With this instructive manual, players can learn to concentrate on one-, two- and three-move checkmates by focusing on their opponents' last moves and staying alert to new possibilities, rather than getting blinded by previous calculations.
Written by two experienced chess teachers, this volume's first 100 exercises concern checkmates in one move, while the remaining exercises represent game-like positions for checkmates in two and three moves. All exercises are designed to increase a player's skill and speed by analysing and solving chess problems.
This is an updated and expanded version of the 1998 202 Surprising Checkmates.
Who should read this book?
This book is for youngsters and less experienced club players, although stronger players might have a little fun with the mates in one.