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    Chess Tactics Books

    Year of Publication
    1964 2014 1964 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Al Woolum (1)
    2. Anatoly Lein (1)
    3. August Livshitz (2)
    4. Bill Harvey (1)
    5. Bill Robertie (1)
    6. Bruce Pandolfini (2)
    7. Charles Hertan (3)
    8. Chris Ward (2)
    9. Danny Gormally (2)
    10. David Eggleston (1)
    11. David Lemoir (1)
    12. David Levy (1)
    13. Dejan Bojkov (1)
    14. Emmanuel Neiman (2)
    15. Eric Schiller (2)
    16. Eric Schiller (2)
    17. Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (1)
    18. Franco Masetti (1)
    19. Garry Kasparov (2)
    20. Gary Lane (2)
    21. Heinz Brunthaler (1)
    22. Iakov Damsky (1)
    23. Iakov Damsky (1)
    24. Igor Sukhin (2)
    25. Irving Chernev (1)
    26. Irving Chernev & Fred Reinfeld (1)
    27. Ivan Sokolov (1)
    28. Jacob Aagaard (5)
    29. Jacob Aagaard (5)
    30. James Plaskett (3)
    31. Jennifer Shahade (1)
    32. Joel Johnson (2)
    33. John Healy (1)
    34. John Nunn (1)
    35. Jon Edwards (1)
    36. Julian Hodgson & Lawrence Day & Eric Schiller (1)
    37. Karsten Muller (1)
    38. Ken Neat (1)
    39. Kevin Stark (1)
    40. Larry Parr (1)
    41. Leonard Barden (1)
    42. Lev Alburt (3)
    43. Lev Psakhis (1)
    44. Lou Hayes (1)
    45. Martin Weteschnik (1)
    46. Max Euwe (1)
    47. Maxim Blokh (1)
    48. Mikhail Tal (1)
    49. Murray Chandler (1)
    50. Phil Adams (1)
    51. Raymund Stolze (1)
    52. Roberto Messa (1)
    53. Roman Pelts (1)
    54. Rudolf Spielmann (1)
    55. Sahovski (1)
    56. Sam Palatnik (2)
    57. Simon Williams (2)
    58. T.D. Harding (1)
    59. Tim Brennan & Anthea Carson (1)
    60. Timothy Taylor (2)
    61. Valeri Beim (1)
    62. Victor Henkin (1)
    63. Vladimir Georgiev (1)
    64. Vladimir Vukovic (3)
    65. Yakov Neishtadt (1)
    66. Yasser Seirawan (5)
    67. Yochanan Afek (1)
    68. Yuri Averbakh (1)
    69. Zenon Franco (2)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (52)
    2. AN - Algebraic (24)
    3. DN - Descriptive (4)
    Topics
    1. Tactics (3)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Comprehensive Chess Course (2)
    2. Starting Out (3)
    3. Winning Chess (5)

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      Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates
      Catalog Code: B0001EM

      Once a chess player has figured out how all the chess pieces move, what is the next step on the chess ladder? This helpful and entertaining book provides players with the complete answer. In this easy-to-follow guide, renowned chess teacher Chris Ward explains all the crucial checkmating patterns, plus how to catch out opponents with an assortment of tricks and traps, commonly known as chess tactics.
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      Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates

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      Chess Tactics For Advanced Players
      Catalog Code: B0001OB

      Any chess enthusiast knows how important tactics are in chess and how crucial it is to make a thorough study of this aspect of the game. But up to now opinion has been divided on the best way of studying tactics. The well-known Soviet international grandmaster and chess author Averbakh has developed an entirely novel approach, which is expounded in the third edition of his Chess Tactics for Advanced Players.
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      Chess Tactics For Advanced Players

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      Anthology of Chess Combinations
      Catalog Code: B0001SHV

      The third edition of the Anthology of Chess Combinations features several major changes introduced by the Chess Informant Editorial Board. The main one being that it has been divided into two main parts: featuring educative and practical examples.
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      Anthology of Chess Combinations

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      Winning Chess Tactics For Juniors
      84 One- Two- and Three-Move Combinations for the Developing Chessplayer
      Catalog Code: B0003HY

      In our modern era in which many chess opening and middlegame positions are guided by sophisticated stratagems, the iron fist of tactical blows is still inevitably the final arbiter of the result.
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      Winning Chess Tactics For Juniors

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      Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player
      Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 3
      Catalog Code: B0003LV

