Grandmaster and renowned chess trainer Michal Krasenkow presents a treasure chest of puzzles designed to stretch the minds of all players. Imagination and calculation are two of the most important qualities of a chess player, and they are qualities which, with purposeful practice, can be developed significantly. As you analyse and solve more and more positions, your brain functions more efficiently, the number of tactical methods and patterns you are able to master increases and it becomes much easier to solve similar types of positions.
The exercises in this book are a 'collection of jewels' that Krasenkow has picked up during his career as a chess player, commentator and trainer. Solutions to the puzzles are often hidden, spectacular and unexpected, and are specifically designed to improve imagination and calculation. Many of the puzzles are taken from Krasenkow's own games, and this allows him to give a unique psychological insight as to how and why solutions were or were not found during battle.
- Over 220 mind-stretching chess puzzles
- Includes detailed analysis in the solutions
- Contains grandmaster advice on problem solving
Michal Krasenkow is a Grandmaster, a multiple international tournament winner, a former top-ten player who reached the 2700 rating, and a two-time Polish Champion. He's a FIDE Senior Trainer and since 2010 has been the national coach of Poland.
ISBN: 9781781941546, 222 pages, Paperback, Everyman Chess
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