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Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking

One of the best things you can do to improve as a chess player is to look at Masters games. Reading through Masters games gives you a 'feel' for how Chess should be played. 

The book 'Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking' by GM Neil McDonald contains 30 Master games annotated, in detail, from first move to last. 

Here is the first game in the book. It took my several hours to carefully go through the game and create my own 'slightly simplified' annotated version. I thoroughly enjoyed it so decided to share it with you and give the book a big 'thumbs up'. I plan to work my way through the book over the next few months.


Game 2



Comments


  • 7 months ago

    rajnikant001

    well,the game is given in the chapter-- strategy under microscope 1.d4 d5

    the game about which i am talking is the first game of this chapter.

    if you got time,then try to go over the game.

  • 7 months ago

    DJAbacus

    Which game is that?

  • 7 months ago

    rajnikant001

    i really liked the game played by garry(white) against petrosian(black). the book nicely explains how garry won the game and tied black in knots.

  • 7 months ago

    DJAbacus

    I've posted game 2 as well. I won't be posting the whole book, game by game, but will pick out the odd game I really like.

  • 7 months ago

    DJAbacus

    GM Neil McDonald awards 3...a6 a (!) and comments ' Black takes time out from developing to attack the white bishop. This is known as Morphy's Defence  after the brilliant American player Paul Morphy who was the best player in the world in the 1850s'

  • 7 months ago

    knightrider1982

    @MrMars - Probably because it does absolutely nothing for the centre, and it doesn't develop a piece.

  • 7 months ago

    SummerStorm

    17...Nd3 showed the bankruptcy of the Black plan. He gives back the pawn at d3 and then still has an exposed king and less development. White is clearly better.

  • 7 months ago

    barnkpi

    Yes, it's a wonderful book. Great work - keep the games coming DJAbacus

  • 7 months ago

    Doggy_Style

    Wow! Karpov quickly exploits the weaknesses of 10. .... g6.

    Great tactical play by one noted for his positional game.

  • 7 months ago

    DJAbacus

    It's a good move. Smile

  • 7 months ago

    MrMars

    why is 3...a6! given an exclamation mark

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