      The third book in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course series. The first two volumes used only materials that worked well in the former U.S.S.R. This book contains hundreds of strikingly beautiful positions arranged by difficulty and designed to sharpen the tactical recognition and vision of experienced players anywhere.
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      Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player

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      Chess Target Practice
      Battle Tactics for Every Square on the Board
      Catalog Code: B0003SS

      No matter where your opponent lands his piece on the board, Chess Target Practice will teach you how to successfully attack his position. By analyzing each and every square, Bruce Pandolfini helps players learn the appropriate tactics to zero in on the target and move in for the kill. Because different positions necessitate different attack plans, this one-of-a-kind strategy book offers tactics for each of the squares on the board.
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      Chess Target Practice

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      The King in Jeopardy
      Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 4
      Catalog Code: B0004LV

      This chess classic has been praised by players and teachers alike. Lev Alburt, Grandmaster of Chess and three-time US chess champion, presents and analyzes the attack and defense of the king, with hundreds of game illustrations, dozens of problems and exercises, and instructive explanations and solutions. These practical exercises take the reader from beginner to tournament-strength chess player.
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      The King in Jeopardy

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      Starting Out - Attacking Play
      How to Set Up And Executive Decisive Attacks
      Catalog Code: B0005EM

      Attacking the opponent's king is one of the most exhilarating aspects of chess, but also one of the most difficult to master. Everyone loves a good old-fashioned king hunt, especially when it leads to checkmate, but often the pressure is very much on the aggressor-one false move and the attack can often fizzle out into less than nothing, leaving the attacker with an empty shell of a position.
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      Starting Out - Attacking Play

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      Combinations - The Heart of Chess
      Catalog Code: B0007DV

      Explanations for the famous and less well-known combinations of Tarrasch, Botvinnik, Nimzovich, Steinitz, Rubinstein; the dazzling brilliancies of Morphy, Keres and Alekhine; the deadly attacks of Marshall; the unfathomable plays of Lasker; and the matchless creations of Capablanca and many others. 356 diagrams.
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      Combinations - The Heart of Chess

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      Chess Tactics Workbook
      Learn to Command Your Chess Army!
      Catalog Code: B0008OB

      What makes this book different from the many other tactics books on the market is that it was written by a classroom teacher for other teachers. All the pages are formatted with a heading and perforated for easy use.
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      Chess Tactics Workbook

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      Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters - VOLUME 2
      Beyond the Basics
      Catalog Code: B0011LV

      Quite simply, the quickest way to learn chess the right way. Great is the disappointment to the library patron who browses for a chess instructional and finds only picked-over bones from the pre-Fischer, pre-Kasparov eras. These books by a U.S. champion and a chess magazine editor offer something more. A range of abilities, from novice to entrants in a local tournament, can learn tactics and strategies that improve their play.
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      Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters - VOLUME 2

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      Kasparov's Winning Chess Tactics
      How He Thinks, How He Moves
      Catalog Code: B0016SS

      Russian grandmaster Gary Kasparov is the youngest world champion ever. He is renowned for his aggressive play and superior tactics, which the author, a U.S. national chess master, analyzes in this book of recapped pivotal positions. Pandolfini opens with a brief biographical sketch on Kasparov and then proceeds to discuss how Kasparov responded or might have responded to 150 or so actual and hypothetical situations.
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      Kasparov's Winning Chess Tactics

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      The Art of Chess Combination
      Catalog Code: B0017DV

      Detailed explanation of principles, varieties, techniques and ideas behind them, illustrated with many examples from great players. 200 diagrams.
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      The Art of Chess Combination

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      Combinative Motifs
      Catalog Code: B0023OB

      1,205 best tactical positions, grouped according to their topics. Intended for chess players with ELO 1600-2400. This chess exercise book is written by an experienced coach, International Grandmaster of ICCF. It contains more than 1400 exercises that are arranged very precisely after various combinational motifs.
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      Combinative Motifs

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      Winning Chess Tactics
      Learn 25 Essential Opening Strategies Today!
      Catalog Code: B0025CZ

      Newly formatted and updated! Fourteen chapters illustrate the explanations and thinking behind every tactical concept. Learn to use pins, single and double forks, double attacks, skewers, discovered and double checks, multiple threats and other crushing tactics to gain an immediate edge. Each concept is fully explained in easy-to-understand language with diagrams, examples and game situations so you understand the thinking and game plan behind every moves.
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      Winning Chess Tactics

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      An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained
      Catalog Code: B0028DV

