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Default Chess from Morphy to Botvinnik by Imre Konig is now at Barnes andNoble

Chess from Morphy to Botvinnik by Imre Konig is now available at
Barnes and Noble

This book is one of the great classics of chess literature. The author
was an International Master of Chess and a great analyst as well as an
entertaining writer. He describes the development of chess opening
theory and discusses lines of play no longer in vogue but which remain
powerful weapons for the practical tournament player.

This book was originally published in 1950 as "Chess from Morphy to
Botwinnik". The title has been changed to conform to the standard
accepted spelling of the name of Mikhail Botvinnik, who was World
Chess Champion three times: 1948 to 1957, 1958 to 1960 and 1961 to


THE IDEA OF DEALING HISTORICALLY WITH the development of chess had
long been in the author's mind. The fascinating story of how the great
masters of the past and present have developed the most famous
openings, such as the Ruy Lopez and the Queen's Gambit, is vividly
recounted in this book. The underlying ideas are illustrated by over
100 fully annotated games, and a close study of the book is bound to
increase the player's knowledge of theory and improve his play. The
games reveal how the masters have had to take up the fight for the
centre, which is the fundamental idea of chess.

The author, whose great knowledge of chess theory is widely known, was
a member of the famous Viennese School of Chess, of whom Reti is the
best known. Mr. Konig's book may well be compared with Reti's two
books - Masters of the Chess Board and Modern Ideas in Chess.

ISBN 0-923891-45-5

This book appears at Barnes and Noble through an agreement reached two
weeks ago by which most Ishi Press books will be available at all
Barnes and Noble stores and other stores worldwide.

Sam Sloan
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