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THE GOLDEN OF
TREASURY CHESS
Compiled by AL _HOROWITZ AND
THE EDITORS OF CHESS REVIEW
CORNERSTONE LIBRARY
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NEW YORK
Reprinted 1971
Copyright© 1969, 1961, 1956 By I. A. Horowitz Copyright © 1943 By Horowitz & Harkness
This completely new revised edition is published by arrangement with I. A. Horowitz and Harvey House, Inc.
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Contents
Pe1e
FAVORITE GAMES
5
II
THE PREMORPHY PERIOD
12
Ill
THE MORPHY PERIOD
30
IV
THE AGE OF STEINITZ
51
v
MODERN CHESS
67
VI
MODERNS, HYPERMODERNS AND ECLECTICS
95
VII
l'ERIOD
OF RUSSIAN HEGEMONY
166
INDEX OF OPENINGS
1 86
INDEX OF PLAYERS
1 88
This Book is Dedicated To the Memory of
HARRY NELSON PILLSBURY (18721906)
PART I
Favorite Games In the course of the decades which I have devoted to the preparation of this volume, I have had occasioll to examine
thousands upon thousands of scores.
Those that have pleased
me most are included in "THE GOLDEN TREASURY OF CHESS." But even among these favorites, there are some which I have enjoyed so much that I have set them aside in order to at tract the reader's attention to these games.
I will not deny
that ten years ago I might have selected other games, and' that in the years to come, my tastes will again be modified ! Nevertheless, you will be delighted with these games.
THE GoLDI!N
6
TREASURY
Warsaw, Nov. 1844
l.
A1 long a1 we continue Jo be (harmed by the triumph of mind oi·er matter, :uch combination! wilt jauinale u1. The idea of readily mrl'endering the Queen in order 10 ho1111d the ho:tile King with the leuer pieces, ha: been utilized fair ly often; b11t Petroff' J :amfice was one of the first, if not THE fir:t, example of this appealing com binative theme. All honor to hi! originality/ GIUOCO PIANO HOFFMAN White
1 2 3 4
PK4 KtKB3 BB4 PB3 PQ4 PKS
5 6 7 BQS
8 K x Kt 9 KKt3 10 B x P 11 KtKtS 1 2 Kt x BP 13 Kt x Q
PETROFF Black PK4 KtQB3
BB 4 KtB3 PxP KtK5 Kt x KBP?! P x Pch PxP KtK2 Kt x B 00!!
And Black mates in eleven moves.
OF CHESS
1 3 . . ..
14 KR3 15 PK6
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
KKt4 PKt3 KKtS KKt4 KR4 KKtS KR5 KR6 PxR
BB7ch PQ3ch KtB5ch
Kt x KP Kt x Ktch RB4ch RB3ch RBSch
KtK3ch PKt3ch RR5ch BK6 mate
Paris, 1845 It is many years since I fir11 :aw this game, but the final position, with Black's Queen trapped by its own faradvanced Pawns, and White'! King gaily advancing down the board io auist in the final attack against his colleague, is still good for a chuckle. Imagine Kieseritzky' J chagrin as he stareJ ruefully at the b ottledup Queen! Who 1ay1 there is no place for hu mor in cheu?! COCHRANE GAMBIT MICHELET L. KIESERITZKY 2.
White
1 PK4 2 PKB4 3 KtKB3 4 BB4 5 KtK5 6 KBl
7 8 9 10 11 12
PQ4 KtB3 PKKt3 KB2 Kt x P ( B7 ) KtKKt5 KK3
13 14 KQ3 15 PQR3
Black PK4 PxP
PKKt4 PKtS QRsch
PB6 KtKB3 BKt2 QR6ch PQ3
RBl QKt7ch BR  3 KtB3 B x Kt
7
MY FAVORITES
KtxKP!? 16 BxB BB4 17 QKl PB7 18 KtxKt KQ2 19 QK3 QRKl 20 BQ5 BxKtch 21QRKBl RB6 22 BxB PxQ 23 QxR RK3 24 BB5ch KtK4ch 25 PQ5 PKR4 26 KQ4 K.K'l 27 PxReh PR5 28 BB6 PxBch 29 BxKt PxKtP 30 KxP 31 KB6 and wins!
One of the most a1to1mding end ings on record.
BISHOP'S Gfu..\.f.BIT
W.
ScHULTEN
L. KlESERITZKY
White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Black
PK4 PKB4 BB4 KBl BxP KtQB3 KtR3 KtQ5 KtxPch KtxR PQ3 BQB4 BxP QKl KxP KxQ KR4 KR5
PK4 PxP QR5ch PQKt4 KtKB3 KtKt5 KtQB3 KtQ5! KQl PB6! PB3 PQ4! BQ3 PxPch QxKtch! KtK6ch KtB6ch BKt5 mate
4. Breslau, 1859. It is difficult to imagine how one could concentrate more brilliancy, more in1pired inventiveneu, more sparkle into so short a game. Here is the di!tilled e.rsence of the very best che.r.r of the old master!: one thrill after another! Sacrificial Orgy RUY LOPEZ
3.
Paris,
Nov. 1846
Poor Kieseritzky! He achieved neg ative immortality by losing a mag nificent game lo the great Anders un, and this feat swallowed up hiJ reputation forever after. That Kie:eritzky was a brilliant and able player in hi! own right, however, fr abundanJ/y dear from thi.r game.
A. ANDERSSEN White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
PK4 KtKB3 BKt5 KtxKt BB4 PK5 BKt3
DR.
M.
LANGE
Black
PK4 KtQB3 KtQ5 PxKt KtB3 PQ4 BKKt5
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8 PKB3
9 00
10 11 12 13
PxB KRl P x Kt RB5
KtK5 ! PQ6! BB4ch KtKt6ch! QKt4
EY.i\:."TS GAMBIT J. H. ZuKERTORT
A. ANDERSSEN
White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9
13 14 15 16 17 18
KtP x P PKt4 PxR QB3 QR3 Resigns Bravo! 5.
PKR4!! QxR R x Pch!! QK5 ! QR5ch QK8ch
Berlin, 1 869
You have probably heard that An densen was a mighty man with the Evans Gambit, but it is imp ouible to realize what glorious feats he perf armed with ii, until you have played over 111ch games as tbis one. lncidenta/Jy Zukertort, the great Anders.ren'! brilliant pupil, knew how to take fitting revenge, as you C1il1 see in lat" games in thfr volume. These two immortal: pro du�ed games worthy of their repu latton. A glorio111 battle
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
PK4 KtKB3 BB4 PQKt4 PB3 00 PQ4 PxP PQ5 BKt2 BQ3 KtB3 KtK2 RBl QQ2 KRl KtKt3 KtB5 RKKtl PKt4 B x Kt RKt3 PKt5 PxB PxP QRKKtl P x Pch QR6
Black
PK4 KtQB3 BB4 BxP BB4 PQ3 PxP BKt3 KtR4 KtK2 00
KtKt3 PQB4 RKtl PB3 BB2 PKt4 PKt5 ? BKt3 KtK4 QP x B RB2 B x Kt Q x P? .RQl KRl KKtl QQ3
MY 29 Q:x:Pch! 30 PB6ch 3 1 BR7ch! 32 RR3ch 33 RR8 mate
6.
