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Chess : 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games

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If you love chess puzzles, this massive tome is for you. It's simply one chess challenge after another. With problems fit for beginner and grand master alike, Polgar's collection will feed your craving for years. Better yet, it's a major bargain. When I first pulled it off the shelf I was expecting a price tag three times higher.
One Thousand and One Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations

A reader from CT, USA , July 18, 1999
Right on the money.
This is the best chess book I have ever read. No bull, just page after page of diagrams to solve. Everyone knows that tactics are the soul of chess, and this and it's companion 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate are the best ways to sharpen tactical eye. After a while you will intuitively know what the right first move is and on top of it all it's extremely fun. I wouldn't recommend this to total beginners however, I would recommend getting Seirawan's Winning Chess Tactics first.
1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate
A reader from Washington D.C, USA , May 11, 1999
The best chess book I ever read
This book showed 1001 checkmates which helped me win 101 consecutive chess games. This book is one of the best tools for beginners and intermediate players. If you want to win chess games then this is the book you should read.
Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes : Fifty Tantalizing Problems of Chess Detection

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The dazzlingly clever and always entertaining Raymond Smullyan takes an unorthodox approach to chess puzzles by treating them as mysteries--with Sherlock Holmes as guide and mentor. The key concept is retrograde analysis. Rather than figuring out how to achieve some end from a given arrangement of chess pieces, the game is to examine the board and deduce what has happened in the past: Which side is white? What were the previous moves? Prove that a promotion did or did not occur. Which piece has been replaced by a coin? These are just a few of the challenges Smullyan presents through the eyes of Holmes and Watson. He even manages about as passable an imitation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's style as can be expected from a tongue-in-cheek presentation. To enjoy these problems you need only know how chess pieces move. The first puzzles in the book teach all the concepts you need to know to decipher the later ones; the process prepares you to join Holmes in solving a baffling double murder--they keys to which reside in a series of devilishly clever puzzles. The chess game is afoot, and it's almost too much fun!

Book Description
Fifty original puzzles are set within a dialogue between Holmes and Watson as they use deduction and analysis to discover what moves were made before they arrived on the scene. The progressively more difficult puzzles include a double murder.

Synopsis
Fifty original puzzles are set within a dialogue between Holmes and Watson as they use deduction and analysis to discover what moves were made before they arrived on the scene. The progressively more difficult puzzles include a double murder.

About the Author
Raymond Smullyan is considered one of America's most inventive creators of logic puzzles. His many writings include What Is the Name of This Book?, The Chess Mysteries of the Arabian Nights, The Lady or the Tiger?, This Book Needs No Title, The Tao Is Silent, and, most recently, Satan, Cantor, and Infinity. He is a professor of mathematical logic at Indiana University.

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