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Sacking the Citadel

400 pages, paperback, Russel, 1. edition 2011.

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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.

Language English
Author Edwards, Jon
Publisher Russel
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 350 g
Width 15.2 cm
Height 22.7 cm
Pages 400
ISBN-13 9781888690743
Year of Publication 2011
Binding paperback

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

Sacking the Citadel