Pawn Artistry: Encyclopedia of Pawn Tactics

Author: Furst, Eugene A signed

Publisher: Caissa's Press

Location: Cleveland

Year: 1985

$50.00


Description:

[5]+ii+308 pages with diagrams and index. Square octavo (8 3/4" x 7 1/4") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to cover. Signed by the author. (Lusis: 1148) First edition.

The purpose of this volume is to explore neglected areas of tactical execution dealing in specifics that instill in the aspiring student an awareness of the potential in various game circumstances involving pawns. Just what is it that pawns do other than get out of the way of developing pieces while stalking-out a territorial claim in the center? Their functions are many faceted which are definitively explored developing in the aspiring student an expanded dimension of understanding.

This is volume four in the Artistry Series of the five volume set Chess Encyclopedias by E. A. Furst. From novice to grandmaster, all you need to know about Chess. Self-teaching manuals with complete tactical ready reference indexing! Volume 1 Theme Artistry a single source for acquiring necessary tactical information. 654 combination diagrams & 70 test positions! Volume 2 Checkmate Artistry 618 examples & 270 mating patterns expose a checkmating secret! Volume 3 Middlegame Artistry 750 examples to solve illustrating all material winning combinations! Volume 4 Pawn Artistry 624 examples observe the tactical play of stationary, advancing & capturing Pawns! Volume 5 Endgame Artistry 664 examples convey the dimension of understanding enabling the reader to force a win or draw with minimal material! All tactical maneuvers annotated in detail prior to each illustrated example. "You have contributed to raising the playing level of U.S. players.

Condition:

Signed on front paste down else a near fine copy issued without dust jacket.