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The Titan of the 20th Century, Part Two

  • GM Gserper
  • | Sep 9, 2012
  • | 8742 views
  • | 19 comments

[part 1]

With his crystal clear, logical style of play, GM Gligoric has created many instructive games that allow you to understand the ideas of a particular opening pretty quickly. That's why the excellent book "I Play Against The Pieces" by Svetozar Gligoric is not just a collection of great games but also an excellent opening manual. I have described my favorite method for opening preparation in many of my articles.

One of them explains it in detail: http://www.chess.com/article/view/how-to-learn-an-opening-in-one-hour 

Say you answer 1.e4 with 1...e5, in this case you have to be prepared for the King's Gambit. This opening is not particularly popular these days, but can be deadly to an unprepared chess player. Now you have a choice: spend a lot of time studying opening books, or just replay and understand the next two games by Svetozar Gligoric:


Sometimes just one Gligoric game can help you solve a complex opening problem. For example, if you play 1.d4, then you need a weapon against the Cambridge Springs variation of the Queen's Gambit. Many generations of chess players have been solving the problem of finding an opening advantage, but still it is not that easy to do. For instance, this opening was a reliable defense for Alekhine in his World Championship match against Capablanca where the great Cuban couldn't convincingly break Black's defense.



Here is a simple solution from Gligoric: just prevent it and force your opponent to play in an unfamiliar situation!



to be continued...

Comments


  • 2 years ago

    CaesarAntolin23

    great!

  • 2 years ago

    bhushanmh9

    greate game by great players

  • 2 years ago

    Mali_Zeka

    Proud to be his countryman. My father played against him 40 years ago, so i have signed chess table from him. Master!

  • 2 years ago

    Boychuk

    Memory Eternal!

  • 2 years ago

    ksbalan04

    Thanks Mr. GM.Gserper for posting this beautiful and tactical minatures.

  • 2 years ago

    ammanurt

    Wow, brilliant tactical play by Gligoric...

  • 2 years ago

    waynedickinson2

    Awesome moves!

  • 2 years ago

    Ironknight777

    Thanks Gserper 

     Great Gligoric!

  • 2 years ago

    ezra4moso

    AWESOME play with two great GM Capablanca and Alekhines

  • 2 years ago

    Mimchi

    Cool, calm and collected under a barrage of heavy artillery ... and he comes out on top! Very impressive. I hope to cultivate such calmness myself. 

  • 2 years ago

    soon2bMDLoving

    good article

  • 2 years ago

    PUNTHAMURRA

    Wow..amazing tactical plays in those games.

  • 2 years ago

    Rope1996

    Gligoric was a good man and great player

  • 2 years ago

    kacap23

    alekhine is the best chessmaster for me..

  • 2 years ago

    sryiwannadraw

    Cool

  • 2 years ago

    eXcision

    that last game was awesome

  • 2 years ago

    h500me

    Great learning !!! Great Gligoric :-)

  • 2 years ago

    ferdinandplebie

    very nice hints from a great GM

  • 2 years ago

    Sutirtha11

    AWESOME Games........ Gligoric really was a great player

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