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  • CORNERSTONE L I B R A R Y B O O K S $1.00 R E T A I L

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  • THE

    G O L D E N T R E A S U R Y

    O F C H E S S

    Compiled by

    AL HOROWITZ AND

    THE EDITORS OF CHESS REVIEW

    CORNERSTONE LIBRARY NEW YORK

  • Repr in ted 1971

    Copyright 1969, 1961 , 1956 By I. A. Horowitz

    Copyright 1943 By Horowitz & Harkness

    This completely new revised edition is pub l i shed by arrangement with I. A . Horowitz and Harvey H o u s e , Inc.

    CORNERSTONE LIBRARY PUBLICATIONS are distributed by

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  • Contents

    Page

    I F A V O R I T E G A M E S 3

    I I T H E P R E - M O R P H Y P E R I O D 12

    I I I T H E M O R P H Y P E R I O D 30

    I V T H E A G E O F S T E I N I T Z 51

    V M O D E R N C H E S S 67

    V I M O D E R N S , H Y P E R M O D E R N S A N D E C L E C T I C S 95

    V I I P E R I O D O F R U S S I A N H E G E M O N Y 166

    I N D E X O F O P E N I N G S 186

    I N D E X O F P L A Y E R S 188

  • T h i s B o o k is D e d i c a t e d

    T o the Memory o f

    HARRY NELSON P1LLSBURY

    ( 1 8 7 2 - 1 9 0 6 )

  • P A R T I

    Favorite Games In the course of the decades which I have devoted to the

    preparation of this volume, I have had occasion to examine thousands upon thousands of scores. Those that have pleased me most are included in " T H E GOLDEN T R E A S U R Y OF C H E S S . " 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.

    5

  • 6 THE GOLDEN TREASURY OF CHESS

    1. Warsaw, Nov. 1844 As long as we continue to be charmed by the triumph of mind over matter, such combinations will fascinate us. The idea of readily surrendering the Queen in order to hound the hostile King with the lesser pieces, has been utilized fair-ly often; but Petroff's sacrifice was one of the first, if not THE first, example of this appealing com-binative theme. All honor to his originality!

    G I U O C O P I A N O

    HOFFMAN PETROFF

    White Black

    1 PK4 PK4 2 KtKB3 KtQB3 3 BB4 BB4 4 PB3 KtB3 5 PQ4 P x P 6 PK5 KtK5 7 BQ5 K t x K B P ? ! 8 K x K t P x P c h 9 KKt3 P x P

    10 B x P KtK2 11 KtKt5 K t x B 12 Kt x BP O O ! ! 13 K t x Q

    And Black mates in eleven moves.

    13 BB7ch 14 K - -R3 P _ Q 3 c h 15 P -K6 KtB5ch 16 K --Kt4 K t x K P 17 P -K13 Kt x Ktch 18 K - -Kt5 R _ B 4 c h 19 K - -Kt4 RB3ch 20 K - -R4 RB5ch 21 K - -Kt5 KtK3ch 22 K - -R5 PKt3ch 23 K - -R6 RR5ch 24 P x R BK6 mate

    2. Paris, 1845 // is many years since I first saw this game, but the final position, with Black's Queen trapped by its own far-advanced Pawns, and White's King gaily advancing down the board to assist in the final attack against his colleague, is still good for a chuckle. Imagine Kieseritzkys chagrin as he stares ruefully at the bottled-up Queen! Who says there is no place for hu-mor in chess?!

    C O C H R A N E G A M B I T

    MICHELET L. KIESERITZKY

    White Black 1 PK4 PK4 2 PKB4 P x P 3 KtKB3 PKKt4 4 BB4 PKt5 5 KtK5 QR5ch 6 KBl PB6 7 PQ4 KtKB3 8 KtB3 BKt2 9 PKKt3 QR6ch

    10 KB2 PQ3 11 K t x P ( B 7 ) RBl 12 KtKKt5 QKt7ch 13 KK3 BR3 14 KQ3 KtB3 15 PQR3 B x Kt

  • M Y FAVORITES 7

    16 B x B K t x K P ! ? 17 QKl BB4 18 K t x K t PB7 19 QK3 KQ2 20 BQ5 QRKl 21 QRKBl B x Ktch 22 B x B RB6 23 Q x R P x Q 24 BB5ch RK3 25 PQ5 KtK4ch 26 KQ4 PKR4 27 P x R c h KK'l 28 BB6 PR5 29 B x Kt P x B c h 30 K x P P x K t P 31 KB6 and wins!

    One of the most astounding end-ings on record.

    3. Paris, Nov. 1846

    Poor Kieseritzky! He achieved neg-ative immortality by losing a mag-nificent game to the great Anders -sen, and this feat swallowed up his reputation forever after. That Kieseritzky was a brilliant and able player in his own right, however, is abundantly clear from this game.

    BISHOP'S GAMBIT W . SCHULTEN L. KIESERITZKY

    White Black

    1 PK4 PK4 2 PKB4 P x P 3 BB4 QR5ch 4 KBl PQKt4 5 B x P KtKB3 6 KtQB3 KtKt5 7 KtR3 KtQB3 8 KtQ5 KtQ5! 9 Kt x Pch KQl

    10 K t x R PB6! 11 PQ3 PB3 12 BQB4 PQ4! 13 B x P R - Q 3 14 QKl P x P c h 15 K x P Q x Ktch! 16 K x Q KtK6ch 17 KR4 KtB6ch 18 KR5 BKt5 mate

    4. Breslau, 1859.

    // is difficult to imagine how one could concentrate more brilliancy, more inspired inventiveness, more sparkle into so short a game. Here is the distilled essence of the very best chess of the old masters: one thrill after another!

    Sacrificial Orgy

    RUY LOPEZ A . ANDERSS