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    Chess Puzzle Books

    Year of Publication
    1971 2014 1971 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. August Livshitz (2)
    2. Bruce Albertson (5)
    3. Bruce Pandolfini (4)
    4. Chris Ward (4)
    5. Christian Kongsted (1)
    6. Daniel King (2)
    7. Eric Schiller (2)
    8. Eric Schiller (2)
    9. Fred Reinfeld (4)
    10. Fred Wilson (4)
    11. Graham Burgess (1)
    12. I.A. Horowitz (1)
    13. Jeff Coakley (2)
    14. John Emms (1)
    15. John Nunn (2)
    16. John Shaw (1)
    17. Jon Speelman (1)
    18. Karsten Muller (3)
    19. Larry Evans (2)
    20. Lev Alburt (2)
    21. Maurice Ashley (3)
    22. Mikhail Krasenkov (1)
    23. Murray Chandler (1)
    24. Richard Palliser (3)
    25. The Kings Gambit (1)
    26. Vlastimil Hort & Vlastimil Jansa (1)
    27. Zenon Franco (2)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (26)
    2. AN - Algebraic (23)
    3. DN - Descriptive (3)
    4. NL - Notationless (2)
    Topics
    1. Chess Puzzles (2)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Comprehensive Chess Course (1)
    Host
    1. GM Michal Krasenkow (1)

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      Winning Chess Puzzles for Kids - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: B0043OB

      Winning Chess Puzzles For Kids Volume 2 is a fun and instructive workbook for children ages 7 to 13. Full of imaginative drawings, it combines standard chess problems with a variety of insightful chess-related puzzles. Slightly more advanced than Volume 1, its aim is to further develop a student's tactical skills.
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      Winning Chess Puzzles for Kids - VOLUME 2

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      Winning Chess Puzzles for Kids
      Catalog Code: B0026OB

      Winning Chess Puzzles For Kids is the perfect introduction to basic chess tactics for children ages 7 to 13. Full of imaginative drawings, this fun and instructive workbook combines standard chess problems with a variety of insightful chess-related puzzles.
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      Winning Chess Puzzles for Kids

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      Win at Chess
      New Algebraic Edition
      Catalog Code: B0051DV

      The 300 practical chess problems included here, taken from actual tournament play, contain scores of traps, sacrifices, mates, winning combinations, and subtle exchanges that will help sharpen players' eyes and test their skills against the masters.
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      Win at Chess

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      Totally Puzzled
      Hard & Easy, Rich & Rare, Old & New Puzzles
      Catalog Code: B0085OB

      Totally Puzzled is a collection of nearly 1000 old and new puzzles that will entertain you for days. Each puzzle is clearly presented with hints and a detailed solution. The puzzles range from fairly easy to extremely difficult, with sections on space, time, money, games, language, logistics, math, words, questions & enigmas. There is something for everyone. If you really love puzzles and you want a new and exciting challenge, this is the book for you!
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      Totally Puzzled

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      The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book
      1001 Original Chess Puzzles to Challenge All Standards of Player, From Beginner to Grandmaster
      Catalog Code: B0072GB

      This book provides a wealth of puzzle positions to test just about every facet of your tactical skills. The puzzles in this book have been selected by analysing games new and old in search of original puzzle positions. It is very unlikely that even seasoned solvers will recognise many of these positions. Emms, by allying his skills with those of powerful computers, has also made every effort to ensure that the solutions are sound, and that there are no unmentioned alternative solutions.
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      The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book

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      The Quality Chess Puzzle Book
      Catalog Code: B0041QT

      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.
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      The Quality Chess Puzzle Book

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      The Giant Chess Puzzle Book
      1001 Brand New Chess Puzzles to Challenge and Entertain Players from Novices to Grandmasters
      Catalog Code: B0144GB

      Tactical skills are paramount in chess. More than anything else, a player's ability to find tactical solutions determines how successful he is over-the-board. No endgame scheme, opening idea or strategic plan, however brilliant a concept it may be, is of any value unless it is accurately calculated and implemented.

      The best way to develop tactical skills is to practice them by tackling new and challenging positions. This book provides a wealth of chess puzzles to test just about every facet of your tactical ability. It is very unlikely that even those who have read many other chess puzzle books will recognize more than a handful of these positions. Franco has searched recent events and used powerful computers to seek out previously unpublished puzzles, and has also drawn extensively upon Latin American sources that he has been scouring for brilliant examples over the last three decades.