KxQ KKtl KxB KKtl
St. Petersburg, 1896
There are many attractive settings for a brilliant game; but what is more impressive than an immortal game between two Titans? The man who was able lo bettl the great Pillsbury in this wonderful game was truly worthy of his title. It is no exaggeration lo say that Lasker's combination is one of the greatest feats of the human imagi nation. Quadrangular Tourney QUEEN'5 GAMBIT DECLINED
H. N. PILLSBURY White 1 PQ4 2 PQB4
3 KtQB3 4 KtB3 5 BKt5 QxP 7 QR4? 8 000 9 PK3 10 KKtl 1 1 PxP 12 KtQ4 13 B xKt 14 QR5 15 P xKt
6
nocence. Though Pillsbury only half suspects the quicksands, his defense cannot be improved. 17 PB5
RxKt!!
A problem in one half the moves of the entire game, mentally com posed and solved in a manner worthy of the chatnpion of the world. 18 19 20 21 22
PxB PxPch PxR BKt5 KRl
Threatens
.
.
RQR6!! RxP QKt3ch QxBch RB2 .
RB8ch!
23 24 25 26
RQ2 KRQl QB5
RB5 RB6! QB5 RxP!
27 28 29 30 31 32
QK6ch KxR KR4 KxP KR5 QKt6
KR2 Q B6ch PKt4ch QB5ch BQ lch PxQ mate
KKt2
DR. E. LASKER
Black PQ4
PK3 KtKB3 PB4 BPxP KtB3 BK2 QR4 BQ2 PKR3 PxP 00 BxB Kt xKt BK3
The calm before the storm. 16 PB4
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QRBl
The charm of the position after Black's 16th move is its surface in
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7.
Carlsbad,
1911
One of the ,marks of a great ma.rter is the ability to conjure up mur derous attacks out of seemingly harmless positions. You will like the way that Spielmann commences an 11nexpected attack at move 22 and drives it home with sledge hammer blows. Every move tells, anti Black's helplessneu becomes ever more apparent. RUY LOPFZ R. SPIELMANN White
DUSCHOTIMIRSKI Black
1 PK4 PK4 2 KtKB3 KtQB3 3 BKt5 PQR3 4 BR4 KtB3 5 00 BK2 6 RKl PQKt4 7 BKt3 PQ3 8 PB3 KtQR4 9 BB2 PB4 IO PQ3 00 1 1 QKtQ2 QB2 12 KtBl RKtl BK3 13 PKR3 14 QK 2 PKt5 15 Kt ( 3 ) R2 KtQ2 16 KtKt3 KRBI 1 7 KtKt4 RKt2 18 KtK3 BKt4 B x Kt 19 KtQ5 20 P x B BxB 21 QR x B KtKB3 2 2 PQ4! KP x P 2 3 KtR5 ! KtQ2 2 4 QKt4 PKt3 25 RK7 KBl 26 QRKl ! QQl 27 QKt5 KtK4 28 QB6! Kt(R4)B5 29 PB4! P x Kt 30 P x Kt Kt x KP 3 1 R ( l ) x Kt! Resigns
OF
CHESS
8.
Iceland, 1931
Reti noted years ago that Alek hine's outstanding quality wa.r his ability lo give even the most com monplace positions an unusual turn. This game abounds in such origi nal moves. FRENCH DEFENSE A. ALEK.HINE White
1 2 3 4 5 6
PK4 PQ4 KtQB3 BKt5 B x Kt KtB3 7 BQ3 8 PK5 9 PKR4 1 0 B x Pch! 11 KtKt5ch 12 P x Bch 13 QR5 14 000 1 5 PKt6! 16 KtP x P 17 P x P 1 8 RxP!! 19 QKt5ch 20 RR7 21 RQ4
ASGIERSSEN
Black PK3 PQ4 KtKB3 BK2 BxB 00
RKl BK2 PQB4 KxB B x Kt KKtl KBl PR3 KK2 RBl KtQ2 QR4 KxP RKKtl Q x BP
MY
22 23 24 25 26
R x Ktch! KtK4 KtQ6ch QB6ch! RB7 mate 9.
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BxR QKt5 KBl PxQ
9 KtKt5? 10 KRl 1 1 PB4
Warsaw, 1 935
Anyone who preaches the imminent death of chess ought to take a $ood look at this game! The strik ing series of brilliancies initiated by Black's thirteenth move compares favorably, I believe, with any com bination ever played over the board. A Polish "Immortal" DUTCH DEFENSE GLUCKSBl>RG White 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8
BxPch KtKt5 QKl
PQ4 PQB4 KtQB3 KtB3 PK3? BQ3 00 KtK2?
M. NAJDORF Black
PKB4 KtKB3 PK3 PQ4 PB3 BQ3 00 QKtQ2
12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
PKKt3 KKt2 KtxB KB3 QPxP P x Kt KB4 KB3 KPxP KxB PxKt
QR4 BKtS! ! QR7cft PK4! QKt x Pch Kt x Pch KtKt3ch PB5! BKt5ch! KtK4ch! PR4 mate
PART II
The PreMorphy Period Although chess is a direct descendant of a game played in India in the 7th century, modeTn chess was not initiated until the late 15th centuryabout the year 1485when im portant changes were made in the rules. For a hundred years before this date the game had remained unchanged, the moves of the pieces fixed. Although highly popular, it was a dull game by our standards. The modern chessplayer would re gard the chess of the middle ages as a strange and wearisome pastime. In many respects, of course, the mediaeval game was similar to the chess we play today. The positions of the pieces were the same; the Rooks, Knights and Pawns moved as they move today; Castling had not yet been developed, but the King was allowed to "leap" two squares on its first move. The main ditference lay in the moves of the Queen and Bishop. The Queen was permitted to move only to an ad jacent diagonal square. In other words, it moved like our Bishop, but only one square at a time ! Instead of being the most powerful piece on the board, it was the weakest. The Bishop of the mediaeval game leaped over the adjacent diag onal square to the square beyond in the diagonal. When the moves of the Queen and Bishop were changed to those we play today, the entire character of the game was transformed. The old artillery, cavalry and infantry in the form of Rooks, Knights and Pawns, were still in the game, but the devastating power of the new divebombing Queen and the speedy attack of the motorized Bishop made it neces sary for the chess Generals to develop new strategy and tac tics. New and more scientific openings had to be examined and analysed. Pawn play became a primary consideration, now that a promoted pawn could become a powerful Queen. The whole tempo of the game was quickened, the battle shor tened and intensified. Italy was the main center of chess activity when these changes took place and the new game probably originated there. By 1510 the old type of chess was obsolete in most of
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Italy and Spain. One of the earliest games of the "new chess" to be recorded appears in a late 15th century manuscript in which a poem describes the courtship of Venus by Mars by means of a game of chess. Francisco de Castellvi takes the part of Mars, Narciso Vinoles that of Venus. Historically important, the game is also interesting because it was un doubtedly played over the board by actual chessplayers of reasonable proficiency for the period. Analysis was the ruling motive in the literature of the period. Openings known today as the Ruy Lopez, Giuoco Piano, Petroff lJefense, Philidor Defense, Bishop's Opening and Queen's Gambit Accepted, were first outlined in a late 15th century manuscript (in the Gottingen University Lib rary.)* The first "bestseller" was a book written by Damiano and printed in Rome in 1512. Eight editions were published in the 16th Century and it was also translated and published in French, English and German. All that is known of the author is that he was an apothecary and a native of Portugal. To judge from his analysis, he was also a mediocre chess player. The famous name of Ruy Lopez first appears in 1559 when this Spanish priest visited Italy and defeated all the Roman players. Although he did not invent the opening which bears his name, Ruy Lopez was the leading player of Spain for over 20 years and noted for his skill at blindfold chess. He played often at the court of his patron, Philip II of Spain. In 1561 Lopez published a book on chess containing a code of laws, general advice to players (including the sug gestion that you "place your opponent with the sun in his eyes") and a miscellaneous collection of openings. He deals with a wider rahge of openings than his predecessors but his analysis is considered weak. Interesting is the fact that this book gave international currency to the term "gambit," a slang term which Lopez had learned in Italy. According to Lopez, "it is derived from the Italian gamba, a leg, and gam bitare means to set traps, from which a gambit game means a game of traps and snares." Among the leading Italian players of the period 1560 to 1630 were Paolo Boi, Giovanni Leonardo da Cutri, Giulio Cesare Polerio and Gioachino Greco. As a youth, Leonardo had been trounced by Ruy Lopez in Rome but he had his re"The names by which we call openings today usually have little or nothing to the names of the earliest author
do with their orlg!r.s a.r,d seldom commemorate t.o discover t.he openings .
