By Zenon Franco
Zenon Franco publications readers via 50 top-level video games, demanding situations them to bet key strikes properly, and poses questions at severe moments. issues are offered for stable solutions, and on the finish of every online game, a score-chart charges the reader's functionality. This fabric hasn't ever seemed within the English language prior to, and represents the choose of per thirty days articles that Franco has written for 1 / 4 of a century in Spanish-language magazines, revised and rechecked for this ebook.
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A B C D White threatens Nxc6 then Bxc6+, forking Morphy’s K and R. What’s the defense? A B C D White’s N is unpinned now and a dangerous threat to the center! When is it captured? A Copyright © 1999-2002 Prof. Chester Numhmentz, Jr. Photocopying for instructional use is permitted. ,V 41 B C D Which move gives backup support to the P on d5 and attacks a B who’s unwelcome? A B C D Which unplayed move is a weak fork against the Q + B that would actually help White? A B C D With which move does Morphy win a P and attack the R on a1?
Morphy puts pressure on the B. A B C D After this capture, Black instantly has 3 passed Ps -- no P can stop any of them! A Copyright © 1999-2002 Prof. Chester Numhmentz, Jr. Photocopying for instructional use is permitted. ,V 47 B Which move attacks a B which has been pinned? A B Which move offers a R trade -- but not an equal trade since it will leave Black with control of the board! A White must surrender material after Morphy pushes his P to c2 to attack the B. On page 48, you’ll see how Morphy’s clever coordination of his troops gave him unstoppable power on the chess battlefield -- even against the best opponents of his time.
If he takes the B, then Nc6+ will win Black’s Q. A B C D Which move defends the mighty B on d5 by capturing the man who’s threatening it? A Copyright © 1999-2002 Prof. Chester Numhmentz, Jr. Photocopying for instructional use is permitted. /9EFJMV 35 B C D At this point, Morphy has tied Black up in knots. To finish the job, he readies a N. A B C D Which move is a blunder (which our hero wouldn’t have made) that loses a Q? A B C D Instead of immediately making a capture (RxB), where does Morphy fork K & B?