The Break

Created Thursday 07 December 2017

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A break is generally an unexpected or sacrificial pawn move that can serve multiple purposes, including, but not limited to:

Inspiration for this book came from reading Vladimir Kramnik's collection of games, which featured a special section on the pawn breakthroughs. Later, while studying the games of Mikhail Botvinnik, I spotted his great ability to play with the pawns. And even later, I came across several games by Carl Schlechter, who also played several instructive games that involved destructive pawn sacrifices. In the book, the chapters are presented starting with Schlechter and ending with Kramnik, to reflect the development of chess thought with respect to pawn breakthroughs.


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