ities
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venge in 1575 when he visited Spain and defeated the aging Lopez in a match held in the presence of Philip II. Although existing textbooks had become obsolete, the strong players of the early part of this period did not publish their findings. The high stakes for which they pl ayed made them secretive. However, a patron could always obtain a copy of the player's notes on openings for a consideration and many of these manuscripts have survived, particularly those of Polerio. The manuscri pts of Polerio, considered the leading player of Rome in 1606, again widen the range of the openings and include the Queen's Gambit Declined (by 2 ...PQB3 only), the Fianchetto Defenses, the CaroKann, the Sicilian, most of the known variations of the King's Gambit, the Center Gambit, the Greco Counter Gambit, the Two Knights' Defense and the Four Knights' Game. There are also some printed books from this period, including three works published by Dr. Alessandro Salvio, one of the leading Neapolitan players. For his time, Salvio was an analyst of great ability. Greco was one of the last great Italian players. Although a man of poor parentage and no education, he made and left his mark on the pages of chess history.About 1619 he began to keep a manuscript collection of games and gave extracts to wealthy patrons. In the early days of his career he lived in Rome but about 1620 he travelled abroad, sojourning in France, England and Spain. In 1624 he rearranged his collection of games and many years later, in 1669, a French translation of this rearrangement was published in Paris. Fortyone editions have since been published in many languages. After Greco's death in 1634, Italy produced no outstand ing players for over a hundred years. In England, France and Germany, however, the popularity of chess had steadily increased and in the 18th century the coffeehouses of London and Paris were the leading centers of chess activity. The name of Andre D. Philidor dominates the history of this period. Equally famous as a chessplayer and as a musician, Philidor defeated all the strongest players at the Cafe de la Regence in Paris and Slaughter's Coffee House in London. After 1775 Philidor spent the Spring of each year in London and the rest of the year in Paris. The English gentry flocked to Parsloe's Club in London where Philidor then played. This great player set forth his theories of chess in lucid fashion in his "Analyze du Jeu des Echecs," written when he was only 23 years old. He was the first to define and explain the prin ciples of chess strategy and tactics. Since his death in 1795,
THE PREMOR.PHY PElllOD his book has often been reprinted. stone in the progress of chess.
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It was an important mile
In the time of Philidor, Italy again produced some gifted players, including Ponziani, E. del Rio and G. Lolli. French contemporaries of Philidor before the Revolution were Ver doni, Leger, Carlier and Bernard. In the first half of the 19th century the firmament of chess is studded with many chess stars whose names are familiar to the modern player. In England we hear of the exploits of J. E. Sarratt; William Lewis; John Cochrane; Captain W. D. Evans (who discovered his gambit in 1824, the same year in which the LondonEdinburgh postal match was played, giving us the name "Scotch Game"); William Lewis (who published his "Progressive Lessons" in 1831 and laid the foundations for much later work on the open ings); Alexander MacDonnell and the great Howard Staun ton. In France, the leading players were Alexander Des chapelles; Pierre de SaintAmant (who captained the victor ious French team in the 1831 postal match with London which gave us the name "French Defense"); De La Bourdonnais (who vanquished MacDon&1ell in the match of 1834). Many notable players also arose in Central Europe including Johann Allgaier (who originated the idea of tabulating openings in an original and important treatise, first published in 1795) ; Von Bilguer (whose famous "Handbuch" was published in 1843); L. E. Bledow (who started the magazine Schachzeitung in 1846) ; B. Horwitz; K. Sehorn; von der Lasa; W. Hanstein and C. Mayet. Other masters of the period were the Russian Petroff, the Livonian Kieseritzky, the Viennese Hampe and the Hungarians .Szen and Lowenthal. In 1843 Staunton established himself as the first player of Europe by defeating SaintAmant in a match. Staunton's "Chessplayers Handbook," published in 1847, became the leading English textbook. In this book, and in the German "Handbuch,'' the names we now use for most openings were systematically arranged. 'l'he year 1851 stands out as the beginning of a new age in chess. It was in this year that the first International Chess Tournament was held. The site was London and 16 com petitors took part in the main tournament. Adolph Anders sen of Berlin took first prize. A brilliant player, Andersse n later demonstrated that the luck of the pairings in this "knockout" tournament wa.i not responsible for his success.
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In subsequent tournaments, the "roundrobin" system was adopted and Anderssen won first prize in 7 of the 12 events in which he competed. With the establishment of tournament competition and the advent of Paul Morphy, the brilliant young American master who defeated Anderssen and all other European ex perts, the truly modern era of chess was ushered in. From a purely technical point of view, the games played in the 350odd years from the early beginnings of modern chess to the 19th century are not of vital importance to the presentday chessplayer. The selections presented in this chapter com prise a mere handful of historical and representative games from this long, formative epoch. If chess has gained much since the passing of this period, it has also lost much. We have gained a great deal in exper ience, in theory, in knowledge, in systematic analysis of the openings, in the assembling of a fine literature and the ex perience of many great players. And yet there are times when one wonders whether all these gains compensate for the disappearance of the spirit of freshness, of eternal adventure, of naivete. It is a development which we see present in all the arts and sciences. Of course, our great contemporary players have originality and imagination, but they also have a tremen dous backlog of study and acquired knowledge based on the heritage of their predecessors. The games of the preMorphy period, whatever their faults may be, are the productions of players who were selfreliant, who had to find their way through uncharted country, who had to perform brilliant feats of improvisation. Remember also, when you play over these games, that many of them were played for pure amuse ment, not as part of a gruelling contest and not for the record; in that way you can savor their charm, their sociable and leisurely character.
