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Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess - by Ivan Sokolov (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 255

Genre: Games

Sub-Genre: Chess

Format: Paperback

Publisher: New in Chess

Author: Ivan Sokolov

Language: English

Street Date: October 7, 2013
TCIN: 78573716
UPC: 9789056914318
Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-3938

Description

lThe sacrifice is one of the most beautiful, rewarding and complex aspects of chess. During a game the decision to give up material in order to get an advantage is probably the most difficult one a player has to take. Often, you have to burn your bridges without being able to fully calculate the consequences. Risks and rewards are racing through your mind, fighting for precedence while the clock keeps ticking. Now is the moment, because after the next move the window for this opportunity may be closed. In this book Ivan Sokolov presents a set of practical tools that will help you to master the art of sacrifice. By concentrating on the aim you are trying to achieve, rather than on the opening you are playing or the piece you might be going to sack, he teaches you how to come to a reasonable risk assessment and how to trust your intuition. There is a separate part on seizing the initiative without actually giving up material. Ivan Sokolov has written an entertaining and instructive guide, packed with useful advice and lots of practical examples.
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