The Middle Game in Chess

The Middle Game in Chess

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Author: Fine, Ruben (1914-1993)

Year: 1952

Publisher: David McKay Co

Place: New York


442 pages with diagrams and index. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4") issued in black with silver lettering to spine with a red, grey and white dust jacket decorated with black and white chess pieces. (Betts: 18-8) First edition.

The middle game, it has been said, is the heart of chess. Here is the field of battle on which victory or defeat is decided. In this book the world's leading authority turns his talents to the middle game. A system for improving practical skill is carefully elaborated; tedious variations are avoided. The emphasis throughout is on developing in the player the ability to analyze a position and to proceed accordingly. There are sections on mating attacks; combination play; how to handle superior positions, even positions and inferior positions; continuation of the openings; and transition to the end game. (From the jacket)


Corners bumped, spine ends and corners rubbed, small dent at front head hinge. Dust jacket corners, spine ends, edges, fold over edges, spine and hinges chipped. About a very good copy in a fair dust jacket.

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