Mastering Checkmates

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B.T. Batsford, 2003 - Games & Activities - 160 pages
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Checkmate! This exclamation marks the most thrilling moment of tactical chess play. Now club and tournament players can master this ultimate attack with the guidance of a grandmaster. Progress from simple to more complex mating patterns, all illustrated with detailed chessboard drawings. You'll become adept at exploiting the individual power of the pieces, from the lowly pawn to the mighty queen. Try suggested strategies for a direct piece attack on a castled king, a pawn storm, or a king hunt. Self-tests, psychological pointers, and a myriad of moves provide the foundation for future success. Set your mind on this wide selection of scenarios and develop the discipline and imagination to spot the brilliant coup and check your mate!

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About the author (2003)

English Grandmaster Neil McDonald is an experienced player on the international chess circuit, with a string of tournament successes. He is a respected chess coach, who has trained many of England's strongest junior players. McDonald is also a talented chess writer and has many outstanding works to his name. Earlier Everyman books include "Concise Chess Endings" and "Concise Chess Openings,"

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