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Have you bought the book 1001 Brilliant Ways to
Checkmate by Fred Reinfeld yet? It is a book every chess player must
The first chapter Queen Sacrifices has
276 problems. In his brief introduction to this Queen Investment he says, When you have reached the point where a set-up in one diagram reminds you
irresistibly of a similar pattern in an earlier diagram, you will have made
progress. For that will mean that
the pattern is firmly fixed in your mind, and that you can apply it with
devastating effect in your own games.
He is right. Fixing such patterns in
your mind is very important. The possibility of such a position occurring in a
real game is less. When it occurs what are the chances that you are going to
find it. In my subconscious mind it is written that queen is such a valuable
piece. So, I do not even analyse the possibility of sacrificing my queen.
Likewise when I am defending I don’t even consider the possibility of my
opponent sacrificing the queen to breakthrough. Its wrong! We must always keep
this option wide open.
Next time we are not going to pass over the position during a real game without
realizing the glorious opportunity presented!
us see some recent master games after solving the training examples! We have no
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book for your own personal benefit and you may buy this at your nearest chess
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