By Reuben Fine
Basic Chess Endings, written by way of foreign Grandmaster Reuben advantageous, is the main authoritative reference at the endgame. severe scholars of the sport locate the paintings unrivaled in its intensity and variety. Now, Grandmaster friend Benko has revised this vintage with the most recent ideas within the endgame and tailored the publication to algebraic notation. the result's what chess aficionados were eagerly ready for--a completely sleek bible on simple chess endings.
A convenient consultant for the sensible participant, Basic Chess Endings makes a speciality of the points of the finishing that take place most often during play. With transparent language, it reinforces wisdom of the traditional place and tried-and-tested ideas. hundreds of thousands of diagrams make examples effortless to stick to. An essential reference for each chess participant.
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They are both dead now and so is Black's king. But Legal's Trap lives on for two and a half centuries, catching many unwary queen-nabbbers. 5 . Nxe5 Offering the queen. Black could cut his losses by taking the knight, 5 ... dxe5 6. Qxg4. But the queen is so tempting. Bxdl 5. 6. Bxf7t Ke7 7. Nd5# 1-0 45 BRUCE ALBERSTON 36. PHILIDOR DEFENSE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. :w ft �� ft fitf1 · ���� '···· ' � 0�-- · · ·'�lf e5 d6 Nd7 Nb6 exd4 Qf6 Bg4 Qxb2 .. � 10. . 1 1 . Qxb2 . A good response to White's last move is 8 .
5. d7 7. exd5 8. dxc6 a6 If Black truly wants to break the pin on the c6-knight, then he should go 5 ... Bd7 . 6. Nd5 Nxd5 Black's queen is attacked, so he has no time to take the White bish op. Mter 8 .. bxc6, the bishop with draws and White is ahead a piece for a pawn. Black captures the wrong unit. The undefended e4-pawn was the thing to take, 6 ... Nxe4. Now White is able to pile up on the pinned knight.
The mating pattern with bishop and two knights, plus the set up queen sacrifice was first played by the French Master Legal in his game against St. Brie (1750's). They are both dead now and so is Black's king. But Legal's Trap lives on for two and a half centuries, catching many unwary queen-nabbbers. 5 . Nxe5 Offering the queen. Black could cut his losses by taking the knight, 5 ... dxe5 6. Qxg4. But the queen is so tempting. Bxdl 5. 6. Bxf7t Ke7 7. Nd5# 1-0 45 BRUCE ALBERSTON 36. PHILIDOR DEFENSE 1.