THE PREMORPHY
10. Late 1 5 th Century. This is one of the earliest recorded games of modern cheu. It was played shortly after 1485, when the mediaeval moveI of the Queen and Bishop were changed. Score is from a poem in a Catalan manu script. CENTER COUNTER GAME
fRANClSCO DE CASTELLVI NARCISO VINOLES White
1 PK4 Px P 3 KtQB3 4 BB4 5 KtB3 6 PKR3 7 QxB 8 QxP 9 KtKt5 10 Kt x RP 11 Kt x R 12 PQ4 1 3 BKt5ch 14 Q x Ktch 15 PQ5 1 6 BK3 17 RQl 18 R x P 19 BB4 20 Q x Ktch 2 1 QQ8 mate 2
Black
PQ4 QxP QQl KtK133 BKt5 B x Kt PK3 QKtQ2 RBl KtKt3 Kt x Kt KtQ3 Kt x B KtQ2 PxP BQ3 QB3 QKt3 BxB KBl
11. Rome, 1 560. Played when Lopez visited Rome in 155960. His youthful opponent Later became a famous player. DAMIANO'S DEFENSE
RUY LO PEZ LEONARDO DA White
l
PK4
CUTRI
Black
PK4
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
PERIOD KtKB3 Kt x P QR5ch Q x KPch QxR PQ4 BB4ch B x Pch
17
PKB3 P xKt?
PKt3 QK2
KtKB3
KB2 PQ4 Kt x B
and White eventually won. 12. Madrid, 1561.
Ruy Lopez analyzes the Ruy Lopez. A sample from the collection of openings in the book by Lopez. RUY LOPEZ White
1 PK4
2 KtKB3
3 BKt5 4 PB3 5 PQ4 6 PxP 7 KtB3 8 BKt5 9 QQ3 10 P x B "with better game."
Black
PK4 KtQB3 BB4
PQ3 PxP BKt5ch BQ2 KtB3 B x Ktch
1 3. Madrid, 1 575.
This game is believed to have been played in the match between Lopez and Leonardo, won by the latter. KING'S GAMBI T DECLINED R UY loPEZ LEONARDO DA CUTRI White
1 PK4 2 PKB4 3 BB4 4 KtKB3 5 PxP
Black
PK4
PQ3 PQB3 BKt5 ?
PxP
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6
BxPch
7 KtxPch 8 QxB
9 QK6ch 10 QBSch 11 QxQch
12 KtlJ7ch
KxB KKl KtB3? QK2 QQl
1 5. GIUOCO PIANO
KxQ
Resigns
Other games from this match are corded in a manuscript by Polerio.
re
A
game won by Leonardo (White) went as follows: 1 PK4, PK4; 2 Kt KB3, KtQB3; 3 B B4, Bf, ,.,i'

�'t
23 QB7ch! 24 KtK6 mate
Kt x Q
PART V
Modern Chess Hereabouts we arrive at the era of what is called, oc
casionally in rather a disdainful tone, "modern chess."
It
is the age of the great Lasker and Tarrasch, of Schlechter and Maroczy, of the attacking geniuses Pillsbury and Marshall and Janowsld. As the number of grandmasters increases, as it becomes more difficult to bowl over one's opponent in short order, we find that positional chess begins to be preeminent ; before the opponent can be finished off with a brilliant com bination, it is generally necessary to outplay him positionally,
in order to create favorable conditions for sacrificial play. That is why Emanuel Lasker once wrote : "If you play well
positionally, the combinations will come of themselves." While I am fond of the finest games of all these masters, I love above all the beautiful games of the immortal Harry Nelson Pillsbury.
I am sure that the reader, as he plays over
these marvellous games, will share my admiration for this immortal, whose beautiful productions, I am sorry to say, do not seem to be adequately appreciated nowadays. During his lifetime his uncanny sldll in blindfold play was particularly admired, and that is why I have carefully assembled the cream of his efforts in this field.
Happy the man who plays over
these games for the first time !
And as for oldtimers like
myself, they will relish the opportunity to renew their ac
quaintance with these gracious companions of their youth !
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THE
68.
106.
Gm.DEN TREASURY
Tournament,
Manchester
1890
Briton meets Briton GIUOCO PIANO
E. THOR.OLD
J. H. BLACKBUR.NB
White
1 PK4 2 KtKB3 3 BB4 4 PQ3 5 BK3 6 BxB 7 QKtQ2 8 PB3 9 BKt3
1 0 PxP 11 QK2
12 13 14 15 "6 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 2S 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
PKt3 PKR4 BB2 QK3 PQKt4 BKt3 KtKt5 Kt x B PKB4 PB5! PxP 00 RB5 QRKBl KtB4 Kt x P R x Kt QB4 R B3 KKt2 RK8ch QK5ch RB5 KBl RKKt8! 
Black
PK4 KtQB3 BB4 KtB3 BKt3 RP x B
OP CHESS
QxR
36 . . . . 37 R x Pch 38 QB5ch 39 Q x Rch 40 QB4 41 BQ5 42 Q x KBP
KKt3
KKt2 KRl QQl RQKt7 Resigns
00
PQ4
PxP QK2 PKt3 KtQ2 KtB4 PR4 RQl
KtQ2 KtBl BK3 Kt x Kt QB3 KtBI QxP RQ2 KtKR2 RKB1 PKt4 Kt x Kt
KRl RKKtl QKt3ch RKt5
KKt2 KR3 RQ7ch QKt3
(see diagmm next column)
107.
Nuremberg,
An attack carried able verve.
about 1891.
0111 with
admir
VIENNA GAME M. KUER.CHNER. DR.. s. TAR.RASCH White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12
PK4 KtQB3 PKKt3 BKt2 PQ3 PB4 PB5 PKKt4 BKt5 KtQ5 BxQ QQ2
Biack
PK4 KtQB3 KtB3 BB4 PQR3 PQ3 PKKt3 PKR4 KtQ5 .Kt: x Kt!! KtK6 QKt x Pch
MODERN CHESS
13 14 15 16 17 18
KK2 KB2 KKt3 QKt5 QxP KR3
'
1 08.
KtQ5ch Kt x Pch PxP PR5ch PB5ch KtB7 mate
Havana, January, 1892.
For World S11prema&y in Cheu This is the fourth game of the second match and is also one of the moJI bea11tif11I game1 ever played in a similar contest. RUY LOPEZ W. 5TEINITZ White 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
69.
