Top positive review
The best chess exercise book ever produced! An essential purchase for intermediate chess players.
on 6 April 2017
This is the best chess book I've ever bought and I own hundreds. It covers every part of chess; the opening, middlegame and endgame, as well as every facet of the game; positional play, strategy, tactics, prophylaxis, everything. The trouble with tactics problems is that you KNOW there is a tactic, whereas in a match you NEVER KNOW if there is a tactic, unless you're lucky enough or good enough to find it. This book doesn't tell you whether it's a tactical problem or any other type of problem and herein lies the real strength and greatness of this book, it's just like you're playing a game of chess. You don't know what the exercise demands and you have to work it all out yourself, using just the chess knowledge that you have, exactly like a real game of chess. Genius! I've learnt so much about chess from this book and my game has improved massively. I wouldn't say it's for beginners, mostly for low to strong intermediates. The puzzles vary from fairly easy to pretty tough, but they're all solvable, so far! If you're a chess player between a beginner and a master and want to improve your chess you must buy this book and any books like it, it's essential.