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The old masters dealt only with the static features of positional rules. But these are insufficient to explain the basics of chess. The problem is that chess, like other sciences, has undergone a dynamic revolution, but chess literature doesn't yet reflect it. In this major work Aagaard explains the rules of attack (the exploitation of a dynamic advantage), balanced between understandable examples, and deep analysis. Five years in the making, this book deals with weak kings, sacrifices, various minor attacking themes, intuitive sacrifices, opposite castling, modern king hunts, and enduring initiative.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789197600415
ISBN-10: 9197600415
Format: Paperback
(170mm x 240mm x 20mm)
Pages: 460
Imprint: Quality Chess Europe AB
Publisher: Quality Chess Europe AB
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2010
Country of Publication: Sweden

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Author Biography - Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard

Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard won the British Championship at his first and only attempt. He is the only chess author to have received the Boleslavsky Medal as well as the Guardian, ECF and ChessCafe Book of the Year awards. He is a FIDE Senior Trainer, and on his retirement from professional chess he has taken up the post of trainer for the Danish elite. His training material is used by amateurs, grandmasters and World Champions alike.

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