      Informal intermediate introduction, quite strong in explaining reasons for moves. Covers basic material, tactics, important openings, traps, positional play in middle game, end game. Attempts to isolate patterns and recurrent configurations.
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      An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained

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      Sacking the Citadel
      The History, Theory and Practice of the Classic Bishop Sacrifice
      Catalog Code: B0045RE

      Four hundred years ago, an Italian chess master, Gioachino Greco, discovered an extraordinary bishop sacrifice on h7 that often leads to checkmate or a significant material advantage. More amazing still, he recorded the idea!
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      Sacking the Citadel

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      Formation Attacks
      Catalog Code: B0046OB

      As a Chess Master who has spent many years playing aggressive and attacking chess, I was quite dismayed during a recent visit to my local bookstore. I was in search of a book that covered an array of attacks against many Pawn formations in an organized fashion. Needless to say, my search came up empty. The books on attacking fell short in many ways. Many of the books were simply a small collection of attack games with no instruction about the art of attacking or about the skills required to become a great attacker.
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      Formation Attacks

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      The Gambit File
      Tactical Themes to Sharpen Your Play
      Catalog Code: B0063EU

      In The Gambit Files, the author surveys the common tactical motifs for each variation, and then invites you to hone your cut-and-thrust skills with thematic puzzles. Whether you're looking to breathe new life into your current openings or to overhaul your repertoire, The Gambit Files will help you to slay your opponents faster and with confidence.
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      The Gambit File

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      Play Like a Girl
      Tactics by 9Queens
      Catalog Code: B0064EU

      Play Like A Girl!, the first book of its kind, is a collection of tactical positions from the world's best women chessplayers. Profiled players range from Hungary's Judit Polgar, the best woman chessplayer in history, to Abby Marshall, the teenager who became the first American girl to win the Denker High School Tournament of Champions.
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      Play Like a Girl

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      Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps
      Catalog Code: B0082EM

      There is no easier way to win a game of chess than by luring your opponent into a devious trap. Similarly, there's nothing worse than being the one on the receiving end. Tricks, traps and swindles lie in wait everywhere, especially so in the opening phase of the game, and many battles can be won or saved simply through learning and mastering the most important ones. In this instructive and fun book, Gary Lane looks back through chess history and at modern times to create a list of his own favourite tricks and traps.
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      Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps

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      Forcing Chess Moves
      The Key to Better Calculation
      Catalog Code: B0085NIC

      This rich book on chess tactics proposes a revolutionary method for finding winning moves. Charles Hertan has made an astonishing discovery: the failure to consider key moves is often due to human bias. Your brain tends to disregard many winning moves because they are counter-intuitive or look unnatural.
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      Forcing Chess Moves

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      Can you be a Tactical Genius?
      Catalog Code: B0087EM

      Test your tactical chess skills with a quiz book with a difference! Grandmaster James Plaskett, a player of distinguished tactical ability, has carefully assembled an abundance of tactical chess puzzles to test players of all levels. At the beginning of each chapter the puzzles are relatively easy, worth five points for a correct solution. However as you move on they become more and more difficult, soon becoming worth ten points and eventually 15.
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      Can you be a Tactical Genius?

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      Test Your Chess IQ - Master Challenge
      Catalog Code: B0091EM

      Is the ability to make combinations something you are born with or can it be acquired by practice? Russian chess trainer Livshitz, who has had extensive experience teaching a wide range of players from novices to masters, presents here a course for developing your combinational skill, based on the recognition of tactical motifs. As you work your way through this carefully graced series of tests, themes such as 'diversion,' 'interference,' 'X-Ray,' and many more will become an integral part of your chess armoury, to be employed in your own games.
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      Test Your Chess IQ - Master Challenge

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      Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge
      Catalog Code: B0095EM

      Russian chess trainer Livshitz, who has had extensive experience teaching a wide range of players from novices to masters, presents here a course for developing your combinational skill, based on the recognition of tactical motifs. As you work your way through this carefully graced series of tests, themes such as 'diversion,' 'interference,' 'X-Ray,' and many more will become an integral part of your chess armoury, to be employed in your own games. Solving these positions will not only provide many hours of pleasure but will also enable you to test - and improve! - your chess IQ.
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      Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge

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      CoffeeHouse Chess Tactics
      An Astonishing Trip into the World of Competitive Chess
      Catalog Code: B0097NIC

