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Default New Sam Sloan Chess Book out Today!!

Sam Sloan has just brought out a new chess book today!!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0923891870

Domination in 2,545 Endgame Studies by Ghenrikh M. Kasparyan

This book will certainly displace the Polgar book: Chess: 5334
Problems, Combinations and Games

As you can see, the Sam Sloan book has 211 more problems !!!

Domination in 2,545 Endgame Studies was originally published in the
Soviet Union. It is a collection of endgames, mostly composed by a
wide variety of Soviet composers, based on a common theme, that a
normally weaker piece is able to trap a stronger piece.

I learned about this book at the US Championship in Stillwater,
Oklahoma, where I saw one of the top players studying it, so I
undertook to reprint it.

Ghenrikh M. Kasparyan (1910-1995) is considered to have been without
doubt the greatest composer and analyst of chess endgame studies ever.
He was so great that when a great new chess star named Kasparyan
appeared on the scene, the Soviet authorities decided to change the
name of the second Kasparyan to Kasparov to avoid confusion.

In this book, his master work, Kasparyan first classifies endgame
studies into the analytic as opposed to artistic. Analytic studies are
those likely to arise in an actual game. Artistic are composed
positions where some spectacular or unusual event occurs.

Kasparyan then divides endgames into those where the win is achieved
by promoting a pawn or checkmating the enemy king as opposed where
white wins by trapping or dominating the enemy pieces. There are an
amazing number or these dominating themes, including those by Kling,
Horwitz, Berger, Troitzky, Rinck, the Platov brothers (Mikhail and
Vladimir), Kubbel and so on.

Sam Sloan

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Default New Sam Sloan Chess Book out Today!!

New chess book out today!!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0923891870

Domination in 2,545 Endgame Studies by Ghenrikh M. Kasparyan

This book is devoted to those endgame studies where the win in
achieved by trapping or "Dominating" the opponents pieces, especially
those where a weaker piece is able to trap a piece that is normally
stronger.

Here is must be mentioned that the assembling of such a huge
collection of 2545 endgame studies was made possible only by the fact
that there were no copyright laws in the Soviet Union where this book
was first printed.

The first position in the book illustrates the theme. White has a pawn
on a5, a knight on d4 a bishop on c2 and a king on b2. Black has a
king on c5, a pawn on h2 and a bishop on h6.

It looks like black has a draw. Regardless of whether white moves his
pawn, his knight or his bishop, black will be able to march his king
over and grab the pawn on a5, drawing the game. However, White has
Kh1, creating a zugzwang. Black has four king moves and six bishop
moves. However, all four king moves put the king further away from the
pawn and white will be able to queen. All six bishop moves allow a
knight fork winning the bishop and the game.

Check it out! If the black bishop goes to f8, g7, g5 or f4, White
plays Ne6 check winning the knight. If Black goes B to c1 or d2, White
plays Nb3 forking the king and bishop, winning the bishop.

Genrikh Moiseyevich Kasparyan was born on 27 February 1910 in Tbilisi,
Republic of Georgia and died on 27 December 1995 in Yerevan, Armenia.
In addition to being a composer, he was also an active chess player,
winning the Armenian Championship. His name in Russian was
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Default New Sam Sloan Chess Book out Today!!

is the paper thin and will **** stick to it? will it come in a roll? that
would be real nice. oh, and please use ink that is not toxic to human skin.

it will sell millions of "copies".





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