Chess Puzzle Books
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2020 Puzzle Quest
Acquiring Skills to Win Close Games
Chess Endgame Workbook presents hundreds of endgame positions from significant master and grandmaster games. Gain the skills to finish off your opponent and win more games with this book in the Chess Detective® Workbook series.
Chess Endgame Workbook
The Best Online Tactics of 2020
This book is the continuation of the successful puzzle-book series, which started with the “Greatest 365 Puzzles” and “Greatest 501 Puzzles” from the practical games of 2012. This was followed by “Tactics, Tactics, Tactics!” Volume 3 and Volume 4, which covered the best practical puzzles of 2013–2015.
Greatest 440 Puzzles
400 Challenging Puzzles to Instruct and Entertain
If you had to choose a single luxury chess item to take to a desert island, then how about this: a superb selection of 400 puzzles to solve? Each author has carefully chosen 100 original positions, graded by difficulty and theme into four sections of 25.
Desert Island Chess Puzzle Omnibus
Jakov Geller's new book focuses on a key element of tactics: forced mate. It contains 1500 positions rife with tactical resources; 1380 of them are presented as puzzles. The book is divided into 31 chapters, most of which are dedicated to a single tactical method, which is described in detail.
1500 Forced Mates
Endgame studies and mating problems to enhance your tactical ability
Rewire Your Chess Brain is not your average chess book. It does not deal with opening theory or middlegame strategy. It focuses purely on problems and studies, all of which are the results of artificial construction rather than scenes from real-life battles.
Rewire Your Chess Brain
600 Positions to Improve Your Calculation and Judgment
Many puzzle books take a far too simplistic approach and offer endless positions where the solution is nearly always along the lines of: queen takes something check, king takes queen, check, check and a pretty mate. Aesthetically pleasing perhaps but of minimal use for actual improvement as the patterns are so familiar. Practical Chess Puzzles avoids this pitfall. The positions chosen are far more like those that actually appear on the board during the vast majority of games.
Practical Chess Puzzles
From Practical Games of 2019
Many puzzle books are based on artificial positions or selected only for their beauty. The concept of my book is different. The highest priority is to “use the practical side of the puzzles” and take the level of calculation to a completely new dimension.
Greatest 468 Puzzles Part 2
Alain Benlolo - trainer of the French Chess Federation - offers a large choice of combinations for the greater part extracted from games played in competitions by leading grand-masters.
500 Combinations To Train Yourself
50 Mate in Two Chess Puzzles for Intermediate Players
This book contains 50 mate in two puzzles for the intermediate-level chess player. As you work through the book, you’ll not only be looking for your best moves to solve the problems, but also to give your opponent their best moves in response.
In the present book, you will be challenged 404 times but unlike most tactics puzzle books you don't know what your objective is: do I need to find a mate, find an opportunity skewer or pin a piece, use a tactical turn to gain a positional advantage and how far do I need to calculate?These questions are you are faced with when you play your own games and therefore this book tries to replicate this position.
Daily Chess Training - Chess Tactics - Vol. 2
The book is intended for general education and sports schools, universities, chess teams of non-school institutions, as well as for self-education.
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2000 Chess Exercises - 4 Books
Chess Tests offers chessplayers material of very high quality for working on various themes, from training combinative vision to techniques of realizing advantages. The author recommends using those materials for in-depth work in the directions mentioned in the book. If you follow this advice, then this volume will become a valuable addition to your chess studies and will help you reinforce skills and knowledge you have already obtained.
Practical Endgame Exercises for Every Chess Player
In this book the Spanish grandmaster presents hundreds of exercises grouped according to the various chapters in 100 Endgames. Solving these puzzles will drive home the most important ideas, refresh your knowledge and improve your calculation skills.
The 100 Endgames You Must Know Workbook
From Practical Games of 2019
This book is the continuation of the successful puzzle-book series from Chess Evolution. The new book is the 8th from the series and it contains 460 puzzles divided into 3 chapters. You will find a huge range of tactical ideas that you can use in your own games! All the puzzles have been collected from practical games throughout the first half of 2019. In each section, the puzzles are sorted according to the date of the game.
Greatest 460 Puzzles - Part 1
100-Puzzle Chess Tactics Workbook
Parker's Chess Adventure is a story book/workbook that contains 100 one-move tactics puzzles for kids with a playing level around 1000 or less.
Parker's Chess Adventure
Your Move, Your Choice
The Chess GPS 2 invites you to delve into the set of requirements declared when choosing a chess move. A fairly common coaching mistake, according to the authors, is recommending that students concentrate on finding the "best," "strongest" move during the game.
The Chess GPS - Volume 2
Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has collected 100 studies whose common theme is that white ends up with just a bishop and knight in the finale, yet manages to win or draw. This book provides a diverse set of tactical skills that any newbie will find useful. This book also allows experienced chess players to analyze the positions directly from the diagrams.
Bishop and Knight Save the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies
Winning the Battles Between the Pieces
Chess Tactics and Combinations Workbook presents hundreds of tactical patterns and combinations from significant master and grandmaster games in this book in the Chess Detective® Workbook series.
