Let’s look at the history of chess and learn the secret recipes of world Champions and the most vivid personalities of the chess world of the past. What strategic techniques and grandiose combination they carried at the chess Board? Wilhelm Steinitz and Emanuel Lasker, Jose Raul Capablanca and Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Botvinnik and Tigran Petrosian, as well as a number not less ingenious masters of the past. From these names evokes the admiration and reverence, and their work inspires and motivates us to great things.
If you are a big fan of chess, you probably like to read chess books. And this is not surprising since, studying party and biographies of famous players, we learn not only deeply to feel the subtle play of professionals, but also to get acquainted with the psychological techniques that Maestro uses in his work.
Agree, these books capture and inspire. Nowadays chess literature of such a plan emit very rarely, but sorry. Modern literature mainly covers the theoretical and the technical side of the game of chess. The authors give specific recommendations on specified topics. In my opinion, this style of presentation makes studying chess quite monotonous. Moreover, in this variant does not connect deep memory at the level of feelings and sensations, as we do not “live” party together with the author, and we just dry information.
Against this background, the beneficial act of the book “Soviet era”. This is a book on chess with selected parties classics chess games, books with a particular theme and, of course, textbooks chess strategy, strategy, endgame, etc. I think you will agree with me – in books such lives the soul of chess… And it was in this era were so many outstanding players, the party which was concerned not only fans, but all people interested in the culture.
You can argue with me, saying that in the chess literature of such a plan is not enough theoretical information or this information is out of date to apply it in modern tournaments You will also be right. Of course, modern chess requires a clear theoretical training and help in this chess program installed in the computer of any professional. Yes, it’s hard condition of modern chess, and rightly so.
But is it possible to become an outstanding writer, not having studied classical literature from different eras? Is it possible to become a genius artist, not revising, and without understanding the philosophy of paintings by the great masters of the brush and color? I think not. The conclusion suggests itself: the secret of success is learning chess is in harmony with these directions. The study of the “classics” gives insight and inspiration, and modern sources – clarity, power and confidence.
Adding these “puzzles” in the perfect picture, you can safely go to conquer the world of subtle maneuvers and masterly combinations. And perhaps You will write one of the books on the classics of chess!
Author Ava Suleimanova
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