A feast of exciting and instructive chess positions for you to solve!
Acclaimed author John Walker presents a unique chess puzzle challenge. First all the necessary techniques are carefully explained, then it is just like a competitive game: your task is to find the best move, whether it is a brilliant mating finish, or a sensible, calm plan.
Carefully graded exercises help you assess and improve your skill
Clues are provided for the trickier puzzles
Puts you into real game situations
This book is the latest of John Walker's best-selling series aimed at young and improving players. Once again he provides excellent training in an enjoyable form.
John Walker, several times Chess Champion of Oxfordshire, is a schoolteacher who has taught chess to children for many years. His accessible writing style has gained him many fans. He is also the author of several other popular Cadogan instructional works including Attacking the King, Chess Openings for Juniors and Winning in the Opening.
List of Content
004 Notation and Symbols
006 What is a Combination?
008 Why Solve Combination Puzzles?
010 How to Tackle the Puzzles
012 Tactical Weapons
017 Tactical Weapons Tests
025 Target King!
029 Target King Tests
037 Dealing with Defenders
041 Dealing with Defenders Tests
049 At the Death
053 At the Death Tests
061 The Tests
063 Tests 01 - 32
127 It's All in the Mind!