In this entertaining test-yourself book, suitable for young players and novices of all ages, John Walker shows how to master each of the pieces. Learn how to get the most from your pieces, answer the question and add up your score. Test your chess and watch yourself improve-and enjoy the fun at the end!
Most competitive players are very familiar with the idea of a sacrificial checkmating attack, but the positional sacrifice has been strangely neglected. By means of a subtle positional sacrifice, a player can sometimes fundamentally alter the course of a game in his or her favor. In this instructive and entertaining book International Master Neil McDonald demonstrates just how effective well-executed positional sacrifices are. Topics covered include sacrifices to open lines for the pieces, sacrifices as a defensive weapon, the exchange sacrifice, the psychology of sacrifice and much more.