64 Things You Need to Know in Chess by John Walker

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By John Walker

This is a easy primer in the event you understand how to play chess and are looking for to enhance. every one 'thing' is defined in an easy-to-follow lesson, that is by way of routines that permit the reader to examine that she or he has totally understood the idea that. subject matters comprise: the elemental checkmates; crucial endgame wisdom; strategies and mixtures; middlegame issues; ordinary checkmating styles; establishing play.

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14) ••• 1 <3/;c2 c4? would not win because Black can play 3 .. 'itc6 and gain the opposition himself) 3 b7 (or 4 .. ) 5 'ittbS. White has his king in front of his pawn and has gained the opposition. ••• 1 5) White already has a passed pawn and Black will gain one with l a4. Black's king ••• Notice that it makes no difference if White plays 3 a5 and tries to promote his a­ pawn.

3 h5 �e5 4 h6 Now if Black dido't have the pawn on f6 he would play 4 . �f6 and catch the white pawn. However, the pawn is in the way. The black king has to go around it and this takes him out of the square. �e6 (D) . if7 6 h8'if (D) Black has lost a move and White has gained a queen! You should use the idea of the square to help you but always check that there are no tricks in the position! 50 64 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN CHESS 22 Counting in a Pawn Race On the last page you saw how understanding the square made it easy to see whether a pawn could promote.

Riitc8 3 �c6. Black has to play 2 �d8! (D). If it is White's turn to move in the original position then Black has the opposition and White will not win: 1 d7+ 'it>d8 2 c6 Black keeps the op­ position with 3 ..

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