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BabalooMoon
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  1. BabalooMoon's favorite games
    5 games, 1857-1995

  2. Chekhover (Sicilian 4.Qxd4)
    23 games, 1968-2005

  3. King's Indian Defence - Mar del Plata Centre
    Games illustrating concepts & themes found in "Mastering The King's Indian Defense" by Bellin & Ponzetto (Batsford) Chapter 1:Mar del Plata Centre
    33 games, 1952-2010

  4. Lolli Attack (Two Knights 5...Nxd5 6.d4)
    12 games, 1858-2000

  5. My System - Nimzowitsch
    Featured games & games that illustrate postions & variations given in Aron Nimzowitsch's "My System" (under construction!)

    Quite often, there is no exact example available of the line Nimzowitsch is discussing & the games continue in an alternative fashion. Occasionally these continuations illustrate either an oversight in evaluation by Nimzowitsch or an example of how modern play has progressed since the time this wonderful book was written.

    As an example, in Chapter1, Nimzowitsch cites the line 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nf6 3.cxd5 Nxd5 4.e4 as an example of exchanging with a gain of tempo. Whilst objectively this is true, Watson points out in "Mastering the Chess Openings Volume 2" that Black is fine after 4...Nf6 5.Nc3 e5! 6.dxe5 Ng4 forking the f2 and e5 pawns, something Gunsberg seemed to understand as early as 1890. The game in the collection illustrated this latter line.

    That said, "it is clear from the text of the book that Nimzowitsch was using a lot of the examples illustratively, and did not intend to state every detail about evey position. It would thus be unfair to come back 80-odd years later and point fingers" - Aagaard & Shaw

    16 games, 1851-2003

  6. Point Count Chess
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

    “The by-product of Point Count, incidentally, may be of greater value than the net of its pluses and minuses. It is the assimilation by the learner of the varying ideas which form the strategic base of the chess game” – Chapter 1, page 9

    You don't say! The book "Point Count Chess" by Horowitz and Mott-Smith is an absolute gem. Guard it with your life! The point count method itself is mostly nonsense, but fortunately this book isn't really about a point count method. Instead, it is a wonderfully clear discussion of the fundamental strategic and positional elements of chess. Probably the finest English language text on this subject that I have read.

    This collection includes many of the games features in the book, along with others that illustrate the principles under discussion.

    17 games, 1883-2008

  7. Sicilian Alapin
    2 games, 1943-2007

  8. Ulvestad (Two Knights 5...b5)
    4 games, 1960-1994

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