Three masters recall their four decades as teammates from a strong New Jersey chess club. Annotated games, theoretical novelties in the opening, and wide-ranging anecdotes from the chess scene in Spain, Cuba, and Metro New York from the 1940s through 2014 complement the authors’ personal chess biographies, while Alekhine’s chess set pulls the whole together.
The book presents a straightforward repertoire for White after 1. e4 e5 and focuses on the Spanish Opening. Most major variations at Black's disposal are briefly explained and covered.
Any player who plays the Spanish Opening either as White or Black - can benefit from learning the specific middlegame themes presented here.
'Pawns are the soul of chess' said the great French chess player Philidor back in the 18th century.
The way in which pawns are deployed often decides the outcome of a game, since pawn structure forms the skeleton around which the body of the game is played. 'Only a pawn' makes no sense in chess.
Win more games by studying these examples of powerful pawnplay from the games of the grandmasters.