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By Martin Greif

Checkmate! those fun-filled mind teasers increases your ability. every one chessboard puzzle has its items in a specifically conceived tough association. you need to whole a given job in a selected variety of strikes: "White to play and mate in 5 strikes, " for instance. a few puzzles sharpen either your protecting and offensive acumen, and plenty of specialise in your endgame-the most crucial part of chess. options are within the again. one hundred forty four pages, 2 hundred colour illus., five 3/8 x eight 1/4.

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D7 puts the e6−knight in trouble in view of 14 ¤xg7+? ¢f7 12 ¥g5 NCO gives the calm alternative 12 dxe5 dxe5 13 ¥e3 Extra Bonus: Another noteworthy possibility is 12 ¤g5!? XABCDEFGHY 8r+-+k+-tr( 7+pzpqvl-zpp' 6p+nzp-sn-+& 5+-+-zp-sN-% 4-+-zP-+-+$ 3+-zP-+-+-# 2PzPQ+-zPPzP" 1tRNvL-tR-mK-! Evertsson, Rilton Cup, Sweden 1999. h6?? ) 13 d5! ¤xd5?? 0-0-0 13 dxe5 dxe5 14 ¤bd2 Of course not 14 ¤xe5?? h6 15 ¥e3 15 ¥xf6 gxf6 greatly strengthens the e5−pawn for Black, and freely grants him an open g− file too.

C5? XABCDEFGHY 8r+-+k+-tr( 7zppzp-+pzpp' 6-+p+-+-+& 5+-vl-zPl+-% 4-+-wq-+-+$ 3+-sN-+-+P# 2PzPP+QzPP+" 1tR-vL-+RmK-! ) 12 ¥e3! ) 13 a3! ¥g4! Bh5−g6 is pleasant for Black. ¢xd8 40 XABCDEFGHY 8r+lmk-vl-tr( 7zppzp-+pzpp' 6-+p+-+-+& 5+-+-zPn+-% 4-+-+-+-+$ 3+-+-+N+-# 2PzPP+-zPPzP" 1tRNvL-+RmK-! T. Chess", for the complete game). Because of having doubled c−pawns, Black's queenside pawn majority is not as important as White's useful extra central pawn. However, the e− pawn is on its own in enemy territory and can turn out to be a weakness.

1 e4 e5 2 ¤f3 ¤c6 3 ¥b5 a6 4 ¥a4 b5 5 ¥b3 ¤a5 XABCDEFGHY 8r+lwqkvlntr( 7+-zpp+pzpp' 6p+-+-+-+& 5snp+-zp-+-% 4-+-+P+-+$ 3+L+-+N+-# 2PzPPzP-zPPzP" 1tRNvLQmK-+R! xabcdefghy In this so−called 'Norwegian Variation', much precious time is spent to pursue and eliminate White's powerful light−squared bishop, but the price is high for Black because in the process he falls behind in terms of piece−development. 6 0-0 6 ¤xe5 ¤xb3 7 axb3 £g5 is not impressive for White. The sacrificial line 6 ¥xf7+?! Qe8. A third path is 6 d4 exd4 7 £xd4 ¥b7 8 ¤c3 ¤e7!

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