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                    [description] => <h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">Master The Sacrifice in Chess - The Bryan Smith Method II</span></h2>
<h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;"><strong>Master Method Series #25</strong></span></h2>
[caption id="attachment_395994" align="alignright" width="400"]<img class="wp-image-395994" title="Master Of Sacrifice (the Bryan Smith Method 2)" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Bryan-Smith-MEthod.jpg" alt="Master Of Sacrifice (the Bryan Smith Method 2)" width="400" height="223" /> Master of Sacrifice (The Bryan Smith Method 2)[/caption]

GM Bryan Smith is back, teaching the skills that will turn you into a <em>Master of Sacrifice in chess!</em>

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>The Sacrifices in chess are powerful ways to secure the win, but they carry a degree of risk too</strong></span>.

If you want to smash through your rivals’ resistance and win spectacular games, safe in the knowledge that your sac is sound, this is the course for you.

In 14 hours of lessons, GM Bryan Smith teaches you a new way to look at sacrifices that will open your eyes to exciting, creative possibilities in nearly any position.

Sacrifices on the kingside, queenside, intuitive sacrifices, positional and defensive sacs – it’s all explained clearly and in detail in this masterclass.

You will learn what makes each type of sacrifice work, how to time them and follow them up.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>The result: you become a highly trained <em>Master of Sacrifice in chess!</em></strong></span>
<h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">About the Author:</span></h2>
Bryan Smith is an American Grandmaster and chess coach. GM Smith has won many international tournaments including Limpedea Cup (Romania), Citta di Erba (Italy), Easter International (Serbia), Philadelphia International, National Chess Congress, US Masters, etc.

Grandmaster Bryan Smith <em>grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of his accomplishments include first place in the 2008 National Chess Congress, 2009 National Chess Congress, 2010 Philadelphia International, and 2011 Limpedea Cup. </em>
<h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">How is this course going to help me?</span></h2>
In his easy-to-follow introduction to the subject of chess sacrifices, Bryan explains that sacrifice in chess, like material, is one element of many – and one that is often misunderstood by even quite strong players.

To kick off our discussion of the sacrifice, Bryan turns to a seminal example, from the erudite English GM, John Nunn.

This features the elements of time, space, and material, and a delightful exchange sacrifice to win control of the dark squares, undouble his pawns, and open diagonals for the bishop and queen to attack the enemy king.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Here some of the lessons you'll be able to learn:</strong></span>

<span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">Centralization and king position</span>

Bryan examines the theme of how central control and centralization enables an attack on the king’s position to be more effective. Featuring a classic minor piece for 2 pawns sacrifice (15…Bxg4!), which goes on to reap greater rewards as the opponent’s king position is compromised.

<span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;"><strong><img class="alignright size-full wp-image-447257" title="Master Of Sacrifice (the Bryan Smith Method 2)" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/no-retreat-no-mercy.jpg" alt="Master Of Sacrifice (the Bryan Smith Method 2)" width="300" height="299" />No retreat, no mercy</strong></span>

Tal’s opponent tried to kick the dominant knight back with the limp …f6. But the Magician from Riga saw the opportunity to trap Black’s king in the center and took it: 17.Bxe6! fxe5 18.dxe5 Be7 19.Rhf1!

<span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;"><strong>Master of chaos</strong></span>

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Bryan teaches you how to drop the obsession with material and focus on activity and initiative</strong></span>, resulting in bolt-from-the-blue sacs that will knock your rival off their chair!

<span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;"><strong>Unbearable pressure</strong></span>

Bring every piece and every pawn to bear down on your opponent’s weak points and let them choose how they want to lose!

Start getting creative with your attacking play, channel your inner Tal with this free lesson from GM Bryan Smith!
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John Manning

I recently finished Bryan's Ma

I recently finished Bryan's Master Method 2 and I do consider him to be an outstanding instructor that has increased my overall understanding of the game. I've watched a lot of videos of his as he does have an abundance of material available. To me, Part 2 of this series may be some of the best stuff that he has done. You can tell that Bryan lives and breathes for chess and gives so much into providing useful and meaningful explanations into the games that he chooses to review. Bryan seems to be the perfect chess mentor as he seems to be giving advice as he guides you through these games. Part 1 of Method 2 was really good as I now realize how important "Sacrifice" is in Chess. Part 2 of Method 2 was exceptional due to the uniqueness of the material and how Bryan tied it all together the importance of DEFENSE.