      Following the pattern of Gambit's hugely successful Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book (by John Emms), the book begins with 100 relatively easy positions suitable for novices, and ends with 100 extremely tough puzzles, which provide a mind-bending challenge even for grandmasters. There are 1001 puzzles in all, including themed sections and graded tests, all with detailed computer-verified solutions and verbal explanations of the main instructive points.
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      The Giant Chess Puzzle Book

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      The Gambit Book of Instructive Chess Puzzles
      Improve Your Chess with These 300 Carefully Selected Puzzles
      Catalog Code: B0177GB

      There is something here for everyone. The puzzles in the first two chapters are based on a clear-cut tactic or checkmate, such as those explained in Gambit's best-sellers How to Beat Your Dad at Chess and Chess Tactics for Kids. The endgame challenges highlight tactics and principles in action. In practice it is vital to defend resiliently and seek counterattacking chances – there is an innovative chapter on these rarely-covered themes as well as puzzles where the reader must decide how to punch home an attack.
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      The Gambit Book of Instructive Chess Puzzles

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      The Complete Chess Workout II
      Another 1200 Puzzles to Train Your Brain
      Catalog Code: B0360EM

      It’s time to start your chess training! This is the eagerly awaited follow-up to The Complete Chess Workout, Richard Palliser’s highly acclaimed chess puzzle book. Now he presents the reader with 1200 new puzzles, every one checked for accuracy by the latest computer engines.

      All top chess players agree that to keep your tactical muscles in shape it’s imperative to continue training, and the easiest and most fun way to do this is by performing tactical exercises
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      The Complete Chess Workout II

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      The Complete Chess Workout
      Train Your Brain with 1200 Puzzles!
      Catalog Code: B0227EM

      All top chess players agree that to keep your tactical muscles in shape it's imperative to continue training, and the easiest and most fun way to do this is by performing tactical exercises. Even solving a few puzzles for ten minutes each day can be of the utmost benefit for the aspiring player. But where can one find the required number of suitable puzzles to satisfy this demand?
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      The Complete Chess Workout

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      The ChessCafe Puzzle Book 3
      Test and Improve Your Defensive Skill
      Catalog Code: B0042RE

      One of the most important skills a chessplayer needs is the ability to defend a position that is under siege. In this third volume in the highly acclaimed, best-selling ChessCafe Puzzle Book series, International Grandmaster Karsten Mueller, along with International Master Merijn van Delft, examines and expounds upon the vital defensive concepts and techniques used to repulse enemy attacks.
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      The ChessCafe Puzzle Book 3

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      The Chess Traveller's Quizbook
      Catalog Code: CB0055RB

      Trains and boats and planes are all part of a day in the life of globe-trotting Grandmaster Julian Hodgson, as is his constant surveillance of the chessboard in search of some lethal tactical strike. Now, in Chess Travellers Quiz Book, Hodgson reverses roles and, setting the brainteasers himself, challenges readers to find the winning combination in 200 test-yourself positions, all taken from practical play. These are arranged chapter by chapter, in order of increasing difficulty, anticipating that by the time you reach your final destination you will be a keener, sharper, more imaginative player.
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      The Chess Traveller's Quizbook

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      The Best Move
      Catalog Code: B0253IS

      The Best Move is a collection of very hard Chess problems based on actual grandmaster games. The reader is asked who has the advantage and why. Points are awarded not only for getting the answer right, but for seeing deeply into the positions. These problems are based primarily on the games of Grandmaster Hort and Grandmaster Jansa. These are not the typical "White to play and Win" problems. rather, the reader is asked to decide who is better. These are very hard problems. Do not be surprised if you do any of them, or if you get them only by guessing.
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      The Best Move

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      Test your Chess with Daniel King
      Catalog Code: B0004BT

      Assess your chess strength with this test-yourself guide. In this instructive and entertaining book, based on the author's Chess Monthly column, Grandmaster Daniel King invites you to sit alongside the leading players in the world and predict their moves.
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      Test your Chess with Daniel King

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      Test Your Chess IQ - Master Challenge
      Catalog Code: B0091EM

      Is the ability to make combinations something you are born with or can it be acquired by practice? Russian chess trainer Livshitz, who has had extensive experience teaching a wide range of players from novices to masters, presents here a course for developing your combinational skill, based on the recognition of tactical motifs. As you work your way through this carefully graced series of tests, themes such as 'diversion,' 'interference,' 'X-Ray,' and many more will become an integral part of your chess armoury, to be employed in your own games.
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      Test Your Chess IQ - Master Challenge

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      Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge
      Catalog Code: B0095EM

      Russian chess trainer Livshitz, who has had extensive experience teaching a wide range of players from novices to masters, presents here a course for developing your combinational skill, based on the recognition of tactical motifs. As you work your way through this carefully graced series of tests, themes such as 'diversion,' 'interference,' 'X-Ray,' and many more will become an integral part of your chess armoury, to be employed in your own games. Solving these positions will not only provide many hours of pleasure but will also enable you to test - and improve! - your chess IQ.
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      Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge

