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Smyslov outdoes himself.
By A. J. Goldsby I on April 1, 2002
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Intrigue, hazard, chess, and a real-life hoax mix during this old novel from the writer of The Shakespeare Stealer
Philadelphia, PA, 1835. Rufus, a twelve-year-old chess prodigy, is recruited by way of a shady showman named Maelzel to secretly function a mechanical chess participant known as the Turk. The Turk wows ticket-paying viewers contributors and gamers, who don't realize that Rufus, the genuine chess grasp, is hidden contained in the contraption. yet Rufus's task operating the automaton needs to be stored mystery, and he fears he may possibly by no means manage to get away his unscrupulous grasp. And what has occurred to the former operators of the Turk, who appear to disappear once Maelzel 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.
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Extra resources for Chess, Strategy & Tactics for Novice Players
1 5 ... tJal! dxe5 ? is even worse, offering Black a choice of mates in two: 1 4 . . Wxd l t! lLl xd l li:Jxa2# or 1 4 . . li:Jxa2t! li:Jxd l Wxd l #. d5!. , and Black must react resolutely: 1 4 . . li:Jxa2t! c5 The position is pretty comfortable for Black, but at least White is still in the game. 14 ... tJ c2! No going back. ttJd5 ttJ xe3 1 6. ttJxd7 ttJ xd l is no help. IS ... ttJal! Yet again White has managed to overlook this move. It shows how dangerous it is to allow a knight anywhere near your king.
However, as we have discussed before, the key when you have a material advantage is not to try to protect your advantage passively, but to play with suitable aggression. g4! g5 �h5 It might seem that Black has everything covered defensively, but in fact White has calculated it all to perfection and now finishes the game off with two quick tactical strokes. a b e d e f g h A timely pawn breakthrough supplies the straw that breaks the camel's back. g6! �xf6 34 . . fxg6 also leads to forced mate: 3 5 .
Yfic7 1-0 28. 9g8t! b e d e f g h White sacrifices the rook to ensure that his capture of the bishop comes with discovered check. Neither way of taking the rook offers any hope: 1 9 . . �xe5# or 1 9 . . iWxc3 with an easy win for White. 1-0 4 29. Iwona Kubicka - Jolanta Zawadzka 3 Straszecin 1 999 2 1 a b e d e f g h The strong Estonian grandmaster Jaan Ehlvest demonstrates the dangers of a breakthrough on the g-file, inflicting a quick defeat on the likeable Swedish grandmaster, Ulf Andersson, who was usually so hard to beat.