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Art.-No.: LXBOETRCIA
Announcement for Jul 23, 2019

The Royal Chess Couple in Action

384 pages, paperback, Thinkers Publishing, 1. edition 2019.

€31.95
Incl. 7% Tax, excl. Shipping Cost
Details
Language English
Author Afek, Yochanan
Böhm, Hans
Publisher Thinkers Publishing
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 645 g
Width 17 cm
Height 23.5 cm
Pages 384
ISBN-13 978-94-9251-057-0
Year of Publication 2019
Binding paperback
Contents

007 KEY TO SYMBOLS

009 FOREWORD

011 A BRIEF HISTORICAL REVIEW

011 First period: estimated precursors: 4000-400 BC

013 Second period: Chaturanga for two people 400 BC-750

014 Third period: Europe in the Middle Ages 750-1475

015 Fourth period: From 1475 to the present - modern chess

024 Special rules: castling, mate and stalemate

027 PART I. THE KING

027 Shouldering

029 Opposition

033 Bypass

035 Wrong king moves

037 Sophisticated king moves

040 Stalemates in pawn endings

043 Short, powerful and instructive

045 Shouldering in practice

048 Self confinement 48

051 Facing a queen

054 A bishop under control

056 Combative kings

060 Remain cautious!

062 Stalemating Black!

064 Surprises in the opening

067 Weaving a mating net

070 Just one is right!

072 The paradox prevails

074 Defensive mechanisms

077 The queen is tamed

080 Reti maneuver

083 Asymmetry

085 The hand of the king

089 King vs. bishop & knight

092 Batteries

096 Positional draw or stalemate!

099 Vive la petite différence!

102 Perpetual attack

105 Only one tempo

108 Taming a knight

111 The bishop is tamed

115 Taming a rook

118 Defying the bombardment

122 Reti’s manoeuvre in practice

125 Castling

128 Open attacking lines

131 Pinning and unpinning

134 The fearless kings of Nigel Short

137 Forks

140 Mutual zugzwang

144 Corner play

148 Sacrificial castling

152 Deliberate self-blocking

155 Chameleon echo

158 Dismantling a knight

162 On the edge

166 Systematic movements

170 Prophylactic moves

172 Building a fortress

176 Surprising king moves

180 Dutch miniatures

184 The king of puzzles

187 Kasparov’s subtleties

190 The runaway king

193 The hand of the world champion

195 Across the chessboard

199 Coping with an imprisoned rook

202 King moves only

205 Smiling kings

207 The hand of the authors

211 PART II. THE QUEEN

211 Mate

213 Stalemate in practice

215 Staircase

219 Smothered mate

223 The back rank

225 Queen and bishop against queen

228 Perpetual check

230 Queen and knight against queen

233 The hand of the first lady

236 A queen for a double check

238 Surprises in the opening

241 The overloaded piece

243 Winning exchanges

246 Winning exchanges in practice

249 Removing a defender

252 Pinning and unpinning

254 King hunt

256 Repeating sacrifices

260 Mutual queen sacrifices

264 Queen against pawns

267 Cross pin

270 Queen facing rook and bishop

273 Queen against two rooks

275 Offensive retreat

278 Zugzwang

282 Deflections

286 Mitrofanov’s deflection

289 The hand of the world champion

291 The hand of world champions (2)

293 A whole queen for a square

295 Queen and bishop battery

298 The royal couple in action

300 Triangulation

303 Queen and pawn battery

306 Queens and an unexpected guest

309 More decisive underpromotions

312 Multiple queens

316 Corner play

318 A queen for a knight fork!

322 Chameleon echo

325 On the skewer

329 Big names lose in grand style

331 Positional draw

334 The king of queen sacrifices

337 Bristol and Turton

339 The most remarkable queen moves

342 Heavy artillery

345 The phoenix

348 Quiet queen sacrifices

351 Systematic movements

354 World Championship matches

357 Know your classics

359 Missed opportunities

362 Dutch sacrifices

364 Miniatures

368 Sweets

371 The all mighty queen

374 Artistic stalemate

377 Joint queen sacrifices

382 The hand of the authors

Extract

The Royal Chess Couple in Action

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