PK4 KtKB3 BKt5 PQ3 PB3 QKtQ2 KtBl BR4 KtK3 BB2 PKR4 PR5 RP x P PxP Kt x Kt BKt3 QK2 BK 3
000
QBl ! PQ4 Kt x P R x B! R x Pch! QRlch BR6ch!
M. TCHIGORIN Black
PK4 KtQB3 KtB3 PQ3 PKKt3 BKt2 00 KtQ2 KtB4 KtK3 KtK2 PQ4 BP x P? Kt x P Q x Kt QB 3 BQ2 KRl QRKl PQR4 PxP B x Kt Kt x R KxR KKt2 KB3
27 QR4ch 28 Q x Ktch 29 QB4 mate
KK4 KB4
109. Dresden Tournament, 1 892.
First edition of a famous trap! RU"f LOPEZ DR. s. TARRASCH White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
PK4 KtKB3 BKt5 PQ4 KtB3 00 RKl B x Kt!
G. MAR.co Black
PK4 KtQB3 PQ3 BQ2 KtB3 BK 2 00? BxB
From this point Black's moves are all forced. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
PxP Qx Q Kt x P Kt xB KtQ3! PKB3 Kt x B BKt5 BK7
PxP QR x Q BxP Kt x Kt PKB4 BB4ch Kt x Kt RQ4
Resjgns
THE GoLDEN TllEASURY OF
70
1 1 0. New York. 1 892.
011tpla1ing a f11ttwe world 'ht1111 pion.
40 41 42 43
RUY LOPEZ
DR. E. l.AsKER White
_
1 2 3 4 s 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 lS 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
PK4 KtKB3 BKts KtB3 00
PQ3 BK3 PQ4 BQB4 PQ5 PKR3 QxB PxP QKt4 BQ2 BQ3 KtK4 QR'Kl KtB3 KtQl BB3 PKt4 BKt2 QQB4 Pff4· QB6 Q x RP Q x KtP KtB2 BK4 QB4 BKB3 R x Kt QK4 Kt x Kt BxQ KR2 BQ3
35 36 37 38 39 BB4
A. B. HODGES Black
PK4 KtQB3 PQ3 BQ2 KKtK2 KtKt3 BK2 00
BKts KtKtl B x Kt PKB4 KtRS Kt x P KtQ2 PKKt3 RB2 QKJH PQR3 QKt2 QRKBl BQl KtB3 KtR4! PQKt4 KtK2 Kt x BP QR3 QKt4 KtB4 KtKt6 Kt x R QR5 Kt x Pch QxQ R x Reh RK8 PK5 BB3
CHESS
BxB KKt3 KtKtS BQ3 Resigns
RxB PK6 RB7 RKKt8
1 1 1 . Played at Zugzidi, in spring of 1892.
Mo1t Brilliant of Dadian'J CombinationJ. TWO KNIGHTS' DEFENS:E
DADIAN (of Mingrelia)
PRINCE
White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
PK4 KtKB3 BB4 PQ4 00
RKl BxP KtB3 R x Ktch BKt5 KtQ2 KtKt3 KtQ5 KtBS
M. BITCHAM Black
PK4 KtQB3 KtB3 PxP Kt x P PQ4 QxB QB5 BK3 BB4 QR3 BKt3 PKR3
r�l'Vm·l!J �
�
71
MODERN CHESS
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
QKt4 . . . . KBl R x Bch! KKtl KtQ7ch PKR4 QKt4 P x Kt Kt (Q5)B6ch! QKt4 BR6ch! Kt x P mate
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
. . QR5ch KtB6ch! Kt x KtPch R x Qch KtK5ch KtB7ch KtQ6ch QK8ch! KtB7 mate
PxB PKt3 B x Kt QK2 BxR KQl KKl KQl RxQ
Boston, Nov. 8, 1 892.
112.
Ca!Jght in the Web DANISH GAMBIT F. K. YOUNG White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
PK4 PQ4 PQB3 BQB4 KtKB3 00
Kt x P RKlch KtQ5 BKt5 RQBl R x Kt KtK5!
1 1 3. Jackson, Miss., about 1 892.
L. DORE This Galbreathtailing game Black PK4 PxP PxP KtKB3 Kt x P KtQ3 Kt x B BK2 KtB3 PB3 PKt4 PxR
was
played in fackson, Miss., about 1 892.
EVANS GAMBIT JOHN A. GAL8RAITH White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
PK4 KtKB3 BB4 PQKt4 PB3 00 PQ4 BKKt5 PxP QKtQ2 RKl BR4 KtK4
Now begins tion. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
a
H. HARDING
Black PK4 KtQB3 BB4 BxP BR4 BKt3 QB3 QKt3 QxP QKt3 PKR3 KKt K2 00 
farsighted combina
KtB6ch BxP BQ3 PKt4 KRl RK4 QKtlch!
P x Kt Kt84 QR4 Q x Pch BxP QR6 KtKt6ch
THE GoLDEN TREASURY OP CHESS
72
14 15 16 17 18
Kt x B QK2 R x Pch QKt4
PB5 P x Kt QKl ? KKt3 RRl
Black mates in 4 moves: RR6 ch, etc. l lS.
Vienna, 1893.
Schlechler'J Immortal ThiJ 1park/ing gem rank1 a.r one of
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Q x Ktch RKKtl R x Bch PxQ RKR4 RxP KtKt5 RxB RKt7ch R x Kt mate!
BxQ PQ3 QxR BB4 BxB BR2 Kt x P KtKt3 KRl
1 14. Vienna, Dec., 1892. The open KR file tri11mph1 again!
VIENNA GAME
the most curiouJ and brilliant on record.
IRREGULAR OPENING_ , B. FLEISSIG White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
PQKt4 BKt2 PQR3 PKt5 PQ4 KtB3 QQ3 QxP Q x KtP KQl
CAN.L
SCHLECHTER Black
PK3 KtKB3 PB4 PQ4 QR4ch KtK5 PxP BB4! B x Pch PQ5 ! !
M. PoLLAK
BARON ALBERT ROTHSCHILD
White
1 2 3 4 5 6
PK4 KtQB3 PKKt3 BKt2 KKtK2 PKR3
7 00
8 9 10 11 12 13
KR2 PQ3 BKt5 PB4 P x Kt BR4
Bl'&Ck
PK4 KtQB3 KtB3 BB4 PQ3 BK3 QQ2 PKR4
000
Kt�K2 KtKt5ch!? P x Pch KtKt3
1 1 Q x Rch 1 2 Q :x B
KK2 P x Kt
MODERN CHESS
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
BB l QxR BB4 KBl BxB B x Kt KKtl K�2
KtQ2 Q x KtP QQ4ch BK6ch! KtB7! QQ7ch QQ8ch Q x P mate
Played at Kassa in 1893.
116.
A _Charou.rek Gem DANISH GAMBIT M. WOLLNER R. CHAROUSEK White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
PK4 PQ4 PQB3 BQB4 KtKB3 Kt x P 00
KtKKt5! Kt x BP PK5 PK6! P x Rch BB4 QK2! KRl QRKl QK8ch P x R (Q) ch B x QP mate
Black
p_'.._K4 PxP PxP KtKB3 BB4 PQ3 00 PKR3 R x Kt KtKt5? QR5 KBl Kt x BP KtKt5ch BQ2 KtQB3 RxQ BxQ
White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
,
Inimitable elegance! FROM'S GAMBIT 1.
