1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate
224 pages, paperback, Russel, 1. edition 2014
Ask most chessplayers from the “baby boomer” generation how they acquired and sharpened their tactical skills, and chances are a Fred Reinfeld tactics collection will be part of their answer. And now, for the first time, 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate is available in modern algebraic notation .
This may be the all-time great checkmate collection, with forced checkmate positions culled mainly from actual play. And Reinfeld's selection is simply marvelous, touching on all the important tactical themes.
In short, this is an outstanding book to hone your tactical abilities. It will help you recognize mating patterns , develop visualization skills , enhance imagination, and improvetactical sharpness . And now, with a modern 21st-century edition of this great checkmate collection finally available, there is no excuse for not only improving your tactical skills, but also enjoying yourself along the way.
004 Preface by Don and Judith Reinfeld
005 Editor's Introduction by Bruce Alberston
007 Chess Notation
009 1. Queen Sacrifices
056 2. Checkmate Without the Queen
082 3. Storming the Castled Position
119 4. Harrying the King
149 5. Discovered Check and Double Check
165 6. Pawn Promotion
167 7. A Variety of Motifs
171 8. Composed Problems