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Beyond Material

Beyond Material.
Type: BOOKS. Detail: Kuljasevic,D. Product Code: 9789056918606.
Category: MIDDLEGAME. Publisher: New In Chess.
Retail Price: AUD $39.95 (includes GST)
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Improve your ability to take calculated risks! 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 is my compensation? 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 nonmaterial factors. Some of those factors are spacerelated, 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. Softback, 336 pages. Dimensions 170 x 235 x 17.78mm, 646g.

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