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    Chess Books Featuring A Single Game

    September 29, 2018

    Michael Clapham is an English chess book collector (b. 1951) with an outstanding web site devoted to collecting chess books.

    He has two articles on chess books featuring a single game:

    What follows is entirely the work of Mr. Clapham:

    1. Kasparov Against the World by Garry Kasparov published by KasparovChess Online, New York, 2000

    This book tells the story, over 202 pages, of the game played on the internet in 1999 between Kasparov and 58,000 chess players from around the world who voted for their chosen move.

    2. Turnover Chess – Michael Basman edited a series of booklets of Turnover Chess in 1977 and 1978. The first eight books published in 1977 featured games by Fischer and Alekhine:

    1. Fischer v Sherwin, New Jersey Open, 1957
    2. Fischer v Fine, New York, 1960
    3. Fischer v Weinstein, U.S. Championship, 1960-61
    4. Gudmundsson v Fischer, Reykjavik, 1960
    5. Alekhine v Tarrasch, Mannheim, 1914
    6. Bogoljubov v Alekhine, Hastings, 1922
    7. Reti v Alekhine, Baden Baden, 1925
    8. Alekhine v Nimzovich, San Remo, 1930

    A second series of books on the English opening was issued in 1978 again concentrating on a single game.

    A third series of booklets was published in 1978 with a single game on the Sicilian Close opening.

    3. Movagram – The Victoria Company of Bloomington, Indiana published a small book in 1924 featuring Lasker vs Capablanca, St. Petersburg Masters’ Tournament 1914. This featured the crucial 18th round game won by Lasker. The book has 87 pages with a diagram for every move.

    4. The Game of Chess Played between London and Portsmouth in 1845 – This commemorates the game played in consultation between Howard Staunton and Captain H.A. Kennedy in Portsmouth/Gosport and Messrs Walker, Buckle, Capt. Evans, Perigal and Tuckett in Vauxhall via Electric Telegraph on April 9, 1845

    5. Alekhine Defence - Debyut Alekhina; Partiya, igrannaya na Parisskom turnire v 1925 g; v karikaturakh, by Sezab & F. Tsesel'chuk, Moskva 1927. LN 4672 (Humour section).

    “This little 16 page book covers the Alekhine Defence game played between Znosko-Borovsky and Alekhine at the Paris tournament of 1925. The moves are given with an expressive illustration and a caption.”

    for Friday, September 28, 2018


    The games featured:

    Garry Kasparov – The World
    Internet, October 22, 1999
    B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky Attack

    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.c4 Nc6 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.O-O g6 8.d4 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Bg7 10.Nde2 Qe6 11.Nd5 Qxe4 12.Nc7+ Kd7 13.Nxa8 Qxc4 14.Nb6+ axb6 15.Nc3 Ra8 16.a4 Ne4 17.Nxe4 Qxe4 18.Qb3 f5 19.Bg5 Qb4 20.Qf7 Be5 21.h3 Rxa4 22.Rxa4 Qxa4 23.Qxh7 Bxb2 24.Qxg6 Qe4 25.Qf7 Bd4 26.Qb3 f4 27.Qf7 Be5 28.h4 b5 29.h5 Qc4 30.Qf5+ Qe6 31.Qxe6+ Kxe6 32.g3 fxg3 33.fxg3 b4 34.Bf4 Bd4+ 35.Kh1 b3 36.g4 Kd5 37.g5 e6 38.h6 Ne7 39.Rd1 e5 40.Be3 Kc4 41.Bxd4 exd4 42.Kg2 b2 43.Kf3 Kc3 44.h7 Ng6 45.Ke4 Kc2 46.Rh1 d3 47.Kf5 b1=Q 48.Rxb1 Kxb1 49.Kxg6 d2 50.h8=Q d1=Q 51.Qh7 b5 52.Kf6+ Kb2 53.Qh2+ Ka1 54.Qf4 b4 55.Qxb4 Qf3+ 56.Kg7 d5 57.Qd4+ Kb1 58.g6 Qe4 59.Qg1+ Kb2 60.Qf2+ Kc1 61.Kf6 d4 62.g7 1-0