Chess Tactics and Combinations Workbook
Patterns and Strategies for Successful Attacks
Attacking the Chess King Workbook presents hundreds of attacking patterns from significant master and grandmaster games. Become a successful attacker and win more games with this book in the Chess Detective® Workbook series.
Attacking the Chess King Workbook
Sharpen Your Tactical Ability Daily on Your Way to Mastery
An essential part of improving at chess is tactics. Tactics occur at every level of chess but once the players become stronger the elements involved in spotting the puzzles tend to become more complex and deeper, whereas, among weaker players, elementary skewers, forks, and deadly pins are more frequent visitors. In this volume, you will find 404 tactical puzzles at all levels of difficulty, from mundane to industrial strength. Each puzzle features an indication of the level of difficulty, as well as a hint for those who need it
Daily Chess Training: Chess Tactics - Volume 1
From practical games of 2018
This book is the continuation of the successful puzzle-book series, which started with the “Greatest 365 Puzzles” and “Greatest 501 Puzzles” from 2012. It was followed by „Tactics, Tactics, Tactics!” Volumes 3 and 4 which covered the best practical puzzles of 2013-2015 and the next ones of the series were the "Greatest 551 Puzzles" and the Greatest 550 puzzles" with the combinations of 2016 and 2017.
Greatest 525 Puzzles
Solving studies is well established as an effective method of chess improvement. In Practical Chess Beauty one of the world's greatest study composers, Yochanan Afek, shares his finest creations.
Practical Chess Beauty
This book contains everything you need to carry out your own Woodpecker training. Smith and Tikkanen explain how to get the maximum benefit from the method, before presenting over 1100 puzzles and solutions, all of whicj have been checked and double-checked for accuracy and stability.
The Woodpecker Method
A World Champion's Favorite Composers
In this book, Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has selected 100 of Oleg Pervakov’s best studies. The selection is quite varied – from elegant short studies with six moves to romantic grotesques with many pieces on board and over 30 moves to the solution.
Oleg Pervakov's Industrial Strength Endgame Studies
Practical Decisions In Critical Moments
The test positions in this instructive book cover the entire spectrum of what a modern club player should know. The reader is invited to find tactical blows, deep strategic manoeuvres, opening traps, standard endgame plans and other principles in action.
Test Your Chess Skills
The examples taken from this book have been used when studying by pupils at special junior clubs, many of whom have become prize–winners in Russian, European and World Championships for boys and girls, in both individual and team events. 750 best tactical positions, grouped according to their topics. Intended for chess players with ELO 2000 – 2400.
Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. III
Tigran Gorgiev (1910-1976) was one of the Soviet Union’s best endgame study composers. In his lifetime he produced around 400 studies and wrote three books and 101 articles with chess compositions. The vast majority of his endgame studies are of a practical nature, meaning that the positions presented could have arisen in over-the-board play. This makes them particularly useful to study for practical players as well as study fans.
Tigran Gorgiev - Maestro of Practical Studies
A Book of Chess Tactics for Children and Other Beginners
Over eighty problems in chess are presented in large, open diagrams, one to a page, appropriate for children who are being taught chess by readers of Chess and Children, or for any child who knows the rules and has some familiarity with the game.
What's the Next Move?
A World Champion's Favorite Composers
Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has selected 100 studies and problems by Odessite chess master Nikolai Vasilevich Rezvov (1921–2013), which will help you to appreciate the splendor and depth of the royal game.
Nikolai Rezvov - from Child Burglar to Grandmaster
300 Chess Puzzles, Forks, Pins, Skewers, and More
The Intermediate Chess Tactics workbook is split into six chapters of 50 puzzles each. Each chapter covers a specific tactic and the final chapter is a final exam where you're not told which tactic applies, only that the correct answer will involve one of the tactics learned in a previous chapter.
The Queen's Gambit is one of the oldest and most reliable opening which is mainly based on positional and structural understanding. The author gives a perfect guide about it and if somebody masters it, he will be able to use it in his entire chess career. This opening will never run out of fashion, its strategical and positional ideas will not be refuted by the strong computers.
The Exchange Queen's Gambit for Black
100 Original Pawn Studies
Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has selected 100 pawn endings composed by the leading Ukrainian problemist Mikhail Zinar.
Mikhail Zinarâ's Difficult Pawn Endings
Play the Semi-Tarrasch! - Part 2 is an up-to- date release about one of the most popular openings nowadays. On the recent Candidates tournament in Berlin, this was the most frequently played opening and the analysis of the author includes all those games as well. Tibor Károlyi is an expert of this opening, he teaches it to many of his pupils and now he shares his in-depth view about this opening. Together with the first part, the book gives the reader a full Semi-Tarrasch repertoire with black.
Play The Semi-Tarrasch! - Part 2
The book introduces 10 common tactical topics in chess and allows the reader to learn a lot of new ideas and practice them throughout exercises in increasing strength. The book is recommended for sub 1600 rating level and good also for coaches as teaching material for starting chess lovers.
There are 40 exercises, growing in difficulty, starting with the easy ones and finishing with the most complicated. The solutions for each chapter can be found at the very end of the book. After you have worked through the 10 topics, you will find yourself at the test section, where you can challenge your new-found knowledge.
ChessGamer - Tactics Awaken