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By Eugene Znosko-Borovsky

One of the such a lot enjoyable and winning chess maneuvers, the combo frequently comprises shock and sacrifice to accomplish a surprising virtue. This crucial paintings explains rules, kinds, and methods, plus the guidelines at the back of them. Examples from the video games of grasp avid gamers offer important illustrations. compatible for avid gamers in any respect degrees. two hundred diagrams.

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35 Back to Basics: Openings Double-edged A double-edged position may be an unclear position, but it can also be a sharp position in which both sides have chances. There can be double-edged positions that favor one side, but where the other side has sharp counterplay. about dealing with an actual advantage. As you will see in the coverage of the opening theory in the following chapters, this is a very frequently used term and it covers a wide variety of situations. However, while “with compensation” may be the objective evaluation by stronger players and theoreticians, you have to make a subjective evaluation yourself, deciding whether you think that the positional compensation is sufficient for you if you intend to sacrifice the material in your own games or if it isn’t.

How to deal with setbacks, refutations and bad games If you have played chess for a while, you will inevitably have games where you apparently never had a chance and were beaten badly. What do you do in Should you feel that you are constantly being punished in some part of your repertoire, you have to take extra time 32 How do I decide which openings to choose? to work over the games to see where you went wrong, and work over the lines in question with the help of the opening monograph that you used when studying the opening originally.

Black now has two equally viable lines to choose from. This line is often called the Mikenas Variation. Black’s idea is to provoke White to advance his pawns to squares where protecting them will leave structural weaknesses and further force White to develop pieces to awkward squares. Black in return concedes a fair share of space, and unless he is careful, he can end up with a passive position without counterplay. A delicate balance. Ba6 Taking advantage of White’s queen being on e2 by pinning the c4-pawn.

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