By Ian Snape

So much chess-players are all too painfully conscious of what percentage half-points or even complete issues they squander because of bad endgame play. notwithstanding, they generally tend to visualize that bettering their endgame play contains a tremendous volume of research of dry technical positions, and like to spend their time on different points of the sport, possibly within the unrealistic wish of heading off endgames totally. during this e-book, Ian Snape is helping them to take on endgames with extra self belief, so they stay up for taking part in them, and are extra keen to simplify while this is often the easiest plan of action. the 1st half the e-book discusses the parts of endgame idea which are such a lot proper to useful good fortune. the second one part positive aspects a hundred routines for the reader to unravel, including complete strategies. all of the workouts are taken from actual video games.

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Bxd7 {White's Queen sacrifice wins the exchange of the Knights and Queens, although White loses the Bishop Pair. Nxf6+ {Zwischenzug sac #2. gxf6?! {White partly has succeeded. Rxf6!! leading to a won game for Black. Qg4+ Kf7?? Kh8! Qe6!! {Obstructionist sac/Blocking sac. Ng6#. Nhg6+! Nf5+! Bxd5! Qxd8+ {Fritz did not like the Preventative sacrifice. Kxd8 {White miscalculated, with Black's Queenside in somewhat disarray with partly open b file and open d file, that a Preventative sacrifice forcing an early exchange of Queens and depriving Black from being able to castle would be adequate compensation.

Rf6 wins. g. Bxh7! Rxe6 Black resigned. 41 APPENDIX D At the GM Fest at St. John’s school in Vancouver on July 4, 2004, young Valentina Goutor played Swedish GM Pia Cramling to a win in GM Cramling's 28 game simul, after she made a desperate Exchange sacrifice, and GM Cramling missed a critical exchange of minor pieces. , GM Cramling simultaneous, St. Bf4 {Standard opening move and develops the Bishop. ), Nc3 (develops the Knight), a3 (frees Bf1). h5 {better would be c6 securing b5; or either Nh5 or c5; but e6 would overprotect d5.

The Exchange sacrifice acted as a Line Clearance sacrifice to open the a-file to allow movement of the Black King deep into White's space to force a win. PiecefulChaos – mal57, 5/12 Blitz ICC game challenge, 2005 A tough defensive pawn structure is formed in the game. White blunders allowing Black to set up and use a Double Sacrifice. Black first does an En prise sacrifice of a pawn as a Decoy sacrifice luring White's King to the h-file. Black follows with an Exchange sacrifice to gain the win.

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