101 Chess Opening Surprises (Gambit chess) - download pdf or read online

By Graham Burgess

So much chess gamers are fed a suite of dogmatic principles approximately how the hole needs to be performed. the outcome: stereotyped, unimaginative play. the hole surprises during this e-book land like bombshells within the obvious calm of normal openings and disorientate your rivals as they grapple with unique difficulties. This booklet is a treasure-trove of surprising principles at an early level of the outlet, but operating opposed to the grain of traditional play. every one concept has quick-strike strength and is supported via adequate concrete research to enable you test it with self assurance.
All significant openings are lined. There are surprises for either White and Black, deeply researched and updated. each one suggestion is classified when it comes to its soundness and its skill to shock and surprise. A thought-provoking creation examines the underlying suggestions of commencing play and considers how the traditional ideas have to be transformed within the gentle of the hugely combative dealing with of the outlet now favoured via the world's most sensible avid gamers.

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21 The board can also be divided into twenty-six diagonals varying in length from two to eight squares. 34 22 While any rank or file contains both light squares and dark squares, the squares making up any given diagonal are all of the same color, either light or dark. This can be seen in Diagram 23. 23 Diagonals are designated by the names of their end squares, for example the a1-h8 and the h1-a8 diagonals. These two diagonals, the only ones consisting of eight squares, are often called the long diagonals.

A2 x b1B 1. a2 x b1N In Quarter II the pawn has twelve different moves, in Quarter III it has twelve different moves, and in Quarter IV it has four different moves. Recommendations Do not try to memorize the diagrams, as they are only examples. Try rather to learn the ideas involved. You may never again come across the positions shown in the diagrams, but the ideas that they illustrate will repeat themselves many times in your games. To understand the rest of the lessons properly, students must have a perfect knowledge of the designation of each square on the chessboard.

In the position in the diagram, the White Bishop can capture the Ra1, Nb4 or Pd2. Since Bishops cannot jump over enemy men, the White Bishop in the diagram cannot capture the Na5, and it cannot capture the Rh8 since Bishops are not allowed to jump over their own men either. The Pd2 in Diagram 43 is protected by the Pe3, so if the White Bishop captures the Pd2, Black can take the Bishop with his Pe3! White would lose a Bishop, and Black would lose a pawn. Diagram 44 shows the resulting position if White captures the Nb4 in Diagram 43.

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