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By Dejan Bojkov

The recommendation often given to chess-players desirous to increase their effects is simple: examine strategies! yet there's usually little helpful information as to how this is often most sensible performed. through fixing puzzle positions? Or endgame stories? through dissecting the video games of significant tacticians? Few books current a established method of strategies, so this booklet fills a necessary area of interest within the bold avid gamers library. The authors current each one significant tactical subject in flip, explaining the way it works and supplying inspiring examples. They then clarify how one can spot the belief on your personal video games and use it on your virtue. You instantly get an opportunity to place your wisdom to the try out, as there are tough workouts through the complete publication, with certain suggestions. the second one a part of the e-book deals extra complex fabric, and takes us contained in the execs strategies laboratory. the following we see how tactical issues are mixed, and hired to accomplish strategic objectives. we're additionally proven how grandmasters spot the ambitions for his or her breathtaking combos, which we therefore come to work out no longer as sheer witchcraft, yet because the made from disciplined concept and coaching.

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J�f4 by cutting the king from its flight squares on the e-file. 24 gxh4 fails to 24 ... 'iVxh4+! 25 wfl (25 We2 Ite8+ 26 'it>d2 'ii'f2+) 2S . . 'iVf4+ 26 �e 1 �e8+ 27 �e2 llxe2+ 28 Wxe2 �e3+ 29 \tf1 c3!? 30 bxc3 d3! 31 �e 1 �f4+! However, we should borrow from Kasparov and instead of 20 f4 play 20 �e 1 , eyeing as and eS: 20 . . , intending 'iWc7, looks rather unpleas­ ant for Black. 20 a4 20 'iNe 1 immediately was also possi­ ble, as after 20 . . c8 26 Iig1 Black must still prove that he has enough for the sacri­ ficed rook.

1 7 . . dxe4 17 . . tg4 and 17 ... g4 'i'b5 (18 . . b5 19 'i'xd5 cxb2 20 :d1) 19 'i'xd5 cxb2 20 �d1 is also good for White according to Kramnik. xd7 22 �he 1 Threatening 23 'i'e8 checkmate. 22 . . h6 23 �a8+ �c8 24 �xd7+ �xd7 25 �d5+ 1 -0 25 . . 'it>c7 26 :e7+ 'it>b6 27 'i'b7+ mate (Kramnik) . Came 30 vanchuk-lII escas! ;> .. xg5 52 lLlbd7 1 1 g3 b4 Euwe's analysis of 1 1 . b4+ 15 'it>e2 when Black suffers from severe weaknesses on the dark squares. The text gains three pieces for the queen, but the looseness of Black's structure and the weakness of his king conspire against Black.

Ltb4+ 1 1 tbc3 0-0 1 2 0-0 �b 7 12 . . b7) , but without the pawns on b6 and a2. In that variation Black often plays . . �xc3, but here this is less effective since the c-pawn is not restricted by a pawn on b6 and can thus easily move forwards to c5. Moreover, the pawn on a7 is isolated. 1 3 �e2 The queen should move to b3, mak­ ing use of the exposed position of the bishop on b7 and combining with a knight on e5 and a rook on e 1 in a typical IQP formation: 13 �e l ttJbd7 14 'i'b3 as 15 ttJe5!

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