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The Art of Checkmate

240 pages, paperback, Batsford Chess, 1. edition 2015, original edition 1947

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The Art of Checkmate , first published in Monaco in 1947, has remained one of the most popular and enduring chess books of all time, loved by chess players and regularly appearing in top ten lists of their favourites.

Remarkably, despite its widespread popularity, the first English edition, published in the 1950s, was marred by careless and faulty translation. But now, for the first time, all these mistakes have been rectified so as to reflect accurately the authors’ original work and thereby make the English edition of The Art of Checkmate an even better book.

The Art of Checkmate offers the reader a systematic classification of all the principal types of checkmate and the procedures required to achieve these in actual play. Each chapter starts with the basic pattern of the checkmate under consideration and this is followed by an explanation of the process whereby the mate can be carried out. Examples from practical play and test yourself puzzle positions then reinforce the readers’ understanding of the mechanics of the checkmate and their ability to deliver crushing and, at times, picturesque checkmates in their own games

An enjoyable and easy-to-read book chess instructor that will benefit players of any ability.

More Information
Weight 330 g
Manufacturer Batsford Chess
Width 15,7 cm
Height 23,5 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2015
Author Georges RenaudVictor Kahn
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 9781849942706
Year of Original Version 1947
Pages 240
Binding paperback

005 Translator's Foreword

007 Introduction

015 PART ONE: Picturesque Mates

016 1. Légal's Pseudo-Sacrifice

029 2. The Power of the Double Check

044 3. The Smothered Mate

054 4. The Guéridon and Epaulettes Mates

061 5. The Calabrian Sacrifice

067 6. Exercises

072 PART TWO: Typical Mates

073 1. The Corridor Mate (No. 1)

080 2. Variation of the Corridor Mate (No. 2)

087 3. Greco's Mate (No. 3)

093 4. Mate No. 4

096 5. Anastasia's Mate (No. 5)

103 6. Boden's Mate (No. 6)

109 7. Blackburne's Mate (No. 7)

116 8. Exercises

119 9. Mate No. 8 and Lolli's Mate

122 10. Mate No. 9

143 11. Anderssen's Mate (Continuation of No. 9)

148 12. Mate No. 10 and Pillsbury's Mate

153 13. Exercises

156 14. Damiano's Mates (Nos. 11. 12 and 13)

163 15. Morphy's Mates (Nos. 14, 15, 16)

176 16. Exercises

179 17. Mates with Major Pieces (Nos. 17 and 18)

191 18. Mate with Minor Pieces (No. 19)

199 19. Mate of the Two Bishops (No. 20)

201 20. Mate of the Two Knights (No. 21)

203 21. Another Bishop and Knight Mate (No. 22)

207 22. Arabian Mate (No. 23)

209 23. Pay Attention to the Ranks!

211 24. Exercises

218 25. In Search of a Typical Mate

225 26. Solutions to Exercises