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Imagination in Chess
Compiled by Everett
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How to Think Creatively and Avoid Foolish Mistakes by Gaprindashvili

The puzzles in this book are not only very difficult to solve, but also hard to find, as some names have alternate spellings to the ones in the database.

In addition there are many instructive examples which do not come from gameplay. Here are a few:

#599 White to Play


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#600 Black to Play


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Finally there is a pithy introduction to each section suggesting ways to think about a position. I personally found them interesting and helpful.

Black to move after 42.Bxd5
Smirin vs Ulibin, 1988 
(C18) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 0-1

White to move after 111..Nh7
M Gurevich vs Ulf Andersson, 1987 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 113 moves, 1-0

White to move after 24..Kh8
Tal vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 
(B83) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

White to move after 30..Nxc5
Ulibin vs Lautier, 1989 
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

White to move after 25..Rh7
Joel Benjamin vs Igor Ivanov, 1985 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 28 moves, 1-0

Black to move after 43.Bf2
A Pomar Salamanca vs Portisch, 1972 
(A04) Reti Opening, 70 moves, 0-1

Black to play after 23.Ke2
T Karolyi Jr. vs J M Hodgson, 1989 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 25 moves, 0-1

White to move after 20..Kg8
Korchnoi vs Dreev, 1992 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black to move after 34.Rd2
Huebner vs Piket, 1989 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

White to move after 16..Qxa8
Vaganian vs P Nikolic, 1985 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

White to move after 16..bxa2
S J Solomon vs P Garbett, 1983 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1-0

Black to move after 20.Rh3
E Mortensen vs L Karlsson, 1988 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 0-1

White to move after 19..Qb6
I Platonov vs Savon, 1968 
(B07) Pirc, 24 moves, 1-0

White to move after 24..Kc8
Ljubojevic vs J Durao, 1974 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

White to move after 35..h6
Razuvaev vs Z Mestrovic, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 1-0

White to move after 25..Qxe4
A Kochyev vs V Tukmakov, 1972 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

White to move after 20..Rxc3
Kupreichik vs Gulko, 1981 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

Black to move after 25.Ng1
Quinteros vs L Christiansen, 1981 
(A15) English, 46 moves, 0-1

Black to move after 37.Kb1
Nunn vs Miles, 1980 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 39 moves, 0-1

White to move after 22...Kh7
Vyzmanavin vs V Ruban, 1989 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Black to move after 32.Ba6
E Jimenez Zerquera vs Keene, 1974  
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 0-1

White to move after 32..Na4
Short vs Psakhis, 1985 
(C16) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 1-0

White to move after 20..Qe8
Beliavsky vs Kupreichik, 1973 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 26 moves, 1-0

Black to move after 18.Ne4
Hug vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Black to move after 28.d4
Larsen vs Tal, 1984 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 0-1

White to move after 39..Be5
Uhlmann vs L Espig, 1968 
(A71) Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5, 40 moves, 1-0

White to move after 32..Bxc3
Miles vs C W Pritchett, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Black to move after 25.Bxf6
Kudrin vs J L Arnason, 1984 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 0-1

White to move after 25..Qg6
Karpov vs Gavrikov, 1988 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

White to move after 25..Nxh2
Hort vs Nunn, 1976 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

White to move after 25..bxc3
V Tukmakov vs Minkov, 1967 
(B89) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

White to move after 16..Qb7
H Olafsson vs J Levitt, 1990 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

Black to move after 26.h4
E Prandstetter vs Blatny, 1986 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 39 moves, 0-1

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