becomes Discovered Attack) [1412-1403] 132

Part 6 Strategy

Game 26 Capablanca's Formula [1293-1692] 138

Game 27 Isolani [1791-2394] 144

Game 28 What Is My Opponent Planning? [1764-1800] 148

Game 29 AC-Player's Worthy Ideas on Positional Play 153

Part 7 Kids Play and Comment

Game30 Outwitting The Professor (The Value of Development) [996-unrated] 161

Games 31&32 Two Upsets (Sudden Attack; Rook Ending) [1687-1229]; [1702-1229] 165

Game 33 Analyzing Together [1660-1742] 173

Part 8 The Endgame

Game 34 The King's Power [1658-2049] 178

Game 35 The Pawn Endgame Roller Coaster [1670-1173] 185

Game 3 6 Draw on Demand [1107-1764] 193

Part 9 Time Management and Other Useful Thinking Techniques

Game 37 Managing Time 200

Game 38 Blitz! 205

Game 39 The Psychic Powers Of The Queen [1767-1442] 210

Game 40 How To Beat A Grandmaster [1667-2650] 215

Index 219

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