Chess School 1
The book consists of three parts:
1. pawn endings
2. wonderful world of chess combinations
3. strategic motifs
In the first part of the book all pawn endings are divided into elements, and the purpose of this division is to facilitate the learning of the final phase of the game. The basic principles and patterns have been highlighted and errors and inaccuracies found in other chess books have been corrected. Particularly interesting is the lesson "The transition to other types of endings", which explains the positions in which one side can achieve a victory or a draw only by promotions of a pawn into a knight, bishop or rook.
"Wonderful world of chess combinations" represents a new system of classification of combinations. This new system of classification of combinations was theoretically explained for the first time in the information system of "Chess Informant".
The basis of the new theory stems from Botvinnik’s definition of a combination. “A combination is a forced manoeuvre or manoeuvres combined with a sacrifice as a result of which the active side gains an objective advantage”. We have presented combinations in which a pawn, knight, bishop, rook and queen are sacrificed.
The third part of the book consists of "strategic motifs". Presented in detail here is a new way of analyzing games of chess masters, which consists of recognizing the main idea and focusing on it. Particular attention is devoted to the lesson "Evacuation of the King", in which the manoeuvring capabilities of the king in the ending and the middlegame are explained.