1000 Checkmate Combinations

1000 Checkmate Combinations

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by Victor Henkin
     
 

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This truly outstanding book, first published in Russian in the 70s and regarded there as a classic, contains everything you need to know about delivering checkmate.

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This truly outstanding book, first published in Russian in the 70s and regarded there as a classic, contains everything you need to know about delivering checkmate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849940955
Publisher:
Pavilion Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/08/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
920,879
File size:
50 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
18 Years

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Victor Henkin is a well-respected Russian chess writer and Grandmaster. He is the co-author of Tal's Winning Chess Combinations: The Secrets of Winning Chess Combinations Described and Explained with former world champion Mikhail Tal.

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1000 Checkmate Combinations 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far I've only read the the intro and part of the first chapter on single rook combinations. I've memorized the first two: Adams v. Torre (1921) and Rovner - Kamishov (1946). I've been playing chess as a hobby for about two to three years and I'd been just playing games online but not really getting any better. I'd also been checking out the Modern Chess Openings (Firmian) book from the library and checking out the different openings. That didn't really help much at my level because none of my opponents really followed the openings I learned. Then I came across several articles that said to learn the endgame really well. J.R. Capablanca recommended it, Lasker, Tal, Kasparov, etc... They all recommend to know the endgame well. That way you know what the middle game is for. This book is good so far, there are no errors that I can see in the first few positions (I read through about 5 or 6). The translation is not perfect but that only makes it funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Positive is focus on pattern recognition making it a very efficient tool, especially for speed players. Negatives are ineffective proof reading and frequent, sometimes obvious errors, in text and exercises. These can be corrected during the first reading cmaking it a tool for basic mating drills. The translation is OK although somewhat odd and clumsy.