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The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

272 Seiten, kartoniert, Russel, 4. Auflage 2015

24,48 €
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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.

Garry Kasparov: "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."

Weitere Informationen
Gewicht 370 g
Hersteller Russel
Breite 15,3 cm
Höhe 22,9 cm
Medium Buch
Erscheinungsjahr 2015
Autor Rudolf Spielmann
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 4
ISBN-13 978-1936490783
Seiten 272
Einband kartoniert

007 Preface by Karsten Müller

006 Signs and Symbols

009 Introduction by Rudolf Spielmann

011 Part I: The Various Types of Sacrifices

017 Chapter 1: Positional Sacrifices

022 Chapter 2: Sacrifices for Gain

025 Chapter 3: Mating Sacrifices

033 Part II: Real Sacrifices

034 Chapter 4: Sacrifices for Development

040 Chapter 5: Obstructive Sacrifices

051 Chapter 6: Preventive (or Anti-Castling) Sacrifices

066 Chapter 7: Line-Clearance Sacrifices

075 Chapter 8: Vacating Sacrifices

083 Chapter 9: Deflecting or Decoy Sacrifices

087 Chapter 10: (Castled) King's Field Sacrifices

105 Chapter 11: King-Hunt Sacrifices

116 Part II: Sacrificial Values

120 Chapter 12: The Exchange Sacrifice

131 Chapter 13: The Queen Sacrifice

137 Epilogue to the Original Edition

138 Part III: Additional Material

139 Chapter 14: Greek Gift Sacrifice Bxh2/7+

144 Exercises for Chapter 14

147 Chapter 15: Disaster on g7

153 Exercises for Chapter 15

154 Chapter 16: The Achilles' Heel, f7

166 Exercises for Chapter 16

168 Chapter 17: Strike at the Edge

173 Exercises for Chapter 17

174 Chapter 18: Destroying the King's Shelter

178 Exercises for Chapter 18

179 Chapter 19: Sacrifices on f6 - "F" for forward

184 Exercises for Chapter 19

185 Chapter 20: Sacrifices on e6 - Opening the Floodgates

190 Exercises for Chapter 20

191 Chapter 21: The Magic of Mikhail Tal

197 Exercises for Chapter 21

198 Chapter 22: Shirov's Sacrifices

208 Exercises for Chapter 22

209 Chapter 23: The Fine Art of Defense

212 Exercises for Chapter 23

213 Chapter 24: Additional Exercises

217 Solutions to Exercises

266 Bibliography

267 Index of Players

269 Index of Openings