By Dr. Max Euwe, Sam Sloan
This can be a ebook in Descriptive Chess Notation of serious value not just as a result of query it addresses, yet due to who asks after which solutions that question. Dr. Max Euwe, who was once global chess champion from 1935 to 1937, compares and contrasts Bobby Fischer with the 3 maximum avid gamers ahead of him, international champions Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine. Max Euwe is exclusive in that he had performed all of those gamers in tournaments and had studied all in their video games in nice element. He knew extra approximately them and their video games than anyone else. He has a bankruptcy dedicated to evaluating each one of those avid gamers to Bobby Fischer. The chapters are entitled “Capablanca and Fischer”, “Alekhine and Fischer”, “Lasker and Fischer” and eventually “Fischer and the dwelling international Champions”, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian and Spassky. No different publication makes those comparisons and addresses those questions, definitely none via any participant of the stature of Euwe. used to be Bobby Fischer the best chess participant who ever lived? during this publication, Max Euwe, himself a prior international champion who additionally acted as referee on the recognized Iceland suits in 1972, right here compares Fischer with prior holders of the realm chess championship titles. listed here are research of video games that Fischer really performed opposed to Botvinnik, Petrosian, Smyslov, Spassky, Tal, and Euwe. extra importantly, Grandmaster Euwe compares sure elements of Fischer's play with the easiest video games of Capablanca, Alekhine, and Lasker, the main extremely popular global champions of modern instances, who have been deceased by the point Fischer used to be enjoying in tournaments.
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CAPABLANCA AND FISCHER 49 11. Q—N7 R—Bl 13. 0—0 0—0 12. Q x RP B—N2 White has a sound plus Pawn. However, Black has a fianchettoed Bishop directed against a vulnerable Queenside. 14. Q—R6 KR—K1 15. Q—(JJ Q—K3 The black Q also looks eagerly at White's Queenside. 16. P—B3 N—Q2! Brings the N to the battlefield, either via B4 or K4—B5. 17. B—Q2 To support the threatened wing, but 17. B—B4 would have been better in order to exchange the N as soon as this piece appeared on its K4. 11. . N—K4 18. Q—K2 N—B5 White is already in difficulties.
N—Q2 Drives the R back and prevents the doubling along the second row. 25. R—K2 P—N3 A flight square for the K and the elimination of the 'half-threat' BxKP. 26. K—B2 The K will try to reach the strong square Q4. 26. . P—KR4 Black is already in a kind of zugzwang. His pieces can hardly move: his N has to prevent the doubling of the Rooks, his K must control the K2 square. Black's QR could play 27. . R—N1 after which xii FISCHER both 28. P—QR3 and 28. B x P are good (28. . R x B; 29. R x N or 28.
G. 33. P—QR4, R—QB1; 34. P—R5, N—K3; and now 35. P—R6? would cost a Pawn after 35. . R— QR8 (36. R—QR8, N—B2). White must find something else, such as 36. N—Q7. After 36. . R x P ; 37. P— R6, P—Q6; 38. P—R7, P—Q7; 39. P—R8 = Q, P—Q8 =Q, Black has at least a draw. With the text Capablanca follows a much safer way to assure himself of the win. Consider (from the previous diagram): (1) 32. . R—QB8; 33. , P—B5; 34. R x P , P—Q6; 35. P x P , P x P ; 36. R—Q6, R—Q8; 37. P—R5, N—K3; 38. P—R6, N—B2; 39.