I'm reading the book Sabaki at a glance by Madoka Kitao. It's a very nice book with many good examples one can learn from.
The problem I have is that I am left with only an intuitive understanding of the word itself. There is a note by the translator:
"Sabaku" or "sabaki" as an act in shogi has a nuance with the mixture of the following points.
To resolve an awkward or problematic position of the own pieces into an acceptable outcome.
To give the piece an opportunity to efficiently participate in the game or fulfill its task in a way even by sacrificing it.
It usually involves light footwork, or a skillful and dynamic piece maneuver.
It usually happens in the middlegame.
I find this a bit too general to make immediate sense. What is "sabaki", and what would be the corresponding concept in western chess?