    Emanuel Lasker – Jose Raul Capablanca
    St. Petersburg, May 18, 1914
    C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange variation

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.d4 exd4 6.Qxd4 Qxd4 7.Nxd4 Bd6 8.Nc3 Ne7 9.O-O O-O 10.f4 Re8 11.Nb3 f6 12.f5 b6 13.Bf4 Bb7 14.Bxd6 cxd6 15.Nd4 Rad8 16.Ne6 Rd7 17.Rad1 Nc8 18.Rf2 b5 19.Rfd2 Rde7 20.b4 Kf7 21.a3 Ba8 22.Kf2 Ra7 23.g4 h6 24.Rd3 a5 25.h4 axb4 26.axb4 Rae7 27.Kf3 Rg8 28.Kf4 g6 29.Rg3 g5+ 30.Kf3 Nb6 31.hxg5 hxg5 32.Rh3 Rd7 33.Kg3 Ke8 34.Rdh1 Bb7 35.e5 dxe5 36.Ne4 Nd5 37.N6c5 Bc8 38.Nxd7 Bxd7 39.Rh7 Rf8 40.Ra1 Kd8 41.Ra8+ Bc8 42.Nc5 1-0

    London (H.T. Buckle, W.D. Evans, G. Perigal, T. Tuckett, G. Walker) – Gosport (Capt. H.A. Kennedy, H. Staunton)
    April 9, 1845 by Electric Telegraph
    C23 Bishop’s Opening, del Rio variation

    1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Bc5 3.c3 Qg5 4.Qf3 Qg6 5.d3 Nc6 6.Be3 Bb6 7.Bxb6 axb6 8.Na3 Na7 9.Qg3 Qxg3 10.hxg3 d6 11.f4 Nh6 12.Nf3 f6 13.Kd2 Bg4 14.d4 O-O-O 15.f5 d5 16.Bxd5 Bxf5 17.Nh4 Bg4 18.Nc2 Rhe8 19.Rae1 Nc6 20.Bxc6 bxc6 21.Kc1 Be6 22.Nf3 Bg8 23.b3 Ng4 24.Re2 g6 25.Ne3 h5 26.Rd1 exd4 27.Nxg4 d3 28.Rf2 hxg4 29.Nd2 f5 30.exf5 gxf5 31.Rxf5 Re3 32.Rf2 b5 33.Nf1 Re2 34.Rd2 Rde8 35.Nh2 R2e3 36.Nxg4 Rxg3 37.Nf6 Ree3 38.Nxg8 Rxg8 39.Rf3 Rg3 40.Rdf2 Re2 41.Rxd3 Rxg2 42.Rxe2 Rxe2 43.Rd2 Re5 1/2-1/2

    Eugene Znosko-Borovsky – Alexander Alekhine
    Paris Tournament 1925, Round 3
    Paris, February 13, 1925
    B03 Alekhine’s Defence, Four Pawns Attack

    1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.c4 Nb6 4.d4 d6 5.f4 dxe5 6.fxe5 Nc6 7.Be3 Bf5 8.Nf3 e6 9.Nc3 Nb4 10.Rc1 c5 11.a3 cxd4 12.Bg5 dxc3 13.Bxd8 Rxd8 14.Qb3 cxb2 15.Qxb2 Na4 16.Qa1 Nc2+ 17.Rxc2 Bxc2 18.Nd4 Bg6 19.c5 Nxc5 20.Bb5+ Nd7 21.Qc3 a6 22.Bxd7+ Rxd7 23.Qc8+ Rd8 24.Qxb7 Rxd4 25.Qc6+ Rd7 26.O-O Bd3 27.Rxf7 Bc5+ 28.Kh1 Bb5 29.Qxe6+ Re7 30.Rxe7+ Bxe7 31.Qc8+ Bd8 32.Qe6+ Be7 33.Qc8+ Bd8 34.Qe6+ 1/2-1/2

    Final position