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The Evolution of Chess Style

Hi all

I have just started a new video series on youtube which looks at the evolution of chess style. Yesterday I started with Philidor, and did the following couple of videos:





Who do you think is influential in the development of chess style?! I hope to continue the series with a look at the major influences including World champions and famous writers and thinkers of the game.


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bnolan





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Sat Jul 4 2009 3:02AM | MsgID: 11632913


I look forward to this series of articles.

If you aren't already familiar with this book, I would recommend "The March of Chess Ideas" by Anthony Saidy. It reviews the various styles of the major masters of the 20th century, picking up where Reti's "Masters of the Chessboard" leaves off.

Some players that come to mind for me are:
- Staunton, introducing closed games and the English opening
- Morphy and Anderson showing the benefits of rapid development and open lines
- Paulsen for showing how correct defense could survive the attacks of the romantics
- Steinitz for formulating the ideas of positional chess
- Tarrasch for teaching these principles of positional chess
- The hypermoderns: Reti, Nimzovich, Breyer, Gruenfeld for being hypermodern
- Alekhine for showing that dynamic plans can overcome static advantages
- Capablanca, Reshevsky and later Fischer and Karpov for showing that flawless positional chess can still create beautiful games
- Bronstein and Tal for playing unsound sacrifices and winning with flair.
- Keres, Spassky and later Kasparov for creating powerful positional attacks



kingscrusher





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Mon Jun 22 2009 12:24PM | MsgID: 11574988


Hi all

I have just started a new video series on youtube which looks at the evolution of chess style. Yesterday I started with Philidor, and did the following couple of videos:





Who do you think is influential in the development of chess style?! I hope to continue the series with a look at the major influences including World champions and famous writers and thinkers of the game.