Winning Chess Tactics

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-10-01
  • Publisher: Microsoft Pr

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The essential guide to the use of tactics the watchdogs of strategy that take advantage of short-term opportunities to trap or ambush an opponent and change the course of a game in a single move

Author Biography

Yasser Seirawan is the highest-rated American chess professional on the Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) rating ladder and the first American to vie for the World Championship title since Bobby Fischer. He is a three-time U.S. Champion, the 1989 Western Hemisphere Champion, and an eight-time member of the U.S. Chess Olympiad team. Currently one of the world's top-ranked chess players, he is one of only a handful of players to have defeated world champions Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov in tournament play.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Tactics and Combinations
Definitionsp. 3
The Double Attackp. 9
The Pinp. 35
The Skewerp. 47
King Tactics and Combinationsp. 51
Deflectionp. 73
Battery on an Open File or Diagonalp. 79
The Power of Pawnsp. 89
The Decoyp. 99
Clearance Sacrificep. 105
X-Rays and Windmillsp. 111
Zwischenzugp. 117
Other Kinds of Drawsp. 119
Great Tacticians and Their Games
Adolf Anderssen (1818-1879)p. 135
Paul Morphy (1837-1884)p. 145
Rudolf Spielmann (1883-1942)p. 151
Frank Marshall (1877-1944)p. 157
Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946)p. 163
Mikhail Tal (1936-1992)p. 175
Garry Kasparov (1963-)p. 185
More Tests and Solutions
Basic Tacticsp. 199
Advanced Combinationsp. 201
Professional Combinationsp. 203
Solutions to Tests from Part 1p. 205
Solutions to Tests from Part 3p. 223
Glossaryp. 235
Indexp. 249
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