      With refreshing simplicity, Coffeehouse Chess Tactics shows how to turn bad, even seemingly hopeless positions to our advantage. How to distinguish the essential from the trivial. How to adapt according to the situation on the board. Each game sparkles with some unusual tactical or defensive motif. Along with the games the author describes in eloquent but brutal language the beautiful, sometimes terrible, world of chess "where sport, art and science merge.
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      CoffeeHouse Chess Tactics

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      Improve Your Chess Tactics
      700 Practical Lessons & Exercises
      Catalog Code: B0099NIC

      Instruction + exercises according to the old Soviet Chess School. The best advice for chess players who want to improve quickly is: get better at tactics! Because the vast majority of amateur games is decided through tactics you will immediately start beating more opponents when you improve your tactical skills.
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      Improve Your Chess Tactics

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      Invisible Chess Moves
      Discover Your Blind Spots and Stop Overlooking Simple Wins
      Catalog Code: B0105NIC

      Every chess player knows that some moves are harder to see than others. Why is it that, frequently, uncomplicated wins simply do not enter your mind? Even strong grandmasters suffer from blind spots that obscure some of the best ideas during a game. What is more: often both players fail to see the opportunity that is right in front of their eyes.
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      Invisible Chess Moves

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      Art of Attack in Chess
      Catalog Code: B0109EM

      One of the finest chess books ever written, now revised in algebraic edition. The author expounds both the basic principles and the most complex forms of attack on the king. It has been updated by legendary author GM John Nunn. Still one of the great classics ever written on tactics.
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      Art of Attack in Chess

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      Calculate Like a Grandmaster
      Learn from the World-Class Attacking Players
      Catalog Code: B0112BT

      This is a penetrating study of the attacking methods of the most aggressive chess players of the modern era-from 1960s world champion Mikhail Tal to Magnus Carlsen, teenage leader of today's new wave of deadly attackers. The attacking style is a good choice for any chess competitor, but especially for less advanced players, who will relish the fireworks it produces.
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      Calculate Like a Grandmaster

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      1000 Checkmate Combinations
      Catalog Code: B0114BT

      This truly outstanding book, first published in Russian in the 1970s and regarded there as a classic, contains everything you need to know bout how to deliver checkmate. It contains a wealth of elegant and sophisticated chess tactics as well as systematic and effective instruction.
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      1000 Checkmate Combinations

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      Excelling at Chess Calculation
      Capitalizing on Tactical Chances
      Catalog Code: B0119EM

      There are many differing opinions amongst the top players in the world of chess, but there is one thing upon which World Champions, Grandmasters and other experts all agree: the art of chess calculation is the absolute key to the success of a player. Master this discipline and you can surely expect your results to improve dramatically. Jacob Aagaard tackles the 'art of chess calculation', unravelling its many secrets and arming the reader with the necessary tools to be able to calculate effectively at the chessboard.
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      Excelling at Chess Calculation

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      Winning Chess Tactics
      Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: B0196EM

      This is the second in Seirawan's four volumes, taking the reader from the very basics of chess through appreciation of advanced play. He does a remarkable job of discussing tactics that usually appear only in books for advanced players and communicating them to anyone with a grasp of playing fundamentals. The first part of the book deals with basic tactics and how they can be used individually and in combination. In the second part, Seirawan introduces some of the great chess tacticians and their games, further illustrating tactics as they work out in real-life play.
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      Winning Chess Tactics

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      Winning Chess Combinations
      Catalog Code: B0199EM

      Combinations are the central element in chess; they make the game so magical and captivating. The beautiful point of sacrificing a queen, the strongest piece, in order to checkmate with a lowly pawn brings a smile of joy to all chess lovers. Virtually all chess games possess a combination, either one hidden in the shadows of analysis carefully avoided or one that provides a decisive blow.
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      Winning Chess Combinations

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      Attack with Mikhail Tal
      Catalog Code: B0219EM

      The legendary Mikhail Tal was the finest ever exponent of attacking chess. His all-out sacrificial style took him all the way to the World Championship title. Dogged by ill-health, Tal's reign was a short one, and he was never able to regain his crown, but Tal remained an outstanding player right up to his death in 1992. His departure has taken away one of the chess world's most charismatic figures; a player who excited chess passions wherever he went.
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      Attack with Mikhail Tal

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      Pawn Sacrifice
      Winning at Chess the Adventurous Way
      Catalog Code: B0256EM

      It was the chess legend Philidor who wrote: "The pawns are the soul of chess", and yet it is these modest infantrymen who are always the first to die for the cause. Pawn sacrifices are incredibly common in chess games, and yet for some unknown reason they have been rather neglected in chess literature... until now.
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      Pawn Sacrifice

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