By Dejan Bojkov

The recommendation usually given to chess-players desirous to increase their effects is simple: research strategies! yet there's usually little priceless information as to how this is often top performed. by way of fixing puzzle positions? Or endgame experiences? by means of dissecting the video games of serious tacticians? Few books current a established method of strategies, so this e-book fills a worthwhile area of interest within the bold avid gamers library. The authors current each one significant tactical subject in flip, explaining the way it works and supplying inspiring examples. They then clarify how one can spot the belief on your personal video games and use it for your virtue. You instantly get an opportunity to place your wisdom to the try, as there are difficult workouts through the entire e-book, with special suggestions. the second one a part of the publication bargains extra complex fabric, and takes us contained in the pros strategies laboratory. right here we see how tactical topics are mixed, and hired to accomplish strategic objectives. we're additionally proven how grandmasters spot the objectives for his or her breathtaking mixtures, which we therefore come to work out no longer as sheer witchcraft, yet because the made from disciplined suggestion and coaching.

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It is more difficult to mate with KNIGHT AND BISHOP. It is only possible to mate on a corner square commanded by the Bishop, as the following argument shows clearly. A mating position in the corner which the Bishop does not command would have to be of the type set out in Diagram 42. Here the Bishop plays on White squares, and the Knight in order to checkmate must move on to a White square; in other words, he must come from a Black one. Therefore, when the Bishop checked on the previous move and drove the King away, the King had the option of two black squares, and had no need to go into the corner one.

The other possibility is the following: in view of the fact that 1. P-KB4 does absolutely nothing to aid development, White can initiate a violent attack by giving up his King's Pawn (P-K4) and thus accelerate his own development. The play might be as follows: 2. PxP; 3. Kt-QB3, Kt-KB3; 4. B- KKt5, P-B3 (P-Q4? 5. BxKt followed by Q-R5ch); 5. P-B3. If Black takes the pawn he lays himself open to an attack hard to meet. It seems best to play 5. P-K6, which calls back the White QB and leaves White's BP as a hindrance to the development of the KKt.

R-K1, K-B2; 7. R-K7ch, K-Q1; 8. K-Q6, K-B1; 9. KB6, K-Kt1; 10. R-K1, K-R7; 11. R-K8, K-R3; 12. R-R8 mate. --White: K at QRsq, B at KKtsq, BatKKt2 Black: K at KRsq 1. K-Kt2, K-Kt2; 2. K-B3, K-B3; 3. K-Q4, K-K3; 4. B-R2, K- B3; 5. K-Q5, K-B4; 6. B-K5, K-Kt4; 7. K-K6, K-Kt5; 8. B- QR8, K-Kt4; 9. B-B3, K-Kt3; 10. B-KB6, K-R3; 11. K-B7, K- R2; 12. B-Kt5, K-R1; 13. B-Q1, K-R2; 14. B-B2ch, K-R1; B-B6 mate. It is more difficult to mate with KNIGHT AND BISHOP. It is only possible to mate on a corner square commanded by the Bishop, as the following argument shows clearly.

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