The Art of Checkmate

The Art of Checkmate

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by Georges Renaud, Victor Kahn
     
 

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Thorough classification of 23 mating situations, including Legal's pseudo-sacrifice, the double check, smothered mate, Greco's mate, the Corridor mate, and many others. Learn from 127 games by Tartakower, Janowski, Rubinstein, Blackburne, others, illustrating positional maneuvers leading to these mates. Review quizzes test progress.

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Thorough classification of 23 mating situations, including Legal's pseudo-sacrifice, the double check, smothered mate, Greco's mate, the Corridor mate, and many others. Learn from 127 games by Tartakower, Janowski, Rubinstein, Blackburne, others, illustrating positional maneuvers leading to these mates. Review quizzes test progress.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486201061
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/01/1962
Series:
Dover Chess Series
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,080,077
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.44(d)

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Meet the Author

Georges Renaud (1893–1975) won the French national chess championship in 1923 and represented his country for the next 10 years. He was the author of six of the best chess books ever written.   Victor Kahn (1888–1971) was a Russian-French chess player who won the French Championship in 1934.

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The Art of Checkmate 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MasterChessTeacher More than 1 year ago
Not a lot of people know about this great book on checkmates. It takes all of the important checkmate themes, breaks them down and explains in detail (with nice examples) how each one works. This is not a substitute for a book if you don't know basics (get "Chess for Everyone" for that), but a great book to improve your strategy and beats out the "newer" books that cover checkmate themes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
The different Checkmate Patterns are broken down by type of checkmate with the names of each given, a written explaination and definition and lots of examples. The book is made fun by providing postions to find the checkmates. This is an extremely well organized book. I wish it was written in algebraic notation, only drawback to the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is designed to teach chess through pattern training. There are twenty-eight chapters. Each explains a typical mating situation. The authors start out with a schematic, showing the essential pieces and their arrangement. From here the reader is shown how to force mate from such a position. There follows two or three short games which end in the thematic position. The games are about twenty moves each and feature sharp tactics. They are easy for the beginning player (like me) to follow. Usually the determined reader can figure out the purpose behind each move the winning side makes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was written for beginners but players of any strength can gain useful information from it. It categorizes chess combinations that are attacks on the king but the themes and patterns can be used elsewhere. A good complement to other books on chess tactics.