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Beyond Material

Beyond Material

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Davorin Kuljasevic

Ignore the Face Value of Your Pieces and Discover the Importance of Time, Space and Psychology in Chess

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In order to win a game of chess you very often have to sacrifice material. Gathering the courage to do so while accurately assessing the potential benefits is a real challenge. The big question is always: what’s my compensation?

Generations of chess players grew up with the idea that a sacrifice was correct if the material was swiftly returned, with interest. Almost by reflex, they spent lots of time counting, quantifying the static value of their pieces. But is that really the best way to determine the correctness of a sacrifice?

Grandmaster Davorin Kuljasevic teaches how a modern club player should evaluate positions: by looking beyond the material balance. With many instructive examples he shows how the actual value of your pieces fluctuates during the game, depending on many non-material factors.

When sacrificing material, modern club players need to be able to suppress their need for immediate gratification. You need to be ready to live with uncertain compensation when giving up material. With the help of many fascinating examples, Kuljasevic teaches you the essential skill of taking calculated risks.

Published 2019, softback, 336 pages.

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