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Sacking the Citadel : The History, Theory and Practice of the Classic Bishop Sacrifice - Jon Edwards

Sacking the Citadel

The History, Theory and Practice of the Classic Bishop Sacrifice

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Published: 1st May 2011
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Four hundred years ago, an Italian chess master, Gioachino Greco, discovered anextraordinary bishop sacrifice on h7 that often leads to checkmate or asignificant material advantage. More amazing still, he recorded the idea!This book chronicles the history of that idea, what many have come tocall the Classic Bishop sacrifice, from its discovery and formativeyears through its remarkably complex uses in modern chess.During the past century, several annotators have attempted to explainthe circumstances under which the sacrifice works, and when it doesnt.Edwards reviews their efforts and, in a spectacular ninth chapter, provides a modern classification. His taxonomy of the sacrifice iscomprehensive and full of pleasant surprises for beginners and even accomplishedmasters.This book represents a thematic approach to chess tactics and strategy.Careful readers will suddenly discover that they are able, quickly andaccurately, to see 5-10 moves or more ahead in these lines.Here you will find hundreds of carefully annotated games. Learn frombrilliant moves and strategies; and take full advantage of othersinstructive mistakes.

ISBN: 9781888690743
ISBN-10: 1888690747
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st May 2011
Publisher: Russell Enterprises
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.53