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This great learning tool and fun book challenges you to solve the puzzles and find the checkmate in 200 unique situations. You’ll be using capture mates – a chess term for taking an opponent’s piece and winning at the same time – to accomplish each of these victories. The first 100 of these puzzles are ne-move mates. Find the right move, checkmate the king and you win! The second 100 puzzles are more challenging. These are two-move mates. You make a move that captures a piece or a pawn, your opponent makes a forced reply, and then you swoop in for the coup de grace. Learn to use every piece to find the mates; and to keep the puzzles interesting, the authors have tossed in a few tricky mates as well! With 200 easy-to-use large diagrams. 160p.
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The authors' previous collaborations include '303 Tricky Chess Tactics' and '303 Tricky Checkmates.' Here, they present 202 fun and challenging puzzles, packed with 100 one-move checkmates and 102 two-movemates. Includes an exciting workbook that will sharpen your child's problem-solving skills. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white diagrams. 160p.
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This great follow-up to the original '303 Tricky Chess Puzzles' gets you right into the game and challenges you with three levels of tactical puzzles: easy, medium, and hard. Positions are presented from both Black's and White's perspective. Illustrated with diagrams throughout. 192p.
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“I had a fantastic position, but I couldn’t figure out what to do next!” Sound familiar? If so, then Fred Wilson’s Simple Attacking Plans was written for you. The author distills the complexities of mounting an offensive against your opponent’s king down to four principles that lie at the root of most successful chess attacks. Novice players and amateurs of intermediate strength will benefit from the explanations of ideas and tips for practical play, all presented in an easy, conversational style. More experienced competitors will appreciate this book as a game collection featuring masterpieces of enterprising play – some of them never before published.
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