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By Graham Burgess

Such a lot chess avid gamers are fed a suite of dogmatic ideas approximately how the hole needs to be performed. the end result: stereotyped, unimaginative play. the outlet surprises during this e-book land like bombshells within the obvious calm of normal openings and disorientate your rivals as they grapple with unique difficulties. This e-book is a treasure-trove of bizarre rules at an early level of the outlet, but working opposed to the grain of traditional play. every one notion has quick-strike capability and is supported through sufficient concrete research to help you attempt it with self assurance.
All significant openings are lined. There are surprises for either White and Black, deeply researched and updated. each one concept is classified by way of its soundness and its skill to shock and surprise. A thought-provoking advent examines the underlying innovations of beginning play and considers how the traditional ideas must be transformed within the gentle of the hugely combative dealing with of the outlet now favoured through the world's best avid gamers.

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Nd4-f3, it would not be enough to write 28. Nf3, since both White Knights can go to f3. However, if we write 28. N4f3, it becomes clear that it is the Knight on the 4th rank which moves to f3. From now on we shall be using both the full and abbreviated types of notation. The main moves in games and puzzles will be given in full notation, while in the commentaries abbreviated notation will be used. Now let us analyze a game recorded in full notation. This encounter from the 1924 Paris Championship is the shortest game ever played in a major tournament.

Abbreviated Notation Beginners usually record their games using the “full” algebraic notation, where the square on which a man stands before making a move is first indicated and then the square on which it stands after completing its move. As players become more experienced, however, they often switch over to the “abbreviated” notation, where the square from which a man starts out is omitted and only the square on which it lands is indicated. For example, 1. Nb1-c3 is written in abbreviated form as 1.

Check Lesson 1 homework (if necessary). B. Review Questions: 1. What is the most powerful move in a chess game? 2. Can a player pass his turn? 3. Which pieces can be moved before any pawn moves have been made? Try to answer Questions 4–8 without looking at a chessboard. 4. Name the squares on which each of the White men stands at the start of a game. 5. What color (light or dark) is each of the following squares: a1, a8, h1, h8? 6. Name the squares making up the a1–h8 diagonal. What color are they?

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