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The Search for Chess Mastery - Chess Vision: Checkmate Edition by Stephen Ward

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Post  ChessCaissa on Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:11 am

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Train your Chess Vision with this great exercise book. Featuring 379 games won by 15 World Champions over 150 years this book will improve your ability to see ahead as well as spot checkmate patterns. The idea is that you are given a starting position then must follow the game a number of moves before finding the mate in 1 at the end of them. It starts off easy enough but soon becomes challenging and the final chapter (Anand's - follow 15 moves blindfold then find the mate) will test any standard of player! By doing these exercises you will strengthen your ability to see further ahead as well as absorb some incredible piece co-ordinations, attacks, sacrifices and checkmating patterns.

Product details
Series: The Search for Chess Mastery
Paperback: 292 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 29, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 148199512X
ISBN-13: 978-1481995122

Reaction by an Amazon reader:
"Beware, it's not so easy! Usually problems in books demand your answer in finding mate in a required number of moves. In this original book you don't need to find a sequence of moves leading to mate, the former is in fact even written down for you! Where's the catch then? Namely, the given sequence of moves has to be visualized in your head without moving the pieces on the chessboard and only then mate in 1 move should be delivered. That's the idea. Truth be told, many advanced players use this method by themselves already, however this is the first time that a whole book has been dedicated to elucidate and train with this effective method. I have to admit that after solving the almost 400 mates in 1 I considerably improved in visualizing future positions. There are actually two great benefits that one obtains: the calculation of variations in your games becomes more efficient, moreover you will be able to study chess books more quickly by easier visualization of side variations."


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