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Now is the moment, because after the next move the window for this opportunity may be closed. In this book Ivan Sokolov presents a set of practical tools that will help you to master the art of sacrifice.

Author: Ivan Sokolov

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 9789056914776

Category: Games

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lThe sacrifice is one of the most beautiful, rewarding and complex aspects of chess. During a game the decision to give up material in order to get an advantage is probably the most difficult one a player has to take. Often, you have to burn your bridges without being able to fully calculate the consequences. Risks and rewards are racing through your mind, fighting for precedence while the clock keeps ticking. Now is the moment, because after the next move the window for this opportunity may be closed. In this book Ivan Sokolov presents a set of practical tools that will help you to master the art of sacrifice. By concentrating on the aim you are trying to achieve, rather than on the opening you are playing or the piece you might be going to sack, he teaches you how to come to a reasonable risk assessment and how to trust your intuition. There is a separate part on seizing the initiative without actually giving up material. Ivan Sokolov has written an entertaining and instructive guide, packed with useful advice and lots of practical examples.
2014-05-28 By Ivan Sokolov

One of the most spectacular motifs in all of chess tactics is certainly the queen sacrifice. ... With the queen sacrifice the initiative passed from White to Black and it is very difficult in a game to make the switch from attack to ...

Author: Jurgen Kaufeld

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 9789056915322

Category: Games

Page: 224

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What Amateurs Can Learn from Ulf Andersson's Positional Masterpieces One of the most effective ways to improve your chess is to take a world class-player as your example. By collecting his games, studying his choices and examining his style, you will understand what made him rise to the very top. This is what Guido Kern and Jurgen Kaufeld have done with Swedish chess legend Ulf Andersson, a positional genius with a crystal-clear style, who rose to the number 4 spot of the FIDE world rankings. Kaufeld and Kern have selected 80 of Andersson’s games and grouped them into 15 thematic strategy lessons, pinpointing exactly how the Swede made the difference in each case. Their instructive verbal explanations will improve your strategic skills and your positional feeling. Every chess player knows how difficult it can be to convert an advantage into a win. Positional technique is what you need and Grandmaster Chess Strategy teaches you exactly that. Throughout the book the authors have selected dozens of test positions at particularly instructive stages of the games.
2015-01-10 By Jurgen Kaufeld

He breaks new ground and provides us with a variety of instructive examples. Volume 2 will be released in January 2018 and the final volume in the Spring of 2019.

Author: Ivan Sokolov

Publisher: Chess Middlegame Strategies

ISBN: 9492510014

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 228

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In his well know style Ivan focuses on the different aspects of the complex middlegames. He breaks new ground and provides us with a variety of instructive examples. Volume 2 will be released in January 2018 and the final volume in the Spring of 2019.
2017-01-20 By Ivan Sokolov

Author: Leonid Aleksandrovich Shamkovich

Publisher: David McKay Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037343139

Category: Chess

Page: 225

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Merijn van Delft takes you by the hand and not only teaches the essential technical know-how, he also helps you to recognize the opportunities when to take the plunge. Mastering Positional Sacrifices is bound to become a modern-day classic.

Author: Merijn van Delft

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 9789056918842

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 288

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Most chess games of beginners and post-beginners are decided by fairly straightforward tactics. Anyone who wants to progress beyond this level and become a strong club player or a candidate master, needs to understand that somewhat mysterious-looking resource, the positional sacrifice. International Master Merijn van Delft has studied and loved positional sacrifices for as long as he can remember. This non-forcing tool is not just a surprising and highly effective way of creating a decisive advantage during a game. Positional sacrifices are also instruments of superior beauty. Van Delft has created a unique thematic structure for all types of positional sacrifices. He shows the early historical examples, explains which long-term goals are typical for each fundamental theme and presents lots of instructive modern examples. He then concentrates on those sacrifices that have become standard features of positional play. Solving the exercises he has added will further enhance your skills. Playing a positional sacrifice will always require courage. Merijn van Delft takes you by the hand and not only teaches the essential technical know-how, he also helps you to recognize the opportunities when to take the plunge. Mastering Positional Sacrifices is bound to become a modern-day classic.
2020-06-25 By Merijn van Delft

Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess : Seize the Moment to Get the Advantage ( Alkmaar : New In Chess ) Spencer , Anthony E . C . W . 1975 . ' Demography of Catholicism ' , Month 236 , 100 - 5 Spencer , Anthony E . C . W . 2008 .

