By Igor Khmelnitsky
The unique best-selling Chess examination and coaching consultant (IamCoach Press, 2004) scored rave experiences from readers and specialists alike. It received the very prestigious Cramer top e-book award from the CJA (Chess newshounds of the US) and has been translated into French and Russian. during this sequel, the focal point is solely on strategies. no matter if you're a newbie or a professional grasp, this booklet may also help you to guage your present point, determine your weaknesses, and get education suggestion. you'll find: 60 diagrams with a hundred and twenty multiple-choice questions of assorted complexity. complete solutions with diagrams to make reviewing more uncomplicated. Distributions of solutions and different statistical reviews by means of ranking. effects are evaluated and scores are assigned total and by way of 29(!) detailed sub-categories. complete reviews on all the different types with examples, education innovations and coaching fabric feedback. How do you enhance your Tactical skill? the way in which is by means of bettering your knowing of tactical principles and fixing tactical positions.
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9 . . l"i:b8 (In case of: 9 . . cS 10 . ie3 ! c4? ) 12 . . �xc5 13 . ie3 'lWbS (After: 13 . . 'lWhS ? 14 . if4 ! c4 'lWhS (14 . . 'lWxb2? l"i:db1+-) 1S . ia7! l"i:b7 (In case of: 1S . . l"i:a8? �e4! 'lWc6 eS 19 . ic3;l;. 8. 0 - 0 tOe7 After 8 ... c4 ! dSt. c4;l; Ascic - Ilic, Pula 1992. Black managed somehow to develop his light-squared bishop indeed, but he lost plenty of time for that and he fell behind in development considerably. d4 d5 3. lt'l c3 dxe4 4. lt'lxe4 b2) 5 ••. c3 White solidifies his d4-pawn.
F5?! might be purposeful for Black. Still, it has been played sur prisingly often in games of human players as well as of computer programs. 0-0 0-0 (The plan including Black's castling long is even worse - 9 . . d7? lt'lg5 ! �el± Black's position is very difficult. It is not good for Black to play 6 . b6? b5 ! and he is forced to play 7 . . d7 (after the planned 7 . . 0-0 ••. d3± Kasik - Hacaperka, Klatovy 1999, to a very difficult position for Black. The move 6 . . a6 is just a loss of time.
DS ! tt:lxe6 fxe6 16 . g6 @d7 17. xhs±; 10 . . 'lWaS 1l . dS ! exdS (Black should better play here: 12 . . cxdS hdS (or 13 ... tt:lxdS 14 . d6 ! 'I'9d6+ - Black's king remains stranded in the centre and his pieces are discoordinated. a3 ! tt:lbd7 1l . . cS? tt:ld4! 'l'9g5 16 . f3 Elc8 (16 . . Elb7+-. d5 0 - 0 - 0 1 2. exdS ? - that decision by Black is too risky: 13 . d3 'l'9g4 (it is very bad for Black to play: 13 . . tt:ld2 ! cxdS 'l'9xdS (it is hardly any better for him to try: 16 . .