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Sacking the Citadel / Antiquariat

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Four hundred years ago, an Italian chess master, Gioacchino Greco, discovered an extraordinary bishop sacrifice on h7 that often leads to checkmate or a significant material advantage.
More amazing still, he recorded the idea!

This book chronicles the history of that idea, what many have come to call the Classic Bishop Sacrifice, from its discovery and formative years through its remarkably complex uses in modern chess.
Edwards' taxonomy of the sacrifice is comprehensive and full of pleasant surprises for beginners and even accomplished masters.

A thematic approach to chess tactics and strategy.
Learn from brilliant moves and strategies; and take full advantage of others instructive mistakes.

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Weight 350 g
Manufacturer Russell Enterprises
Medium Book
005 Signs & Symbols
007 Foreword
008 Introduction

The Classic Bishop Sacrifice
Part I: History
Chapter 1
013 The Life & Times of Giaocchino Greco

The Classic Bishop Sacrifice
Part II: Theory

Chapter 2
026 "On Attacking the Castled King"

Chapter 3
030 The Art of Chess Combination

Chapter 4
036 The Art of Attack

Chapter 5
049 Contemporary Theory
050 The Kg8 line
056 The Kg6 line
075 The Kh6 line
078 The Bxg5 line
084 The Kh8 line
088 The Qxg5 line

The Classic Bishop Sacrifice
Part IV: Practice

Chapter 6
094 Games
094 Greco' s Sacrifice, the Early Years
095 Greco' s Sacrifice, through 1910
126 Greco' s Sacrifice, 1911-1935
161 Greco's Sacrifice, 1936-1959
200 Greco's Sacrifice, 1960-2010 Chapter 7
361 Greco' s Quiz

Chapter 8
381 Related Literature
387 Bibliography
390 Index of Openings
392 Index of Asset Combinations
394 Index of Players
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