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
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.
ABOUT THE Author
Victor Kahn (1888–1971) was a Russian-French chess player who won the French Championship in 1934.
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