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Your kingdom for my horse

256 pages, paperback, Batsford Chess, 1. edition 2015.

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The great Mikhail Botvinnik, world champion said: ‘The foundation of chess is exchanging’.

Knowing when and what to exchange or trade in chess is essential to improve your game, and this is the only book to help you do that. In chess an exchange or trade of chessmen is a series of closely related moves, typically sequential, in which the two players capture each other’s pieces. All chess pieces may be exchanged or captured in an exchange - apart from the king which however can capture an opponent’s piece. Either the player of the white or the black pieces may make the first capture of the other player’s piece in an exchange, followed by the other player capturing a piece of the first player, often referred to as a recapture. These maneouvres happen throughout chess, but understanding when and how to do this to your best advantage can improve your game significantly.Written by the hugely popular chess writer, Andrew Soltis, My Kingdom for a Horse tells you whether you should exchange your bishop for a knight, which pair of bishops you should exchange, when you should keep rooks on the board and when should you refuse to trade anything. This unique book will provide the answers on an important and integral part of chess strategy.

Language English
Author Soltis, Andrew
Publisher Batsford Chess
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 360 g
Width 15.5 cm
Height 23.4 cm
Pages 256
Year of Publication 2015
Binding paperback

005 Introduction

020 Section One: Simple Exchanges

020 Chapter 1: Queen Takes Queen

038 Chapter 2: Rook Takes Rook

065 Chapter 3: Knight Takes Knight

083 Section Two: The Bishop Matrix

083 Chapter 4: Bishop Takes Bishop

109 Chapter 5: Bishop Versus Knight

132 Chapter 6: The Two Bishops

154 Chapter 7: Opposite Colored Bishops

180 Section Three: Endgame Faceoffs

180 Chapter 8: Heavy Pieces

196 Chapter 9: Queen Versus Two Rooks

208 Chapter 10: The Fischer, Petrosian and Capablanca Endgames

229 Quiz Answers

Your kingdom for my horse