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By Lev Alburt

Top grandmasters demystify chessboard making plans, providing you with the sensible, game-winning strategic strategies you may spend years amassing in your own.

Chess method is the long term making plans on the center of profitable chess. each one vital notion is obviously defined utilizing video games rigorously selected for his or her instructive readability and gear. this is often the 5th yet stand-alone quantity of the Comprehensive Chess Course, the sequence that brings readers of English the as soon as strictly guarded Russian education equipment. 360 b/w chess diagrams

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Bh4 Again the White king needs more room, but White also needs to keep control of Page 9 the e1- square. If White’s bishop leaves its defense of e1, then Black plays 47. Rh1 mate. 47. Rh1+ 48. Kg3 Rd1 49. Qe3 Re1 50. Qd3 Qb2 Diagram 36 Position after 50. Qb2 51. Rc2 On 51. Qc2, Black wins by deflecting White’s rook with 51. Re3+!. 51. Qe5+ 52. Kf2 Rb1 It’s simple to attack the enemy king when he leaves his castle! Now Black threatens mate on e1. Qd2 53. Qe2 Qf4+, 53. Re2 Qf4+, or 53. Qe3 Qf5+ all lose immediately.

Rfc1 Qc7 13. b4 Nb6 14. a4 Nxc4 15. Nxc4 dxc4 16. Qxc4 Bd7 Diagram 39 Position after 16. Bd7 The bishop does as much as it can. 17. Ne5 Rac8 18. b5 White develops a queenside initiative. He’s ready to give Black an isolated, weak Page 12 pawn on c6. Black had no choice but to defend passively. Since Black can’t activate his light- squared bishop, he puts it on e8. 18. Nd6 19. Qb3 Be8 20. Rc2 Nf5 21. bxc6 bxc6 22. Rac1 Ne7 23. Bf3 Rb8 24. Qa2 Diagram 40 Position after 24. Qa2 White maximizes his pressure, creating a weakness on c6 and attacking it.

The game was decided chiefly by the differences between the opposing bishops. Black’s bishop supported the attack and protected his king, while White’s became a stationary target and later a victim. ’” By cutting off one of the enemy pieces from the region of the main struggle, you can achieve a significant advantage. There is a considerable number of cases when a bishop or a knight has been driven out of the action completely. In these cases, one of the combatants has the advantage of a de facto extra piece.

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