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By Jonathan Rowson

Jonathan Rowson, writer of the hugely acclaimed Seven lethal Chess Sins, investigates 3 questions very important to all chess-players: 1) Why is it so tough, particularly for grownup avid gamers, to enhance? 2) What sorts of psychological attitudes are had to locate solid strikes in numerous stages of the sport? three) Is White's alleged first-move virtue a fable, and does it make a distinction no matter if you're taking part in Black or White? In a strikingly unique paintings, Rowson uses his educational historical past in philosophy and psychology to reply to those questions in an wonderful and instructive manner. This ebook assists all avid gamers of their efforts to enhance, and gives clean insights into the hole and early middlegame. Rowson provides many new rules on how Black should still top strive against White's early initiative, and utilize the additional info that he profits because of relocating moment. for example, he exhibits that during a few instances a state of affairs he calls 'Zugzwang Lite' can come up, the place White unearths himself missing any optimistic strikes. He additionally takes an in depth examine the theories of 2 gamers who, in differing kinds, have really good in championing Black's reason: Mihai Suba and Andras Adorjan. Readers also are built with a 'mental toolkit' that may permit them to deal with many general over-the-board events with better good fortune, and steer clear of a number of mental pitfalls. Chess for Zebras deals clean insights into human idiosyncrasies in all stages of the sport. The intensity and breadth of this booklet will as a result aid gamers to understand chess at a extra profound point, and make steps in the direction of sustained and important development.

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Dl isn't played much. After 14 . . ) , how­ ever, no one has tried my 15 . . 0-0-0! with the idea ... td2 h5 17 W6h3 g5! Instead, 1 5 ... g6 has led to even results in spite of some Black advantage; (b) 14 a3 liJa5! (not the only move; 14 . . td2 (15 b4 'iWxc3! Kristensen-Jorgensen, Esbjerg 1996) 15 . . txc8=t Niccoli­ Naumkin, Bergamo 2002. 14 ... ta7 1 4 . . liJb4!? c8=t Soylu-Lputian, Manila 1 992) 18 . . �6 19 b4 liJd4 20 'iWdl liJf5!? 2 1 liJa4 'iWd8 54 22 liJc5 iLc6! ixe3=t with the bishop pair and queenside pressure, Golod -Barsov, Dieren 1998.

E3!? After 20 . . b6, Hurley-T. l::f. a dl , and now Cumbers and McDonald have combined to produce the sample line 2 1 . . b7 22 tZ'lb5 (22 �a4+ b5 23 tZ'lxb5 iLc6) 22 . . l::f. e 8 27 �f4+ �e5 28 �c 1 + 'iit>b 8 29 tZ'lc6+ iLxc6 30 �xc6 �e6, a pawn up. This is all up for grabs, but it's hard to believe that Black isn't in general able to use his extra pawns to consolidate. And White has to contend with the newer 1 5 . . d7 as well. 122 9 iLb2 iLd7 42 There are several move order is­ sues here.

A6. The traditional move although in fact 1 1 . �4!? g. t>h1 h5!? c8+ Duggan-Gunter, St Heliers 1997. :td1 isn't seen much. Black continues 12 . . 'Llc6 (12 . . x a6 �xe5 14 �xe5!? ltd6; McCann-Jestadt, California 1993) 14 . . e1 f6 18 f4 i.. c 5+ 19 �h1 d4+ Mnatsakanian-Monin, USSR 1979 (and several later games) . b5 �6!? (or 1 3 . . c5 ! + . lte3 �xe5 (13 . . �4 is good, threatening . . , 14 g3 �d8 15 �f4 i.. lte7 16 f5 �e5) 15 . . 'i'e5! 16 %:tae 1 iLd6+ . c5 ... •.. e 1 'Lle7 transposes to 1 0 l:te1 above.

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