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Art.-No.: LMBLOCOMMOT

Combinative Motifs

304 pages, paperback, Russian Chess House, 2012.

€19.95
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1,205 best tactical positions, grouped according to their topics. Intended for chess players with ELO 1600-2400 . This chess exercise book is written by an experienced coach, International Grandmaster of ICCF. It contains more than 1400 exercises that are arranged very precisely after various combinational motifs.

Details
Language English, Figurine
Author Bloch, Maxim B.
Publisher Russian Chess House
Medium Book
Weight 400 g
Width 14.3 cm
Height 20.4 cm
Pages 304
ISBN-10 1889846693
ISBN-13 79-9928878579
Year of Publication 2012
Binding paperback
Contents

017 1. Geometrical motifs (1-112)

1.1 Knightforks (1-63)

1.1.1 Removal of protection (1-6)

018 1.1.2 Decoy (7-48)

025 1.1.3 Square clearance (49-56)

026 1.1.4 Conjunction of methods (57-63)

027 1.2 Files (ranks) (64-71)

028 1.3 Diagonals (72-92)

1.3.1 Removal of obstacles (72-77)

029 1.3.2 Opening of a diagonal (78-80)

030 1.3.3 Decoy (81-83)

031 1.3.4 Two diagonals (84-92)

032 1.4 Pawn forks (93-97)

033 1.5 Conjunction of geometrical motifs (98-112)

035 2. Weakness of files or diagonals (113-255)

2.1 The back rank (113-175)

2.1.1 Elimination of defence (113-123)

037 2.1.2 Distraction (124-143)

040 2.1.3 X-rayattack (144-146)

041 2.1.4 Interception (147-154)

042 2.1.5 Conjunction of methods (155-175)

046 2.2 The seventh rank (176-183)

047 2.3 The h-file (184-222)

2.3.1 Mate to a «cramped» king (184-201)

050 2.3.2 The g6-pawn (202-205)

051 2.3.3 Attack on a fianchetto (206-210)

052 2.3.4 Opening of a file (211-217)

053 2.3.5 Decoy (218-222)

054 2.4 The g-file (223-230)

055 2.5 Central files (231-234)

056 2.6 Diagonals (235-247)

058 2.7 Conjunction of files, ranks and diagonals (248-255)

059 3. Opposing (256-405)

3.1 Open attack (256-337)

3.1.1 Execution of an open attack (256-270)

062 3.1.2 Opening ofa file (271-278)

063 3.1.3 Unblocking a pawn (279-283)

064 3.1.4 Removal of defence (284-291)

065 3.1.5 Decoy to the opposing file (292-308)

068 3.1.6 Decoy to the blow dealt by the piece moved away (309-325)

071 3.1.7 Placement of the attacking piece to the opposing file (326-335)

072 3.1.8 «Mill» (336-337)

073 3.2 Exploiting a pin (338-361)

3.2.1 Attack on a pinned piece (338-348)

075 3.2.2 Distraction of a pinned pawn (349-354)

076 3.2.3 Other ways of exploiting a pin (355-361)

077 3.3 Decoy into a pin (362-377)

3.3.1 Attack on a pinned piece (362-371)

078 3.3.2 Attack on a piece which lost its defence (372-377)

079 3.4 Counterblow by a «pinned» piece (378-401)

083 3.5 Conjunction of methods (402-405)

084 4. Weakness of a Square (Squares) (406-447)

4.1 «The hole» of the fianchettoed bishop (406-432)

4.1.1 The h-file (406-412)

085 4.1.2 The back rank (413-416)

086 4.1.3 The pawns on f6,h6,a6 and c6 (417-424)

087 4.1.4 The others (425-432)

089 4.2 Invasion of a file (433-437)

4.3 Other cases (438-447)

091 5. A piece is overloaded (448-467)

5.1 A bishop is overloaded (448-452)

092 5.2 A knight is overloaded (453)

