chess mazes - Alberston
If you are one who often loses games by hanging pieces or missing mates, then this is the book for you. The planning and visualisation skills that come from working on Chess Mazes are valuable and instructive.
There are many good books which present chess combinations and explain tactical motifs with the goal of training your tactical ability. Thinking techniques are also well covered in the game's literature. But what about visualisation? This is where it is much more difficult to find good material. But now, Bruce Alberston's highly original work fills this gap.To master his puzzles (204 in total), or mazes as he calls them, you have to exert better control and command of the full potential of all the pieces and you have to visualise their movements in your mind's eye. This sounds more difficult than it is, as in fact, only one piece moves in each maze. The result? Excellent training to avoid one-move blunders.
Who should read this book?
This book comes highly recommended for beginner to intermediate chess players and instructors. It will prove to be especially valuable to those who often miss checkmates.