By Andrew Soltis
A full of life, own, and fantastically informative examine Bobby Fischer, his character and his
playing. even supposing 3 a long time have handed because Fischer gained the area chess identify from the
former Soviet Union, he nonetheless continues to be a resource of fascination and admiration for all avid gamers.
Andy Soltis, a grandmaster and writer of diverse chess books, appears to be like again at his first
encounters with Fischer in long island after they have been either young ones; assesses Fischer's
exceptional skill to procure and observe a bonus in play; and analyzes his occupation correct up
to his ultimate suits with Boris Spassky. most crucial, Soltis reviews on and annotates
many of Fischer's significant fits intimately, explaining the good judgment at the back of the strikes in
illuminating element. A needs to for any fan of chess and this remarkably enigmatic champion.
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It can move to d1, d3, d4, dS, d6, e2, e3, c1 or c3 and can capture on f2 or d7. 42 Getting to Know the Pieces h) The Black bishop has three possible moves, one of which is a cap ture. The bishop can move to g1 or g3, or it can capture on f4. Exercise 5 a) The white pawn on c2 has four possible moves: it can move to c3 • •r c4, and it can capture the rook on b3 or the bishop on d3. h) The black pawn only has one move, to capture the white knight on g4. Exercise 6 a) Yes - the knight has the ability to jump over pieces.
47 Concise Chess Getting Out of Check (3): Block1ng the Line of Fire 8 7 8 7 6 5 4 6 5 4 3 2 3 2 1 a b c d e f g a h Check! b c d e f g h The bishop interposes The first diagram above is once again similar to the first one on the previous page. This time, however, Black has another extra bishop, which is on the b4-square. As we have seen previously, Black could step out of check by moving his king from g8 to g7. He can also get out of check by capturing on a8 with the bishop on dS, thus eliminat ing the checking piece.
41 Concise Chess Solutions to Exercises Exercise 1 On an open board the rook always has 14 possible moves available, regardless of where it is positioned. Exercise 2 a) The bishop has six moves, two of which are captures. It can move to cS, b6, eS or c3, while it can capture the black rook on a7 or the black knight on f6. b) It would take the black rook six consecutive moves to capture the three white pieces. There are several ways to do this, with one being the following: move to b7, capture on b2, move to d2, capture on d4, move to e4, capture on e3.
Bobby Fischer Rediscovered by Andrew Soltis