Sjakk-bøker Taktikk, kombinasjoner og angrep Variantregning (calculation)

Finding Chess Jewels

Improve your imagination and calculation
Nivå C-D
Utgivelsesdato Februar 2014
Pris 225 NOK
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Ikke en vanlig taktikkbok, men en samling av 220 stort sett krevende treningsstillinger som rommer mange spektakulære og uventede løsninger. Ideen med boka er å utvide leserens fantasi og evne til variantregning.

GM Mikhail Krasenkow har som praktisk spiller vært helt oppe på 2700. Vi husker at han ved et par anledninger har holdt aldeles glimrende foredrag under turneringer i Hans Olav Lahlums regi på Gausdal Høifjellshotell tidligere på 2000-tallet.

Dette er nok mest en bok for spillere med ratingstyrke fra omlag 16-1700 og helt til topps.

Starten av forfatterens innledning:

"In general I consider that in chess everything rests on tactics. If one thinks of strategy as a block of marble, then tactics are the chisel with which a master operates, in creating works of chess art."

Tigran Petrosian

I am sure this is not the first workbook of chess tactics you hold in your hands. How- ever, it is a bit different from the collections of exercises based on the principle of competition, in which you collect points and then proudly count yourself amongst experts or, regretfully, amongst dullards. Here, however , you will enjoy every exercise, whether you find its solution or have to look back after seemingly fruitless efforts. That’s because the solutions are always hidden, unexpected and spectacular – that was the criteria of selection.

There are two kinds of beauty in chess: the ‘beauty of paradox’, where the Gordian knot of problems is cut with a tactical strike or a subtle, hidden manoeuvre; and the ‘beauty of logic’, where a player, using his opponent’s minor inaccuracies, consistently imposing more and more strokes, paints the canvas of victory. This book deals with the first kind of beauty. Pay attention to the fact that I have not said anything about sacrifices. Indeed, a sacrifice, a break from the routine notion of material relations, always causes fascination, but it is by no me ans a compulsory condition of brilliancy.

Imagination is one of the most important qualities of a chess player. Partly, of course, predetermined by a player’s innate abilities, it can, however, be significantly developed. The room for progress is vast. In fact, most of possibilities hidden in the multitude of chess positions could hardly be discovered before we obtained tools possessing perfect imagination: chess programs. For an inanimate computer, all moves, obvious or phenomenal, are equivalent, and when you analyse with a chess engine, you can only wonder what huge reservoirs of niceties remain out of human sight. So, the unattainable ideal is with us; the only problem is how to approach it. There is no other way than training your brain: solving numerous tactical exercises, tackling endgame studies, and analyzing games without computer assistance. The more positions you solve and analyze, the better your brain works, the greater the pool of tactical methods you master, and the

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Type Bok
Språk Engelsk
Antall sider 222