PACHMAN MODERN CHESS STRATEGY PDF

Add to basket Add to wishlist Description Every chess player hopes to set off brilliant combinations and win games in a blaze of glory. Such combinations do not come into being by themselves, however; they appear only as the result of proper chess strategy. This present volume, which condenses his great Modern Schachstrategie, presents his ideas and theories in a form that the English-speaking world can assimilate easily. Beginning with basic concepts and the rules of the minor and major pieces, it covers the use of the Queen, the active King, exchanges, various kinds of Pawns, the center and its use, superiority on the wings, minority attack, strategical points and weak squares, methods of attack and defense, and similar topics. Pachman elaborates the various kinds of strategy that can be employed, and shows how each leads to tactical opportunities. It has been said that his section on the Rook alone make his book indispensable to the serious chess player, since the Rook is so important in both middle and endgames.

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The first break in his chess career came in , when he was invited to an international tournament in Prague. World Champion Alekhine dominated the event, with Keres taking second place. Pachman finished ninth in the nineteen-player tournament. Alekhine paid him a compliment in an article in the Frankfurter Zeitung and from the fifth round on, invited him every evening to analyze games and opening variations.

He was awarded the International Master title in and the Grandmaster title in He won fifteen international tournaments, [5] but considered sharing second place in Havana , with Mikhail Tal and Efim Geller , behind Viktor Korchnoi , his best tournament result.

Pachman won the Czechoslovak championship seven times between and He became the champion of West Germany in He represented Czechoslovakia in eight consecutive Chess Olympiads from through , usually playing. Pachman before The most successful year of his career was Politics[ edit ] Pachman was politically active throughout his life, first as a Communist and later as a staunch anti-Communist.

Upon his return to Prague, the authorities arrested, imprisoned, and tortured him for months. He soon became known as a strongly anti-Communist political activist, and his eloquence made him a regular guest on political talk shows. Author[ edit ] Pachman was also a prolific author, [3] publishing eighty books in five languages.

Pachman considered Modern Chess Strategy, published in , to be his best book. His book Checkmate in Prague recounts his treatment at the hands of the Communist authorities.

Notable games[ edit ] This section uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves. Ludek Pachman vs. His opponent declines the second bishop, and could have continued the game with Pachman was a good practical player and knew well where it pays to take a risk in the game.

See also this account of a swindle by Pachman, who deliberately wasted almost an hour on his clock in order to get into.

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Modern Chess Strategy by Ludek Pachman

I studied that book the single volume one in descriptive notation I think that is a great book, a classic, and one of the very best books on the middlegame ever. I wish someone would reprint it in algebraic. I think the two books work well together. Hearing what is essentially the same thing, twice, in slightly different ways with different emphasis and examples, I found to be clarifying and illuminating. The third book is very hard to come by nowadays. The one volume edition has some information left out and far fewer examples. If you can manage it try to get the original three volumes.

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He was a very big man. Played in a few Colorado tournaments. Chess Digest his magazine which ran for several years late 60s-early 70s had some excellent content but production values were generally awful I will add it to my list of sources. May Fusilli : I read his autobiography many years ago. I barely remember anything now, but I do remember it was an engaging read, profoundly political, and passionate.

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The first break in his chess career came in , when he was invited to an international tournament in Prague. World Champion Alekhine dominated the event, with Keres taking second place. Pachman finished ninth in the nineteen-player tournament. Alekhine paid him a compliment in an article in the Frankfurter Zeitung and from the fifth round on, invited him every evening to analyze games and opening variations.

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