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Liquidation on the Chess Board: Mastering the Transition into the Pawn Ending

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"A ground-breaking, entertaining and instructive guide"
from Joel Benjamin!
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"Liquidation on the ChessBoard: Mastering the Transition into the Pawn Ending":
Pawn endings do not arise out of nowhere. Before emerging as endgames with just kings and pawns, they ‘pre-existed’ in positions that still contained any number of pieces. Isn’t it strange, then, that most chess endgame books make it look as if they came out of the blue?

"Liquidation" is the purposeful transition into a pawn ending. It is a vital technique that is seldom taught. Strange, because knowing when and how to liquidate can help you win games or save draws.

In this book, former US Chess Champion Joel Benjamin teaches you all you need to know about successfully liquidating into pawn endgames. He focuses on the practical aspects: what to aim for and how to get there. When to start trading pieces and how to recognize favorable and unfavorable liquidations.

Liquidation is much more than just trading pieces. Enter a fascinating world of tempo games (triangulation, zugzwang and opposition), breakthrough, king activity, passed pawn dynamics, sacrifices and counter-sacrifices. With exercises that will test your growing skills, Joel Benjamin does not just ask you for the winning or drawing continuation - he aims to make you think.


Author Joel Benjamin:
At thirteen years of age Joel Benjamin broke Bobby Fischer's record as the youngest ever US master, and this was followed by countless tournament successes. He won the US Championship three times and was the chess consultant for IBM's Deep Blue computer, which made history by beating World Champion Garry Kasparov in an epic encounter.

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ISBN(13): 9789056915537
Publisher: "New In Chess"
Publication date: 4/7/2015
Pages: 224
Approx. Dimensions(in Inches): 6.65" (wide) x 9.2" (high) x 0.7" (deep)
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