By Jon Speelman
Unique discoveries within the endgame unearthed via Britain's best professional and global championship challenger.
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This can be an endgame handbook with a distinction. once a subject has been brought and some easy principles mentioned, you're instantly invited to immerse your self within the topic via fixing a sequence of correct positions. The recommendations to those positions function a wealth of functional recommendation and extra dialogue of endgame ideas and the most important theoretical issues.
This booklet is a facsimile reprint and will include imperfections similar to marks, notations, marginalia and mistaken pages.
The ebook is a brand new version of a bestseller by way of an skilled trainer Sergey Ivashchenko. Over 250,000 copies of his books have been bought within the Soviet Union within the overdue 1980's. This ebook is meant for newcomers, either young ones and adults. the subjects are: Win a section, Draw, and so on. The ebook designed for chess gamers with ELO 1200-1500 issues.
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The following position is from a game I played in the fourth round of the 1990 National Elementary Champion ships in Tucson, Arizona. My thirteen-year-old imagina tion was churning with discoveries, and I went on to win this tournament. Consider Diagram 31 as a lesson rather than a problem.
The phone call is boring, irrelevant. You speak po litely, an old friend drones on. You are between worlds. Finally you manage to get off, but then the book seems to have disappeared. Romance is fading. You can't be lieve that this has happened to you. You're a wreck and are searching frantically everywhere. You lift a pillow on your bed, and there it is. Now that is a welcome discov ery. Only on the chessboard, instead of moving a pillow to find J. D. Caldwell's Desperate Voyage, you move a pawn or a piece to uncover an attack.
Bxc5 1 1 . Bxc6+! ) Then 1 1 . Qxg4 , and I have won a piece thanks to a neat double threat. Notice also the theme of discovered attack in this tactic : dxc5 uncovered the threat of the queen to the bishop on g4. In a later chapter we will study discoveries in more depth. The game continued: 1 3 . . 0-0 1 4 . Nc3 Rfd8 1 5. b3 Bb4 1 6. Bb2 Rd2 . 28 WHITE TO MOVE: a b c d e f g Here I used a final double threat and he resigned. Can you find it? h DOUBLE THREAT c 61. The theme of discovery, the uncovering of a shel tered threat by moving another pawn or piece out of the way, is used once again.