Winning Chess Combinations

Winning Chess Combinations

by Yasser Seirawan

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Overview

Combinations are the central element in chess; they make the game so magical and captivating. The beautiful point of sacrificing a queen, the strongest piece, in order to checkmate with a lowly pawn brings a smile of joy to all chess lovers. Virtually all chess games possess a combination, either one hidden in the shadows of analysis carefully avoided or one that provides a decisive blow.
Winning Chess Combinations is a unique work that doesn't merely repeat the wonderfully rich and vast numbers of combinations, asking readers to solve a particular diagrammed position; it is a work that is far more realistic. A combination involves a sacrifice upsetting the balance of forces, but will it work or tragically boomerang? The reader is invited to solve this critical question by identifying the advantages that a specific position holds which might make the combination successful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857444209
Publisher: Everyman Chess
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Series: Winning Chess - Everyman Chess Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 772,355
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Yasser Seirawan is one of the top-ranked chess players in the USA and was the first American candidate for the World Championship title since Bobby Fischer. He is a four-time US Champion, the 1989 Western Hemisphere Champion and a ten-time member of the US Chess Olympiad team. His acheivements distinguish him as one of only a handful of players to have defeated world champions Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov in tournament play.

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Winning Chess Combinations is a unique work that doesn't merely repeat the wonderfully rich and vast numbers of combinations. A combination involves a sacrifice upsetting the balance of forces, but will it work or tragically boomerang? The reader is invited to solve this critical question by identifying the advantages that a specific position holds which might make the combination successful.

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