Decisive Games in Chess History

Front Cover
Courier Corporation, Apr 1, 1987 - Games & Activities - 258 pages
International Grandmaster Ludek Pachman here gives a vivid account of the highlights of the most important tournaments and matches of the last century, from Baden-Baden in 1870 to the 1972 World Championship match between Boris Spasski and Bobby Fischer. Pachman focuses on the drama of each event, then presents the decisive game or games, thoroughly annotated. Among the chapter headings:
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

12
1
19
2
29
4
Preface
5
Moments of Decision BadenBaden 1870 An Incorrect Sacrifice Leads to a Tournament victory Vienna 1873 Failure at the Post
12
Cool Calculation versus Attacking Elan
17
World Championship 1894 Tactics Victorious over Strategy
20
Failure of the New World Champion
23
A Precise Positional Performance
157
A Draw worth its weight in Gold Interzonal 1958 Success for Tal Catastrophe for Bronstein
167
Zürich 1959 victory in the Balance
174
First Place Saved 17 20 23
177
56
178
The Tragedy of Paul Keres
182
How to win with Black
187
Curious Positions
191

The Great Chess Marathon Barmen 1905 Six Endings Decide
33
First against Last
39
A Reputation Saved in the Last Round World Championship Match 1910 A Strange Conclusion to a Strange Match San Sebastián 1911 J R Capablan...
52
Karlsbad 1911 Two Miniatures Decide
56
More Haste Less Speed
60
Drawing VariationThe Way to Victory
64
Dramatic Last Round New York 1924 Victory in Danger
74
Sensational Victory by an Outsider
79
Why Did Alekhin Win? Karlsbad 1929 Only Three Rounds in the Lead
91
A Strong Finish
97
ThirteenBotvinniks Unlucky Number
100
The King is Dead? Long Live the King AVRO tournament 1938 Fines Poor Second Half
110
Alekhin Announces Mate in Seven
114
Defeat of the Two Leaders
118
Strategy not Supported by Tactics
125
Depression Overcome
129
Szabós Wasted Chance
134
A Drama in Instalments World Championship Match 1951 Saved at the Last Moment Staunton Memorial Tournament 1951 Disaster in the Penultima...
153
64
193
74
196
Unsuccessful Surprise in the Opening
201
Two Years Analysis
205
The Advantage of the Black Pieces
210
Boris Ivkovs Misfortune
215
Contest between Two Aspirants for the Chess Crown
220
A Cool Defence
224
A Hard Struggle and an Easy Victory
230
An Untitled Player Outstrips Ten Grandmasters
233
Are Combinations Justified in the Last Round?
237
Bobby on the Way to the World Champion
241
World Champion of the 1970s
250
162
257
174
258
179
259
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 259 - 26005-4 Pa. $2.95 MOZART'S DON GIOVANNI (DOVER OPERA LIBRE'ITO SERIES). Wolfgang Amadeus Mocart. Introduced and translated by Ellen H. Bleiler. Standard Italian libretto, with complete English

References to this book

Bibliographic information