FRIED
C. ScHLECHTER
Black
PK4 KtQB3 PQ3 BxP KtB3 PKR3 PKKt4 KtK5 PKt5
Now follows a very elegant com bination.
10 11 12 13 14
. . . . BxQ KK2 KQ3 K x Kt
P x Kt! PB7ch BKt5ch KtKt5ch PB4 mate!
1 18. Nuremberg, Feb. 9, 1894. A wonderful combination! KING'S GAMBIT DR. s. TARRASCH White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 17. Vienna Chess Club April 27, 1 894.
PKB4 PxP KtKB3 PxP PQ4 BKt5 BR4 BB2 PK3 BR4
73
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
PK4 PKB4 KtKB3 PKR4 KtK5 Kt x BP BB4ch PQ4 BxP PR5ch KtB3 PK5 PR6ch PxP RxQ 00 KtQ5 KRl
HIRSCHLER Black
PK4 PxP PKKt4 PKt5 PQ3 K x Kt KKt3 BK2 KtKB3 KKt2 KtB3 PxP KBl Q x Qch KtQ2 KKl BB4ch BKt3
THE GoLDEN TREASURY OP CHESS
74 19 20 21 22 23 24
PK6 XtB6ch BKKt5 Kt x KtPch KtB6ch KtKt8ch
25 RQ8ch 26 RB8ch 27 PK7ch
KKtK4 KK2 Kt x B KKl KK2 KKl
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Kt x B BxB RKl ! QK2 QRBl PQ5! KtQ4 1 9 KtK6 20 QKt4 21 KtKt5ch
Q x Kt Kt x B PKB 3 QQ2 PB3? PxP KB2 KRQBl PKKt3 KKl
Kt x R KxR Resigns 22 23 24 25
R x Ktch!! RB7ch RKt7ch R x Pch!
KBl KKtl KRl Resigns
1 19. Hastings, 1 895. First Brilliancy Prize
GIUOCO PIANO W. 5TEINITZ C. VON BARDELEBEN White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
PK4 KtKB3 BB4 PB3 PQ4 PxP KtB3 PxP 00
BKKt5 B x Kt
Black
PK4 KtQB3 BB4 KtB3 PxP BKt5ch PQ4 KKt x P BK3 BK2 QB x B
Steinitz gives this brilliant mate ten moves. 25 26 27 28 29 3Q 31 32 33 34 35
. . . . RKt7ch QR4ch QR7ch QR8ch QKt7ch QKt8ch QB7ch QB8ch KtB7ch QQ6 mate!
KKtl KRl KxR KBl KK2 KKl KK2 KQl QKl KQ2
1
75
MODERN CHESS
1 20. Quadrangular Tourney, St. Petersburg, 189596. One of Pi/Lsbury's memorable games.
PETROFF DEFENSE OR.. E.
LASKER
White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23
PK4 KtKB3 Kt x P KtKB3 PQ4 BQ3 00 RKl PB3 QKt3 BKB4 PxB KKt2 QB2 BQBl KtQ2 KtBl
QQl QxR K x Kt QQl KK2 KQ2
H. N.
PILLSBURY
Black
PK4 KtKB3 PQ3 Kt x P PQ4 BK 2 KtQB3 BKKt5 PB4 00 B x Kt KtKt4 QQ2 KtK3! BQ 3 QRKl Kt (K3) x P
RxR Kt x P! PB5 KtK4ch QKt5ch Q x Qch
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
KxQ KK2 PB3 PKt3 KQ2 BKt2 PKR3 KtR2 PB4 PxP Resigns
Kt x B KtK4 RKl KtKt5ch KtK6 KtKt7 BB4 BB7 PxP PKR4!
The manner in which Pill.rbur1 snapped up the Knight with hi.r Bishop at the eleventh move, and his rapid play afterward.r, showed clearly that he saw through the game to victory.
121.
St. Petersburg, 18956.
One of Dr. La.rker's finest.
A game of many combinations. QUEEN'S GAMBIT DECLINED DR. E. LAsKER W. STEINITZ BlaKB4 PB3 Kt x P! BxP PKKt4 P x Kt PB6 BKt6ch! ! QQ3ch QR3ch KtB4ch! KRl RKtlch R x Bch! RKtl mate
241. Meran, 1 926
D. PRZEPIORKA White
l 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
PK4 PQ4 KtKB3 1>Q3 00
BK3 QQ2 BKR6
]. VON PATAY Black
PKKt3 PQ3 BKt2 PK3 KtK2 00
RKl BRl
QKtB3 PQ4? KtB4 PB3 PKKt4? P x Kt QQ2 PKR3 PxB K82 KxB KR3 KKt3 P x Kt BxP 1>Kt4 KxR
242. New York, 1 927. 2nd Brillian'y Prize
DUTCH DEFENSE (in effect) A. ALEKHINE White
/u11 one Jacrifi(e after another! KING"S FIANCHETIO DEFENSE
141
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16
17 18 19
PQ4 PQB4 KtKB3 KKtQ2 QB2 QKtB3 Kt (2) x Kt 1>B4 PK3 l>K2 PQR3 00 PB3 PxB P x KP RxR QQ2 P x KP! QB4!
F. J. MARSHALL Black
KtKB3 PK3 KtK5 1>Kt5 PQ4 PKB4 BP x Kt 00 PB3 KtQ2 BK2 BKt4 BxB RxP R x Reh PK4 PB4 PQ5 P x Kt
THB GoLDEN TREASURY OF CHESS
142 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
QB7ch p x P.! QK7 l>R5!! PK6 P x Kt RB7
KRl QKtl PKR3 PQR4 PKKt3 BxP Resigns
244.
Twentyfirst Match Game, October, 1927.
White'J game crumble1 Jo1hua'1 trumpet.
