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By Bruce Albertson, Fred Wilson

Either a desirable problem and a good education instrument, those difficult tactical difficulties aren't merely enjoyable to unravel, yet nice for complex newcomers, intermediate, and professional gamers to take advantage of as instruments to enhance their game.  strategies are offered so as of hassle, in order that avid gamers can enhance from easy to complicated positions.  Examples from genuine video games illustrate a variety of strategies from the classics correct as much as the present games.  you are going to discover ways to use pins, unmarried and double forks, double assaults, skewers, came upon and double assessments, a number of probability tactics-and different crushing strategies as a part of their problem-solving challenges.  nice stuff and enjoyable too!  Illustrations.  192 pages

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SACRIFICING A player is said to SACRIFICE if he allows a certain amount of his forces to be captured without recapturing himself an equivalent amount of his opponent's forces. He will not, of course, knowingly do so unless he expects to obtain some other advantage which will at least compensate for his loss of material. Such compensation can only be afforded by a superiority of the position. In as much as a position can only be considered superior if it enables the mating of the opposing King or the obtaining of an advantage in material which will secure a win in the ending, it is evident that in sacrificing a player really never intends to give up more than he gets, but that on the contrary he expects to gain more than he loses.

This does not mean, however, that a Bishop or a Knight to whom, at a certain moment, three or four squares are accessible, is more valuable than a Rook who at the same moment can go only to one or two squares; for a few moves later the Rook might be in possession of his full freedom while the action of the Bishop or the Knight might be hampered. It is, therefore, best to value the pieces according to their latent strength, that is, the strength which is likely to show in the ending after all temporary obstructions have been removed.

Another way would be: (2) Q−h6 Pxf5 (3) B−f6 and the mate through Q−g7 cannot be protected. The position of Diagram 26 enables another mating attack for White, demonstrating the possibility of mating with Bishop and Knight in the middle of a game, which occurs oftener than one would be inclined to think. White can play (1) B−f6 instead of Q− g5 as suggested above. Black cannot take the Bishop as White would continue Q−h6 with Q−g7 mate. Neither can Black play P−g6 as then White would mate right away with Kt−h6.

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