The Art of the Checkmate

The Art of the Checkmate
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Publication Date: August 25, 2012
Notation Type: DN - Descriptive
Page Count: 224 Pages

Book Description

Thorough classification of 23 mating situations, including Legal's pseudo-sacrifice, the double check, smothered mate, Greco's mate, the Corridor mate, and many others. Learn from 127 games by Tartakower, Janowski, Rubinstein, Blackburne, others, illustrating positional maneuvers leading to these mates. Review quizzes test progress.

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