before
QUEEN'S GAMBIT DECLINED J. R. CAPABLANCA A. ALEKHINE White Black PQ4 1 PQ4 243. Kecskemet, Hungary, 1927. PK3 2 PQB4 White's deep combinilion has pret KtKB3 3 KtQB3 ty points. QKtQ2 4 BKt5 BK2  ·5 PK3 SICILIAN DEFENSE 6 KtB3 00 A. TAKACS F. D. YATES PQR3 7 RBl PR3 8 PQR3 Black White PxP 9 BR4 PQB4 1 PK4 10 B x P PQKt4! KtQB3 2 KtKB3 BKt2 1 1 l>K2 PxP 3 PQ4 1 2 00 PB4 KtB3 4 Kt x P Kt x P 13 PxP PQ3 5 KtQB3 RBl 14 KtQ4 PK3 6 BK2 QKtQ2 1 5 PQKt4 1>K2 7 00 KtKt3 16 BKt3 PQR3 8 KRl KKtQ4 1 7 QKt3 QB2 9 1>K3 RB5! 18 BB3 l>Q2 10 PB4 QBl 1 9 KtK4 PQKt4 1 1 QKl Kt x R 20 R x R 00  1 2 PQR3 2 1 RBl QRl ! ! KtQR4 :i. 3 RQl RBl 22 KtB3 'KtB5 14 QKt3 B x Kt 2 3 Kt x Kt KRBl 1 5 BBl 24 B x B QxB Kt x RP 16 PKt3 BB3 25 PQR4 KtKl 1 7 PK5 26 KtB3 BKt7! PQ4 18 KtK4 RQl 27 RKl KRl 19 KtB6ch PxP 28 P x P Kt x Kt 20 QR4 PK4 29 PR3 PKt3 21 BQ3 PK5 ! 30 RKtl BBl 22 P x Kt B x Kt 31 KtQ4 KKtl 23 KtB3 Kt x P! 32 RQl PR3 24 KtKt5 Resigns P x Kt 25 B x Kt BxB 26 P x P PxB 27 B x KKtP 245. u. s. s. R., 1927. RBt 28 RQ3 BxP 29 PQKt4! ! An intere1ting portent of Boti1in Resigns 30 RKR3 nik'1 later fame.
143 .
MODERNS, HYPERMODERNS AND ECLECTICS
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
DUTCH DEFENSE E.
RABINOVICH
M. BOTVINNIK Black
White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
PK3 PQ4 P KB4 PQB4 KtKB3 PKK.t3 BK2 BKt2 00 KtQB3 PQ4 KtB3 PB3 0() QK l QB 2 BB4 QR4 QRQl QKtQ2 KtK5 PKt3 KtK5 KtKt4 !? KtK5 ! PKR4? QKl BB3 B x Kt Kt x QKt BKt5 ! KKt2 BP x B B x Kt? QR4 RKRl QK t3! PB3? PK4! KBl QP x P R x B! QKt6! P xR P x Kt Kt x KP BB4 RxB Q x Pch PK3 Q x Rch QB2 QR6! KK2 QKt5ch PB5 RKB1 KQ2 Q x BP PK6 R x Q and wins QxQ
246.
Los Angeles, 1928.
A lively variation JeadJ to a bright finiJh. 1WO KNIGHTS' DEFENSE
K.
F. WILLIAMS White
1 PK4
K.
1. HAEGG
Black
PK4
KtKB3 BB4 KtKt5 Kt x BP KxB KK3 K x Kt BxP PKKt4 QKl
KtQB3 KtB3 BB4 (?! ) B x Pch Kt x Pch QK2 PQ4ch QR5ch BxP BB4ch
and Black mateJ rn three mot1eJ.
247.
TrenchinTeplitz, 1928.
A problem mate in actual play! CAROKANN DEFENSE
R.
SPIELMANN White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
PK4 KtQB3 KtB3 PK5 QK2 QP x Kt KtQ4 PK6! QR5ch KtB3 KtK5 KtB7
M.
WALTER Black
PQB3 PQ4 KtB3 KtK5 Kt x Kt PQKt3 PQB4? PxP KQ2 KB2 BQ2 QK l
144 1 3 QK5ch 14 BKB4 1 5 QB7ch 16 KtQB ! 1 7 QKt7ch 18 PR4ch 19 Q x Ktch 20 Kt x P mate!
THE GoLDE N TREASURY OF CHESS KKt2 PB5 KR3 KtB3 KKt4 KB4 BxQ
249.
Rogaska..Slatina, 1929.
The game that made Flohr famous. QUEEN'S GAMBIT DECLINED SALO FLOHR F. SAEMISCH Wblte
1 PQ4 2 PQB4 3 PQR3 4 KtQB3 5 BKt5 248. Match, 1928. 6 PK3 7 PxP Colle worlu up a murderous attack 8 BQ3 with his customary ingenuity. 9 KKtK2 INDIAN DEFENSE 1 0 KtKt3 1 1 PKR4! E. CoLLE S. LANDAU 1 2 BKR6 White Black 1 3 PR5 l PQ4 14 P x P KtKB3 1 5 QB3 PQKt3 2 KtKB3 16 QKtK2 BKt2 3 PK3 1 7 000 PQ3 4 BQ3 18 RR3 QKtQ2 5 00 . 19 B x Kt 6 QKtQ2 PK4 20 B x P! 7 PK4 P x P? 21 KtB4 PKt3 8 Kt x P 22 Q x B BKt5 ! PQR3 9 23 QRRl 10 BB6 QB l PxP 1 1 PK5 ! ! BxB 1 2 QB 3! BQ3 1 3 Kt x B 14 KtB4! PK5 PR3 15 RKl 16 QB 3! QKt2 17 Kt x Bch P x Kt 18 R x Pch! KBl 19 RK7 ! KKt2 20 BB4 QRQBl 2 1 QQKt3 PQ4 22 KtK5 QRKl 23 R x Pch KKtl PKKt4 24 QKt3 R x Kt 25 B � P! KxR 26 B x Ktch 24 RR8ch KK3 27 QKt7ch 25 R x Qch Resigns 28 B x R 26 QR6ch
Black
KtKB3 PK3 PQ4 BK2 00 PQKt3 PxP BKt2 QKtQ2 KtKl? PKt3? KtKt2 PKB4 PxP PB3 BQ3 QB 3 KB2 QxB KtB3 B x Kt QRKl KKtl
QxR KxR KKtl
MODERNS, HYPERMODERNS AND ECLECTICS
27 Q x Pch KRl 28 QR6ch KKtl 29 KtR5 and wins 250.
32 33 34 35
251.
QUEEN S GAMBIT DECLINED '
E. COLLE
White
PQ4 KtKB3 PK3 BQ3 QKtQ2 00
BKt2 QK2 RQl Resigns
Carlsbad, 1929.
Brilliancy Prize
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
R x KP PK6 RKt3 QxP
1 45
PB4 PQKt3 BKt2 RBl KtK5 QK2 BP x P PB4 Q x Kt KtKt4 RB3! RKt3 QQB2 BB5 RR3· RBl ! KtK5! BP x B B x P! RB2 BxR QQl BKt2 PKKt4! P x BP
F. 0. YATES
Black
KtKB3 PQKt3 BKt2 PK3 PQ4 BQ3
00
QKtQ2 QK2 QRQl PB4 KtK5 KP x P Kt x Kt PB3 KRKl QK3 KRl KtBl QB 2 PKR4 KKn B x Kt P x QP BR3 RBl RxB PB4 PKt3 PQ5 P x KP
Antwerp, 1929.
