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Critical Moments in Chess

271 pages, paperback, Batsford Chess, 1. edition 2010.

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  • A unique exploration of those pivotal moments in which chess games are won or lost - if you know how to spot them
  • Packed with invaluable tips and tricks on identifying critical moments, it is illustrated with examples from 280 chess games

This groundbreaking book, from the author of the best-selling Imagination in Chess , deals with a crucial aspect of chess that can be so easily overlooked: those fleeting moments in which you are given a chance to seize the initiative and turn the course of the game in your favour.

Inside you will find a rich selection of sample positions taken from practical play, helping you to recognize such moments in your own games, and how to exploit them to your advantage to create a devastating attack.

To conclude, the author challenges you to place yourself under tournament conditions and try to spot the critical moment in over 250 game positions - then delve a little deeper and decide how best to capitalize on your golden opportunity.

Paata Gaprindashvili is an International Correspondence Chess Master and past European CC Champion. He is a chess trainer with successes in the Youth European and World Championships. He is the author of Imagination in Chess, also published by Batsford.

Language English
Author Gaprindashvili, Paata
Publisher Batsford Chess
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 410 g
Width 15.6 cm
Height 23.4 cm
Pages 271
ISBN-13 9781906388652
Year of Publication 2010
Binding paperback

005 From the Author

007 1 Critical moments

019 2 Critical moments: struggle and capture of the initiative

037 3 Critical moments: development of the initiative, creation of an attack

053 4 Critical moments: obtaining and retaining the advantage; creation of counterplay; taking over the initiative from the opponent, etc.

066 5 Critical moments: delivering the decisive blow

079 6 Exercises

099 Solutions to Exercises

267 Index of Players

Critical Moments in Chess