Sac & Mate vol.2

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About the author:
Bill Harvey is the webmaster of the popular chess puzzle site, wtharvey.com where you will find over 10,000 chess puzzles. He is the editor/author of a half dozen books produced by the chess publisher, Mongoose Press and scores of books and pamphlets produced by independent publishers. Away from the chess board, Bill catalogs music books and scores for a major US library.

Sac & Mate vol.2
 

1,042 surprising checkmates, 1960-99

Authored by Bill Harvey

German chess master Siegbert Tarrasch wrote "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" So, checkmate simplifies the concept of the sacrifice. From a survey of thousands of mate puzzles, 30% of those surveyed were seen to contain the sacrifice element. It's arguably the most important tactic in the chess player's toolbox. Here is a collection of over a thousand chess puzzles from games played from 1960 to the end of the century. 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:
2016-07-05
ISBN/EAN13:
153510726X / 9781535107266
Page Count:
202
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Games / Chess / General




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