That was not in my chess history book
Immortal mates, masterful strategies, legendary players: Judit Polgar, Greco, Bobby Fischer, the duels between Karpov and Kasparov, the exploits of the prodigious children, the great openings ...
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Immortal mates, masterful strategies, legendary players: Judit Polgar, Greco, Bobby Fischer, the duels between Karpov and Kasparov, the exploits of the prodigious children, the great openings ... An essential book destined to become a blog of the exciting game that more admiration in the world.
Who thought to reproduce the theater of the war in miniature more than fifteen centuries ago with figures that embodied the bodies of the Indian army? What thinking being decided that the fate of the king depended on the departure? And the sharp idea of castling? Who is considered the best player of all time? And who engineered the coolest of all the rules: the conversion of the pawn into a piece by reaching the eighth box? History, anecdotes, immortal plays, master combinations, surprise tactics, legendary figures ...
An illustrated book with numerous examples of real games essential for the neophytes as well as for the formidable legion of amateur players around the world.
This is the story never told of the most practiced strategy game in the world as well as some of the favorite sons of Caissa, the goddess of chess. From his exploits on the board and his stellar moments: from Greco to the prodigious children passing through the exhibitions of simultaneous games to the blind, without forgetting the showman of Pillsbury, Tal, Petrosian, Bronstein or Judit Polgár, the most extraordinary player of all the times.
There will be no shortage of the appearance of the Turk and its "magic", which was a first order sociological event nor the chronicle of those supposed automatons that dazzled crowds in Europe and America.
Particularly novel is the vicissitude of the professional elves or chess players who moved the threads in the shade. Antonio Gude, considered one of the greatest experts in the history of modern chess, tells us in an entertaining and informative way all the surprising moments that have happened around the board of the 64 escaques, like the Match of the Century occurred in 1970 in Belgrade, when, by minimal difference, the victory of the Soviets left evidence of their unquestionable hegemony, despite Bent Larsen and Bobby Fischer defending the first boards of the world team.
- Tutor Ediciones
- Gude, Antonio
- 13,5 x 21 cm
- Year of publication