International Master Merijn van Delft has studied and loved positional sacrifices for as long as he can remember. This unforced tool is not just a surprising and highly effective way to create a decisive advantage during a game. Positional sacrifices are also instruments of superior beauty.
Van Delft has created a unique thematic structure for all kinds of positional sacrifices. It shows early historical examples, explains what long-term goals are typical for each key theme, and presents many instructive modern examples. Then he concentrates on those sacrifices that have become standard features of positional play. Solving the exercises he's added will further improve your skills.
Playing a positional sacrifice will always require courage. Merijn van Delft takes you by the hand and not only teaches you the essential technical knowledge, but also helps you to recognise the opportunities to step up. Mastering positional sacrifices is sure to become a modern classic.
Merijn van Delft is an International Master from the Netherlands. He has been a chess coach for over two decades and has created instructional material both online and offline.