Winning Chess Combinations

June 1, 2006|
Winning Chess Combinations by Yasser Seirawan
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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.
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 o...
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Title:Winning Chess CombinationsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9 X 7.25 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 9 X 7.25 X 0.68 inPublished:June 1, 2006Publisher:Everyman ChessLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1857444205

ISBN - 13:9781857444209

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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