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Queen Sacrifice by Tony Riches - Book Description Plus Byrne-Fischer Game of Century Moves

Queen Sacrifice by Tony Riches
Book Description
Publication Date: January 6, 2012


Donald Byrne-Bobby Fischer, 1956
A famous chess game brought to life, with a whole country for the board and each piece a very real person with hopes and fears, strengths - and weaknesses...

QUEEN SACRIFICE
10th Century Wales is a country divided, with the kingdom of the south becoming Saxon and the north violently defending the old ways. The inevitable civil war is brutal and savage in this tale of divided loyalty and revenge, treachery and love.

Kings and queens battle for control of the country, with wealth and glory for the victor and death and ruin for the loser. The bishops of Wales struggle to keep the faith while knights and war lords turn events to advantage and the lives of ordinary people are changed forever by the conflict.
Queen Sacrifice is also a legendary tactic in the ancient game of chess. Russian chess grand master Lakov Neishtadt describes the sacrifice of the queen for higher interests as “a source of continuing fascination for the chess novice and master alike.”

The narrative faithfully follows EVERY move in the queen sacrifice game, known as "The Game of the Century" between Donald Byrne and 13-year-old Bobby Fischer in New York City on October 17th, 1956.



Byrne Donald (USA) (2470) - Fischer Robert J (USA) (2780)

Result: 0-1
Site: New York (USA)
Date: 1956
[...] 1.¤f3 ¤f6 2.c4 g6 3.¤c3 ¥g7 4.d4 O-O 5.¥f4 d5 6.£b3 dxc4 7.£xc4 c6 8.e4 ¤bd7 9.¦d1 ¤b6 10.£c5 ¥g4 11.¥g5 ¤a4 12.£a3 ¤xc3 13.bxc3 ¤xe4 14.¥xe7 £b6 15.¥c4 ¤xc3 16.¥c5 ¦fe8+ 17.¢f1 ¥e6 18.¥xb6 ¥xc4+ 19.¢g1 ¤e2+ 20.¢f1 ¤xd4+ 21.¢g1 ¤e2+ 22.¢f1 ¤c3+ 23.¢g1 axb6 24.£b4 ¦a4 25.£xb6 ¤xd1 26.h3 ¦xa2 27.¢h2 ¤xf2 28.¦e1 ¦xe1 29.£d8+ ¥f8 30.¤xe1 ¥d5 31.¤f3 ¤e4 32.£b8 b5 33.h4 h5 34.¤e5 ¢g7 35.¢g1 ¥c5+ 36.¢f1 ¤g3+ 37.¢e1 ¥b4+ 38.¢d1 ¥b3+ 39.¢c1 ¤e2+ 40.¢b1 ¤c3+ 41.¢c1 ¦c2#

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