The Power of Tactics Volumes 1 to 3 - Tadej Sakelsek & Adrian Mikhalchishin (3 books)
Volume 1 - "Tactics according to Smyslov" is the first book
Recently many great puzzle books have been published, but this book is a bit different from the others. The authors have used a unique, and at the same time simple, model for classification of tactical elements. They tried to look at this most important feature of chess through the eyes of a great champion, Vassily Smyslov. His ideas about tactics will make studying the different aspects of this subject much easier. Tactics according to Smyslov is the first of three books in the The Power of Tactics series. I can heartily recommend this book to all players with a rating up to 1800. You will find enjoyment while solving the puzzles and improving your calculation.
Volume 2 - "Become a Tactical Wizard" is the second book
In the first book we tried to demonstrate a slightly different approach to studying tactics, and we chose tactical elements according to a great champion — Vasily Smyslov — to do so. The second book is devoted to much more complicated tactical ideas and motifs. We will also continue to develop the ideas from the first book. The second volume is recommended for players up to 2100 rating.
Volume 3 - "Calculate like Champions" is the final book
In this book, the authors continue to develop their idea from the first two volumes where they explored the most important feature of chess through the eyes of a great Champion, Vassily Smyslov. The book is built systematically and includes numerous different ‘test your tactics’ elements, such as simple solutions, win the material, tactics according to Smyslov, make a choice, unexpected opportunity, answer the question, play better than the champions, complicated calculation and practical exercises.
"I can heartily recommend these books to all players even up to and including Grandmaster level. You will find joy while solving the puzzles and improving your calculation." - GM Georg Mohr
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