735 Challenging Puzzles
Nothing is more important in chess than tactical skill - it is the foundation of all playing strength.
In any game, no matter how great the opening preparation or profound the strategy, there will always be a moment when tactics are needed. Thus, a tough tactical workout is essential for players of every level who wish to improve.
The Quality Chess team has spent years gathering puzzles that are perfect for this task, with almost all of them coming from games played after 2000.
The Quality Chess Puzzle Book starts with less difficult thematic combinations, then moves on to various scenarios where tactics arise such as in Endgames, Defence, Positions with Pawn Promotions and even the games of Vassily Ivanchuk, before ending with the appropriately named Brain Crushers, where the reader's challenge is made more realistic by puzzles where the crash-bang-wallop moment is a few moves in the future.
The solver still has to find the one correct move, but the answer will rarely be Bxh7+.
• Ideal for developing tactical skill
• Entertaining and educational
• 735 challenging puzzles - almost exclusively from the 21st century
John Shaw is a grandmaster and Chief Editor of Quality Chess.
He has been Scottish Champion three times.
"Another great new offering... Puzzle books are ten a penny, with most over-priced even at that rate, but this is a shining exception, a truly fabulous collection of positions that will test every player, from average club player up to 2700... no player can fail to benefit from serious work on the book. It is another fabulous product from a great publisher."
Steve Giddins, British Chess Magazine
"Just recently I received a book from grandmaster Shaw from Scotland. I had no time to read it so I gave it to grandmaster Motylev, a student and friend. He told me just yesterday that he solved a lot of the exercises and he liked them very much, he believes that the book is of very high quality. I don't have my own opinion, but I believe him, perhaps it's true."
Mark Dvoretsky, full interview at ChessVibes
"Well-explained solutions... wonderful game-fragments... It is a rare and original contribution, chartering new territory. I would recommend it to tournament players."
GM Lubomir Kavalek, Huffington Post
"The Quality Chess Puzzle Book lives up to its name!"
Michael McGuerty, ChessCafe
"There are many things to like about this book. Apart from the high quality material, the vast majority of the exercises are from very recent games (700 of 735 puzzles are from after the year 2000.) I also liked the fact that there's a chapter with ‘Contributions from our Readers'. As a matter of fact, there was no immediate need for such an original approach as the author has made sure the puzzles in this book 'have not been used in other puzzle books, so the reader has to solve the puzzle, not remember the answer from old books.' Finally, I found it extremely convenient that the solutions to the puzzles aren't given in some obscure section at the end of the book, but on the very next page."
Arne Moll, ChessVibes
Quality Chess 2010
COMPLETAMENTE NUEVO DE PRIMERÍSIMA MANO
BRAND NEW FIRST-HAND
Os invito a visitar mi tienda en Todo Colección: