Jumat, 17 Agustus 2012

The Most Valuable Skills in Chess – Maurice Ashley

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Introduction

Part 1:
The Basic Skills

1
The Hunters


Long-Range Pieces



The Queen



The Rook



The Bishop


Short-Range Pieces



The Knight



The King



The Pawn


Exercises

2
Crowd Control


Liberty or Death


A Tale of Two Positions


Exercises

3
Float Like a Butterfly


The Landmine Exercise


Give-Away Chess


Exercises

4
Dollars and Sense


Up or Down


Table of Values


Cinderella


The Officers


Exercises

5
Wall Street


Fair Trades


Bad Trades


Proper Sequencing


Exercises

6
Homeland Security


The TRIP Method of Defence



Take



Run



Interpose



Protect


Exercises

7
Regicide


The Bear Hug


Quad Mates


Back-Rank Mate


Exercises



Part 2:
The Fabulous Five: The Skills in Action

Paul Morphy - Duke of Brunswick / Count Isouard, Paris 1858

Wilhelm Steinitz - Curt von Bardeleben, Hastings 1895

Mikhail Botvinnik - Milan Vidmar, Nottingham 1936

Donald Byrne - Robert Fischer, New York 1956

Bent Larsen - Boris Spassky, Belgrade 1970



Solutions to Exercises



Glossary

Dedication

Acknowledgements

Index of Games

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