- Paperback: 1104 pages
- Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal (August 13, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1579125549
- ISBN-13: 978-1579125547
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 2.4 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 213 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations and Games Paperback – August 13, 2013
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About the Author
Bruce Pandolfini is perhaps the most experienced chess teacher in North America. He is the author of eighteen instructional chess books, and was portrayed by Ben Kingsley in the film Searching for Bobby Fischer.
László Polgár is a Hungarian chess teacher whose writing and strategies are respected and known worldwide. He holds the title of master coach and coached his daughters, Susan, Judit, and Sophia, to several world championships and 11 Olympic gold medals. They host the annual EU Polgár Chess Festival in Budapest.
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The answers of puzzle are located on appendix. There is a link in each puzzle in which link to the answer. There is also a link in answer page to go back to original puzzle page. It is convenience to check answer.
The mate in 1 puzzles are easy but mate in 2 or 3 are more difficult. It is a good training to my calculation skill.
Do understand that it's a perfect book for the beginner, since the "mate in 1" problems will help the novice to understand both simple and quite sophisticated piece moves. Learn the piece moves, and immediately begin to see and solve fundamental chess problems...a fun and practical way for the beginner to learn the essentials of piece placement, critical squares, and the full range of tactical moves for success. The more difficult problems will challenge club, expert, and even master-level players, so you can benefit from this book at whatever level you achieve. At $3, this is indispensible.
The second book that has improved my play is Chernev's "Logical Chess, Move by Move." It has helped me to discover the answer to the question, Why did my oponent do that?
Now that I've learned what chess is all about -- beyond just moving pieces -- I can finally say that, yes, playing improves my game. But I would suggest, before playing yourself into frustration like I did, buy and study these two helpful books.
I thought I would fly through this rather quickly but years away from the chess board have taken their toll.
This is a great resource for me to get back in the saddle.