Chess Exam and Training Guide: Tactics: Rate Yourself and by Igor Khmelnitsky

By Igor Khmelnitsky

The unique best-selling Chess examination and coaching advisor (IamCoach Press, 2004) scored rave reports from readers and specialists alike. It received the very prestigious Cramer top e-book award from the CJA (Chess newshounds of the United States) and has been translated into French and Russian. during this sequel, the focal point is completely on strategies. no matter if you're a newbie or a professional grasp, this e-book may also help you to judge your present point, determine your weaknesses, and get education suggestion. you'll find: 60 diagrams with a hundred and twenty multiple-choice questions of various complexity. complete solutions with diagrams to make reviewing more uncomplicated. Distributions of solutions and different statistical experiences through score. effects are evaluated and rankings are assigned total and by means of 29(!) certain sub-categories. accomplished experiences on all of the different types with examples, education options and coaching fabric feedback. How do you enhance your Tactical skill? the way in which is by way of bettering your figuring out of tactical principles and fixing tactical positions.

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C7 hi1i1# is too fast! I. a3� hs! 2. a4 h4 3· as h3 4· a6 h2 s. a7 hiV=1+ is too slow! I. h6 [I . . tq 2. tb7 ! = ; 1. h s 2 . ) 2.. a3! hs [2. . tb7! fxas 6. ) 3· � h4 4· as h3 S· a6 h2 6. a7 = • • • • • • 0 E2-14 Smyslov - Lilienthal, Moscow 1938 I. Wa7 � Correct was 1. 1ds ! 1"l. xb3 (if 1. 1 x b3, then 2. ds! +- and d6 ; 1. e6 wasn't better because of 2. f4 +- with the threat of ds) 2. tg8 3· e6 and White wins. I Wxb3 � Instead, I . . 1 x d4 � 2 . e6 + - was also poor ; but 1. 1"l. xb3 would have led to equality (2.

The other m ethod of keeping the to the fact that t h e b i s h o p d oes n o t con­ king fro m the corner is less effective here. trol the h-pawn's promotion sq ua re. Th is Af ter 1 . Ah7? there fol lows 1 . . >f7 2. >f2 is the well-known 'wrong-coloured bishop'. >f6, a n d a typ i ca l d rawi ng m echa n is m is (This only works with a rook's pawn . gs, a n d after the all other cases White wins with the help of bishop retreats the king reaches the corner: zugzwang. g8 I n th is l i ne, king to l eave the corner.

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