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  1. 06 Sep '11 02:54
    Always loved the way he played, a few years ago I read his autobiography and I have to say that it ranks at the top of my list of chess books if both entertainment and instruction are taken into account. I don't think anybody could argue that there has ever been a player with better ability to utilize positional sacrifices than him, as evidenced with this impressive game:



  2. 06 Sep '11 03:28
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Always loved the way he played, a few years ago I read his autobiography and I have to say that it ranks at the top of my list of chess books if both entertainment and instruction are taken into account. I don't think anybody could argue that there has ever been a player with better ability to utilize positional sacrifices than him, as evidenced with this ...[text shortened]... d2 Qb4+ 33.c3 Qd6
    34.Bc5 Qxc5 35.Re8+ Rf8 36.Qe6+ Kh8 37.Qf7 1-0[/pgn]
    Nevermind all that rubbish... i'll be in the blitz room.


    Impressive game though.
  3. 06 Sep '11 05:56
    Welcome back CMS!
  4. 06 Sep '11 21:54
    I read his 'life and games',it's excellent.Great player.

    But instructive?No,not to me.Too baffling-jaw dropping-confusing-over my head-etc...
  5. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    06 Sep '11 23:50
    Originally posted by torten
    I read his 'life and games',it's excellent.Great player.

    But instructive?No,not to me.Too baffling-jaw dropping-confusing-over my head-etc...
    His life and games and also his 1960 match notes are great reads.
  6. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    07 Sep '11 04:00
    Originally posted by torten
    I read his 'life and games',it's excellent.Great player.

    But instructive?No,not to me.Too baffling-jaw dropping-confusing-over my head-etc...
    The main lesson I learn from his games is: Don't rule out anything.

    Very often, his moves were beautiful because we either would not consider them ourselves, or we would reject them outright, but his imagination saw possibilities where others saw dogma.
  7. 07 Sep '11 19:19
    yes, amazing game. and way above my horizont of playing...