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Instructive Chess Miniatures

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Warning: this book is not just entertainment. The author wants to teach you a lot about chess and improve the quality of your play!

He has selected 50 miniatures from throughout chess history – the earliest are from the 1850s, while the most recent are from grandmaster events just a few months ago! A miniature is a decisive game, won in 25 moves or fewer. Most of these 50 games feature brilliant tactics, attacks on the king, and even a few outrageous king-hunts. In many, the winner had to overcome cunning defensive ploys and inventive counterattacks.

But our aim in this book is not just to admire the players’ skill, but to learn how we can play like this in our own games. Chess coach Ataman is keenly focused on the instructive points, explaining which features of the position justified the attacks, and what prompted the critical decisions. Where analysis is given, it is restricted to what it would be realistic for a human to work out at the board.

But why are miniatures so instructive, especially for younger players? It’s because we get to see an idea or plan implemented successfully, in full. Once we understand what players are trying to achieve, we can then appreciate how to oppose these ideas, and the cut-and-thrust typical in modern grandmaster play will make a lot more sense.

Alper Efe Ataman is a FIDE Master from Turkey. He is a chess publisher, author and an experienced trainer, especially at the scholastic level.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Alper Efe Ataman
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    128
    Publisher:
    Gambit Publications, LTD (August 23, 2016)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9781910093887
    ISBN-10:
    1910093882
    Weight:
    9oz
    Dimensions:
    6.75" x 9.75"
    Case Pack:
    56
    File:
    TWO RIVERS-PERSEUS-Metadata_Only_Perseus_Distribution_Customer_Group_Metadata_20200205160810-20200205.xml
    Folder:
    TWO RIVERS
    As low as:
    $13.05
    List Price:
    $16.95
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-PER
    Discount Code:
    A