Quality, 2014, The Secret Life of Bad Bishop, af Esben Lund

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På engelsk, 192 sider, udgivet august 2014

Esben Lund fortsætter her serien om slutspil. Vi kender alle begrebet "en dårlig løber". Men forfatterens pointe er, at så enkelt er det ikke, og introducerer begrebet "tveægget løber".

Som ved tidligere titler er bogen præget af selvstændig/kreativ tankegang og en vilje til at gøre stoffet tilgængeligt. 

Personlig synes jeg altid at slutspil er svære på trods af det begrænsede materiale. Ethvert træk kan have fatale følger. Vil du forbedre udbyttet af dit spil (og ratingtal), så er det nødvendigt at studere slutspil. Ikke mindst set i lyset af den mere og mere udbredte tendens med begrænset betænkningstid. 

Bogen giver dig et værktøj til at træffe de gode beslutninger (decision-making er et kodeord i mange teknikbøger i disse år). 

Bogens første kapitel introducerer diskussionen af et nyt begreb: "the Double-edge Bishop", må vel bedst oversættes med tveægget. Hvor Esben med succes forsøger at rehabilitere løberens ry og styrke.

Kapitel 2 er mindst lige så interessant. Her diskuteres løberens styrke i forhold til tårnet, og der vises spændende partier hvor løberen overspiller tårnet.

Nu kaldes dette en slutspilsbog, men er også en midtspilsbog. Kapitel 3 handler om overgangen fra åbning til midtspil, hvor der er brugt Advance varianten i fransk som spændende eksempel. 

Kapitel er et rent slutspils kapitel, hvor løberen mod tårn, løber mod springer osv diskuteres. Herunder mulighederne for at bygge et "fort" med løberen. Der er også spændende eksempler hvor bønderne faktisk bedst er på samme farve som løberen (af forsvarsmæssige grunde). Spændende. 

Endelig er der et afsnit med 30 øvelser til at teste din forståelse af stoffet.

Min vurdering af målgruppen: den øvede skakspiller, der vil og kan investere tiden. Du skal nok have 1800-1900 i rating for at få det fulde udbytte af bogen. Bogen er ikke af typen godnat læsning, brug bræt og brikker.

Om forfatteren: 
dansk IM, nu bosiddende i New York. Har tidligere udgivet den roste slutspilsbog "Rook vs Two Minor Pieces", der vistnok er udsolgt. Arbejder som skaktræner, skribent og spiludvikler. 

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Se pdf eksempel: The Secret Life of Bad Bishop

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Anmeldelser:

"The concept of the 'bad bishop' has always been confusing and even divisive... Lund resolves this problem by coining a new term: the 'Double-Edged Bishop', which he defines as 'a bishop that cannot yet be declared as good or bad, but rather holds the potential of becoming good as well as the risk of becoming bad'.

When I read this, I was very happy! It's one of those wonderful moments when something you have understood intuitively is explained clearly and concisely and a little part of chess suddenly makes a bit more conscious sense."

GM Matthew Sadler, New in Chess

"I found the selection of games and positions to be well-chosen and it was clear that the author had expended considerable effort to carefully review the material and build upon examples given earlier in the book. IM Esben Lund has broken new ground with a thought-provoking book on an under-represented topic in chess literature – the evaluation of positions featuring “Double-edged bishops”. This book will be helpful for players rated between 1800- 2400 – stronger players could also benefit from being able to review many of these ideas and concepts in a single volume."

IM James Rizzitano, ChessCafe

"Dealing with a single theme - the value of bishops in various stages of the game - Lund leads his readers through a wonderland of philosophical ideas, creative side-steps and concrete examples which demonstrate just how tricky it is to accurately evaluate bishops.

It is one of the more thought-provoking books I have read in the last 10 years or so, and after finishing it and putting it away, I couldn't help continuing to think about the subject of bad (or actually not-so-bad) bishops for a long time."

Arne Moll, Chess.com (full review)

"It is a very interesting and highly instructive volume which definitely deserves a look, especially as it is a genuine attempt to produce a completely original work."

Sean Marsh, CHESS magazine

"A very refreshing book lies before me. It deals with the subject of bishops, when are they good and when bad? In which openings is there the problem of a bad bishop? What can be observed in the endgame with regard to such bishops?

For me personally, a remarkable book that vividly illuminates the secret life of the bad bishop."

Martin Rieger

"Required reading for chess players with ambitions! After working through it one sees bishops with different eyes."

Dennis Calder (full review in German)

"Now there is a jewel, The Secret Life of Bad Bishops by Esben Lund. The good or bad bishop is a familiar theme in chess, but the Danish master deals with this issue in a very original way, treating all phases of the game."

Bab Wilders, Nederlands Dagblad

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