The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

Author: Rudolf Spielmann

Publisher: Russell Enterprises

ISBN: 1936490781

Category: Games

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 Muller has added his own notes to Spielmann s original text. But the German grandmaster has gone far beyond simply inserting clarifying commentary. Muller 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. In addition, there are exercises at the end of each new chapter to help you hone your skill of sacrificing. Grandmaster Karsten Muller 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"

The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

Author: Rudolf Spielmann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486284492

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 228

View: 641

"The beauty of a game of chess is usually appraised, and with good reason, according to the sacrifices it contains. On principle we incline to rate a sacrificial game more highly than a positional game. Instinctively we place the moral value above the scientific. We honor Capablanca, but our hearts beat higher when Morphy’s name is mentioned." — Introduction. Perhaps the strongest Austrian-born grandmaster of the20th century, Rudolf Spielmann (1883–1942) defeated such world-class opponents as Nimzovich, Tartakower, Bogoljubov — and even the great Capablanca. Among the reasons for his success was his mastery of the art of sacrifice. In this ground-breaking classic, distilled from 40 years of tournament play, he outlines the hard-won lessons that enable a player to win games by giving up pieces! Drawing on dozens of his own games against such topflight players as Schlechter, Tartakower, Bogoljubov, Reti, Rubinstein and Tarrasch, Spielmann describes and analysis various type of sacrifices: (positional, for gain, mating) and real sacrifices: (for development, obstructive, preventive, line-clearance, vacating, deflecting and more). The result was the first systematic attempt to explain and exploit the theory of chess sacrifice; it remains an extremely helpful and useful weapon in the arsenal of chess players at every level.

The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

Author: Rudolf Spielmann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486143064

Category: Games

Page: 224

View: 922

A Grandmaster shares secrets from 40 years of tournament play, outlining hard-won lessons that enable players to win games by giving up pieces. Suitable for players at every level.

Blitz Chess Puzzles

Blitz Chess Puzzles

Author: Robert J. Richey

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452047980

Category: Reference

Page: 97

View: 526

Chess Sets of Antiquity Scholars have reason to believe that Primitive Chess Sets were carried atop Camels in Caravans that traveled along the Silk Road, back into antiquity. It is believed that these Early Chess Sets were used for Barter between China and India and places of habitation along the way.

Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

Author: Ivan Sokolov

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 9789056914776

Category: Games

Page: 240

View: 141

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.

Nabokov's Women

Nabokov's Women

Author: Elena Rakhimova-Sommers

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498503310

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

View: 487

This volume studies the enigmatic but silent heroines Nabokov brings to the page. Chapter 4, "Nabokov's Mermaid: 'Spring in Fialta'" by Elena Rakhimova-Sommers, is not available in the ebook format due to digital rights restrictions. You can find the earlier version of the chapter in the journal Nabokov Studies.

Max Euwe

Max Euwe

Author: Isaak Linder

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781936490578

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 240

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The Gentleman Champion The fifth book of the World Chess Champions series focuses on the life and career of the Dutchman Max Euwe. This soft-spoken professor of mathematics rocked the chess world in 1935 when he defeated the seemingly irresistible force, Alexander Alekhine, to become world champion. Many chessplayers thought this was an upset of the first magnitude. Hardly. Euwe was at his prime and the best in the world at the time. In fact, Euwe posted a plus score against Alekhine in the four games they played between the 1935 and 1937 matches. As noted by Andy Soltis in his foreword, “These pages are rich in detail, and not just about Euwe. There are extensive mini-biographies of Alekhine, Botvinnik, Bogoljubow, Spielmann, Capablanca, Paul Keres, Géza Maróczy, Flohr, Vera Menchik and Réti – as well as less known players such as Edgard Colle, Jan Hein Donner and Salo Landau. The photos and drawings – and those caricatures – are also remarkable.” The venerable fifth world champion was also a first-class arbiter, author and chess diplomat. As an author, he is regarded as one of the two or three finest chess writers for the average player. He was also president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) at the time of the Fischer-Spassky title match in 1972. Were it not for Euwe’s persuasive, patient handling of the difficult negotiations between the Russians and Americans, it is very likely that the match would not have taken place at all. Join Russian historians Isaak and Vladimir Linder as they take you on a journey exploring the life and games of the gentleman world champion, Max Euwe.

The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal

The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal

Author: Karsten Muller

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 9789056914561

Category: Games

Page: 336

View: 766

Mikhail Tal was one of the greatest geniuses of chess history. The magician from Riga, as he was known because of his dazzling attacking games, took the chess world by storm and in 1961, at the age of twenty-three, he won the world championship. His sacrificial style made Tal immensely popular with chess players all over the world. In this book Grandmaster Karsten Muller and chess journalist Raymund Stolze have created an instructional chess tactics guide by investigating and explaining the secrets of his breathtaking combinations. Moreover, the authors have selected from the games Tal played one hundred exercises which will teach amateurs how they can finish a game with a stunning sacrifice.

How to Force Checkmate

How to Force Checkmate

Author: Fred Reinfeld

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486204391

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 132

View: 622

300 diagrammed positions, subdivided into situations of mate in one, two, or three moves, introduce you to a vast array of checkmate situations. For study, as entertainment during leisure moments or travel (you need no board), this book will help end your games with a brilliant touch.