quinta-feira, 29 de agosto de 2013

The Great Law

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Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. ~ Og Mandino

tactics position 195
his position comes from the book "Combinations: The Heart of Chess" (1967) by Irving Chernev, page 21 in the chapter "Simple and Pleasing".
In the position on the right it is Black to move.
Answer below.
Today I want to share a great exercpt from Brian Tracy's book "No Excuses". You can read the first chapter here (highly recommended):

In this section Brian Tracy is talking about getting to the top of your chosen area.
The Great Law

Then I learned the "Iron Law of the Universe," which made getting into the top 20 percent possible. It was the Law of Cause and Effect, or sowing and reaping. This law says that "for every effect, there is a specific cause or series of causes."

This law says that if you want to achieve success in any area, you must determine how success is achieved in that area and then practice those skills and activities repeatedly
until you achieve the same results.

Here's the rule: "If you do what other successful people do, over and over again, nothing can stop you from eventually enjoying the same rewards that they do. But if you don't do what successful people do, nothing can help you."

The law of sowing and reaping, from the Old Testament, is a variation of The Law of Cause and Effect. It says that "whatsoever a man soweth, that also shall he reap." This law says that whatever you put in, you get out.
It also says that whatever you are reaping today is a result of what you have sown in the past.
So if you are not happy with your current "crop," it is up to you, starting today, to plant a new crop, to begin doing more of those things that lead to success--and to stop engaging in those activities that lead nowhere.
I loved this section, and the whole book is fantastic.
To me with chess tactics they key sections are "over and over" and "sowing and reaping". With chess tactics you have to do them over and over. With each new pattern that you put in your brain you are planting a seed. These seeds later turn into crops of rating points!
If you want to start planting more seeds now, check out my tactics time training database, which you can find on my website at http://tacticstime.com under "Product Information".
This books' description is "Explanations for the famous and less well-known combinations of Tarrasch, Botvinnik, Nimzovich, Steinitz, Rubinstein; the dazzling brilliancies of Morphy, Keres, and Alekhine; the deadly attacks of Marshall; the unfathomable plays of Lasker; and the matchless creations of Capablanca and many others. 356 diagrams."
The book contains many famous chess positions which are now considered "classics", including this one, from the game Gygli - Henneberger, Zurich 1941.
Here black played the brilliant 1...Ne2+ 2.Kh1 Qxg4! 3. hxg4 Rh5+! 4. gxh5 Rh4# which is sometimes called a "corridor mate".
Black gives up both the queen and rook to deliver this beautiful checkmate. Chernev wrote: "A great deal of material may sometimes be sacrificed for the sake of getting in one healthy check on an open file."
White can avoid the checkmate, but then will be down either a knight or queen.
Happy Tactics!
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