One of ten blind/old gameI MAX LANGE ATIACK
G . KOLTANOWSKI P. White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 B
14 15 16 17 18
PK4 KtKB3 B84 00
PQ4 PK5 P x Kt RKlch KtKt5 KtQB3 QKtK4 PQB3 PxP PKt4 Kt x B PB7ch KtKt5ch RxP
OUNKELBLUM
Black
PK4 KtQB3 B84 KtB3 PxP PQ4 PxB 1>K3 QQ4 Q84 BKt5? PxP BR4 QKt3 P x Kt KxP KKtl QQ6
THE GOI.DEN TREASURY OF
146 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
252.
l PQ4 2 Kt KB3 3 PK3 4 PB3 5 BQ3 6 QKtQ2 7 00
RKBl QQ2 KxR KtK2 Q x Pcb Q x Kt QR5 QB 3 Resigns
QKl ! RKS! R x Reh �R3ch RQl !! KBl ! RQ5! RR5 RKB5 !
CHESS PQ4
KtKB3 PB4 PK3 �Q3 QKtQ2

00
RKl QP x P Kt x Kt PxP
8 RKl 9 PK4 1 0 Kt x P 1 1 B x Kt
Manhattan Chess Oub,
Spring, 1930.
White gives odds of QR. The kind of mate that oddsgiven pray for. I.
KASHDAN
B . HORNEMAN
White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
PK4 PQ4 PK5 QKt4 KtKB3 QR3 �Q3 QKt3 B x Kt QxP Kt x P Kt x P �Kt5
14 PK6!
15 QKt6ch!! 16 KtKt7 mate
Black PK3 PQ4
PQB4 PxP KtKR3 BK2 P QKt3 Kt B4 PxB RBl �R3? KtQ2 PB 3? PxB PxQ 

253. Nice, 1 930. Fir.rt Brilliancy Prize QUEEN'S PAWN OPENING J. J. O'HANLON E. COLLE White
Black
KxB KKt3 RRl KtB 3 KR3 QR4 KR2 KKtl Resigns
1 2 B x Pch ! ! 1 3 KtKt5ch 14 PKR4! 1 5 R x Pch! !
16 PR5ch 17 R x B 1 8 Kt x Pch 1 9 KtKt5ch 20 QKt3ch 254.
San
Remo,
1930.
Black concludes with one of the most beautiful mates ever seen in actual play.
INDIAN DEFENSE E.
BOGOLYUBOV White
1 PQ4 2 PQB4
M. MONTICELLI Black
KtKB3 PK3
MODERNS, HYPERMODERNS AND ECLECTICS
3 KtQB3 4 KtB3 5 BKt5 6 PxB 7 PK3 8 BQ3 9 00 10 KtQ2 1 1 BR4 1 2 BKt3 1 3 PQR4 14 RKtl 1 5 PB3 16 PK4 1 7 BKl 18 PR3 19 PB5 ! 20 PQ5 21 KtB4 22 RB2 2 3 PQ6! 24 Kt x Reh 2 5 BB4 26 P x P 27 RQ2? 28 QKt3 29 BQ3 30 B x P 31 P x B 32 QB2 33 PB4 34 B x P 35 PKt3 36 RKt3
BKt5 PQKt3 B x Ktch BKt2 PQ3 QKtQ2 QK2 PKR3 PKKt4 000 PQR4 QRKt1 PR4 PR5 PK4 KtR4 QP x P KtB5 RR3! PB4! R x P! Q x Kt RBl RxP QK2 RBl PK5 ! BxB QxP QB3 PKt5 PxP KtK4!
36 37 38 39
147
Black calls mate in 4. KtK7ch!! . . . . RB8ch! R x Kt KxR QR8ch KB2 KtKt5 mate
255. Hamburg, July, 1930.
Brilliancy Prize INOIAN DEFENSE G.
STAHLBERG
White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ·9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
PQ4 PQB4 KtQB3 QKt3 PxP KtB3 BQ2 QB2 PQR3 BxB PQKt4 PK3 BQ3 Q x Kt 00
BK2 KRQl PQR4 PR5 QxP QB3 PxP KtKl RR7 QK3 RR2 PB3 BQ3 BBl RKB2
A. ALEKHINE Black
KtKB3 PK3 BKt5 PB4 KtB3 KtK5 Kt x QBP PB4 B x Kt 00 KtK5 PQKt3 Kt x B BKt2 KtK2 QKl RQl PB5! P x KP KtB4 PQ3! PxP PK4 KtQ5 ! RQ2 R ( 2 ) KB2 RB5 QR4 QKt4!
THE GoLDEN
148
TREASURY
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
OF CHESS
BxP RKt2 BB7 BB4 RQBl KRl Resigns
KRKu PR5 RQBl KtR4 BK5ch KtKt6ch!
257. Zwickau, 1 930.
B/ack'I play iI 1tudded with 1ac rifice1. 30 . . . . 31 KRt Resigns
PR3 ! R x Pl!
If 32 Q x Q, R x R; etc. 256.
Hamburg, 1930.
Exemplary preciiion INDIAN DEFENSE G. STAHLBERG I. KAsHDAN White Back 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
PQ4 PQB4 KtQB3 QKt3 PxP KtB3 BQ2 QB2 PK4
000
BQ3 KKtl KRKtl BK3 Q x Kt PxB KP x P RxQ RQ2
KtKB3 PK3 BKt5 PB4 KtB3 KtK5 Kt x QBP 00 QB3! PQKt3! PQR4! QKt3 BR3 Kt x B B x Kt PQ4! Q x Qch BxP B x QP
ENGLISH OPENING P. BLECHSCHMIDT S. FLOHR Black White l PQB4 2 PKKt3 3 BKt2 4 KtQB3 5 KtB3 6 00 7 PKR3 8 PK3? 9 KR2 10 PQ4 1 1 P x RP 12 RRl 1 3 RP x P 14 K:Ktl 1 5 PQ5 16 QR4ch 17 Kt x Kt 18 PK4 19 KBl 20 P x B 21 K x B 22 BK3 23 QRQKtl 24 Q x KtP 25 QB6! 26 KB3 27 R x Reh 28 BQ4! 29 B x Kt 30 KKt3 31 KR2
KtKB3 PB4 PKKt3 BKt2 KtB3 PQ3 BQ2 QBl PKR4! PR5 !! PKKt4! PKt5 ! B x P! QB4 KtK4 KKtQ2 B x Kt QKt3 B x Kt BK7ch QxB QxP PKt4!! RQKtl ! Q x Pch PB4! ! KB2 KtK4ch! QK5ch! QKt5ch R x P mate
MODERNS, HYPERMODERNS AND Ecucnc.s
258. Los AngelesSan Francisco Match, San Luis Obispo, May, 1931 (Board No. 1 7 )
22 P x R QKt4 RP x Kt 23 Kt x Qch 24 RQ2 and wins
White saves himself with an amaz ing reso11r(e.
259.
GIUOCO PIANO VAN ESSE N
WOSKOFF
White
Black
l 2 3 4 5
PK4 KtKB3 BB4 PB3 PQ4
6 00 7 PKR3
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
RKl QQ3 BQ5 BK3 PxP KtR2 QB x Kt KtQ2 QKtBl B x Pch 18 Q x Bch 19 RK2 20 KtB3
PK4 KtQB3
BB4
BKt3 QK2 PQ3 KtB3 PKR3 KtKR4 BQ2 PKt4 PxP KtB5 KtP x B RKKu