Author: Stephen Bullivant

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198837947

Category: Ex-church members

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In 1962, Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council with the prophecy that 'a new day is dawning on the Church, bathing her in radiant splendour'. Desiring 'to impart an ever increasing vigour to the Christian life of the faithful', the Council Fathers devoted particular attention to the laity, and set in motion a series of sweeping reforms. The most significant of these centred on refashioning the Church's liturgy--'the source and summit of the Christian life'--in order to make 'it pastorally efficacious to the fullest degree'. Over fifty years on, however, the statistics speak for themselves. In America, only 15% of cradle Catholics say that they attend Mass on a weekly basis; meanwhile, 35% no longer even tick the 'Catholic box' on surveys. In Britain, the signs are direr still. Of those raised Catholic, just 13% still attend Mass weekly, and 37% say they have 'no religion'. But is this all the fault of Vatican II, and its runaway reforms? Or are wider social, cultural, and moral forces primarily to blame? Catholicism is not the only Christian group to have suffered serious declines since the 1960s. If anything Catholics exhibit higher church attendance, and better retention, than most Protestant churches do. If Vatican II is not the cause of Catholicism's crisis, might it instead be the secret to its comparative success? Mass Exodus is the first serious historical and sociological study of Catholic lapsation and disaffiliation. Drawing on a wide range of theological, historical, and sociological sources, Stephen Bullivant offers a comparative study of secularization across two famously contrasting religious cultures: Britain and the USA.

We are convinced that his instructive manual will greatly enhance your skills and develop an accurate feeling for positions you previously felt lost. The final volume, Volume 3, Ivan will present in the Winter of 2018.

Author: Ivan Sokolov

Publisher: Chess Middlegame Strategies

ISBN: 9492510200

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 260

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Volume 2 continues Ivan's journey in analysing unbalanced middlegame positions. We are convinced that his instructive manual will greatly enhance your skills and develop an accurate feeling for positions you previously felt lost. The final volume, Volume 3, Ivan will present in the Winter of 2018.
2018-01-20 By Ivan Sokolov

Black now sacrifices the exchange to eliminate White's bishop pair and win a pawn. ... this time consuming plan which may not result in any apparent advantage, Black keeps the initiative at the cost of the exchange sacrifice.

Author: Scott Elliott

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312959477

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The 21st Century Edition of Spielmann’s Classic Work Austrian Grandmaster Rudolf Spielmann’s The Art of Sacrifice in Chess first appeared in the mid-1930s.

Author: Rudolf Spielmann

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781936490790

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 272

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The 21st Century Edition of Spielmann’s Classic Work Austrian Grandmaster Rudolf Spielmann’s The Art of Sacrifice in Chess first appeared in the mid-1930s. It was immediately recognized as a classic, a masterpiece that examined the nature of chess sacrifices. In this modernized, 21st century edition, all of Spielmann’s original work has been preserved. The antiquated English Descriptive Notation has been replaced with modern Figurine Algebraic, and German grandmaster Karsten Müller has added his own notes to Spielmann’s original text. But the German grandmaster has gone far beyond simply inserting clarifying commentary. Müller has virtually doubled the size of the original work by adding eleven new chapters, including: The Greek Gift Sacrifice Bxh2/7+; Disaster on g7; The Achilles’ Heel f7; Strike at the Edge; Destroying the King’s Shelter; Sacrifices on f6; Sacrifices on e6; The Magic of Mikhail Tal; Shirov’s Sacrifices; and The Fine Art of Defense. There are exercises at the end of each new chapter to help you hone your skill of sacrificing. “Grandmaster Karsten Müller’s notes to the original text, along with the new material, brilliantly complements Spielmann’s classic work. A welcome addition to any chessplayer’s library...” – Garry Kasparov
2017-07-26 By Rudolf Spielmann

But running scared will usually garner its just reward. make sure that initiative is enduring, or at least that it can be exchanged for some gain elsewhere. Many times it is not possible to calculate a sacrifice through to checkmate.

Author: Peter Kurzdorfer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440519000

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 256

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The real secrets to winning the game of chess - and the game of life Chess mastery has been recognized since ancient times as an unparalleled way to learn political strategy, but until now no book has explored the life lessons chess teaches and how they can transform lives. In The Tao of Chess, the author seamlessly blends the wisdom of a time-honoured spiritual quest for truth with 200 principles that will improve anyone's chess game. By following the author's principles, readers not only come to enjoy the game more, they develop a habit of seeking underlying truth - whether in a chess game or a real-life situation. The Tao of Chess is full of conscise advice, such as: Understanding is more important than memory Fortune favors the brave When you see a good move, wait and look for a better move Mistakes tend to come in bunches Trust your intuition; it's usually right Authoritative and easy to follow, this book will turn every reader into a master strategist.
2004-07-12 By Peter Kurzdorfer