Download PDF by John Thursby: 75 Chess problems

By John Thursby

From the PREFACE:

it sort of feels to be the customized to claim a couple of phrases to the general public, while delivering a set of Chess difficulties, and this tradition I shall presently avail myself of. The stratagems contained during this ebook are a variety from the numerous difficulties composed via me, and released over the past six years in the entire top journals and magazines at domestic and out of the country.

i don't declare for my difficulties any especial or impressive profundity, nor do I intend to set myself up as a rival to different Chess authors; yet i think that any Chess-player who takes the difficulty to appear via my ebook, will find in it entertainment and delight.

i don't fake so one can provide tricks on building, or to put down dogmatic ideas in challenge paintings.

In end, I should nation that i've got continuously been taken care of with the best courtesy via each Chess Editor with whom i've got corresponded, with, I remorse to claim, one impressive exception.

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This move ran into big trouble after 14 f6 gxf6 15 gxf6 Bf8 16 Rg1. An idea of the late Hungarian IM Perenyi. 14 h4 This is too slow, but Black must play actively. b4 15 ¤b1 e5?! Bb7! ¥xe6 17 fxe6 0-0 18 ¦g1 ¥f6 19 ¥h3 ¢h8 20 ¤d5 g6 21 £e2 fxe6 22 ¥xe6 ¥g7∓ Rajlich,V−Peng Zhaoqin/Budapest HUN 2001 In the bishop of opposites middlegame Black's is superior. 16 ¤xe6 ¥xe6 17 fxe6 g6 18 exf7+ ¢xf7 19 £h3 32 19 £e2 ¢g7 20 ¤d5 £a7 21 h4 ¥h6 22 h5 ¦af8 Mendoza,R−Bruzon,L/Cali COL 2001 With good dark square play.

Xabcdefghy 8 £f3 £c7 9 0-0-0 ¤bd7 10 g4 XABCDEFGHY 8r+l+k+-tr( 7+pwqnvlpzpp' 6p+-zppsn-+& 5+-+-+-vL-% 4-+-sNPzPP+$ 3+-sN-+Q+-# 2PzPP+-+-zP" 1+-mKR+L+R! b5 This line was played a lot in the mid−eighties with Black getting decent results. gxf6!? This sharper recapture was a Fischer favorite. ± Black needs active counterplay after gf6. 12 g5 ¤d7 13 f5 XABCDEFGHY 8r+l+k+-tr( 7+-wqnvlpzpp' 6p+-zpp+-+& 5+p+-+PzP-% 4-+-sNP+-+$ 3+-sN-+Q+-# 2PzPP+-+-zP" 1+-mKR+L+R! ¥xg5+!? This was considered bad years ago, but now it gives Black good chances.

Bb7! ¥xe6 17 fxe6 0-0 18 ¦g1 ¥f6 19 ¥h3 ¢h8 20 ¤d5 g6 21 £e2 fxe6 22 ¥xe6 ¥g7∓ Rajlich,V−Peng Zhaoqin/Budapest HUN 2001 In the bishop of opposites middlegame Black's is superior. 16 ¤xe6 ¥xe6 17 fxe6 g6 18 exf7+ ¢xf7 19 £h3 32 19 £e2 ¢g7 20 ¤d5 £a7 21 h4 ¥h6 22 h5 ¦af8 Mendoza,R−Bruzon,L/Cali COL 2001 With good dark square play. ¢g7 20 ¤d5 £d8 21 ¥e2 ¦f8 22 ¦hf1 ¦xf1 23 ¦xf1 ¦b8 24 £e6 £d7 25 £xd7+ ¤xd7 26 ¥d3 ¦b7 27 b4 ¤f6³ Rudolf,H−Najer,E/Polanica Zdroj POL 1999.

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