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By Byron Jacobs

Inspired by means of Alexander Kotov's Think Like a Grandmaster, chess columnist and overseas grasp Byron Jacobs has created a process that trains avid gamers to imagine methodically in common over-the-board occasions. He focuses particularly on supporting them to investigate adequately and make experience of complicated positions--precisely these points of chess the place video games are received or lost.

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Fxe4 tbxe4 I O . 'ifd2 tbd7 oc­ curred in the game mentioned above, Marienbad Thomas-Nimzowitsch, I 9 2 S . Black has good play. 7. 8. 'ifd 1 xf3 e4xf3 'iVd8xd4 It was possible to take the pawn in an­ other manner: 8 . . 'iVh4+ 9 . �f4. 9. 'iff3-g3! A less than obvious resource which wouldn't have been there after 8 . . tLlbS ! Black would have kept the option of 9 . . �h4+ (9 . . 'ifeS + ! �e2 tba6 is another defence) I O . g3 'ti'e 7 . 9. tt:Jg8-f61 The most active continuation. Other moves lead to worse play for Black: 9 .

37. 38 . 39 . 40. 41 . td5-b7! tb7-d5 �d5-b 7 �b7-c8 g7-g5 h 7-h5 g5xh4 �f6-g5 �a6-a5 �g5-f6 �f6-g5 �g5-f6 1 -0 [0 1 7] Alexander Alekhine Max. Euwe Game 1 S Netherlands Wch-m 1 935 ( 2 1 ) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 1 0. 11. 1 2. 1 3. tf1 -g2 'tWd1 -c1 0-0 d 7-d5 c7-c6 lt:Jg8-f6 d5xc4 �c8-f5 tt:Jb8-d 7 'it'd8-c7 e7-e5 tt:Jd 7xe5 lt:Jf6-d7 �a8-d8 f7-f6 - The Evolution of Preparation 1 3 . 1 4. tf5-e61 A perfectly plausible reaction. a S . 1 4 . 1 5. a4-a5 1 6. tt:Jc3-e4 tt:Jd7xe5 a 7-a61 �f8-b41?

Tt::l xb 7 �c8 2 6 . tt::lxc6 and it's not easy to survive. Euwe, as usual, prefers a clearer path. 1 7. �e6xd 7 26 . 1 Alekhine could have greatly compli­ cated his opponent's task with 2 6 . . J::[ b 1 g4! 27. c3-c4 �d7xa4? Black rushes to re-establish material equality but overlooks White's less than obvious 3 0 th move. There were more chances of defending after 2 7 . . :a6 or 2 7 . . J::[ d 2 . 28. �e4-d5+ 29. J::[f 1 -a1 <;1;>g8-f8 J::[ d 6-a6 tt::l d 7xe5 On 1 7 .. fxeS White has a range of tempting continuations : 1 8 .

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