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Desert Island Chess Puzzle Omnibus

320 pages, paperback, Gambit, 1. edition 2021

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If you had to choose a single luxury chess item to take to a desert island, then how about this – a superb selection of 400 puzzles to solve? Each author has carefully chosen 100 original positions, graded by difficulty and theme into four sections of 25. The emphasis throughout is on entertainment, instruction and inspiration. The solutions pinpoint lessons to be learnt and explain why plausible but incorrect solutions fail.

  • Wesley So presents 100 puzzles from his own recent games, many from elite events. They range from easily-overlooked but straightforward ideas to moves of great depth.

  • Michael Adams offers positions from his files that have inspired him over the years, and includes a section of ‘warm-ups’.

  • John Nunn challenges you to find beautiful tactics in recent games and studies, as well as some of his own career highlights.

  • Graham Burgess has scoured his work over the years for hidden unpublished gems, and includes themed sections on opening tactics and defensive ideas.

This book is written by an all-star team of authors. Wesley So is the reigning Fischer Random World Champion, the 2017 US Champion and the winner of the 2016 Grand Chess Tour. Michael Adams has been the top British player for the last quarter of a century and was a finalist in the 2004 FIDE World Championship. John Nunn is a three-time winner of both the World Solving Championship and the British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award. Graham Burgess is Gambit’s Editorial Director and the author of 30 books.

More Information
Weight 430 g
Manufacturer Gambit
Width 14,5 cm
Height 21 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2021
Author John NunnMichael AdamsGraham BurgessWesley So
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1911465652
Pages 320
Binding paperback

004 Introduction

004 Symbols

Michael Adams: 100 amazing positions to inspire and entertain

006 25 Warm-Ups

018 25 Easy Puzzles

031 25 Medium Exercises

046 25 Hard Challenges

John Nunn: 100 exercises to sharpen your skills

066 25 Clear Tactics

078 25 Tricky Decisions

093 25 Tough Puzzles

110 25 Advanced Tactics, Endings and Studies

Graham Burgess: 100 spectacular and instructive puzzles, with themed sections

135 25 Fun Puzzles

150 25 Opening Themes

166 25 Defensive Tasks

187 25 Hard Cases

Wesley So: 100 world-class puzzles to instruct while providing hours of solving pleasure

209 25 Fairly Easy Puzzles

224 25 Tricky Positions

244 25 Difficult Exercises

269 25 Complex Cases

301 Solutions to Extra Puzzles

308 Index of Composers and Players

319 About the Authors

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