100 Soviet Chess Miniatures
Tactics, audacity, and speed are the hallmarks of chess matches called "miniatures," games played in 25 moves or less. Learn from 100 fascinating games played by Soviet chess masters, taken from the records of the Soviet Chess Bulletin. Selected and annotated by noted chess authority P. H. Clarke. 99 chess diagrams.
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KINOS SIDE ATTACK
ATTACK AND COUNTERATTACK
CRIME AND PUNIBHMENT
THE OBJECT is MATE
KINO IN THE CENTRE
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