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Tactics, on the other hand, are dominated by chiefly a matter sizing up a concrete situation, which makes it difficult to arrive at generalizations. And yet on the whole the development of the theory of the middle game lags perceptibly behind the other two phases of the game.
As a rule one begins learning the middle game and chess tactics by trying out combinations. The mechanics of even the most elementary combination are extremely complex. It is advisable to familiarize oneself thoroughly with its elements before studying the combination.
Without a doubt these aspects are also important, because they bring out the fascinating side of the game. Besides, the debate about what the term "combination" means is still continuing. The present book is an attempt to rescue the theoretical discussion from this impasse.
Considerable space is devoted to this topic to convince the student of the truth of this statement. The next important step is to find out the meaning hidden behind such mysterious terms as "harmony of pieces" or "co-ordinated use of forces".
Our aim here is to uncover the meaning and the essence of each term. This enables us to introduce the term "elementary connections" which we have coined.
We soon realize that the concerted use of forces boils down to the co-ordinated use of combinations of contacts, i. It is also demonstrated that most combinative end-games can be reduced to a few basic co-ordinated combinations of contacts. With the aid of the term contacts and their combinations a definition of the combination is worked out and a new and promising system of classification is introduced.
In this work we have also been able to answer a fundamental question that has occupied the minds of chess theoreticians for many years, namely whether combinations are an exception or the rule. Since the appearance of contacts usually heralds the combination, it evolves as a complex and various consequence of this process. It is a pinnacle which elevates the game to an art and which - like any other art - is a source of delight which affords the practitioner an opportunity to take part in the act of creation.
The attack 2. Zugzwang 3. The exchange The sacrifice Decoy attack The two-fold double attack Particulary strong moves The double attack in the opening The double attack in the end-game Studies of double attacks Sample games Summarizing remarks on the double attack Exercises for independent study Solutions Part 2: The combination Co-ordination of piece moves The mechanism of the mating attack Individual contacts The attacking contact The restricting contact The queening threat The protective contact The interposing contact Refuting the queening threat The co-ordinated attack The cornered king The king on the edge Contacts and combinations in the double attack One piece attacks or threatens to attack two objects Two pieces attack or threaten to attack an object Two pieces attack two objects Contacts and combinations with passed pawns What is a combination?
The attack The threat The exchange Zugzwang Kinds of sacrifice Classification of combinations Winning combinations Combinations against the king Combinations against pieces and pawns Queening combinations Drawing combinations Perpetual check The stalemate The-blockade Perpetual pursuit Building fortifications Balance of forces leading to a draw The attack on the king The importance of concrete calculation of variants Sample games Exercises for home study Solutions Index of names Index of games.
Beginner items. Endgame 16 items. Middlegame 45 items. Opening 3 items. Strategy items. Tactics items. Yuri Averbakh.
Chess Tactics for Advanced Players
ISBN 13: 9780875682181
Du kanske gillar. Spara som favorit. Skickas inom vardagar. Any chess enthusiast knows how important tactics is in the "royal game" and how crucial it is to make a. But up to now opinion has been divided on the best way of studying tactics. The well-known Soviet international, grandmaster and chess author Averbakh has developed an entirely novel approach, which is expounded in the present work.