Davorin Kuljasevic - Beyond Material (K-5704)

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Beyond Material: Ignore the Face Value of Your Pieces and Discover the Importance of Time, Space and Psychology in Chess

In order to win a game of chess you very often have to sacrifice material. Gathering the courage to do so while accurately assessing the potential benefits is a real challenge. The big question is always: what’s my compensation?

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Language versionsEnglish
Author / AuthorsDavorin Kuljasevic
PublisherNew In Chess
Publication date1st edition 2019
Pages336
ISBN9789056918606
HardcoverNo
PaperbackYes
Width17 cm / 6.69 inch
Height23.5 cm / 9.25 inch

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Generations of chess players grew up with the idea that a sacrifice was correct if the material was swiftly returned, with interest. Almost by reflex, they spent lots of time counting, quantifying the static value of their pieces. But is that really the best way to determine the correctness of a sacrifice?
In this book, Grandmaster Davorin Kuljasevic teaches you how to look beyond the material balance when you evaluate positions. With loads of instructive examples he shows how the actual value of your pieces fluctuates during the game, depending on many non-material factors. Some of those factors are space-related, such as mobility, harmony, outposts, structures, files and diagonals. Other factors are related to time, and to the way the moves unfold: tempo, initiative, a threat, an attack.
Modern chess players need to be able to suppress their need for immediate gratification. In order to
gain the upper hand you often have to live with uncertain compensation. With many fascinating examples, Kuljasevic teaches you the essential skill of taking calculated risks. After studying Beyond Material, winning games by sacrificing material will become second nature to you.

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Davorin Kuljasevic - Beyond Material (K-5704)

Davorin Kuljasevic - Beyond Material (K-5704)

Beyond Material: Ignore the Face Value of Your Pieces and Discover the Importance of Time, Space and Psychology in Chess

In order to win a game of chess you very often have to sacrifice material. Gathering the courage to do so while accurately assessing the potential benefits is a real challenge. The big question is always: what’s my compensation?

Content

006 Explanation of symbols
007 Preface
011 Chapter 1 - Attachment to material
035 Chapter 2 - Relative value of material
066 Test exercises - introduction
067 Test exercises
069 Chapter 3 - Time beats material
135 Test exercises
137 Chapter 4 - Space beats material
198 Test exercises
201 Chapter 5 - Psychology of non-materialism
259 Test exercises
261 Chapter 6 - Is it good to be greedy in chess?
299 Test exercises
301 Chapter 7 - Solutions
331 Index of names
335 Bibliography
336 Author’s biography

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