Praxis

Two Open Games

Exeter Chess Club: 2 Open Games

From 200 Open Games by David Bronstein (DESCRIPTIVE)
The games and stories are a joy.

THE SCOURGE OF CHAMPIONS

White: F. Duz-Khotimirsky

Moscow 1954, match 'Lokomotiv' v. 'Dinamo'

  It is commonly thought that chess is a game for silent people. As soon as my opponent had played P-KB4 I suddenly heard an angry:

  'And I'm having no refusal! Accept the sacrifice! If you don't take the pawn I won't continue the game!'

How Not to Beat Jack Rudd

Local International Master Jack Rudd, known as the fastest pawn in the West, visited us recently to give a simul.nbsp; In characteristically quick time he defeated all challengers with a score of 13-0, leaving most wondering what had hit them and a few mournfully looking for crumbs of comfort in a post mortem dissection.

The Great Match

Ray and I picked a team each (the Lions and the Tigers).

Some games from the match:

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[Event "Lions vs. Tigers"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2008.12.12"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Pawel"]
[Black "Adam"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C47"]
[PlyCount "46"]

1. e4 1... e5  2. Nf3  2... Nc6  3. Nc3 (3. d4 {Scotch Game})
(3. Bc4 {Italian Game}) (3. Bb5 {Ruy Lopez (Spanish Game)}) 3... Nf6 {

Chess with Attitude

This is how to play chess, not stodging around the edges, trying not to lose:

[Event "Model game 3.1: lightning deve"]
[Site "Model game 3.1: lightning dev"]
[Date "1858.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Morphy"]
[Black "duke/count"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C41"]
[PlyCount "33"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Bg4 4. dxe5 Bxf3 5. Qxf3 dxe5 {[#]  Morphy had many
contemporaries who could attack as well as he, but more than anyone Morphy

Lessons from Tartakower

Lessons from Tartakower

Savielly Tartakower was the wittiest of masters, and, it was said, "too in love with chess to ever become world champion". According to his translator, Golombek, he would reject a simple advantageous line in the hope of creating something more worthwhile with a more complex line. This is undoubtedly an expression of Tartakower's taste: less for him could mean only less, and Capablanca's trademark efficiency and elegance had no personal appeal for SGT.

Lessons from Larsen

The best advice you can give a young player is for them to play like Morphy and Tarrasch, and to play the openings they played. But, once your play has reached a certain standard, you need to appreciate more the complex and sometimes contradictory nature of chess. Then you are ready to look at Larsen's games.

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