Efstratios Grivas - The Tactics Bible (K-5589)

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I am not seeking glory with this book, but I certainly had to have a book in tactics! Th at’s the main idea of the book; to be a companion for trainers and players who seek improvement — simple but effective! The names of the mates are not important. What’s crucial is understanding and sub-consciously memorising these patterns in order to recognise when they’re about to occur in a player’s own games. Th ese mating patterns are not confi ned to chess problems and puzzles. 

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Language versionsEnglish
Author / AuthorsEfstratios Grivas
PublisherThinkers Publishing
Publication date1st edition 2018
Pages452
ISBN978-94-9251-043-3
HardcoverNo
PaperbackYes
DownloadableNo
Width17 cm / 6.69 inch
Height23.5 cm / 9.25 inch

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As will be shown, they occur in the games of Grandmasters and even World Champions, past and present! Th ey belong to everybody’s games, even beginners’! Each mate’s theoretical pattern is presented as a diagram, with constructed examples and actual games. It is suggested that students set-up and play through these mates from the losers’ viewpoint as well. Most difficult of all is recognising patterns when they occur horizontally (i.e., rotated 90 degrees) from the normal orientation. Th e key to each pattern is the status of the squares surrounding the king: which ones are obstructed, which are potential flight squares that can be controlled with the available pieces. Players are advised to know these patterns forwards, backwards and upside down! 

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Efstratios Grivas - The Tactics Bible (K-5589)

I am not seeking glory with this book, but I certainly had to have a book in tactics! Th at’s the main idea of the book; to be a companion for trainers and players who seek improvement — simple but effective! The names of the mates are not important. What’s crucial is understanding and sub-consciously memorising these patterns in order to recognise when they’re about to occur in a player’s own games. Th ese mating patterns are not confi ned to chess problems and puzzles. 

Content

007 KEY TO SYMBOLS
009 FOREWORD
011 BIBLIOGRAPHY
PART 1. A TACTICAL WORLD
013 TACTICAL EDUCATION
015 CHESS SCHOOLS
016 THE IMMORTAL GAME
030 THE EVERGREEN GAME
039 THE RAINBOW GAME
043 THE CHESS GAME
PART 2. TACTICAL PLAY
059 ATTACK VIA THE EDGED FILES
080 BLOCKING THE F6-SQUARE
100 FIERCE QUEEN
108 KING IN THE BOX
114 THE KING HUNT
139 THE NOVOTNY INTERFERENCE
164 DEFENCE & COUNTER-ATTACK
PART 3. BASIC MATES
181 QUEEN MATE
185 BOX MATE
189 DOUBLE MAJOR PIECE MATE
192 TWO BISHOPS MATE
195 TWO KNIGHTS MATE
205 BISHOP & KNIGHT MATE
225 FOOL’S MATE
228 SCHOLAR’S MATE
PART 4. COMBINATIVE MATES (QUEEN & ROOK)
233 ANASTASIA’S MATE
241 ANDERSSEN’S MATE
245 ARABIAN MATE
258 BACK-RANK MATE
274 BLIND SWINE MATE
277 COZIO’S MATE
279 DAMIANO’S BISHOP MATE
283 DAMIANO’S MATE
290 DOVETAIL MATE
295 EPAULETTE MATE
300 GOLDEN CAGE MATE
304 GRECO’S MATE
313 HOOK MATE
320 KILL BOX MATE
322 LAWNMOWER MATE
328 LOLLI’S MATE
339 LURED MATE
344 MARSHALL’S MATE
346 MAX LANGE’S MATE
350 MAYET’S MATE
357 MORPHY’S MATE
361 NEW YORK MATE
366 OPERA MATE
375 SWALLOW’S TAIL MATE
PART 5. COMBINATIVE MATES (BISHOP, KNIGHT & PAWN)
381 BLACKBURNE’S MATE
387 BODEN’S MATE
392 DAVID & GOLIATH MATE
397 DOUBLE BISHOP MATE
400 KNIGHT CORNER MATE
406 LEGAL’S MATE
412 PILLSBURY’S MATE
416 PONY EXPRESS MATE
424 RETI’S MATE
428 SMOTHERED MATE
444 SUFFOCATION MATE

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