Weekly chess study #22 – Jan Timman study solution

Weekly chess studies #22:

The following study is taken from another brilliant publication by Mark Dvoretsky, Studies for practical players.

Jan Timman

White to play and win

Solution:

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Weekly chess study #22 – Jan Timman study

Weekly chess studies #22:

The following study is taken from another brilliant publication by Mark Dvoretsky, Studies for practical players.

Jan Timman

White to play and win

Learn from Mark Dvoretsky – Part One – Variational Debris

Variational Debris

Mark Dvoretsky is widely regarded as one of the best chess teachers ever. And indeed, many young Russian talents went through his hands and a lot of them managed to gain the Grandmaster title.

Recently, I’ve started reading his masterpiece, Dvoretsky’s Analytical Manual and I have to admit, this book made me realize how far I am from chess mastery.

I was so fascinated with it, that I immediately become one of Dvoretsky’s preachers and posted one position as a part of a Quora answer.  The answer attracted some interest and I have realized that it might be useful to post Dvoretsky’s work and make his examples available to the broader public.

The following position is taken from the fourth chapter of the afore-mentioned Analytical Manual and is titled Variational Debris.

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Best chess books written by World Champions

Introduction

Nowadays, publishing a chess book has become easier than ever before. Due to the accessibility of information chess knowledge has become available to almost anyone. Also, in the modern chess, the opening stage is more important than ever before. Memorizing openings basically comes down to processing huge amounts of data.

Therefore, it is no wonder that numerous books are published dedicated to a specific opening line. Nearly anyone with a decent chess strength who is willing to put some time and effort can write a book. Willingness to work has thus become more important than an actual understanding of the game.

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Jose Raul Capablanca best games

Jose Raul Capablanca – The Cuban Genius

Jose Raul Capablanca, the third world champion, is widely regarded as the greatest natural talent that ever played our ancient game.

Already from his early days his gift for the game was apparent. He learnt the rules of chess by watching his father play. At the age of five he already beat all the player in the Havana Chess Club and at the age of thirteen he was already the Cuban Champion, after beating the previous champion Corzo in a one sided match.

During his peak, he didn’t lose a single game between 1916 and 1924 (and  astounding 8 years without defeat).

His style reflected his talent perfectly. He was known for tendencies toward clarity and simplicity; he would often make his victories seem effortless. Moreover, his mastery of the endgame was unmatched during those times; instead of calculating variations he would simply “see” through the position and immediately “feel” where his pieces belong.

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