Jon Edwards

Jon Edwards

Sacking the Citadel

The History, Theory and Practice of the Classic Bishop Sacrifice

The well-known bishop sacrifice on h7, first described in Gioacchino Greco’s games collection from 1619, is the topic of this commendable work. Our US member illustrates the combinational motif by means of more than 300(!) annotated games from 4 centuries and still adds 30 puzzle positions for the reader.

Additional reading matter:
Excerpt from the book
Review by John Donaldson
Blog contribution by Dennis Monokroussos
Column in The Guardian (Ronan Bennett & Daniel King)
YouTube video - Jon Edwards interviewed by Hanon Russell, and the
Author's profile (by himself).

(R.B., III 2012)

Russell Enterprises, Inc., 2011 (400 pp.)