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By Robert; Dale Brandreth; Sherwood

167 pages, hardback

Full notes to all of the video games PLUS a few very good photographs and broad remark at the prelude and aftermath to this nice occasion, the most powerful match ever held as much as that time.

The AVRO event used to be held within the Netherlands in 1938, backed by means of the Dutch broadcasting corporation AVRO. the development used to be a double round-robin match. The 8 avid gamers mostly considered as the most powerful on the planet took half: international Champion Alexander Alekhine, former champions José Raúl Capablanca and Max Euwe, destiny champion Mikhail Botvinnik and challengers Paul Keres, Reuben high quality, Samuel Reshevsky and Salo Flohr.

The annotations are clean and have in mind the commentaries through the nice contestants themselves through the years. they're incomparably larger than any past notes.

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G4. a6 �al t If 58 ... @h2+-. <;t>b3 �d7 Black tries to prepare ... @d3. <;t>c5 68 ... c:J1c6. 1-0 In the test you should try to work out what your opponent wants to do, and then thwart his plans. 55 b c Exercises 8 7 6 5 3 2 1 a 8 7 6 5 3 2 1 a b c d e f g h 56 b c d e f g h Exercises a 57 b c d e f g h Solutions 40 'it>g4 41. = Ex. •. �f6? �e5 c3! �d4 a3-+ (Tarrasch) . Luther German Ch, Bremen 1 998 It is especially the case when you are defending that you should take into account your opponent's options.

B5t. Simply 6 ... lt:Jxc3 is the best Black can do. d4! White accelerates his development, attacking the knight and opening the diagonal for his bishop. ha?! Black wants to win the d4-pawn, but he is neglecting his development. 7 ... �b5t lt::l d7 (8 ... g3! Diagram 6-2 Diagram 6-2 In order to gain time for development, White is willing to sacrifice two central pawns. In the resulting open position, he can attack very quickly. CtJxd5 c6 does not promise White much advantage. �e3 Winning a further tempo for development.

1'\a? Jtc2! (threatening Jta4t) 36 ... :1'\h? :1'\h? would also be good enough. Black resigned, in view of 34 ... :1'\h? :1'i:xf8#. 1-0 Here is another example of excellent technique. :1'i:d7! Botvinnik wishes to prevent the useful ... \t>e7. :1'\c? f6? :1'\xh? +-. lDc7?! lDd6? c4f±) 42 ... �g7 (worse are 42 ... lDe8? lDd6+- and 42 ... �e7? h5!? , the defence is also difficult: 43 ... :1'\c? :1'i:a8± 54 Don't allow counterplay! 42-l:�dS! tiJ b6?! then 42 ... c4! c:J1f2 @e6=. ± •.. With this move White activates his rook, while keeping the opposing rook in a passive position.

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