Winning Chess Combinations
  • Winning Chess Combinations
  • Winning Chess Combinations
  • Winning Chess Combinations
ISBN: 1857444205
EAN13: 9781857444209
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 1, 2006
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 0.79" H x 8.98" L x 7.24" W
Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Combinations are the central element in chess; they make the game so magical and captivating. The beautiful point of sacrificing a queen, the strongest piece, in order to checkmate with a lowly pawn brings a smile of joy to all chess lovers. Virtually all chess games possess a combination, either one hidden in the shadows of analysis carefully avoided or one that provides a decisive blow. Winning Chess Combinations is a unique work that doesn't merely repeat the wonderfully rich and vast numbers of combinations, asking readers to solve a particular diagrammed position; it is a work that is far more realistic. A combination involves a sacrifice upsetting the balance of forces, but will it work or tragically boomerang? The reader is invited to solve this critical question by identifying the advantages that a specific position holds which might make the combination successful. Winning Chess Combinations is the seventh in Yasser Seirawan's highly acclaimed Winning Chess series - probably the best-selling series of chess books ever published. *A complete guide to chess combinations *Includes stunning sacrifices *Ideal for the improving player Yasser Seirawan is the highest-rated American chess professional on the World Chess Federation's rating ladder and the first American to vie for the World Championship title since Bobby Fischer. He is a three-time US Champion, the 1989 Western Hemisphere Champion and an eight-time member of the US Chess Olympiad team. Currently one of the worlds top-ranked chess players, he is one of only a handful of players to have defeated world champions Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov in tournament play.

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