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ProgressinChess Volume 8 of the ongoing series Editorial board GM Victor Korchnoi GM Helmut Pfleger GM Nigel Short GM Rudolf Teschner 2003 EDITION OLMS Q Mark Dvoretsky Tactical Play School of Chess Excellence 2 Edited and translated by Ken Neat 2003 EDITION OLMS 0 ‘Arai by Mark Decrety School of Chess Excellence | Endgame Analyse 3-283-00816-1 (German Eaton: Geneimnsso gezietan Scrachiranings 3-288.00254.1) School of Chess Excotence 2 tactical Pay 3-283-00817.x (Goman Eaton: Mocemne Sohachtaxtie 183.00278-9) Schoo! of Chess xcollonce 3 statogic Pay 3-283.00818-8 (German Eaton: Genemnisie oer Schacrstotege 3-283.00362 9 School of Choss Excelence 4 Op is 3.283.00819-6 [Geman Fatton: Theorie ural” 3-283-00879-3) —— — ) Biotogoptic intr, ie Doutsche, Die Deutsche Bbtomot ists we | Doulsche Natonabiblogite: deioied bblogannc aia & crato08 in he heme at in nb dh de. Fist ection 2002 Second revised eation 2003 Copynght © 2002 Eaton Olms AG Breonstr. 11 - CH-8634 Hombrachtion/2iKich, Switzetand Al aghtsfeserved. this book i sok subjact fo the contin that sha no. fy way of Wade oF otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out or otherwise ciculated in ory has of binding oF cover other than that in whicn its Bublgned and without g sinier concition Including this condition being Imposed an the subsequost purchaser Printed in Getmany Editor and ttonsiator Ken Neat Typeset: Aino Nickel Editon Marco, 0-10561 Betin Printed by: Oruckere! Fried Schmucker GmbH, 0.49624 L Cover: Pot Pas Kon 3. 9-317) ingen ISBN 3-283-00817.x Ro Contents Foreword Pad four Combinations and the calculation of variations Combinative vision Spots on the sun “Twin combinations a Aone el Candle moves a Paying aterton oto opocnens poesia 1" Tre moto of enon _ Dale tack The tapped pce, » The song fs passed pawn : Dott ng ier _ Loar tom your mistakes! : Beware ra! a‘ Logie ortuton? a The chocng of exercises ® Is tore a soliton oe pcan? “ How many roads led to Rome? a ‘cit nvalning~ osyn bt “ Acambinton whch poset tfc “ Apa payed several tines Sa Prayg everson, 100 Exerc or ana i Par ve Atak and dete in Saco :ovrogn? a "AV at itor od ws Ton yoo ater a Twenty yar or te Apa int or easing. aerate (i Was he atack hesttbio? eae ———_——_ & Does the “ideat’stylo exist? Fantastic Victory in the romantic style. ‘Two attacks by Reiner Knaak jin attacks! AA decisive game The spectators wore delighted Diamond cut diamond ‘The psychology of defence Into the storm! Blut On the edge of the abyss The positional exchange sacrtice ‘Two ‘French’ endgames Itreally js better to give up a pawn, Form your own opinion Exercises for analysis. Solutions to exercises ‘Appendix Index of exercises by thinking skils and types of problems to be solved Index of players 144 11 158 162 165 168 174 tes 187 193 200 203 209 213 217 231 233, 260 262 , 2 —____ Foreword My fiends tried many times to convince me (of the need to put down on paper at least ppart of the quite substantial material that | have accumulated during the course of my training work. In principle | agreed with them, but I did not have a very clear impression of the appropriate way of doing this. To give @ Consistent account of my entire concept of training, preparing something akin to a new version of Nimzowitsch’s famous “My Sys tem, was something that | simply could not bring myself to do. But | also did not want to restrict myself to describing some small Province of the extensive and fertile king: om of chess. Finaly, some kind of wing plan occurred tome. When | sat down at my desk, I quickly realised that this plan could not be aocom- modated within the framework of one book In the end | have written four, united under the general tile “School of Chess Excel- lence’ In 1991 the publisher Batsford brought ‘out my frst work ‘Secrets of Chess Training’ Iwas a success with the readers, and was ‘ever judged ‘best book of the year’ by the Britsh Chess Federation The book which you now have before you Continues the previous, Volume 1 in the series, and in it there are numerous refer- ences to general rules, techniques or even speciic examples, that have already been examined. But before talking about it, | should lke to explain the overall dea of this series. Strictly speaking, there is not just ‘one, but several ideas. 1) Fresh material. | mainly use the games of my pupils (in particular, Artur Yusupov and Sergey Dolmatov: at one time participants in junior tournaments, and sub: sequently grandmasters, and candidates for the world championship), or my own games. Examples from the games of other players are given only in those cases when we (I or ‘one of my pupils) were able to look at them with new eyes, and correct and ads to other analyses. lnvite the reader into our creative ‘and analytical laboratory, and offer origina ‘chess material, which will not be found in other books, 2) The art of analysis. Itis clear that, with such an approach tothe selection of rmateral, considerable attention must be devoted tothe process of chess analysis, to the technique of its implementation, to typical mistakes in analysis, and so on. Ido ‘not want 1o expand here in detail about the importance of analytical mastery for any player. | will merely cite the opinion of Garry Kasparov: “1 consider that, other things being equal, the analvical approach. the analytical method of studying chess, must ‘ive a colossal advantage over the practca player, and that soltimprovement in chess is impossible without analysis 3) Famillarisation with the experience of others. ‘it is hard to comprehend your Self, if you do not have an impression 2 ‘others. Al roads have their branches’, wrote the famous Japanese warrior and maria ats theoretician ofthe 17th century, Miarrot. "Musas, in his "Book ofthe five ings’, whice ists the entire experience of his long ie Although, a already mentioned, my 800k very personal in nature, | nevertheies: wanted to expand its bounds and to © ‘onto its pages as many interesting people possible, | am fundamentally opposed 1