Sac & Mate

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About the author:
Bill Harvey is webmaster of where you will find over 10,000 chess puzzles from historic and modern games. He has written 4 books for Mongoose Press and over 50 books and pamphlets on chess puzzles for CreateSpace and Away from the chess board, he catalogs music scores and books for a major US library.

Sac & Mate

1,000 surprising checkmates, 1800-1960

Authored by Bill Harvey

German chess master Siegbert Tarrasch said "A thorough understanding of the typical mating continuations makes the most complicated sacrificial combinations leading up to them not only not difficult, but almost a matter of course"
From a survey of thousands of mate puzzles, 30% of those surveyed were seen to contain the sacrifice element. This is arguably the most important tactic in the chess player's toolbox. Here is a collection of 1,000 chess puzzles from games played through 1960. Each ends in mate (mate in 2, 3 or 4) and each contains a sacrifice of material to reach that goal. The players represent a Who's Who of the chess world of their time. Solutions are found at the back of the book.

Publication Date:
1530843103 / 9781530843107
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Games / Chess / General

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