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Master The Sacrifice in Chess – The Bryan Smith Method II

Master Method Series #25

Master Of Sacrifice (the Bryan Smith Method 2)
Master of Sacrifice (The Bryan Smith Method 2)

GM Bryan Smith is back, teaching the skills that will turn you into a Master of Sacrifice in chess!

The Sacrifices in chess are powerful ways to secure the win, but they carry a degree of risk too.

If you want to smash through your rivals’ resistance and win spectacular games, safe in the knowledge that your sac is sound, this is the course for you.

In 14 hours of lessons, GM Bryan Smith teaches you a new way to look at sacrifices that will open your eyes to exciting, creative possibilities in nearly any position.

Sacrifices on the kingside, queenside, intuitive sacrifices, positional and defensive sacs – it’s all explained clearly and in detail in this masterclass.

You will learn what makes each type of sacrifice work, how to time them and follow them up.

The result: you become a highly trained Master of Sacrifice in chess!

About the Author:

Bryan Smith is an American Grandmaster and chess coach. GM Smith has won many international tournaments including Limpedea Cup (Romania), Citta di Erba (Italy), Easter International (Serbia), Philadelphia International, National Chess Congress, US Masters, etc.

Grandmaster Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of his accomplishments include first place in the 2008 National Chess Congress, 2009 National Chess Congress, 2010 Philadelphia International, and 2011 Limpedea Cup. 

How is this course going to help me?

In his easy-to-follow introduction to the subject of chess sacrifices, Bryan explains that sacrifice in chess, like material, is one element of many – and one that is often misunderstood by even quite strong players.

To kick off our discussion of the sacrifice, Bryan turns to a seminal example, from the erudite English GM, John Nunn.

This features the elements of time, space, and material, and a delightful exchange sacrifice to win control of the dark squares, undouble his pawns, and open diagonals for the bishop and queen to attack the enemy king.

Here some of the lessons you’ll be able to learn:

Centralization and king position

Bryan examines the theme of how central control and centralization enables an attack on the king’s position to be more effective. Featuring a classic minor piece for 2 pawns sacrifice (15…Bxg4!), which goes on to reap greater rewards as the opponent’s king position is compromised.

Master Of Sacrifice (the Bryan Smith Method 2)No retreat, no mercy

Tal’s opponent tried to kick the dominant knight back with the limp …f6. But the Magician from Riga saw the opportunity to trap Black’s king in the center and took it: 17.Bxe6! fxe5 18.dxe5 Be7 19.Rhf1!

Master of chaos

Bryan teaches you how to drop the obsession with material and focus on activity and initiative, resulting in bolt-from-the-blue sacs that will knock your rival off their chair!

Unbearable pressure

Bring every piece and every pawn to bear down on your opponent’s weak points and let them choose how they want to lose!

Start getting creative with your attacking play, channel your inner Tal with this free lesson from GM Bryan Smith!


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Chapter List

Chapter Outline:

Part 1: The Art of Sacrifice

  1. a) Direct attack:
    1. Centralization and king position
    2. Attacking the Sicilian
    3. Queenside Attack
    4. Multiple sacrifices
    5. Sacrifices of Mikhail Tal
    6. Opening Lines
    7. Removing the Fianchettoed Bishop
    8. Sacrifice to Gain Time, Open lines
    9. Gaining an Outpost
    10. Development
    11. Long-term intuitive
  2. b) Positional factors
    1. Color Control
    2. Positional pawn sacrifice
    3. Exchange Sacrifice for Solidity
    4. The Sicilian Exchange Sacrifice
    5. Line Clearance
    6. Passed pawns and centralization
    7. Purely Positional Exchange Sac
    8. Mobile Passed Pawns
    9. Connected Passed Pawns
  3. c) More effective forces
    1. Pawn Sacrifice by Keres
    2. Turning the Tide
    3. Blockade
    4. Pieces against Queen
    5. Centralization

Part 2: Defending Against the Sacrifice

  1. a) Defense of the king
    1. Beautiful Defense
    2. Giving Back the Queen
    3. Patient Defense
    4. Defense with the King in the Center
  2. b) The Great Balance – Defense and Counterattack
    1. Balance of Defense and Counterattack
    2. Declining
    3. Returning Material
    4. Accept or Decline
    5. Sacrifice for Defense
    6. Questions of Material