Chess Life Magazine - April 2011 Issue by Daniel Lucas

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Smyslov's 125 Selected Games

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Intrigue, chance, chess, and a real-life hoax mix during this ancient novel from the writer of The Shakespeare Stealer

Philadelphia, PA, 1835. Rufus, a twelve-year-old chess prodigy, is recruited by means of a shady showman named Maelzel to secretly function a mechanical chess participant referred to as the Turk. The Turk wows ticket-paying viewers contributors and gamers, who do not understand that Rufus, the real chess grasp, is hidden contained in the contraption. yet Rufus's task operating the automaton needs to be saved mystery, and he fears he may possibly by no means be ready to get away his unscrupulous grasp. And what has occurred to the former operators of the Turk, who appear to disappear once Maelzel now not wishes them? Creeping suspense, lots of secret, and cameos from Edgar Allan Poe and P. T. Barnum mark Gary Blackwood's effective go back to center grade fiction.

Karpov's Caro Kann: Panov's Attack (Batsford Chess Books)

The good Anatoly Karpov, thought of the simplest positional participant in chess heritage, has been a massive strength within the chess global during the higher a part of 3 a long time. Now he stocks his profound starting wisdom in an vital pair of authoritative books dedicated to the Caro Kann. during this quantity, Karpov, a lifelong adherent of the Caro Kann, exhibits how Black cannot basically live on White’s aggression within the open strains of the Panov, yet counterpunch and dominate the hole.

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Here we talent , but let us not ar ue about the quoted an episode from Capablanca's autobiography. merely to show what a colossal significance an active synthesizing process has in the acquisition of chess knowledge. The successful development of abilities relies most of all upon effort , determ ination and good orga nization . Therefore , irrespective of the level of innate talent, intuition can be and should be developed. Intuition is best developed by conscious, unremitting effort . whereby both theoretical information an d the player's own g ames are com p ared and analyzed and generalizations m a de .

The "Philosophical Dictionary" (1 963 Edition) states " I ntuition plays an auxil1iary role in the process of lea rn i n g . Behind the capacity to ' suddenly' discover the truth there stands in realit - accumulated ex erience and knowledge tha t has already been acquired. The results of intuitive knowledge have no. need of any criteria of truthfulness (self-evidence etc. ) b ut they are logically proved and have been tested in practice . " It follows from these statements that in tuition in general, an d i n connection wi th chess in particular, is definitely a component of thinking.

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