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      Test Your Chess Fantasy
      Catalog Code: CB0023RB

      An intriguing book with 120 diagrammed positions each with a multiple choice question attached. The questions are all along the lines of a) White is Winning b) It's even c) Black is winning: which is correct? The tests become gradually more difficult as the book progresses; the author provides a scoring system and solutions are included at the end.
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      Test Your Chess Fantasy

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      Test Your Chess
      Catalog Code: B0387EM

      Grandmaster and renowned chess coach Zenon Franco provides a training course designed to help all aspiring players to improve their chess. During each lesson, you are invited to play a 'game' in which you try to find the best moves at all the important moments.
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      Test Your Chess

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      Tactimania
      Find the Winning Combination
      Catalog Code: B0048QT

      Tacticmania is a puzzle book with a difference. Grandmaster Glenn Flear makes sure the puzzles are unfamiliar to the reader by selecting them only from games played by himself or his wife Christine. The puzzles start at a moderate level then get steadily more difficult. The reader will be challenged by the puzzles and entertained by the manga-style illustrations that feature throughout.
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      Tactimania

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      Solitaire Chess
      Match Your Wits Against the Greatest Chess Masters
      Catalog Code: B0008IS

      This book enables the average chess player to match wits against the greatest masters of all time. The result is a book that is as instructive as it is entertaining.
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      Solitaire Chess

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      SHOPWORN - The Complete Chess Workout II
      Another 1200 Puzzles to Train Your Brain
      Catalog Code: SWB0360EM

      It’s time to start your chess training! This is the eagerly awaited follow-up to The Complete Chess Workout, Richard Palliser’s highly acclaimed chess puzzle book. Now he presents the reader with 1200 new puzzles, every one checked for accuracy by the latest computer engines.

      All top chess players agree that to keep your tactical muscles in shape it’s imperative to continue training, and the easiest and most fun way to do this is by performing tactical exercises
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      SHOPWORN - The Complete Chess Workout II

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      Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems
      Catalog Code: CB0107CD

      Sam loyd is widely considered to be the finest chess composer that ever lived, often authorizing problems with witty themes that would challenge even the strongest of players. What isn't so well known is that he was also one of the best chess players in the U.S.,despite having a playing style that was highly flawed. Like his problems, Sam would often try to create fantastic combinations over the board during his games, rather than simplifying and going for the win.

      This book, edited by Grandmaster Andrew Soltis, presents 58 of Sam Loyd's problems for your consideration. In addition to the puzzles, the author extensively discusses the man behind the puzzles.
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      Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems

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      Pawn Mower - VOLUME 1
      The Addictive New Puzzle ANYONE Can Solve
      Catalog Code: B0001MA


      Publisher: Ashley Parr, LLC
      Author: Maurice Ashley
      Year of Publication: 2009 Pages: 128
      Notation Type: Figurine (FN)


      Book Description The Addictive New Puzzle Anyone Can Solve! Pawn Mower's Inaugural edition. Volume 1 begins with a series of easy puzzles for newbies and progresses gradually to mind benders brain buster puzzles that will challenge even the most seasoned puzzle veteran. About the Author(s) Maurice Ashley is known as the Tiger Woods of Chess. He made history when he became the first African-American to attain the coveted title of International Grandmaster of Chess in 1999. He has been an ardent spokesman and advocate of the intellectual and character building effects of chess in young people for over 15 years. GM Ashley is the world's premier and live chess commentator for ESPN. He is a renowned speaker and consultant who has spoken to several universities and professional organizations nationally.
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      Pawn Mower - VOLUME 1

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      Pawn Mower - Deluxe Edition
      The Addictive New Puzzle ANYONE Can Solve
      Catalog Code: B0082OB

      Love puzzles and brain teasers? Ready for a challenge? Try this unique and challenging puzzle. The Deluxe Edition of Pawn Mower has over 200 of the most challenging puzzles EVER created by Grandmaster Maurice Ashley. It’s Pawn Mower on steroids. Do you dare?
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      Pawn Mower - Deluxe Edition

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      Pawn Mower - Combo Edition
      The Addictive New Puzzle ANYONE Can Solve
      Catalog Code: B0081OB

      Love puzzles and brain teasers? Ready for a challenge? Try this unique and challenging puzzle. Featuring over 300 puzzles from the first three Pawn Mower magazines, Pawn Mower Combo Edition has everything you need to get hooked. Think you can capture seven pawns in seven moves?
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      Pawn Mower - Combo Edition

