Sac & Mate, vol.3

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Bill Harvey is the webmaster of the chess tactics website,, where you find over 10,000 chess puzzles from historic and modern games. He has edited nearly 100 chess puzzle books and pamphlets for Createspace and Away from the chess board, Bill catalogs music books and scores for a major US library.

Sac & Mate, vol.3

555 surprising checkmates, 2000-10

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" Sacrifices are simplified in the context of checkmate and they are arguably the most important tactic in the chess player's toolbox. In a survey of thousands of mate puzzles, 30% of those surveyed contained the sacrifice element. Here is a collection of 555 chess puzzles from games played in the years 2000 to 2010. 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 end of the book.

Publication Date:
1535166347 / 9781535166348
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
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Games / Chess / General

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