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Which games would you consider to be the most instructive? Please list up to five won games by each of Morphy, Stenitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine.
Extra credits for comments on why you consider he games to be instructive.
I will prepare some training material for improvers and will happily share the final product here at chesscom.
PATRIK, I APPRECIATE ANY TRAINING INFORMATION THAT YOU CAN HELP ME OUT WITH, I TRY TO PLAY SCOTCH AS WHITE(I HAVE ALL BOOKS AND DVDS, EXCEPT FOR PETETR WELLS, ITS TOO EXPENSIVE AND I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT HE HAS IN THE BOOK THAT IS DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS
AS BLACK, I'VE BEEN PLAYING THE FRENCH, DUTCH STONEWALL , CARO KA N AND SLAV.
THANKS FOR YOUR GAME, THE'YR GREAT
It is difficult to just consider a whole game instructive. It is easier (and also better pedagogically I think) to consider a part of a game to be instructive. One game could be instructive in pawn breakthrough, one in bishops vs. knighs endgame, one in rapid development and so on. The rest of the game could be more or less unimportant, while the execution of this particular field in each game would be of great learning value. All the 5 mentioned chess masters have many instructive games. So you plan on not having games from other players? Modern masters f.ex.?
I thought to whip up a mixture that would serve as chess training and a lesson in chess history.
OK... I guess it has been done before, but like me you may like to do it your own way? I respect that. I guess each of the old masters had his/her specialities, and that there is plenty of games to choose from to cover each masters special force. Morphy f.ex. is known for his very economic way of developing pieces, making room for tactics, and after an advantage he never looked back. Quickest way to a win!
Hopefully you can print it or at least part of it on chess.com?? Would be interesting to read.
Sure! I will make it available for download!
Morphy - Duke Karl and Count Isouard, Paris, 1858. The Opera House Game.
Such quick development, many forced moves, so many tactics, and great sacrifices.
Yep, that game is very dear to my heart!
How about the games from Masters of the Chessboard by Reti? The games collection can be found here: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1004174
That is a fine suggestion! Still, it would be interesting to compare which games ordinary chess lovers would consider to be instructive.
Ed Lasker vs Capablanca, New York 1915.
At first, I learned an opening (Ruy Lopez), finally got past the part in the middle game where you are always wondering what the heck to do and finally came to the end game. It was here that I just couldn't understand anything about how to play the pawns. I felt it was the above mentioned game that gave me my first inkling of an understanding of pawn play.
Here's a great - and not very well known - game. It's not by one of the men you mentioned, but it's rather instructive. I have other ideas, unless you only want games by the men you mentioned. Is that so?
Great input, Chess Buddies! Thank You!
I have a slight preference for games by the old World Champions but instructive games are always appreciated.
From wasn't a World Champion, but it's an old game (1862). And he's Scandinavian!
Indeed! Double extra credits for scandinavian players ;)
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