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johnholland 25 ( +1 | -1 )
Zürich 1953 Can anyone tell me what kind of notation is used in the book ""Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953" by David Bronstein ? Is it modern algebraic notation or the antique English style ?
Thanks for your help,
Hans Leenen
__mda__ 31 ( +1 | -1 )
johnholland.. I have the Dover edition of this book.. and it is "long algebraic" notation..

for example, where we would normally say "Be3", the book gives "Bc1-e3", and where we would say "c4" for moving a pawn to c4, the book would say "c2-c4".

If you are used to algebraic notation, getting used to this expanded form is a snap.. and it's a great book =)
atrifix 17 ( +1 | -1 )
The Dover Translation (from Russian) of the Second Edition, which, I believe, is for all practical purposes the book you are referring to, is indeed in long algebraic. And it is a great book.
calmrolfe 86 ( +1 | -1 )
Zurich The tournament book by David Bronstein is an all time classic. Sadly, now that we know more about the intrigue that went on, the Tournament itself has become tarnished. Several of the games were rigged and even Bronstein himself was party to the deception.

From being an example of Chess at it's best it has now descended into Chess's lowest point. Fischer was right, the Russian players contrived results between themselves in an effort to stop Sammy Reshevsky from winning the Tournament. In fact, the more I learn of Reshevsky the more I respect his achievements. He truly was a marvellous player.

As for the likes of Smyslov and to a lesser extent, Bronstein. They were a disgrace and their achievements will be forever tarnished.

On principle I will not buy the Zurich Tournament book, good book though it undoubtedly is.

Kind regards,

johnholland 5 ( +1 | -1 )
thanks Thanks all for your kind info,