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Liquidation on the Chess Board 3rd and Extended Edition

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Utgivelsesdato Juni 2019
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En sterkt utvidet utgave av denne vellykkede boka om bondesluttspill etter overgang fra sluttspill med flere brikker. Når og hvorfor bytte bort offiserene og gå over i et nådeløst avgjørende bondesluttspill?

335 sider, mens førsteutgaven hadde 254. Mange eksempler også fra helt nye partier.

Tidligere tre ganger USA-mester Joel Benjamin er den første som leverer en bok om dette viktige og krevende temaet i sjakk. Det er en høyst instruktiv bok og med mange verdifulle øvingsoppgaver etter hvert kapittel. Vi antar at denne boka passer best for spillere med ratingstyrke fra omlag 13-1400 og helt til topps.

Forlagets egen omtale

Winner of the 2015 Best Book Award of the Chess Journalists of America (CJA)

Shortlisted for the English Chess Federation 2015 Book of the Year Award


Pawn endings do not arise out of nowhere. Before emerging as endgames with just kings and pawns, they 'pre-existed' in positions that still contained any number of pieces.

Liquidation is the purposeful transition into a pawn ending. It is a vital technique that is seldom taught. Strange, because knowing when and how to liquidate can help you win games or save draws.

In this book, former US Chess Champion Joel Benjamin teaches you all you need to know about successfully liquidating into pawn endgames.

He focuses on the practical aspects: what to aim for and how to get there. When to start trading pieces and how to recognize favorable and unfavorable liquidations.

Enter a fascinating world of tempo play (triangulation, zugzwang and opposition), breakthroughs, king activity, passed pawn dynamics, sacrifices and counter-sacrifices.

Exercises will test your growing skills.

This is a ground-breaking, entertaining and instructive guide.

This New and Extended 3rd edition presents 50 new examples, besides other additions and corrections.

At thirteen years of age Joel Benjamin broke Bobby Fischer's record as the youngest ever US master, and this was followed by countless tournament successes. He won the US Championship three times and was the chess consultant for IBM's Deep Blue computer, which made history by beating World Champion Garry Kasparov in an epic encounter.

IM Frank Zeller, Magazine Schach: "Benjamin has managed to create an excellent guide to a difficult theme that has been badly served in chess literature (..) If you are really serious about improving your chess, you should work on your Benjamin!"

Sean Marsh, CHESS Magazine (UK): "Entertainment is never far away (..) The material, which feels very fresh, provides an impressive series of easily digestible lessons."

Schach Magazin 64: "Strongly recommended (..) In transitions into pawn endgames a lot can be gained and a lot can be lost."

GM Daniel King, creator of the Power Play DVD series: 'Well written and thoroughly researched. The selected examples have a strong practical value (..) This is an instructive work for players at any level above beginner - but it's not a dry endgame manual. The games contain some beautiful ideas and overall I found the book very entertaining.'

GM Matthew Sadler, former British Champion: "The book works quite addictively (..) It's dealing with one of the big moments of uncertainty in practical chess."

IM Gary Lane, Chess Moves Magazine: "A labour of love that has produced an outstanding book."

The Judges of the ECF Book of the Year Award: "An attractive and entertaining book."

GM Daniel Naroditsky, Chess Life Magazine (US): "Benjamin tackles one of the most important (and underappreciated) aspects of endgame practice."

GM Karsten Müller, author of 'Fundamental Chess Endings': "An excellent new book. The theme of the right exchange is underrepresented in chess literature and Joel Benjamin manages to highlight its importance by investigating the transition into a pawn endgame in deep detail."

Detaljert info
Innbundet? Nei
Type Bok
Språk Engelsk
Antall sider 335