5.3 A rook is overloaded (454-460)

093 5.4 A queen is overloaded (461-467)

094 6. Poorly protected pieces (468-504)

6.1 Elimination of defence (468-477)

096 6.2 Distraction (478-487)

098 6.3 Decoy (488-492)

099 6.4 Distraction with decoy (493-497)

6.5 Other cases (498-504)

101 7. Misplaced pieces (505-521)

103 8. Passed pawn (522-587)

8.1 Pawn breakthrough (522-527)

104 8.2 Distraction (528-536)

106 8.3 Interception or blocking (537-543)

107 8.4 A pawn is promoted to a knight (544-550)

108 8.5 Forcing necessary exchanges (551-560)

110 8.6 Both opponents have dangerous passed pawns (561-564)

111 8.7 Passed pawn supports the piece invasion into the back rank (565-570)

112 8.8 Passed pawn takes part in the attack on a king (571-579)

113 8.9 Conjunction of methods (580-587)

114 9. Limited material (588-609)

9.1 Play for a stalemate (588-602)

117 9.2 Further restricting of material and building a fortress (603-609)

118 10. Cramped king position (610-653)

10.1 Removal of defence (610-615)

119 10.2 Square clearance for the attacking knight (616-619)

120 10.3 Blocking (620-643)

124 10.4 Creating of a mating net (644-653)

125 11. Poorly protected king (654-1086)

11.1 A king is defended by fianchetto (654-753)

11.1.1 The bishop is absent (654-694)

132 11.1.2 The f7-g6-h5 pawn chain without a bishop (695-703)

134 11.1.3 A king on h6 (704-708) 135 11.1.4 The fianchettoed bishop defends a king (709-735)

139 11.1.5 Enlarged fianchetto (736-742)

140 11.1.6 «Sieve» structure: Pawns e6,f7,g6,h7, the bishop is outside «the fianchetto» (743-753)

142 11.2 One pawn protects the king (754-767)

144 11.3 Two pawns protect the king (768-838)

11.3.1 The pawns are on g7 and h6 (768-788)

148 11.3.2 The pawns are on g7 and h7 (789-813)

152 11.3.3 The pawns are on f6 and g7 (814)

11.3.4 The pawns are on f7 and g7 (815-824)

154 11.3.5 The f- and h- pawns (825-838)

156 11.4 Three pawns protect the king (839-932)

11.4.1 The pawns are on f7, g7 and h6 (839-873)

162 11.4.2 The pawns are on f6, g7 and h7 (874-880)

163 11.4.3 The pawns are on f6, g7 and h6 (881-885)

164 11.4.4 The pawns are on f7, g7 and h7 (886-932)

11.5 A king is protected by the pawns placed on the sixth and fifth ranks (933-956)

11.5.1 «Dragging a king out» (933-939)

173 11.5.2 Breaking the shelter (940-956)

176 11.6 Typical methods of attack in a Q-side castling position (957-976)

179 11.7 Piece attack on a king (977-992)

182 11.8 Attack on a king undefended by pawns (993-1020)

187 11.9 Attack on an uncastled king (1021-1064)

11.9.1 A king is on e8 (1021-1043)

190 11.9.2 A king is on f8 (1044-1050)

192 11.9.3 A king is on e7 (1051 -1059)

193 11.9.4 A king is on another Square (1060-1064)

194 11.10 Attack on a king in an endgame (1065-1086)

198 12. Conjunction of combinational motifs (1087-1206)

12.1 Combinations which are not connected with mate threats (1087-1123)

204 12.2 Mate threats combined with other threats (1124-1206)

12.2.1 Mate threats combined with threats to attack a queen (1124-1160)

210 12.2.2 Mate threats combined with activity of a passed pawn (1161 -1168)

211 12.2.3 Threats along the back rank (1169-1172)

212 12.2.4 Exposed king (1173-1177)

213 12.2.5 Uncastled king (1178-1185)

214 12.2.6 The others (1186-1206)

Combinative Motifs

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