By Graham Burgess
Fixing chess puzzles is likely one of the finest how you can increase your online game. this handy e-book offers three hundred workouts, with instructive issues highlighted within the solutions.
There is whatever right here for everybody. the 1st sixty four puzzles are in response to a straight forward tactic or checkmate, resembling these defined in Gambit's best-sellers "How to overcome Your Dad at Chess" and "Chess strategies for Kids". In perform it will be significant to protect resiliently and search counterattacking probabilities - there's an leading edge bankruptcy on those rarely-covered topics, in addition to endgame puzzles and ones the place the reader needs to come to a decision how one can punch domestic an attack.
Later chapters increase your skill to make difficult chessboard judgements. assault, sacrifice, seize fabric, protect or simplify - you choose! rules and directions are emphasised, including universal resources of mistakes. the ultimate part of puzzles will turn out a stern problem even for the simplest gamers, with the reader uncovered to the entire complexity of recent chess - with a number of useful tricks alongside the way.
Gambit courses has been publishing most useful cutting edge chess books considering the fact that 1998, successful various awards in numerous international locations. FIDE grasp Graham Burgess is Gambit's Editorial Director, and one of many founders of the corporate. He has written greater than twenty books and holds the realm list for marathon blitz chess taking part in. He lives in Minnesota.
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J,f3 The decisive threats of e4, trapping the bishop, as well as g4 or j,xh5 , with a mating attack, are impossible to parry. h4 next, with strong kingside pressure. •. This looks like the most principled move, forcing White to release the tension himself Unfortunately, Black requires just one more tempo ( . . 0-0) to prove the correctness of his strategy, but repeated time losses are the direct consequence of the line initiated by 6 . . ltJh6. The alternative is: 1 O . . dxc5 This provokes simplifications leading to a very pleasant endgame for White.
He may have to play 'lJc4 soon, leading to approximate equality after the knight exchange. h4! White will build up a strong kingside attack, helped by the presence of opposite coloured bishops. c3 . d2 is not such a bad move, and after 1 3 . . e4, intending 'lJd5, White stood slightly better in Olarasu - Baumstark, Baile Tusnad 1 997. Nevertheless, I think it is best to keep the white position more flexible. 'lWc2 The best square for the queen, from where it keeps b3 defended. • White is well prepared against the opening of the centre: 1 4 .
B5? ) 1 8 . . ) 1 9 . j,f3 The decisive threats of e4, trapping the bishop, as well as g4 or j,xh5 , with a mating attack, are impossible to parry. h4 next, with strong kingside pressure. •. This looks like the most principled move, forcing White to release the tension himself Unfortunately, Black requires just one more tempo ( . . 0-0) to prove the correctness of his strategy, but repeated time losses are the direct consequence of the line initiated by 6 . . ltJh6. The alternative is: 1 O .