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Power Mates: Essential Checkmating Strategies and Techniques Paperback – December 5, 1996
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About the Author
Bruce Pandolfini, a National Master in U.S. chess competition, is the creator of the highly acclaimed Fireside Chess Library. He is a renowned instructor, a consultant on chess for the media, and a frequent commentator on the Radio.
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Sorry to say it, but of the 80+ books Pandolfini has written or co-authored, Power Mates is NOT Pandolfini's best effort by far. If Amazon offered my money back, I'd return the book! Reviewing mating sequences of masters & grandmasters may be your thing... it wasn't mine.
book but somehow failed. It's not a book of "checkmate puzzles"
(although there are 70 of these)but, as its subtitle says, of elementary checkmating strategies. Its purpose is to show how a game develops from the opening to the point where one side is able to force mate. The 70 short games with light notes are not intended for the advanced player, but for those under USCF 1400 or so. For this purpose, it's an excellent book. Sure, more advanced players should look elsewhere, but so what?