Hey there, I’ve just acquired the well known Chess: Problems, Combinations and Games by Lazslo Polgar, and I’m puzzled (hah!) by puzzle # Here is the most complete collection of chess problems ever published, including 5, instructional situations, presented by the world’s leading chess teacher. László Polgár (born 11 May in Gyöngyös), is a Hungarian chess teacher and educational psychologist. He is the father of the famous “Polgár sisters”.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Here is the most complete collection of chess problems ever published, including 5, instructional situations, presented by the world’s leading chess teacher. Chess analyzes more than 5, unique instructional situations, many taken from real matches, including problems for checkmate in one move, 3, mates in two moves, mates in three moves, miniature game Here is the most complete collection of chess problems ever published, including 5, instructional situations, presented by the world’s leading chess teacher.
Chess analyzes more than 5, unique instructional situations, many taken from real matches, including problems for checkmate in one move, 3, mates in two moves, mates in three moves, miniature games, simple endgames, and tournament game combinations. Chapters are organized by problem type. Each problem, combination, and game is keyed to an easy-to-follow solution at the back of the book, so readers can learn as they go.
More than 6, illustrations make it easy to see the possibilities any position may hold. The book also includes the basic rules of the game and an international bibliography. Chess is the ultimate book on winning the game. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Chessplease sign up. I am on my second go around of the first something problems. Question I find that part of the time ,we won’t say how often, I have to look up the answer and work backwards ,am I wasting my time?
Edwin Meijer I would like to provide you with an answer but i’m not sure i fully understand the question. Plus, it’s been 2 years since you asked. Maybe you’ve …more I would like to provide you with an answer but i’m not sure i fully understand the question. Maybe you’ve figured out an answer for yourself: Lists with This Book. Nov 20, Maritess rated it it was amazing.
It is especially extraordinary because there are no words, only pictures, lots of fun looking at the combinations because it’s very visual, and you can look at it at your own pace. Let’s just say you haven’t lived until you’ve beaten a chess master and then had your ass kicked by a 3rd grader. I’ll always remember her last words before she killed me, “Wait Dad, I’m almost done.
View all 3 comments. Sep 30, Mark rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Intermediate Players with understanding of principles. This book is a must have for any player trying to increase his level of play. Im still working at it. Again this is a must have weapon in your chess arsenal. Jun 06, Jason rated it it was amazing. Another daily devotional thanks to smartphone tech. Problems of every variety and with the intention of drilling past mastery. Which is why it often is accused of being a little monotonous in problem selections.
Polgar was aiming to instill secondhand reflex.
Sep 17, Serge Pierro rated it liked it Shelves: Literally polgzr upon thousands of problems to solve. A great one volume collection of tactical studies.
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There are better books on the market for studying tactics, however there is nothing that matches it in sheer numbers. Jun 25, Daahoud Asante rated it it was amazing. The description is wrong. This book has nothing to do with Grandmaster Maurice Ashley. CHESS is a book written assembled? Most of the puzzles are checkmate in two or three moves. Laszlo is the father of the famous Polgar sisters. Mar 30, Corey rated it it was ok Shelves: I made it to problem before returning this book to the library.
I won’t deny that it is excellent practice, but I have two main complaints. First, the book is only checkmates and gives little assistance on other kinds of tactics. Second, many of the positions are composed rather than coming from actual games. This reduces the transferability of the practice to actual play. View all 4 comments. Dec 11, Stuart Woolf rated it it was amazing. This book is fantastic, so far my favorite on chess. It is easily the shortest 1, page book I’ve ever read, in terms of number of words.
The bulk of the book is comprised of board layouts, with roughly eight games per page; the illustrations are very useful, an enormous improvement over Silman who makes heavy use of chess notation in numbered, paragraph form. Really, Silman is a pain to read. Most of the problems contained in this book are endgame-oriented, like mates in one, two or three mo This book is fantastic, so far my favorite on chess.
Most of the problems contained in this book are endgame-oriented, like mates in one, two or three moves. The purpose of the book is to get you to recognize patterns unthinkingly; it is very effective. Dec 28, Raymond rated it it was amazing Shelves: Most instructive book I’ve read about chess. Jun 12, Usfromdk marked it as partially-read Shelves: Currently my thinking is that solving problems like the ones you’ll encounter on sites like Chesstempo is at least as useful as is solving problems like the ones included in this book, and so I doubt I shall ever actually return to it.
Working polvar on the problems included in this book will in my opinion definitely help your ability to calculate lines and evaluate positions, but there are lots of other ways to improve these skills as well so the book is hardly a ‘must-read’ in the way that popgar.
Aug 07, Daniel Khoo rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is the perfect book for those who plays chess a lot.
It has different types of techniques of how to force the opponent to move or trap them. By reading this book, you get some knowledge and also the discipline of the timing and the way of how a tactician thinks in chess as well as a person in real life.
I recommend everyone this book to read because it gives you the way of solving every type of puzzles. Jul 21, Michael Nabil rated it it was amazing.
Jan 18, Doron Yam fhess it liked it Shelves: A nice book with problems, arranged by method and difficulty. There are more of it in chess literatue, not special Its pretty thick and looks intimidating on your shelf when your friends hcess over for a game.
May 23, Mark Dunn rated it it was amazing Shelves: I would probably have to go through the book a dozen times. Jan 02, Alex is currently reading it. Push-ups for Chess players. Sep 05, Jeremy W rated it really liked it. The initial copy was like 14″x 17″ x 5″, quite the coffee table-doorstop-paperweight-anvil.
The latest one is a much more manageable roughly 6x10x4.
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