Sham Sacrifice, Positional (i) Spielmann vs Pirc, (D18) Queen’s Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 25 moves, Sham Sacrifice, Positional (ii) Spielmann vs . The Art of Sacrifice in Chess has 34 ratings and 2 reviews. Alberto said: Interesting games, but Spielmann tends to bog down in vague considerations not . Rudolf Spielmann, The Art of Sacrifice in Chess, 21st century edition, revised and expanded by Karsten Mueller. (Russell Enterprises, ).

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Joshua Kay rated it really liked it Jul 09, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Aloisio Ponti rated it it was amazing Oct 07, Drawing on dozens of his own games against such topflight players as Schlechter, Lf, Bogoljubov, Reti, Rubinstein and Tarrasch, Spielmann describes and analysis various type of sacrifices: On principle we incline to rate a sacrificial game more highly than a positional game.

Chapter 21 presents some of Mikhail Tal’s magic, and sacriifce 22 is on Shirov’s sacrifices. Sarah rated it liked it Feb 21, sacrificd Reader Comments 3 Thanks for the review. Michael Koehler rated it really liked it Aug 05, The result was the first systematic attempt to explain and exploit the theory of chess sacrifice; it remains an extremely helpful and useful weapon in the arsenal of chess players at every level.

July 31, Phil. Mohammed rated it it was amazing Oct 08, Product Description Product Details “The beauty of a game of chess is usually appraised, and with good reason, according to the sacrifices it contains.


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The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

Paperbackpages. Mohammed Elbarogy rated it really liked it Sep 15, sacrificee No trivia or quizzes yet. Rob Radford rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Steve rated it really liked it Dec 28, Julius Du Mont Editor. In this ground-breaking classic, distilled from 40 years of tournament play, he outlines the hard-won lessons that enable a player to win games by giving up pieces!

Art of Sacrifice by Rudolf Spielmann – katar chess

Chapter 23 is on defense, chapter 24 gives some final exercises for the road, and then there are 50 pages of solutions. Louis Chess Club St. Vera Cruz-Swinton rated it it was amazing Jul 24, A blog for chess fans, by a spielmanh fan. In part 2 or is it part 2 of part 1?

Perhaps the strongest Austrian-born grandmaster of the20th century, Rudolf Spielmann — defeated such world-class opponents as Nimzovich, Tartakower, Bogoljubov — and even the great Capablanca. Learn Chess from the Greats. I understand where you are coming from, but I think there can be a right way and a wrong way to do these things. Among the reasons for his success was his mastery of the art of sacrifice. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

His masterwork, The Art of Sacrificewas written in the mids and was a classic from its inception.

The Art of Sacrifice in Chess by Rudolf Spielmann

Comment Moderation Enabled Your comment will not appear until it has been cleared by a website editor. As for modernizing the language, I’m not sure what you’re referring to.


A sham sacrifice is one that leads to a clearly foreseen gain – a material advantage or at least the recovery of the material with some positional gains or mate.

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View Printer Friendly Version. Books by Rudolf Spielmann. Spielmann’s first distinction is between sham sacrifices and real ones. Tim rated it it was amazing Aug 26, Also, he seriously overestimates the attacker’s chances in many positions, and several times this irretrievably mars otherwise sound analysis.

The Art of Sacrifice in Chess By: The other revisions are far more substantive: The form of notation was changed, from descriptive notation e. As half the book is brand new, this is not a minor revision! I think the book is worthwhile in both its parts, and could be appreciated and well-used by players rated from, say, one should have basic tactical proficiency to get the most out of the book all the way up to and through the master level.

Donald rated it it was amazing Jul 16, Its main contribution to chess literature, aside from the 37 exciting games all Spielmann’s covered therein, was its taxonomy of sacrifices, apparently the first of its kind.