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      Pandolfini's Chess Challenges
      111 Winning Endgames
      Catalog Code: B0014RH

      Here are 111 quirky, surprising and fun tactical chess problems to improve anyone's games. Designed to promote creativity and imaginative play, all of the problems are endgame miniatures, with seven or fewer pieces on the chessboard.
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      Pandolfini's Chess Challenges

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      More Chessercizes - Checkmate
      300 Winning Strategies for Players of All Levels
      Catalog Code: B0007SS

      This book offers chess players the ultimate challenge - to find the move or sequence of moves that will finish off the imaginary opponent in a checkmate situation, allowing readers to practice traps and winning opening moves without using a chess board.
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      More Chessercizes - Checkmate

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      Jon Speelman's Chess Puzzle Book
      Catalog Code: B0105GB

      Jon Speelman is one of the most successful British chess-players of all time, and is renowned for the creativity of his play and his remarkable calculating ability. He is also an extremely experienced writer and chess coach. His personal selection of chess puzzles will infuriate, entertain, test and instruct chess-players of all levels.
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      Jon Speelman's Chess Puzzle Book

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      John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book
      Test and Improve your Over-the-Board Decision Making
      Catalog Code: B0111GB

      Most chess puzzle books put you in an artificial situation: you are told a combination exists, what the theme is and what you are required to achieve. This one is different. In a real game, a player may sometimes need to find a combination. On the other hand he may have to reject a tactical idea and simply find a good positional move. His task is to find the right move, whatever it may be.
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      John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book

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      Its Your Move Tough Puzzles
      Catalog Code: B0129EM

      Feeling up to a challenge? In this highly original and instructive test yourself book, Grandmaster Chris Ward presents a selection of carefully chosen puzzles for you to solve. Hot on the heels of his very successful It's Your Move and Improvers It's Your Move, comes It's Your Move: Tough Puzzles, which this time aims to rack the brains of even the most experienced chess players. The puzzles might be a bit more difficult this time but, in the same style of the previous two books, the reader is once again helped by the choice of five plausible plans and has to decide which is the most likely to succeed.
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      Its Your Move Tough Puzzles

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      Its Your Move
      Catalog Code: B0093EM

      This book provides the reader with a selection of puzzles to solve. However, unlike other books of the White to play and mate in three' variety, it simulates real game scenarios, offering readers a choice of tempting alternatives and requiring them to pick the best
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      Its Your Move

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      Its Your Move
      Improvers
      Catalog Code: B0247EM

      In this highly original and instructive test yourself book Chris Ward invites readers to solve a selection of carefully chosen puzzles. In this, the second book in the 'It's Your Move' series, the positions are aimed at improving players, specifically the low level club players who are looking to hone their skills in order to climb further up the chess ladder.The reader is given a choice of five plausible plans for each position and has to decide which is the most likely to succeed.
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      Its Your Move

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      How Good Is Your Chess?
      Catalog Code: B0023DV

      Chess enthusiasts can find out where they stand in terms of chess mastery by facing off against 20 of the world's top players with this instructive and amusing guide. Looking closely at complete games played by the experts inspires players to form new ideas about their overall strategy. Grandmaster Daniel King based "How Good Is Your Chess" on his popular Chess Monthly column.
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      How Good Is Your Chess?

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      Greatest 501 Chess Puzzles
      From Practical Games of 2012 - Part II
      Catalog Code: B0005EV

      The book consists of 501 practical puzzles from the second part of the Year 2012, selected into 3 different groups: "easy", "medium", and "hard". At the end of the book you can check your tactical skills in a test format and also can enjoy the 10 most beautiful pearls of the given period.
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      Greatest 501 Chess Puzzles

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      Greatest 365 Chess Puzzles
      From Practical Games of 2012 - Part I
      Catalog Code: B0006EV

      There is one proven practice exercise that helps you improve chess ratings and stay in shape while having fun - chess puzzles. And what better than having the latest puzzles from the year 2012 by a top GM, and all that in one book!
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      Greatest 365 Chess Puzzles

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      Finding Chess Jewels
      Improve your Imagination and Calculation
      Catalog Code: B0380EM

      Grandmaster and renowned chess trainer Michal Krasenkow presents a treasure chest of puzzles designed to stretch the minds of all players. Imagination and calculation are two of the most important qualities of a chess player, and they are qualities which, with purposeful practice, can be developed significantly. As you analyse and solve more and more positions, your brain functions more efficiently, you are able to recognize and master additional tactical methods and patterns, and it becomes increasingly easier to solve similar types of positions.
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      Finding Chess Jewels

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