By m. blokh

The writer of The paintings of mixture provides a range of 1,205 most sensible tactical positions, grouped in keeping with their subject matters. lots of the difficulties that seemed within the paintings of mix are supplied, with a greater breakdown and stronger research. appropriate for avid gamers rated 1400-2000, either childrens and adults. In English, Russian and Spanish - multi functional quantity!

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C6 7 c3 −when White has sidestepped the f7−f6 line of the next note. This was the way the Macieja−Ivanchuk game below began. cxd4 7 cxd4 f6 Black besieges White's centre head on... 34 XABCDEFGHY 8rsnlwqkvl-tr( 7zpp+n+-zpp' 6-+-+pzp-+& 5+-+pzP-+-% 4-+-zP-+-+$ 3+-+-+-+-# 2PzP-+NzPPzP" 1tR-vLQmKLsNR! and White counter attacks against the weakness created on e6. (Alternatively 8 f4 fxe5 9 fxe5 £h4+ XABCDEFGHY 8rsnl+kvl-tr( 7zpp+n+-zpp' 6-+-+p+-+& 5+-+pzP-+-% 4-+-zP-+-wq$ 3+-+-+-+-# 2PzP-+N+PzP" 1tR-vLQmKLsNR!

Instead 15 £xd4! £xd4? £a5+ 16 ¢e3 b6! Now Black will exchange bishops with Ba6 which will both expose the white king to attack and allow the weaknesses on the c file to be exploited. Lanc,A−Glek,I/Stare Mesto 1992. 12 £f4 XABCDEFGHY 8rsn-wqk+-tr( 7zpp+l+p+-' 6-+-+p+pzp& 5+-zppzP-+-% 4-+-zP-wQ-+$ 3+-zPL+N+-# 2P+PmK-zPPzP" 1tR-+-+-+R! xabcdefghy 12 ¦ab1 ¥c6 This is Black's optimum deployment of the bishop, but the drawback for an ambitious player is that it seems White can now force a draw. 52 XABCDEFGHY 8rsn-wqk+-tr( 7zpp+-+p+-' 6-+l+p+pzp& 5+-zppzP-+-% 4-+-zP-+Q+$ 3+-zPL+N+-# 2P+PmK-zPPzP" 1+R+-+-+R!

It is curious that Topalov deploys his pieces in an aggressive manner but then makes no attempt to attack. ¥a6 17 ¥xc5 ¤xc5 18 ¤g3 ¦fc8 19 ¦c1 a4 20 ¥xa6 ¦xa6 21 ¦hd1 Now White had to think purely about defence in Topalov−Morozevich/Sarajevo 1999. Alternatively 13 ¥xc5 is GM Apicella's pet system. ¤xc5 14 £d4 £c7 15 a3 White's plan unfolds. He takes a move to safeguard against b5−b4 and is now ready to attack on the kingside beginning with f4−f5. ¥d7 16 f5 ¦fc8!! This shows Gurevich's brilliant understanding of chess.

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