Nunn: 1001 deadly checkmates

Nunn: 1001 deadly checkmates

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Autor: John Nunn
Verlag: gambit
Erscheinungsjahr: 2011
Sprache: German
Buchumschlag: book
Seiten: 312

For all chess players, whether beginner or world champion, child or adult, the greatest thrill of the game of chess is achieving checkmate. The ability to recognize checkmate is a fundamental skill, and this user-friendly book shows you how it's done. With the help of Grandmaster John Nunn, you'll be ready to shock your next opponent with a deadly checkmate, whether in a school match, a club tournament - or even a championship game!

By focusing exclusively on positions from actual games played, ranging from junior tournaments to grandmaster games, Nunn ensures that the checkmates listed are those that occur most frequently in real life. He also highlights themes and ideas that are often overlooked in practice. As you solve these problems, your all-important "mental library" of patterns will grow, leading to an immediate increase in your playing strength.

All 1001 tasks are carefully checked and classified by theme and difficulty. Points are awarded for finding the checkmate, so you can measure your skills. Most of the tasks are suitable for beginners and young people. The last chapter challenges you with "extreme checkmates", but don't worry: you will be ready for it!

Dr. John Nunn is one of the most respected figures in the chess world and has been one of the world's leading grandmasters for nearly twenty years. He has won four gold medals at Chess Olympiads and was crowned World Problem Solving Champion in 2004, 2007 and 2010. Nunn's aggressive playing style is notorious and sacrifices, king hunts and checkmates characterize many of his finest victories.

Figurine Notation, 312 pages, 1st edition 2011, paperback.