By John Thursby
From the PREFACE:
it sort of feels to be the customized to assert a couple of phrases to the general public, while providing a set of Chess difficulties, and this practice I shall presently avail myself of. The stratagems contained during this e-book are a range from the numerous difficulties composed via me, and released over the last six years in all of the major journals and magazines at domestic and overseas.
i don't declare for my difficulties any especial or striking profundity, nor do I intend to set myself up as a rival to different Chess authors; yet i think that any Chess-player who takes the difficulty to appear via my booklet, will ﬁnd in it entertainment and enjoyment.
i don't fake as a way to provide tricks on building, or to put down dogmatic ideas in challenge paintings.
In end, I should kingdom that i've got constantly been taken care of with the best courtesy through each Chess Editor with whom i've got corresponded, with, I remorse to claim, one impressive exception.
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Fxe6 13. f4? The consequences of this move provide us with an instructive lesson. 13. c5 14. Be3 Rb8 The bishop is getting ready to show his teeth. 32 15. Qd2 Bb5 16. Rd1 Bc6 Already, on the distant horizon, we can see that a checkmate is brewing on g2. 17. Na3 Qe8 18. Rab1 Rd8 Diagram 29 Position after 18. Rd8 19. Rbc1 If 19. Nc2 then 19. d4 20. cxd4 cxd4 21. Bxd4 Be4, with the threats of ... Qg6 and ... c5 to follow. 19. d4 Anyway! 20. cxd4 cxd4 21. Bf2 White cannot capture the pawn on d4 because of 21.
Bxh4 Bxf4 30. Qxd4 Qh5! 31. Bg3 Bxc1 32. Rxc1 Qe2 Diagram 32 Position after 32. Qe2 Black equalizes material and continues his attack. Now Black’s threats against g2 become serious. 33. Bf2 Qxa2 34. Qe3 No help is 34. Ra1, as after 34. Qc2 White can’t take on a7. 34. a5 Activating another of Black’s assets. 35. Re1 Rf6 36. Re2 Qd5 35 Diagram 33 Position after 36. Qd5 Another mate threat on g2! It’s clear that Black’s prediction of mate on g2 was not an empty threat. 37. Bg3 a4 38. Rd2 Qc4 39.
Na3 Qe8 18. Rab1 Rd8 Diagram 29 Position after 18. Rd8 19. Rbc1 If 19. Nc2 then 19. d4 20. cxd4 cxd4 21. Bxd4 Be4, with the threats of ... Qg6 and ... c5 to follow. 19. d4 Anyway! 20. cxd4 cxd4 21. Bf2 White cannot capture the pawn on d4 because of 21. Ba4, followed by ... c5. 21. Ba4 22. Re1 c5 23. Nc4 Bc6 33 24. Nd6 Diagram 30 Position after 24. Nd6 24. Rxd6! This Exchange sacrifice gives Black an extra pawn, two bishops, a passed pawn, a strong attack, and a much better game. 25. exd6 Bxd6 26.